Cassie Sheets
Updated on December 21, 2022

Whether you take a road trip to Coachella this year or just want to rock festival inspired styles this summer; these looks are totally effortless. From boho chic braids and surfer waves to daring jewel tones and pretty accessories, we’ve got the perfect festival hairstyles for you.

1. Glam Accessories

Tired of the same old flower crown? Try glam bejeweled clips this year. These clips are combined with a deconstructed boho braid that makes this Coachella hair easygoing and festival ready.

Voluminous Boho Braid

Instagram / @hollibeauty_

2. Double Buns

When it comes to concert hairstyles, two buns are better than one. While a single bun might be the perfect easy style to up your sophistication, double buns are fun, playful and perfect for keeping flyaway hair under control while you’re dancing.

Funny Double Buns

Instagram / @vanessayao

3. Braided Buns

For longer locks, adding braids to the double bun look can help keep your hair under control. We love the addition of glitter and the fun jewel-toned color.

Fuchsia Colored Braided Buns

Instagram / @misscoralineblue

4. Surfer Waves

For an effortless look this summer, try beach-inspired waves. This style gets messier and better with time. To maintain the look over several days, use sea salt spray and dry shampoo for the perfect texture. You don’t need super long locks to rock beach waves hair. It also looks great on shorter cuts.

Tousled Beach Waves

Instagram / @ashleyatimmortal

5. Beachy Long Bob

If you recently embraced the lob (long bob), one of the most popular haircuts of 2023, you may be wondering how to style your hair without the length for festivals. Fortunately, beachy waves are the perfect option for short festival hair too.

Messy Long Bob

Instagram / @mizzchoi

6. Flower Braids

Want to stand out in a sea of flower crowns? Try flower braids. Buy floral clips or tie faux flowers throughout your hair to achieve this festive look. You can even make your own flower hair clips by visiting a craft supply store and picking out fake flowers, then hot gluing them to barrettes.

Boxer Braids With Flowers

Instagram / @ra_hairhouse

7. A Pop of Color

Festivals are the perfect time to get playful with your hair, and these braids with pops of red, yellow and orange throughout are perfect for the summer concert season. It’s also the perfect style to rock all summer long. We love the cute baby hairs.

8. Mermaid Hair

Rave hairstyles may be just as bright as this look but a loose fishtail braid, messy waves and beads make this jewel-toned look seem outdoor music festival ready. If you’re not ready to commit to dying all of your hair a brilliant turquoise with streaks of hot pink, a few streaks of temporary color can be a fun way to get into the festival spirit.

Blue And Pink Mermaid Hairstyle

Instagram / @glamiris

9. Fun with Hair Chalk

Chalk isn’t just for sidewalks anymore. For a commitment free colorful festival style, try adding hair chalk to your look. This temporary color option is perfect for festivals where you’ll be skipping a wash or two, since it also makes your hair feel less oily.

Long Hair With Pastel Pink Ombre

Instagram / @cecilelovesbeauty

10. Don’t Mess with a Classic

There’s a reason the flower crown is a classic at festivals and why mess with a good thing? This fashion blogger makes the crown braid her own by pairing it with a floral embroidered top. Design your own flower crown for a more unique look.

Floral Crown Braid

Instagram / @rileyjayde

11. The More the Merrier

When it comes to festival hairstyles, skip the minimalism and go all out. This style didn’t stop with one braid—it went with several loose baby braids throughout the hair for an effortless look. Combined with a simple leather headband, this Coachella-ready hairstyle is as impactful as it is easy.

Twisted Bohemian Hairstyle

Instagram / @kristykellyjarvis

12. Double Dutch Braids

Double Dutch braids aren’t just an adorable festival style—they’re practical too. When you’re dancing in the sun all day, you need a style that can withstand some sweat and humidity. These braids will look as perfect at the end of the weekend as they did on Friday night.

13. Halo Braid

A crown or halo braid is formal enough to work as cocktail party hair, and playful enough to rock at a festival. It’s also a relatively easy look that seems much more complicated. Just start on one side of your head and French braid to the base of your skull. Then, braid up the other side of your hair and pin the braid into place.

Crown Braid With Bangs

Instagram / @hairbyktp

14. Boxer Braids

Boxer braids are easy to achieve but look a little more special. Add colorful strands of extensions or pin the boxer braids up into a half crown at the top of your neck, which is the perfect way to keep cool in the summer heat.

Festive Cornrows With Extensions

Instagram / @the_braid_bar

15. Bangs and Boho Braids

These 60s-inspired fringe bangs are one of the most popular haircuts of 2023. Here’s a perfect example of how to rock that cut during Coachella. Boho braids are the perfect way to skip a couple of washes during festivals and give you an effortlessly cool vibe while you dance the night away.

Glamorous Twisted Braids

Instagram / @hairwithlinda

16. Fabulous Fishtail

We’re not all blessed with Rapunzel length locks but if your hair is shoulder length or longer, you can rock a fishtail side braid at your favorite festival. Don’t worry about achieving the perfect fishtail. Your braid might get messier during the festival but that only makes it better.

Long Hair With Fishtail Braids

Instagram / @divassalonandspa

17. Hair Jewelry Hoops

Want to take your boho braids to the next level? Adorn them with some silver or gold hair hoop jewelry.

High Buns With Jewelery Hoops

Instagram / @crazyhairofficial

18. Messy Topknot

A half-up topknot is the perfect road trip ready hairstyle, and it takes just minutes to achieve. Pair it with beachy waves for a laid-back festival look.

Messy Half Top Knot

Instagram / @natalieannehair

#19: Let It All Hang Out

Show off your long locks by leaving them loose for festivals. Soft curls perfectly compliment the messy braid on this hairstyle. For the perfect messy braid, tease out sections after you’ve tied off your hair.

Loose Braided Half Updo

Instagram / @headlinesthesalon

20. A Braided Faux Undercut

You don’t need to commit to get an undercut look. All you need to do is braid your hair on one side with a few tiny braids close to the scalp to create the same silhouette.

Side Cornrows For Fine Hair

Instagram / @queen_tinn

Don’t be afraid to mix and match hairstyles to achieve the perfect festival hair. With these playful looks, it’s all about your own creativity and having fun with it. No matter what hairstyle you choose; we’re sure you’ll look fabulous dancing the night away!

Voluminous Boho Braid Funny Double Buns Fuchsia Colored Braided Buns Tousled Beach Waves Messy Long Bob Boxer Braids With Flowers Cornrows For Natural Hair Blue And Pink Mermaid Hairstyle Long Hair With Pastel Pink Ombre Floral Crown Braid Twisted Bohemian Hairstyle Neat Double Dutch Braids Crown Braid With Bangs Festive Cornrows With Extensions Glamorous Twisted Braids Long Hair With Fishtail Braids High Buns With Jewelery Hoops Messy Half Top Knot Loose Braided Half Updo Side Cornrows For Fine Hair