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From baby braids to hair tinsel – this is the ultimate guide to 2021 festival hairstyles

28/08/2021 / Editor's picks

It was touch and go for a minute whether we’d be having yet another year of no festivals, but (hallelujah!) festi season has finally arrived, and it’s making its comeback in style.

Maybe it’s because a year and half of boredom has left us more than ready to let off some steam, or maybe it’s because we’re trying to fit a whole year of festivals into the last month of summer. Either way, it’s clear that festivals are back and better than ever – and festival style has definitely levelled up too. 

This year, we’re seeing a return of the circa 2016 era of boho waves and braids (think Vanessa Hudgens at Coachella, minus the flower crowns) – and we’re totally here for it. We’re also seeing a tonne of other fun and extravagant styles – so there’s something for everyone. 

So, if you’re counting down the days to your festival debut (or hey, maybe it’s your 5th one already and you’re just running out of ideas) – here’s all the inspo you need. The main stage won’t know what’s hit it.

By Beth Ryan