As the warmer months roll in, and the sound of music gets louder it can only mean one thing… festival season is upon us. Across the continent the biggest music festivals open their gates to millions of fashionistas, looking for the next fix of music through their veins and to of course debut their latest festival fashion collections. Whether it is Glastonbury, Coachella or Benicassim, or even Bristol based festivals such as Love Saves The Day & Tokyo Dub, style is the forefront of all festival goers’ minds.
Whether its comfort, fashion or for fun here are some hints and tips to keep you looking your festival best.
Pretty much all festivals in this day and age have hair and beauty salons on site, so if styling and make up is not your thing, let someone else do it for you. Most festival salons will have running water so wash and blow-dry’s are a great way to create the ultimate festival glam. Be aware these pop up salons can be a little pricey however will be worth it for some indulgence and pampering.
If you are happy to style out yourself, dry shampoo is a must!! L’Oréal Professionals Morning After Dust is the go to festival product. It helps to revive your style and release a delicious perfume scent for up to 24 hours. It ensures a long-lasting fresh feel, with no visible residue after brushing. Hair feels and smells like freshly washed hair. Spray 15-30 cm away from the roots and shake fingers through hair.
Other great hair options are accessories such as headbands, flowers and clips, perfect to hide the 3+ days of dirt. Flower crowns can be found in most high street stores and online, however if you want something truly special wait until you get onto the site. Most big festivals have amazing gift shops where you can pick up all of your hair and beauty must haves. Hats and scarfs are also a great way to mask the horror of festival hair.
Don’t be afraid to try something different, plaits and twists will help to secure your hair into place, keeping it out of the way whilst creating a fashionable look.
Ask your stylist to show you how to achieve a simple braided or twisted style.
A huge look this festival season is Glitter Roots, now unless you have been living under a rock; you must have seen or heard of this!! It’s a huge trend that swept across the festival scene last year and is back bigger and better this year. It is an ingenious way to hide the greasy roots and to create something sparkly. It can be as ambitious or simplistic as you wish. To achieve this you will simply need a pot of glitter (or glitters) of your choice and either a wet hair spray or gel. Simply spray or lightly gel the root area and sprinkle to your hearts content.
Now you are all set in the hair department lets cover a few other areas of festival fashion. Of course the most important part of the experience is the music however you must look good whilst watching the headliners, correct?
Remember most British festivals can’t predict 100% sunshine so be prepared with some waterproof clothing and sensible footwear. Just because you are being sensible doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish. Wellies and ponchos come in all sorts of styles and colours so you can dress to impress whatever the weather. Don’t forget some warmer clothes (just in case) jumpers and cardigans are your best bet. Also a number one Gaudi top tip is to pack a pair of tights in your bag so you can easily slip them on at any time. Remember this is your time to shine and anything goes, bold prints, tassels even rubber – festivals are the perfect excuse to think outside of the box and let your fashionista run away with you.
Looking your best at a festival is hard going especially when the lack of sleep and mud catches up with you, in this situation make up is your saviour. We are not suggesting a full face of contoured perfection however these few tips may help you feel less festival freak and more festival chic.
Look at the check list below to help you pack the ultimate festival make up bag.
- Waterproof mascara – essential for those tears of joy (or to help when the rain falls)
- A bold lipstick – nothing says festival like a bright lip colour
- Concealer – perfect for when the bags start to appear under the eyes
- Glitter, glitter and more glitter – whether its eyeshadow, liquid liner or loose powder, glitter is perfect for covering every blemish and brightening up your whole look.
So there you have it the ultimate guide to festivals and fashion the Gaudi way. For more hints, tips and advice and to keep up to date with all things Gaudi follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.