The Complete Colorproof Guide to Trendy Festival Hair Looks

The Complete Colorproof Guide to Trendy Festival Hair Looks

Few opportunities are more exciting for hair enthusiasts than music festivals. Between experimenting with radical new looks, plenty of people to see you shine, and endless insta-worthy backdrops, what’s not to love?!

Whether you can’t settle on a style or need fresh inspiration, we’re here to help. Keep reading for our favorite trending hair looks for 2024 festivals and the Colorproof products you need to bring them to life!

Trendy Hairstyles for 2024 Music Festivals

Dainty Hair Charms

From butterflies to gemstones, sprinkling dainty charms throughout your hair is one of the easiest ways to make a splash. For bonus points, theme your choice of charm to the rest of your outfit!

To really make your charms stand out, focus on boosting your volume before affixing them. If you’re working with wet hair, the Volume Blow Dry Spray will be a great place to start at the root level. For a quick lift on dry hair, the Powder Fix Spray will get you there in a flash!

Bantu Knots

For coils and curls, a bunching of Bantu knots around the head is always a hit – especially for rebellious, experimental outfits. But to keep everything in place, you’ll need a good glue on hand!

The Styling Putty is perfect for dry hair and a matte finish, while the Rule Breaker Defining Wax has a bit more shine and can be applied to damp and dry hair alike.

Bubble Pig Tails

Bubble braids are still in style, but you can jazz them up by putting them in pigtails. Placing them toward the crown of your head will feel more playful, while a lower alignment behind your ears keeps things a bit more casual.

The key to bouncy, voluminous bubbles is starting with textured hair. The Lift It Mousse offers a perfectly lightweight finish without sacrificing body and volume!

If you plan on teasing your bubbles for extra shape, the classic All Around Working Hairspray will do the trick.

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Finally, if you want the non-bubbled part of your hair to sit tight and slick against your head, use the Plush Locks Leave-In Smooth to tame flyaways with a silky texture.

Bandanas and Braids

When your hair feels dirty and your schedule is too jam-packed to wash it, it’s time to bring out the bandana!

But don’t worry — you can still keep your look fresh and interesting by adding braids to your visible hair. For lackluster, thirsty strands in need of some hydration, apply a few dashes of Smooth Drops to bring them back to life.

Baby Half Braids

Want a simple style you can do in under two minutes? Instead of doing the two Gen-Z-style face-framing baby braids, try sprinkling baby braids throughout your hair but stopping halfway down the length of your hair.

These baby half-braids will really pop on smooth, moisturized hair, so apply some Radically Smooth Taming Crème before braiding for a silky touch!

Drenched Roots

Wet, drenched hair is having a moment. Ready to feel like a mermaid all festival long?

To achieve a truly drenched look, you'll need a combination of styling products that provide shine, hold and body. Our go-tos for this ambitious look are the Rule Breaker Defining Wax for hold, the Fiber Blast Texture Crème for level 5 shine, and the Texture Charge Defining Finishing Spray for volume!

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Slick Half Up Half Down

Want a half-up, half-down style that doesn’t scream boring 9-5? Try adding the ‘clean girl bun’ aesthetic to the half-up portion of your hair!

All you need for this look is a shine-inducing glue like the Rule Breaker Defining Wax while styling and a small pump or two of Smooth Drops for touch-ups. If those don’t achieve the hold you need, the Humidity Rx® Style Lock Spray will freeze everything in place.

Decorated Parts

Whether you go for bubbles, space buns, simple braids or no style at all, add a splash of personality to your hair by decorating the part!

Like charms, you can get creative by theming your part decoration to your outfit. Glitter, chunky gemstones and dainty butterflies are all the rage with the return of Y2K vibes.

To really show off your decor, keep your hair from getting in the way with the Radically Smooth Taming Crème. It’ll keep your roots and flyaways to the side, ensuring your adornments show up in every photo!

Experimental Color

Would this really be a Colorproof rec list without mentioning color?! If you’ve been eyeing a wild new shade to test out, don’t hold back – a festival is the time to give it a whirl!

For the brunette category, our favorite trending colors are charcoal-toned black, soft brown latte, and red-hued cowboy copper. For ginger shades, deep cherry cola is all the rage! For lighter options, we love muted blond toners like golden-hour blonde!

For experimental colors, punchy maroon offers a tone of mystery, and pastel pink seems to be coming back in style!

No matter your choice, remember to switch to color-safe shampoos and conditioners ASAP. Everything in the Colorproof collection – from our Moisture Shampoo to our Thickening Conditioner – doesn’t just protect your color. Everything we make goes a step further to enhance the overall vibrancy of your shade!

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We always look forward to your Colorproof success stories, but we’re especially looking forward to your Colorproof-powered festival looks! Show us what you got using the hashtag #ColorproofHair on Instagram and TikTok (@colorproofhair), where we’ll keep posting tips and trends all festival season long.

Have fun out there, everyone!

Xx,
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