Peace, love, braids.

May 06, 2019

Festival time is here, and so is super trendy festival hair. And this year, we’re seeing braids at every venue. It makes sense: Braids are a fun, carefree look, one that keeps your hair out of your face and requires zero fuss as you listen to your favorite bands.

Whether you rock cowboy boots or neon mesh, a cute braid will go with any festival style. So we asked celebrity hairstylist Laura Polko to show us how to get the look.

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To start, generously spray dry shampoo for volume. (We recommend Batiste.)

Next, divide hair into three sections. French-braid the middle section to mid-scalp. Once the braid reaches mid-scalp, move to a traditional braid and continue all the way down, braiding it very tightly. Tie the end of the braid with an elastic band.

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Next, move to the side braids. On one side, French-braid the hair to mid-scalp. Then, tie the section of hair with an elastic. Repeat on the other side.

To complete the do, loosen the middle braid and add more dry shampoo for a tousled look.

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