Every Coachella Hair Moment You Need to See From Weekend 1
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Festival hair is its own party. When you see braided crowns and buns you know it’s about to be super lit. The season of outdoor music unofficially kicks off in the Cali desert at Coachella this weekend, and you’re as good as there because we’re stalking the best looks at every stage. From rainbow locks, beach waves, piercings, glitter and more glitter, this is our ultimate guide to festival hair.
Ride the Beach Wave
Tousled locks take you from festival day to night. We’re loving how natural ringlets set the stage.
See it, Do it
Be the light you wish to see in the world and turn on the glitz.
Brightly colored neon tendrils don’t just let the people know you’re ready for Coachella — this looks keep you ready for life. There’s no such thing as a bad hair day when rocking the ultimate pop of color.
Omg this look is everything on dream girl Camila Coelho. Our Coachella mood board is in overdrive – to copy just pull hair into a neat ballerina bun and head to the show.
We’re actually living for faded out violet wisps that ground this up-do on babe Alissa Violet.
Braids create shape and add definition to any hair type. Adding this look by Mane Addicts Stylist Kathleen Riley to our mood boards asap.
Woke Up Like This
You don’t have to style at all – Coachella vibes are all you need to make any look desert-ready like Sophia Esperanza.
Center braid and pull it all together in a bun for an unexpected twist on a sleek.
Model Blow Out
Do like Romee Strijd and add an S-wave to your blowout and bring the boujee.
We support texture—the bigger the better. Pack a surf spray to cheat volume.
Pom Pom Style
Add a fun accessory to give your look something extra—we’re calling the pom pom trend.
Use glitter as a color replacement—the possibilities are endless, from matching your hair to your #OOTD to accenting you look…So ready for the color placement possibilities.
A gelled look will keep you cool, weather your all aboard the space bun train or just feeling a pony.
Add volume to your braids, building up from the crown like model-off-duty Sara Sampaio.
Take a page from VS angel Lais’ stylebook, and double up on braids.
This subtle color on Elsa Hosk is the perfect way to add a little something—piece it out with a next-day hair spray.
THE Coachella Crown
Would it be Coachella without some type of hair crown? Tie hair in a side braid at the top of the head like Mane Addicts Stylist Ruslan did on Romee, using colorful elastics to make color pop.
Tie hair into a low bun and let your hat do the talking.
Double braid your locks and add a super cute 90s hat like VS model Taylor Hill for laid back vibes.
Is dusty pink THE official color of Coachella?!?
The Wrap Around
Take it from us (and Taylor), a hair wrap makes everything chicer
Best of Both
Want braids and waves? Meet this half-up, half-down double-whammy on Negin Mirsalehi by Mane Addicts Stylist Alex Brown.
Crisscross elastics for a 3D braid piping effect created by Ruslan on Romee Strijd.
Adulting with Pigtails
Created by Kathleen Riley, this pigtail revamp is just as cool as it is cute.
This is the festival hair of our dreams—a braided, pierced crown complete with (OMG) starzz – cannot be topped by the inimitable Britt Sully!
Bring on the Bubbles
In a hair rut or having an off hair day? Whether you’re at the festival or at work, add elastics—the bubble pony is the answer according to Justine Marjan!
Coachella Queen Bella keeps it together in the desert heat with the help of the perf pony compliments of celeb stylist Alex Brown.
This style by Mane Addicts Stylist Brandin Palestino is equal parts laid back and ornate—we want to wear it everyday!
There are so many ways to create texture! We’re obsessed with all the hair this low pony holds—give braids a messy feel, adding piercings and colored string throughout for mega fun. Britt Sully means business with her intricate festival ‘dos.
THE Braided Crown
Aside from being the ultimate hairspo, this braided crown on Elle Ferguson is the unofficial Coachella Holy Grail. If you copy Alex Brown’s creation, also steal this super cute tiny mini braid with multiple elastic color ties, for serious day party vibes.
Long and Lovely
Long hair don’t care will always be at home at the festival. Long, luscious locks on Brielle Biermann by Brandin Palestino.
Fit to Be Tied
Add a touch of the unexpected and join hair-piping elastics together, via this hair hold hack.
Back and Forth
Aside from being the most flattering magic hour pizza-eating image ever recorded, we love how lived-in this hair by Kathleen Riley looks—after what we’re sure have been countless minutes in the sun. Let waves do their thing and keep bangs wispy. You could even add in some butterfly clips for the ultimate #tbt.
Baby hairs keep this style from being too fussy, instead it’s a perfecto mix of clean, sleek and touchable. But then again, can Kathleen Riley do anything wrong on Olivia Culpo? We think not.
Did someone say Barbie? Long, almost white locks on Dove Cameron by Justine Marjan create an angelic vibe in the Coachella valley.
Although eventually the clips came out, everything about these looks by the Kardashians’ stylist Justine Marjan is just too good. These ladies prove you can bring the glam to wherever you’re going.
Waves Don’t Die
Keep it Wavy, Kenny. We love, love, love this seemingly effortless look created by Alex Brown. To DIY, cross bobby pins over the front sides of hair to keep it behind the ears.
Stop everything because wavy bangs, OMG wavy bangs. The fringe on Negin Mirsalehi by Alex Brown is faux so there’s no commitment—just go ahead and clip in the adorable whenever the mood strikes.
Woven Wrapped Braid
This beautiful braid on our Editorial Director Allison McNamara by Justine Marjan stands out even more on vibrant red locks. Weave your bling into the style for a unique way to accessorize.
Taking a min to fan girl courtesy of Neon Carnival, BRB.
Rise and Ringlet
Paris Hilton rocks tightly coiled curls on the town.
This photo inspired the YASSS heard round the world. No color is too bright for King Kylie, and we couldn’t be more grateful.
Shouts to Neon Carnival for keeping it lit, and making that bun seriously glow.
It’s all about keeping cool in the heat with this gorge, wet-look style. Also this backdrop is giving us major live-our-best-life/Neverland inspo.