Festival season’s here. Up first, Coachella. While you’re frolicking through the fields of Indio vibing to Doja Cat and Billie Eilish, stray far from overplayed festival hairstyles. Or in other words, avoid looking Coachella cliché at all costs. Do you know where to start? Peep our list of do’s and don’ts of Coachella hair before you make your way to the desert.
Do’s of Coachella Hair
1. Join the braid game.
Take a page out of Kim Kardashian and North West’s playbook and plait your mane. This look won’t budge from sweat, which means you can rock next-day waves.
2. Embrace your natural hair texture.
Skip the hot tools and spray a wave spray for IDGAF hair.
3. Incorporate accessories.
Whether it’s a headscarf, bohemian-luxe headwear, or a haute hat, little details can make a big difference in your festival style.
4. Put your hair up.
Keep cool with a fun, unexpected updo, or reform your sweaty strands into the perfect high pony.
5. Stay on-trend.
Don’ts of Coachella Hair
1. Fall victim to cultural appropriation.
Don’t wear Indigenous peoples’ headdresses as a hair accessory. And if you’re white, don’t wear hairstyles that are meant for Black people. French braids are fine, but no cornrows or box braids.
2. Seek out super-sleek strands.
Too much product in your hair won’t agree with the sweltering desert heat. Even worse? Straight hair can fall flat and appear greasy before you even hit the after-parties.
3. Try something new.
Coachella really isn’t the time to test out new styles you’ve never worn before. It’s all about comfort and sticking to what you know works best. Sure, you can be a little adventurous with a statement accessory or pop of color, but don’t go from dark to light the day before in case you hate it. Remember, you want to look good in all those photos.
4. Follow what everyone else is doing.
We know flower crowns get a bad rap at Coachella. But if you like them, wear them. This goes for any accessory or hairstyle some would deem “out of style,” so long as it isn’t cultural appropriation.
5. Forget to protect your hair and scalp.
While you’re out there dancing under the sun, keep your color on point and your scalp sunburn-free by using a protective spray with SPF.
Space buns never go out of style, especially when it comes to festival season. HERE are some space bun hairstyles to use as inspo for your Coachella looks!