The season of outdoor music festivals, summer holidays, weddings, and dinner parties is upon us. With hair accessories making an appearance everywhere from Coachella to the catwalk it’s the perfect time to begin experimenting with this fun, summer trend. But knowing how to style a jeweled hair band for a formal occasion or effortlessly pull off a beaded hairpiece at a festival can be difficult. So in this tutorial I am going to show you how to style hair accessories the right way for any occasion your summer diary might host!
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Look 1 – Loose Waves
I definitely know the value of smooth, shiny locks but when it comes to summer there’s something to be said for having fun with texture! For daytime, boho-chic, I like to keep it relaxed and with tousled waves that let my hair accessory do the talking!
Tip: For the ultimate festival hair I recommend combining a clipless curling wand like my with a good sea salt texturizing spray to complete the style.
Look 2 – A Casual Braided Updo
Whether it’s your second day at a festival or you’re looking for something a little more chic than boho, I find these loosely pinned, undone braids are the perfect ethereal style. You can also wear this style if you’re attending a beach wedding and need an elegant yet whimsical finishing touch to your look.
Tip: For second-day festival hair I embrace the texture I created for Look 1 and work with it to create this loose updo. To strike the perfect balance between ‘elegantly undone’ and messy, use your to tuck under any stray pieces of hair.
Look 3 – A Simple, Elegant Updo
Weddings and parties alike, when it comes to an evening event a simple style can be oh-so-effective when paired with a statement piece of hair jewelry. For this look I opted for a basic ballerina bun to really show off the detail in my hair piece. If, like me, you have a natural wave to your hair, it’s worth spending the extra time straightening your hair before creating a sleek updo like this. I use my to ensure my hair is totally smooth. The diamond-coated plates give my hair a real shine and protect it from any damage! To tame flyaways I spritz a little hairspray onto my anti-frizz, before securing in my bun.
Tip: Keep your hair accessory in place with some cleverly disguised bobby pins and hairspray. If you have a hair accessory that you love but find that it tends to move out of place, mist your hair with medium hold hairspray 10 minutes before you place it for extra grip.