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Festival Hair How-To – Insider Tips and Tricks from The Edge Stylists

Getting the perfect hair for festivals is all about the balance between practicality and style, and the ideal products that will see you through even the stickiest situations. Celebs like Kate Moss and Alexa Chung have mastered festival fashion and turned looking glam in Wellies into an artform, so we’re here to share the tips and tricks that will be your saviour from Glastonbury to your backyard barbecue party.

Bradley Byrnes and Katie Hamburger, two of our Edge Creative Team shared their must-have products, favourite styles and secret industry tips for flawless festival hair.

To create effortless boho style like the queen of Glasto-chic, Kate Moss is easier than it looks, it simply takes the right tools for the job. Bradley tells us how to do it even after a night’s camping:

“Plait your hair before going to sleep and wear the braids overnight. Then when you wake up, flip your hair upside down and spray a firm hold product like hairspray or a salt spray like Kérastase Spray-A-Porter at the roots. Roughly shake hair through, flip it back and Hey Presto! A natural wave with heaps of body”

If you prefer a more done style that’s still in keeping with the boho style, Katie’s favourite festival style is the waterfall braid, worn here by Jennifer Morrison. She suggests adding a little extra with temporary pastel dip-dyes in lots of different shades.

Whether you’re wearing a textured up-do, messy fishtail braids or simple Woodstock-inspired waves you’ll need a few trusty saviours to keep you looking great through the days and long into the night.

Bradley’s must have items include dry shampoo, Kérastase Spray-A-Porter salt spray, hair grips and hairspray, allowing you to change up your style in an instant and go. Katie swears by Redken Powder Refresh and TIGI Bed Head Glaze Haze to keep hair looking clean, without losing shine or succumbing to humid weather.

Both our Edge stylists tipped the Tangle Teezer brush as a must, to detangle and smooth even the most stubborn textures.

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