Festival Ready with Andrew Barton

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Festival time is a great time to have fun with your hair, so whether you accessorise or bejewell, braid or add colour, enjoy the fun and festivities and follow these festival hair tips from celebrity hairdresser and Headmasters Creative Director, Andrew Barton.


Braids are a great way to make a fashion statement and keep your hair under wraps during the festival fun. Chances are you might be pushed to follow your usual grooming routine, so braiding your hair either into intricate corn rows or simple schoolgirl style bunches or fishtail braids ensures your hair is under control. Braids also have the added benefit of when you take them out and unravel them you achieve instant mermaid hair. At Headmasters our salon teams can help you with braid classes to show you how to get the best braid for your hair and overall look, teaching you how to do it step-by-step.

Dry Shampoo

If your camping or glamping over a festival weekend chances are you won’t be in your usual shower routine and your hair and scalp may need freshening up. Ask your stylist which dry shampoo they would recommend to not only boost your hair so it looks its best, but also helps to freshen up your scalp.


If you’re wearing your hair down through the festivities, take a few seconds before you lay down your head to the pillow and wrap your hair into a bun with a silk hair band. This will stop your hair matting as you sleep and help to keep textured waves in your hair the next day when your release the band.


Mousse is a stylist’s secret weapon, and adding a handful and scrunching into your hair on day two or three at the festival will help to re-boost volume, texture and waves. Squeeze damp hands throughout your hair, turn your head upside down, load up a handful of mousse and squeeze the foam into the lengths of your hair. Keep squeezing until the foam is melted into your hair and then shake for perfect recreated beauty / festival body and texture.


Shop till you drop to find the best hair accessories that you love, from flowers to hair bands, scarves to glittering hair ties, accessorising your hair is the way to go to add festival flair and be fashion savvy.


Don’t forget to pack your hair brush, and in my expert opinion, a bristle brush is the best to unravel your hair, or try the fantastic Manta brush that gently cares for the hair with it’s unique technology - available at Headmasters Salons.


And after all the festival fun and you get back home and soak in a long hot bath or enjoy a long steaming shower, treat your face to a face pack and your hair to a hair mask. Moisture is the secret weapon when skin and hair are in need of vitality. My favourite hair mask from the salon is by Kerastase Masque Intense Nutritive and available from Headmasters salons in three different prescriptive formulas for fine to thick hair.

Andrew Barton, Creative Director at Headmasters Salons

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