It’s finally festival season, which means it’s time to have your sunglasses and denim shorts at the ready. If you’re thinking about upgrading your hair like Jourdan Dunn did for The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, then you are in the right place, as the hair experts at Paul Edmonds London reveal how to achieve a fresh festival look.
Celebrity hairstylist Paul Edmonds explains,
The ethereal look was a key trend on the SS15 catwalks, so braid or plait the hair placing beading or a few flowers into the sections of the plait for a girly chic look. You can practise a couple of easy braids so you can switch styles for day two, ensuring it doesn’t look too perfect. Don’t forget to take bands to hold the ends.
Dry shampoo: Try L’Oreal Tecni.Art Fresh Dust, as it’s got a fragrant smell and won’t make your scalp itchy. It’s also great to use just after you’ve washed your hair to hold the style for longer, adding a bit of texture. Another must-have product is Volume Maker by Shu Uemura for instant root lift, texture and body.
Cordless hot irons: If you’re taking a rucksack then pack these to add movement into the hair. Take random sections and ruffle it up – L’Oreal Techni.Art Constructor will help keep the style as well as giving heat protection. Remember, it should look like you’ve just run your fingers through your hair in the morning so it looks natural.
UV colour protection: If you have coloured hair remember to use a UV protector before styling, or for real ‘glamping’ go with high end products like Essence Absolute from Shu Uemura, as this will add a non-greasy gloss and shine whilst protecting the hair.
If it rains: Quickly make your hair into a ponytail, twist round until you get a rope style and place it into a bun. This way, when it dries you will have festival style beach waves. Apply some mousse and run through to break up any loose ends – you’ll end up with bouncy hair and volume.
Metallic hair colour: Spray on metallic hair colour and incorporate metallic copper, silver and gold foils using the Techni.Art range and Shu Umera Liquid Fabric.
Vernon Deysel, Creative Colour Director at Paul Edmonds London says,
Greys and metallic’s are a major trend this season… and given a bolder twist with drifts of iridescent multi-tonal shades of dark grey to shimmering blue greys and silver, make it look fresher and more youthful. Colour is no longer about static all over colour, but instead is an intelligent application of layered stratified colours placed on panels and balayage pieces to add further depth and dimension.
Chalk hair: It’s all about chalk, and an ideal way to add a bit of boho to your overall appearance is by using soft feathers, colours and chalks. It comes in varying base colours of green, blue, red, pink, purple, browns, bronze and black. These can be painted in sections giving you pastel highlights to your hair and look great on brunettes and blondes.
Gemma Humes, Afro Stylist at Paul Edmonds London recommends,
Individuals with chemically relaxed hair should consider using coloured clip extensions, weave or a full-on hair piece, as similarly to Jourdan Dunn, Afro hair tends to be fragile and colour over relaxed hair can be damaging.