We’re smack bang in the middle of festival season, the one time of the year we can really let our hair down. Unless you’re a fan of this season’s hassle-free up-do. Or the new take on braids? Whatever your style, these are the hottest beauty and hair trends to be seen sporting at 2015’s festivals.
The key phrase for both hair and beauty this year, ‘au naturel’ should be your go to motto when prepping for festivals. A flawless-looking, long-lasting base – like L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24 Hour foundation – will give you a natural dewy complexion that is all you need to wear (besides clothes of course). Hair-wise, the trend should be interpreted as entirely fuss-free. Forget complicated up-dos and go for a ‘I just put it up in 30 seconds’ top knot.
Flowers are key to any good festival hair do but this year’s trends have seen a slightly more sophisticated take on the theme. Ditch last year’s hippie floral garlands in favour of adorning a carefree chignon with a single bloom or clipping back hair with a sparkly flower-shaped clip. Think simple, low-key and pretty and you’ll have nailed it.
Easy Peasy Braids
Last summer, the fishtail plait was infuriating amateur hairdressers at festivals across the world. This year you can rest easy because complicated braids have been switched up for easy and even messy versions that anyone can perfect. For the ideal festival look, make like Kendall Jenner and plait a few thin braids into tousled, bedhead hair. Finish off by weaving through colourful threads and ribbons for a truly colourful festival-ready look.
Enhance, Don’t Fake
In keeping with the simple, natural vibe of this summer’s trends, normal festival staples like glitter and bold eyeshadows are going out of the window to be replaced by simple makeup enhancements. This trend is all about working with what you’ve got rather than covering your face in bright colours; fill in your lash line with a simple kohl pencil, use a pretty lip tint and go for a natural, sun-kissed bronzing powder rather than a bright blush.
If you do want to inject some colour into your festival look, do it through your hair instead of your makeup. Pastel tresses are everywhere this summer and, with pinks, greens, blues and even trendy greys on offer, there’s a hair colour to suit all complexions. Need to go back to work after your wild weekend? Opt for temporary hair chalk so the look can be easily washed out when you need it to be.