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06-04-10 | Posted by


When Hair’s The Last Thing on Your Mind

Music festival season is hot on our heels, so now is the time to really revel in that ‘just out of bed’ look. Add a seriously stylish spin with these festival-friendly hair-do’s by hairdressers to the stars and co-founders of A-List London hair salon, Lockonego, Ben Cooke and Jonathan Long. Easy to create with no need for heat-styling, you’ll look great all festival-long…

Festival waves

Show off luscious locks like frequent festival-goer Fearne Cotton. Jonathan Long says: “Braiding wet hair is a great cheat. Once it’s dry un-ravel the braid to reveal lovely loose waves.

The Messy Bun

Ben Cooke says: “Give a sexy spin to this old classic. Wind your hair round and tie a loose bun with some clear elastics, then ruffle it up, pulling out strands from the top and front of your head for a softer finish.”

The Messy Plait

Ben Cooke says: “Braids, French plaits and fishtails are a big look at the moment. Leona Lewis looks great in them and they are so easy to achieve. Plait hair and then give it a good massage with both hands, to make it look less school-mistress and more wind-swept and relaxed.”

Quiff Ponytail

Jonathan Long says: “You love the Lady Gaga coke-cans-in-the-hair classic, but you can get a festival-friendly version quite simply. Sleep with a big roller holding the front portion of your hair, away from the hairline. In the morning, release your roller and pin a quiff in place with a neat clip or a hair pin. Tie the rest of your hair into a ponytail, and your good to go.”

Jonathan Long says: “These styles don’t need styling appliances, hairspray, touch-ups or regular trips to the mirror which means you can get on with the important stuff, having fun!”

Photo Credit: Lockonego

Jonathan and Ben Recommend the Best Festival Tools:

  • “Dry shampoo is a must” (I love Baptiste and it doesn’t leave white residue. £2.05 from www.ASOS.com )
  • One large roller
  • Clear elastics and hairpins
  • Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends Protection Cream (£4.99) for smooth ends from Boots the Chemist
  • A good hairbrush like the NEW Lockonego Paddle Brush priced £35 from www.Lockonego.com

Photo Credit: Linziclip

Also, you could swap the hats and dry shampoo for something smaller, more cost-effective and practical. Linziclip is a great festival must-have.

The internationally patented flat-backed design means you can sleep in it – you’re tent and sleeping bag are both uncomfortable enough! The clumsy design of standard claw clips means that they dig into the back of your head when you sleep on your back. This clever invention means you can clip your hair up and forget about it day and night and it comes in three sizes and an array of colours from invisible-look tones that blend with hair to bright, fun festival colours sure to get you noticed. Available from Amazon from £2.50.

With all this inspiration for easy Summer hair, there’s no excuse for bad hair days!

Love from London

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