Elle J Hair Festival

Music in the air, tinsel & sparkles everywhere…
Festival season really is the most wonderful time of the year.

What isn’t wonderful is the overwhelming pressure that comes beforehand to make sure you’ve got the perfect, glittery, Pinterest-worthy hairstyle at the ready

when it comes time to take that sacred Instagram.

Even if you manage to get your flower crown tilted at the perfect angle in the morning, who’s to say 5 minutes of enthusiastic moshing won’t knock it out of position?

FEAR NOT: The Elle J team has taken on the challenge of finding the best festival ‘dos that will keep your locks in check while you’re on the D-floor… Or perhaps just turn some heads at your office Christmas party. Let us know which one you’ll be rocking!

5 WAYS TO SECURE YOUR MOP WHILE YOU BOP:

1. BRAIDS

And the more, the better! Fishtail, French, Dutch, Milkmaid – whichever takes your fancy, braids are a great way to create some levels within your hairstyle & add texture.

Try loads of little ones… Or one big one…. Or loads of little ones within one big one!

… The opportunities are endless.

Once you’ve got your basic style figured out, you can always go nuts with glitter, hairspray or try weaving ribbons or wool through your braid to add some extra colour.
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2. BANDANAS

A festival classic, these handy little accessories are eye-catching, versatile & practical.

Add some colour to a basic high pony by tying one parallel to your hair line or wrap one straight across your forehead & let your locks spill out over the top –this one’s great for keeping sweat at bay & protecting your eye makeup.

You could even throwback to the 70s & spread the bandana out to cover your whole crown. You’ll protect your scalp from getting sunburnt PLUS, if tied tight enough & secured with bobby pins, it should survive a few hours of head-banging.

DURABILITY RATING: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
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3. A BEAUTIFUL MESS

If taming the beast isn’t your thing, embrace your unruly locks & pick a style which looks better the messier it gets!

Textured waves, messy buns & birds-nest pony tails, here’slookin’ at you.

Any attempts at heat styling in the morning will probably be in vain after an hour or two out among the elements, so start the day with second-day hair, a little sea salt spray/texturizing volume spray, some gentle backcombing & hope.

If you find yourself picking up some unexpected items along the way (Leaves, feathers, branches, small bushland creatures etc.) JUST GO WITH IT – it’s all part of the look.
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4. BIG BUNS (or little ones!)
We love & respect buns of all shapes & sizes.

Space buns, plaited buns, messy buns, ballet buns… You can’t go wrong!

Just remember to bring extra hair ties & bobby pins in case one of your buns decides to go rogue mid-SAFIA set.
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5. THE CHOP

It is summer after all! Chances are your beach trips, outdoor workouts & festival days will all be a lot more comfortable without a thick head of hair weighing you down.

Going short is a great way to get out of your comfort zone & make a statement, with the added benefit of being fast-drying & requiring less washes. Plus there are still loads of ways you can pimp out your closely-cropped ‘do with glitter, spray & accessories to stand out even more!

If you’re thinking about getting the big chop, check out these awesome companies which can make use of your donated hair& help those in need:

https://www.variety.org.au/get-involved/hair-donation

https://aaaf.org.au/donate-hair

https://www.wigsforkids.org

http://angelwigs.com.au/donate-hair

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HAPPY BOOGYING!

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