3 Genius Festival Hair Ideas From Millie Mackintosh
Our wellness columnist Millie Mackintosh has been letting her hair down (or rather, letting it be styled) at Coachella. Millie was there this weekend with Ghd's UK Brand Ambassador Zoe Irwin who was styling her hair daily (every festival goer's dream, no?).
While we won't have a hairstylist in tow for all the upcoming festivals on this side of the pond, luckily these looks are pretty easy to copy whether you're at a festival (just forgo the heat styling stages of each step-by-step), going to a wedding or a summer BBQ. Keep scrolling to see all the hairstyles and the step-by-step guides for re-creating them at home.
On day one, Millie went for a boho-esque half updo with intricate twisted metallic detail.
Here, Zoe Irwin, reveals how to get this look at home:
1. Prep your hair using the Ghd root lift spray (£13) to create volume and texture. Use this all over to ensure the movement holds throughout the day.
2. Follow with a serum on mid-lengths and ends (we love Leonor Greyl Detangling Hair Serum, £25) to add moisture and longlasting shine.
3. Blow-dry your hair, twisting sections as you go for extra movement and intricate textures.
4. Next, work the Azores Atlantic Jade Styler (£130) through the hair, to create a natural and effortless looking drop-down curl.
5. Twist back the sides, starting at the temple and moving towards the back of the hair. Don’t be too precise with this motion.
6. Lastly, tie metallic thread around the area where the twist meets the back of the hair and criss-cross through the ends, pulling the hair out from the inside for added texture.
Loose braids and flowing ends = a prettier take on the boxer braids trend.
Here Zoe reveals the step-by-step:
1. For braids that last all day you need a good grip and hold in the hair so repeat steps one and two from the previous look.
2. Split your hair into a natural parting with fingers then braid from the front of the hairline with the sections braided underneath instead of on top. Braid through to the nape only.
3. From the nape mix the two braids together and pin to hold in place for a soft finish.
4. Create textured waves in the ends of the hair by using the Ghd platinum Serene Pearl Styler (£165). Twist the styler downwards and then carry on sliding it down the hair to get the textured wave. Alternate the waves, going one way and then the other.
5. Spray hairspray onto fingers and run through the ends for an undone look, then pull the braids apart with fingers to give an overall undone finish.
This hairstyle combines two of our favourite things: pom-poms and braids. Obsessed.
Here's how to do them at home:
2. Spray with a cocktail of root lift spray and curl hold spray (£13) into hair to add texture, then gently backcomb the roots all over.
3. Create a natural centre parting with fingers by zigzagging a finger down the parting.
4. Pin and secure two different coloured pom-pom trims into the hair by cross-crossing two kirby grips over each other just behind the ear. Braid into the hair and apply a clear band at the ends to hold the plaits.
5. Gently pull the pom-poms out of the braids so that they’re more visible and pancake the braid to make it wider. Set with a mist of hairspray.
Which look is your favourite? Let us know in the comment box below.