Catch some summer hair inspo with these rad styles straight from Coachella. We hit up L.A. celebrity stylist Chris Greene for the How To.
Festival looks are all over the heat map this year at Coachella. The common themes? Sexy and extendable. Our fave style rock days 2 and 3 just as beautiful as day 1. Meche’s Chris Greene scoops us on how to get 4 fab looks that last the weekend. (Note: there’s not a floral tiara in the bunch!)
Kendall is rocking some serious ’90s buns! This look works on dry or damp hair, making it perfect for the road. If your hair is dry, your buns will be fuller. If done on damp or wet locks, the buns will be smaller and tighter.
- To start, make sure your hair has some texture to it, whether it’s with mousse, texture spray, dry shampoo. All these products are going to help keep your style in place and give your hair grit and something for the bobby pins to hold on to.
- Part your hair down the center and then tie each section into a high pony tail.
- Twist and wrap the pony tail into a high bun. Do the same on the other side and secure with lots of bobby pins. Super easy and super fun! If hair falls out or you have fly aways, don’t worry, this style is supposed to look very young and care free!
We love this look, perfect for multiple days.
Alessandra’s french braid
- Start with dry hair. It can be clean or dirty. If your hair is too clean and slick add some texture with a texturizing spray or dry shampoo.
- Part your hair down the centre and braid two french braids down the back of your head. Secure with a hair elastic and you’re done! Perfect for the hot days on the field!
Alessandra’s hair down look
- Take out your french braids and loosen up the waves with your fingers. If you need a little extra finesse, use your flatiron or curling iron/wand to control any rough pieces of hair.
- Finish with a texturizing spray and some hair cream to tame fly aways and you’re there! The look is super effortless and sexy.
- The first look starts with a small tight braid down your part line. Use a little pomade on your fingers if you need to control the hair and any fly aways. Start your braid on your crown, come down your part and across your hair line finishing above your ear.
- Secure the braid with a small hair elastic and tuck it away, hiding the ends under the rest of your hair.
- Pull up the hair in the back loosely, twisting your tresses and pining with bobby pins.
- Remove the small braid and let your hair down.
- Control any major bumps or kinks with a curling iron or flatiron and spray with dry shampoo to give it a more fluffy, airy texture.
- Take your front bang section and create a super loose braid off to the side. Secure with a small elastic and bobby pin behind your ear. Let some of your waves fall over top of the bobby pins and you’re ready to go!
- Start with dry hair with lots of texture. Curl your hair first and apply lots of texture spray or dry shampoo.
- Starting on one side, create an inside-out french braid or dutch braid. That’s stylist-speak for instead of crossing your strands over each other you cross them under. Adding in hair as you go to give tresses a more pronounced braid. Work across the back of your head and toward the nape of your neck and then secure your braid with an elastic.
- Use remaining locks to create a loose bun. Pin in place and finish with hair spray. Don’t worry if pieces of hair fall out — it’s all part of the undone festival look!