9 Celeb-Inspired Braids You Need To Rock For Festival Season
Music festivals like SXSW, Coachella, and Bonnaroo not only bring out the best in music, but the best in style as well. And with festival season officially upon us, it’s time to start thinking about what beauty essentials, flowy dresses, and suede boots you’ll be packing.
Aside from remembering to bring someÂ SPF, choosingÂ what hairstyle you’re going to rock is next in order of importance.Â Braided hairstyles are perfect for festival season: Your hair will be out of your face, you’ll look like a hippie, and braidsÂ are so low-maintenance â€“ the messier your hair, the better.
Misty Darwin, a hairstylist at the A-list adoredÂ Brighton Salon in Beverly Hills, was kind enough to lend us her opinion onÂ what braid styles are in this festival season, along with advice on how to get the looks.Â Check it out, below.
1. TheseÂ French braids worn byÂ KhloeÂ KardashianÂ are a hot trend right now.
To get the look:Â Use KÃ©rastase Forme Fatale GelÂ and KÃ©rastase Hair Spray to keep those flyways in place. Start by parting your hair down the center. Then onÂ either side, beginÂ braidingÂ from the front center at an angle by taking three strands of hair, addingÂ new strands as you FrenchÂ braidÂ all the way down towards the end. LeaveÂ a couple inches out and your look is complete.
2.Â Love this look on Vanessa Hudgens!
To get the look:Â Start by parting your hair down the center, braiding both sides from mid-shaft to the ends, then secure with aÂ rubber-band. Leaving the front sides out and taking each braid one by one, place the better-looking braid on topÂ of your part and secure it down with bobbyÂ pins.
3. We can’t forget about the KimÂ KardashianÂ braids.
To get the look:Â Start by parting your hair into 4 sections, front to back. Begin French braiding the hair with 3 sections, grabbing smaller sections as you go. Braid all the way to the ends, add aÂ rubber-bandÂ to secure the braid, and your look is finished!
4. Cara Delevingne’sÂ Braid Is Chicer Than Chic.
To get the look:Â StartÂ by parting the hair from your brow arch all the way to the back of the head. AddÂ some hairspray, then begin FrenchÂ braiding allÂ three sections of the hair towards the back of the head. Secure it with a rubber-band. If you prefer to just braid to the end of the hair,Â no problem. Just secure it with a rubber-bandÂ and your side braid is complete.
5. This Emma Stone look is easy to DIY.
To get the look:Â Take all of your hair to the side and braid it all the way down loosely on the end leaving about 2-3 inches of hair out. Secure your braid withÂ a rubber-bandÂ and this look is done! If your hair is wavy or textured, that’s great too! Leaving pieces out in the front really does set the look!
6. Blake Lively’s long, sleekÂ braid is to die for.
To get the look:Â BeginÂ by adding dry shampoo byÂ KÃ©rastaseÂ to add volume and texture. Comb your hair up intoÂ a ponytail, but don’t make itÂ too tight. Secure your ponytail with a rubber-band. Take 3 pieces of hair and tease them by usingÂ KÃ©rastase Hair Spray. Braid all the way down towards the end leaving about 3 inches of your hair out. Secure your braid with a rubber-band. Massage the braid through your fingers to give it a messy finish.
7. Amanda Seyfried’s cornrow-look is really in this season.
To get the look:Â StartÂ by parting your hair, beginning at theÂ arch of your eyebrows, all the way towards the back, andÂ from ear to ear. Then, begin parting your hair into smaller sections.Â You’re going to part 4 even sections. French braid all the way fromÂ front to the ends, then secure your braids with rubber-bands. It’s best to add someÂ KÃ©rastaseÂ Gel to give it aÂ sleek appearance. Small amounts go a long way!