Messy, unkempt, slightly greasy hair is a sacrifice that every festival-goer has to make, and it’s a tell-tale sign that you’ve been without a shower for a few days. By day three most of us will have reached for the dry shampoo or resorted to scrapping it into a bun, but the stylists at browns in Dumfries and Lockerbie have created three looks that encapsulated what festival hair should be from day one to day three.
Day One: Classic Festival
Our big, bouncy, messy hair was achieved by using Windle and Moodie Oceanic Spray (£20) and Matte Texture Spray (£20), which helped create the texture.
The look was completed by the hat, Dr Martens and the universal festival staple, a pair of denim shorts – perfect for this simple yet effective hairstyle.
Day Two: Boho Hippie
Did someone say braids? Braids are perfect for any festival look and are great for the second day at a festival.
If needed you could use dry shampoo, but our stylists didn’t use any additional products. The matte texture spray and oceanic used first create better texture as the days go on. The hair was divided into large sections and braided separately before wrapping them round the head and securing with pins.
This look is set off with a head chain – edge it up with knee high boots or for a more summery vibe, go with strappy sandals.
Day Three: Rock
Day three hair is bigger and wilder! By day three your hair is most likely going to need some moisture and a deep clean. To disguise this, what else can you do but back comb and hairspray into crazy rock hair?
To add some edge we added black spray chalk; you can get lots of different coloured chalks if you are looking to add a bit of colour.
We teamed this look with contrasting black fabrics to create the ultimate rock look and paired it with dark lips, chunky jewellery and a bum bag. Complete this look with dark nails and you’ll stand out from the crowd in any field.
Hair: Caitlyn Chisholm and Eliza Brown using Windle and Moodie. Make-up: Bridget Foster. Styling: Laure Wilde. Photography: Kerry Clark
This article was featured in the Carlisle Guide, issue 23