Coachella and Stagecoach may be postponed until 2022, but festival season is very much happening this summer. In fact, many of the biggest music fest like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Governors Ball have already confirmed their dates and lineups, giving music lovers everywhere an opportunity to don their wildest outfits and jam out to their favorite artists in-person after a year plus spent primarily indoors.
If you’re planning on attending a festival this summer, now is the time to nail down your hair for your weekend of fun. Gone are the days when you could just throw on a flower crown and call it a day. In 2021, festival hair is all about being experimental — whether it be with a super bright hair color, statement accessories, or even with a wild, new haircut. To help you out, we’ve curated a list of eye-catching festival hair looks — ranging from custom-colored mullets and unique ponys to fresh twists on braids and half-up styles —that are sure to inspire your festival season hair.
Ahead, 10 festival-approved hairstyles that you need to try this summer.
Braided High Pony
This waist-length pony that celebrity hairstylist Randy Stodghill created was made to be whipped around while you dance to your favorite tunes. While it would look super fierce on its own, those hair rings really take it to the next level.
Two Tone Mullet
Just when we thought the mullet couldn’t get any cooler, now two-tone mullets are a thing. This pink and red color combination that hairstylist Jessica Ruby dreamed up is such a fun look and just imagine how good it would look with an outfit in the same color scheme.
Textured High Pony
An everyday pony totally becomes festival-ready with the addition of some textured waves and hair rings as celebrity hairstylist Linda Ha proves.
Half-Up Space Buns
Let Dixie D’Amelio (and her hairstylist Laura Polko) inspire you to go bright and bold with your festival season hair. Her space buns make a big statement especially when paired with electric blue highlights.
These glossy mermaid-esque waves that hairstylist Michael Gray created look pretty on their own, but the addition of the fishtail braids really elevate the entire look.
Channel ‘90s style with some effortlessly cool twists like these one created by hairstylist James Earnshaw. Just don’t forget to slick down those baby hairs!
We are beyond obsessed with these face-framing braids that celebrity hairstylist César DeLeön Ramîrez created for Karol G. They add a bit of a bohemian touch to your look and they’ll make sure your hair stays out of your face all day long.
Take a page out of Baby Spice’s book and sport some sky-high pigtails at your next festival. We’re obsessed with influencer Gabriella Cuesta’s curly take on the look!
Curled High Pony
Half-Up Bubble Pigtails
For a fun spin on the half-up pigtail look, swap out your regular double ponies for some Insta-worthy bubble braids. Whether you opt for colorful hair ties like hairstylist Sophie Sugarman or more neutral ones, this look is sure to get you all the compliments.
Butterfly Hair Clips
We live for fun hair accessories and these stunning butterfly hair clips that model Laulanne Cecilia used to decorate her natural curls are to-die-for! Statement clips like these are an easy way to dress up your festival look.