Festival Hair: How To Create The Looks at Home


Summertime means festival time! It all kicked off with Coachella in the US in mid-April and now it’s the UK’s turn. From May onwards, most weekends of the year will involve some kind of festival and we cannot wait!

We love the dancing, the being outside with friends, seeing some big bands live and letting ourselves relax and wind down. It’s so nice to get out of our everyday street clothes and swap them for something light and loose. Because comfort doesn’t have to mean compromising on style does it?

If you’re anything like us, you may start to plan your festival outfit in advance and that includes the hair style. You may have the best clothes in the world but if your hair is greasy and uncared for then you won’t feel your best and that’s why the Sinéad Kelly London team is here to help. We’ve come up with three festival hair ideas that you can do yourself so you can look like you’ve just walked out of a five star hotel when really you’re staying in a tent.

1. Side fishtail braids



1. Prep hair with ghd heat protect spray with UV protection and ghd total volume foam to add texture.

2. Blow dry hair using the ghd air® saharan gold hair dryer.

3. Section off two side panels of hair and create two braids on either side of the head.

4. Backcomb the top section of hair to add fullness and height using the ghd narrow dressing brush.

5. Pull the top section of hair back to the crown area and create a fishtail braid.

6. Run the ghd gold® styler in pure gold over the remaining hair to give a smooth, straight finish that contrasts the braids

7. Add some hair rings sporadically throughout the braids to accessorise


2. Loose bun with accessories 


1. Prep hair with ghd heat protect spray with UV protection and ghd curl hold spray to add texture.

2. Blow dry hair using the ghd air® saharan gold hair dryer.

3. Loosely curl hair with the ghd curve® soft curl tong to add movement and texture.

4. Pull hair into a mid-ponytail, leaving front sections loose for a soft finish. Secure with a hair elastic.

5. Twist into a loose bun and secure with pins.

6. Add a colourful headband as the finishing festival touch!


3. Hair jewellery and tussled waves


1. Spritz hair with the ghd curl hold spray and blow dry into the hair, twisting sections and drying up and down the length for texture using the ghd Saharan gold air hairdryer.

2. Create a centre parting using the end of the ghd tail comb for precision.

3. Use the ghd gold® styler in earth gold to create the loose waves in the hair. Start by pointing the styler downwards at the root and rotate half a turn away from the face.

4. Glide the styler pushing downwards and release the styler just before the bottom of the hair for a straighter, more modern end.

5. On the next section, repeat the technique, but this time rotate the styler towards the face.
TIP: Changing the direction of the rotation creates a natural texture.

6. Continue the technique throughout the hair working in sections, always alternating the direction and leaving ends straight.

7. Once hair is cooled, dress out the hair with the ghd detangling comb.

8. To finish the look, add a hair chain, securing with bobby pins and aligning with the temple.

9. Spritz with ghd final fix hairspray to ensure the style lasts all evening.


Which look’s your favourite? If you want any advice, just call the Sinéad Kelly London team on 020 8392 2444 or pop into the salon.

May 3, 2018
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