Hottest Festival Hairstyles for Summer 2017 by Hayley Gibson-Forbes, Director, SJ Forbes Hair Salon in Egham
Are you attending a music festival this summer and not sure what hairstyle to choose? If you are looking for a top trending hairstyle or colour, you have plenty to choose from. The spectrum of fashion hair colours are wider than ever and this summer 2017 see’s a fresh new take on hair colour, from bright yellow and green highlighter hair colours, to platinum bleach blonde hair. Along with hair colours, braid-y bunch plaited hairstyles and ultra short face framing hair styles are making waves this summer.
The experts at SJ Forbes hair salon in Egham have rounded up the best summer festival hairstyles and colours. If there is any particular hairstyle, or hair colour you have in mind, pop into our hair salon with a picture and we can replicate it personalised to your style, face shape and skin tone. Alternatively, give us a call on 01784 430 444.
Yellow & Green Fashion Hair Colours
Any style sported by Kylie Jenner at Coachella is a reliable barometer of a festival trend in the making, which is why we’re predicting highlighter-pen hair hues as the best hair shades of summer 2017.
The neon green look shown off on the trailblazing chameleon’s Instagram page, along with glow-in-the-dark yellow and luminous shades of pink, are predicted to replace last summer’s pastels as the palette of this year’s festivals.
Wigs and hair extensions are an easy way to try out crazy neon colours without the commitment (and were a big trend at this year’s Coachella), but for a longer-lasting option, we would use a pre-lightening procedure and semi-permanent colour, in conjunction with a hair-protective treatment such as Olaplex, to drastically reduce hair damage, increase the vibrancy of the colour and make the tint last longer.
Braided Festival Hairstyles at Top Egham Hair Salon
Plaits have become a festival staple and for a good reason: they’re easy to achieve, long-lasting and can be dressed up as playfully as your imagination allows.
We predict multi skinny braids will take over from last summer’s dual boxing braids, and they’ll be adorned more than ever before. On that note, don’t dismiss glitter through the scalp as ‘so last year’: this summer the trend will be just as big, if not bigger.
For an (even) easier alternative to braids – and a look that was sported by a noticeable number of celebs at Coachella 2017 – go for grown-up pigtails. Tong long hair into dishevelled waves and then loosely tie into two bunches, using black leather, for a look that’s part-boho, part-rock chick.
Short Festival Hairstyles at Egham Hair Salon
Long, flowing, bohemian styles are synonymous with festivals, and let’s face it, will always be popular, but we predict a soar in status for ultra-short styles this festival season.
Inspired by the likes of Katy Perry, who showed off her new bleached buzzcut at this year’s Coachella, we’ll be seeing festival-goers sporting crops, blunt bobs and undercuts. If you’re going for the snip, an experienced hair stylist at our hair salon in Egham will take in to account your face shape, hair type and texture and your lifestyle, before recommending the best style for you.
For a festival-friendly alternative to going for the chop, tie long hair back, tying it at the nape of the neck and leaving the front section loose around the face, to give the impression of a shorter style. For extra style points, use your short (or faux short) style to showcase 2017’s top festival accessory: the oversized earring. Decadent Seventies-style drop earrings will be replacing flower garlands as ‘the’ festival accessory of 2017 and short, slicked-back styles are the perfect way to show them off.