If you’re heading to Coachella this weekend or next, you’re likely busy coordinating all of your desert-friendly outfits. Our advice: Don't leave your hair out of the equation. Over the years, the cool hairstyles spotted at the Indio music festival have become just as prevalent as the effortless outfits we live for, which is why we’re looking to Coachella regulars like Diane Kruger and Vanessa Hudgens to inspire this year’s looks. From the of-the-moment braidhawk to easy, breezy waves, these are styles that are sure to turn heads. Read on for our roundup of Coachella-ready hairstyles.
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At the 2016 amfAR New York Gala, Hailey Baldwin went for the braidhawk, an excellent choice for festival season. (Bonus: The pulled-back look will keep you cool.) Make sure to bring a strong spray, like Verb’s Ghost Hairspray ($14), so you can avoid flyaways while dancing your heart out.
In recent days, Rita Ora has been spotted wearing bright yellow braids, a hairstyle match made in Coachella heaven. If you want to let your hair do all the talking, this look has your name on it.
For the lady who likes to let her hair down, we suggest looking to Vanessa Hudgens for inspiration. At the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opening last week, she styled her wavy strands in a half-up, half-down ’do. You’ll want to keep things frizz-free, so we recommend running some of Reverie’s Milk Anti-Frizz Leave-In Nourishing Treatment ($42) through your hair.
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Diane Kruger is no stranger to a stylish plait. At the 2016 amfAR New York Gala, she opted for a messy braided updo. As with Baldwin’s braidhawk, you’ll need a solid spray, and for this look, loads of bobby pins.
Model Taylor Hill knows a thing or two about looking effortlessly chic. At Behati Prinsloo’s Juicy Couture Black Label launch party, she rocked a topknot, which is the ultimate desert-friendly ’do, since it’s fuss-free and easy for the girl on the move.
At the MTV Movie Awards this past weekend, Cara Delevingne showed off the coolest intricately braided part, which is the perfect accent to any Coachella look.
Olivia Culpo recently attended the Lord & Taylor Birdcage launch party, and at one point, she wore a beautiful floral crown. It’s no secret these headpieces go hand-in-hand with festival season, so take a cue from Culpo if you’re looking to add a feminine statement piece to your ensemble.
Which of these looks would you wear to Coachella? Let us know in the comments below!