4 Easy Festival Hair Ideas For 2019

by Jordan Kramer April 12, 2019 3 min read

4 Easy Festival Hair Ideas For 2019

It is officially festival season! As the traffic going towards the California desert increases this weekend and next, we gathered four styles that are just as easy as they are stunning to keep you rocking out all weekend.

From braids to fishtails and feathers - FHI Heat Artistic Director Sean James of Matthew Preece Salon in Santa Monica, CA breaks down some of the hottest festival hair looks for 2019.

The Plaited Braid


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-Blow-dry hair using a volumizing, thermal protectant spray like High Altitude Root Lift Spray into your roots for texture.
-Go around  the head, winding the hair around a 1.25" curling iron for beachy waves.
-Separate a two inch panel from top of hairline to end of side area and two inches back to where ear begins on both sides. 
-Clip one side away, and braid the other, and clamp with elastic band.
-Repeat on alternate side.
-Now with your fingers, loosen up the braid - be careful if you have layers not to unravel your work.
-Wrap and pin one side of the braided hair under the widest part of the circumference of head. 
-Now take the other side and wrap and repeat the pinning. 
-Loosen up the crown area for a more undone look and spray with Stay Put Hairspray.
-Add flowers into the braid if you happen to pass a #Superbloom!

The Fishtail Braid

-Blow-dry hair using a volumizing, thermal protectant spray like High Altitude Root Lift Spray into your roots for texture.
-Go around  the head, winding the hair around a 1.25" curling iron for beachy waves.
-Separate a two inch panel from top of hairline to end of side area and two inches back to where ear begins on both sides. 
-Clip one side away, and fishtail braid the other, and clamp with elastic band.
-Repeat on alternate side.
-Now with your fingers, loosen up the fishtail - be careful if you have layers not to unravel your work.
-Wrap and pin one side of the fishtail braided hair under the widest part of the circumference of head. 
-Now take the other side and wrap and repeat the pinning. 
-Loosen up the crown area for a more undone look and spray with Stay Put Hairspray.
       

Feathered

-Blow-dry a texturizing spray into roots, then go around the head with a 1.25" curling iron
 -Add any kind of feathered headband.
-Done and done!
         

Metallic Tattoo

-Create a center part, blow-dry a texturizing spray into roots.
-Take triangular sections on the top of the head, do a reverse braid into each triangle starting in the front going towards the back of the head.
-Wrap and pin into little "bear ear-like" buns on top of head, and repeat on the other side. 
-Wind the hair around a 1.25" curling iron and loosen up and spray with firm hold hairspray. Use smaller size iron for a tighter curl or larger for a looser result.
-Apply your pre-purchased metallic tattoo all the way down your center part 
-Get ready to take lots of pictures - this look is an #instastory shot waiting to happen!
      

ABOUT SEAN JAMES:

Celebrity Hairstylist/Makeup, Mens Groomer LOCAL 706 Union Makeup artist, and currently working with Chris Hardwick on "@Midnight" on Comedy Central, “Talking Dead” "Talking Bad "  "Talking Saul “ "Fear of the walking deads" and “Talking Preacher" on AMC and with the cast and creators of the “Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad”. Most recently he is working on, “THE WALL “  on NBC. Sean first came to America via Australia because of his talents as a wig maker. He has since become an educator in cutting and color for L'Oreal, Redken, and Phyto Universe; styled numerous fashion shows during fashion weeks in Los Angeles, Paris, and New York including: Balmain, Gucci, Vivienne Westwood, Dolce and Gabanna, Valentino, and Burberry; has worked on Oscar nominated films and is a two time local 706 award nominee.  He is an expert panelist trusted in reviewing products and can be seen on Style Network’s “How Do I Look?”. Sean is also involved heavily in giving back and donating his time for worthy causes putting together hair and make up teams, Most recently for “Women in film Prop 8 " the play, and Rufus Wainwrights "Christmas 101” for sarcoma research. Sean's accomplishments and celebrity clientele reach far but don't detour him from sharing his passion for hair with his regular salon clientele. As he says, "Living the Dream!"  

List of regular clients include Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Hardwick, Al Yankovich, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Phil Keoghan, Eugene Levy, Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Teddy Thompson,  Rufus Wainwright, Chris Stills, and many others.

Instagram: @SeanJamesHair

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