This Is the Best Festival Braid on the Internet
While we're all collectively obsessing over party season beauty looks right now (NYE makeup in particular), there's another reason to try out something fresh and fun this time of year—summer festivals. Unlike a festive red lip or cheese-free mani, festival beauty conjures up images of minimal makeup paired with easy, breezy hair, the most popular style of which is undoubtedly braids. Of course, braids are often harder to execute than they look...
Enter: The talented crew from Edwards And Co. (you know, the salon chain responsible for just about every fashion and beauty influencer's cut and colour), and their latest how-to on festival hair. In their newest video, they give us step-by-step instructions on how to achieve what we're calling the best festival braid on the internet. Why? It's simple. (You can nail it in just 6 steps.) And it suits every hair texture. If your hair is straight like the model in the video, you'll want to follow along to the end for maximum texture. If it's wavy or curly, you can get away with following along up until step 3. While this braid is perfect for wearing to a festival (Falls anyone?) we think it works just as well in a beach to bar situation. (Or as a NYE 'do that you won't have to touch the next day.)
Keep scrolling to watch the video, then follow the how-to below.
Create a section of hair along the centre part, about 1.5cm wide, going from the middle of the front to the back of the head.
Using the centre part piece of hair, create an inside out braid. Keep the sections small and tight, and tie off with a clear snagless band.
Prep the rest of the hair with a lightweight, flexible hairspray like Evo's Builder's Paradise ($30) , then brush out for texture and grip.
Use a straightening iron to curl large sections (around 1-2 inches wide), twisting your hand away from your face. (Top tip: Moving the iron in this direction gives the hair a frames the face and allows the hair natural movement when you walk.)
Once cool, brush out the waves to break them up and add volume, then lightly mist just the ends with a shine spray like Evo's Love Touch ($27).
For a true festival vibe (and added humidity insurance) dust hair from roots to ends with a volumising powder like Evo's Haze Styling Powder ($30) and work it through with your fingers.