21 Cool Girl Festival Hairstyles to Wear to Coachella
T-minus five days until the music orgy that is Coachella and it's time to map out your manes. Regardless of your hair type, this season it's all about space buns, scrunchies, and oversized snap clips. So whether you're going to wash and go or style flat iron waves, expect to accessorize like it's nobody's business. Keep scrolling for a roundup of the only festival hairstyle ideas you need to get the attention of street style photogs scouring the fields.
Go heavy on the graphic rhinestone bobby pins and snap clips from the My Kitsch x Justine Marjan Collection to transform an average ponytail pronto. For added body, massage OUAI Dry Texture Foam into the ponytail.
Boho Half-Up Twist
Swap a kitschy Coachella flower crown for double pigtail braids dotted with micro-blooms. Add OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil along the length of each braid for shine.
On day two, go from waves to a tousled topknot and let the face-framing wispy pieces pull the look together. But first, OUAI Dry Shampoo all over to soak up the grease and product buildup.
Shiny Micro Twists
Make your snatched micro twists look extra silky with a generous spritz of OUAI Hair & Body Shine Mist from mid-shaft to ends.
Grown-Up Space Buns
Our personal favorite festival hair hack—make standard braids thick and angelic with a little help from OUAI Volume Spray and OUAI Texturizing Hair Spray.
Another day two ‘do that lets you get away with dirty, dusty strands? A loose, messy bun offset by a bold lid and bright pout to match. Reach for OUAI Dry Shampoo Foam for that just-showered freshness.
Curly Braid Bun
Curly girls can keep it Coachella-classy by weaving a silk leopard scarf like this one through your braid, but not before making it wash-and-go-ready with curl enhancing gel-oil hybrid OUAI Curl Jelly.
90's Space Buns
Mix and match blinged out snap clips like these ones from the My Kitsch x Justine Marjan Collection to upgrade plain Jane space buns. The key? Prepping damp hair with OUAI Leave In Conditioner then creating a straight center part.
Curly, Pearly Updo
90's Glass Hair
A sleek ‘do starts with OUAI Memory Mist Heat Protectant and ends with OUAI Hair Oil. But a row of bright white snap clips gets the last chic laugh. Or does the purple eyeshadow? Either way you can’t go wrong with a nod to the 90’s.
’Twas the moment before Ariana Grande took center stage and not a flyaway was in sight. You might need to call in a pro for this smooth topknot but you can shake frizz for good all by yourself with OUAI Anti-Frizz Hair Sheets in your bag.
Air Dried Waves
Flower crown but make it fashion. Enhance your wave pattern with the Wonder Woman of wash-and-wear, OUAI Air Dry Foam.
Rope Braid Ponytail
We called it—rope braid ponytails are going to rule Coachella this year. Cut styling time in half and only twist the middle half of your hair to perk up a basic ponytail. Finish with OUAI Hair & Body Shine Mist on the ponytail and your décolletage.
Should you choose to forego braids in favor of a simple, half-up style but still crave a pop of color, gold bobby pins are the OUAI to go. Tamp down frizz with OUAI Matte Pomade.
Corset Braids Plus Waves
In a music festival field full of braids, classic loose curls stand out when paired with a chic western hat like this Minnetonka one.
Half-up mini topknots are a lazy girl’s forte. Make it look like you tried by applying a dab of OUAI Finishing Crème to hydrate dry ends and give a light-reflective shine.
Read our flat iron waves guide before hitting up Coachella to nail this textured mermaid ponytail.
If the Game in Thrones in you goes for a chain inspired accent, be sure to top the tresses off with OUAI Hair & Body Shine Mist for glass-like shine.