We're not writing off glitter-glutted space buns and fake flower crowns for good, but we are forging relationships with fresher, fierce festival hair accessories full speed ahead. Swap Coachella-kitschy usuals with one of these low-key tress trimmings. From a cosmic rainbow headband to a bandana that can double as a dust mask—these are the cool-girl Coachella hair accessories we expect to see frolicking the fields of Indio.

White Bandanas

Wear white in your hair—not in your festival 'fit because desert dust. If you're not the rainbow-everything kinda Coachella girl, adorn your bun or ponytail with a bleached bandana. It'll double as a dust mask so you can dance to your favorite song without holding your breath.

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Colorful Beads 

The no-fuss way to wear rainbow colors in your hair sans bleach-and-dye: badass beaded hairstyles like these. Find your favorite beads on Amazon or at a local craft store, and ask your stylist to pop them on.


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Hair Graffiti

A cosmic rainbow headband fashioned out of temporary color sprays? Consider it our favorite Coachella hair accessory ever. Use Kryolan Color Spray to get the look. The hair graffiti style we're loving just as much—a hair carving splashed with color, perfect for short-haired girls.


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Statement Hardware

Trade in your flower crown for a cool piece of fishtail pony hardware from Jen Atkin's Chloe + Isabel collection, or dainty butterflies by Colette Malouf.

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Braid Bling

Bling for braids in the form of assorted charms and thin chains are the new fedora. Other than their dainty appeal, they're travel and wallet-friendly AF. Score.

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