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Coachella marked the start of festival season, and on top of giving us the return of Frank Ocean and Zendaya on stage, we also witnessed enough bold and whimsical hair inspiration to last through the year. From baby fringe braids to bedazzled hair accessories, it’s safe to say festival hairstyles have moved past viral TikTok status and are here to stay. Festival hair trends are everywhere, but finding tutorials and styles that work with your natural hair texture can be a challenge. Whether you are planning to attend a festival soon or just want to try some new styles out this season, here are easy festival hairstyles you can try on curly and textured hair.

Hair Accessories for Festivals

One of the easiest ways to incorporate festival inspiration into a style is by using hair accessories. For a trendy Y2K look, try a fluffy bucket hat over a protective style or multicolored hair clips all over your picked out hair. For a bold and ethereal look, try out pearled or bedazzled edges or the blinger hair tool with a slicked back side-part.

Here are some tutorials to get you started.

1. Blinger Hair Tool


2. Bedazzled Edges 


3. Pearl Accessories

4. Barrette Braids


5. Bucket Hat Curly Hairstyles


Temporary Hair Color for Festivals

Dying your hair for a festival is a big commitment, luckily there are brands that have found that niche market of people that fantasize about fantasy hair colors, but only for a short-period of time (me included). If you’re looking to change up your colors temporarily and maintain the health of your hair, here are a few options to achieve festival hair quickly.

6. OverTone


7. Metallic Silver Hair Wax


8. Glitter Hair Spray

9. Tinted Red Hair with Manic Panic


Protective Styles

The ease and longwear of protective styles make them the perfect candidates for festival hair. If you’re short on time or on a budget, these are quick and simple protective style options you can try at home.

10. PixiStics Fantasy Color Extensions


Replying to @iamlala_the_actress Don’t come for me for the back of my head part! I was rushing to get this video out ha! Here I’m showing you different ponytails from my festival ponytail collection. One solid full color, a full color ombré, and a dark root ombré! A little bit on my hair, I’m 3c thick natural with low porosity hair. I put in gel and put up my hair into two high ponytails with two braids on each side. My braids love to twist so I like to put in more than one to keep them a little straighter! All of these ponytails are available at Pixistics.com or the link in my bio! #festivalbraider #ponytailhairstyle #ponytailextensions #festivalponytail #alternativehairstylist #alternativehair #festivalhair #blackfestivalhairstyles #naturalhairstylesforblackwomen

♬ Too Much – Marc Benjamin & Ansun

11. Partial Bantu Knots

12. Curly Hair Clip-Ins with front Braid

13. Feed-In French Braids with a Pop of Color


Festival season is the perfect opportunity to use your hair to express your individuality. And with so many effortlessly fun trends, you could experiment with a new version of you every week! Let us know what curly festival styles you’re trying out this season, and be sure to tag NaturallyCurly on Instagram for a chance to be featured! 

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