A simple guide to festival hair

Hair chalk is the one

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When you’ve spent several wet and muddy days in a field off your face, you probably can’t be bothered with your hair anymore.

But what’s the point in spending all that money on vibesy garms beforehand if you don’t have hair to match? No matter how greasy, frizzy or unmanageable it is, these super simple styles will ensure your hair never lets you down.

The French Plait

Perfect for: Long hair

What you’ll need: Clear elastic hair bands

Step one: Brush hair thoroughly to get rid of all knots, and take a small section from the top.

Step two: Split this section into three small sections and begin to plait, pulling in a small section from the side each time you wrap the hair over. Keep pulling the hair tight so it stays straight.

Pull hair in from the sides and underneath until all the hair is in

Pull hair in from the sides and underneath until all the hair is in

Step three: Continue until all the hair is in the plait towards the top of your neck, and then plait as normal.

Step four: Secure with a clear band leaving some hair out at the end, and backcomb for a messy finish.

Backcomb the ends for a messy finish

Backcomb the ends for a messy finish

Dip Dye

Perfect for: All hair

What you’ll need: Fudge Urban Hair Art, £5.99, a bobble to secure layers, an old towel

Step one: Brush the hair and separate into layers using a bobble, starting with the bottom. You should probably wrap an old towel around your shoulders to stop the Hair Art getting onto your clothes.

Separate hair then start spraying the ends

Separate hair then start spraying the ends

Step two: Spray some Hair Art in a colour of your choice from about half way down to the bottom, and brush to blend.

Step three: Slowly release more layers, gradually spraying less onto the hair and blending with the brush.

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Step four: When you’re at the final layer, lightly spray just onto the ends of the layer, and brush in. You can add another colour here to create a rainbow effect.

Step five: Make sure it’s blended in and you’ve covered the hair at the front, and voila.

Add another colour on the top layer for a rainbow effect

Add another colour on the top layer for a rainbow effect

The Milk Braid

Perfect for: Long hair

What you’ll need: Clear elastic hair bands, hair pins

Step one: Brush the hair and separate the hair equally into two sections.

Plait as normal

Plait as normal

Step two: Braid each section into two, fairly loose plaits, starting at around ear level, and secure with a band. If the hair is layered, make sure to tuck in any stray pieces of hair poking out of the plaits.

Step three: Bring the ends of the plaits up towards the middle of the parting to create a long braid that sits across the top of the head. Pin the plaits in place using hair grips.

Pin in place using hair pins

Pin in place using hair pins

Ready to go

Ready to go

Mini rainbow braids

Perfect for: All hair

What you’ll need: Hair pins, Fudge Urban Hair Art, an old towel

Step one: Brush hair and create a centre parting.

Step two: Take a small sections from the top of one side of the parting and divide into three.

Take two small sections each side of the parting

Take two small sections each side of the parting

Step three: Spray each section a different colour (cover your shoulders with a towel) and blend with a brush.

Step four: Braid the sections like a normal plait, and secure at the back of your head with a pin.

Plait the hair using the different coloured sections

Plait the hair using the different coloured sections

Step five: Repeat with the other side.

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The Miley Cyrus 

Perfect for: Mid length to long hair

What you’ll need: Clear elastic hair bands

Step one: Like the Milk Braid, create a middle parting and separate the hair into two equal sections.

Step two: Gather each section onto the top of the head and tie them up into super high bunches.

Sorry Britney, it's all about the Miley

Sorry Britney, it’s all about the Miley now

Twist each pony into a bun and fasten with a band

Twist each pony into a bun and fasten with a band

Step three: Twist each bunch into a tight topknot, and secure using the hair bands.

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The fishtail plait

Perfect for: Long hair

What you’ll need: A brush, a clear hair band, Fudge Urban Hair Art, an old towel

Step one: Brush your hair and put it behind your shoulders before dividing it into two sections.

Step two: Spray each section in a different colour from the mid-length to ends and brush to blend.

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You can spray the hair any colour of your choice from the Fudge Urban Hair Art range

Step three: Take a small piece of hair from the outside of one of the sections and bring over to join the other section. Then do the same on the other side, taking a small section from the outside and bringing it over.

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Keep wrapping the hair over

Step four: Continue this method, pulling the plait tight each time you bring the piece of hair over to the other section. When you run out of hair, start again using hair which has already been wrapped over in the plait.

Step five: Secure with a clear band and gently pull the plait apart – working from the top down.

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The messy bun

Perfect for: Mid-length to long hair

What you’ll need: A brush, Fudge Urban texturising spray, a clear hair band, Fudge Urban Hair Art and an old towel

Step one: Apply the texturising spray and backcomb the roots to add body.

Step two: Spray the hair from the mid-lengths with Hair Art, covering your shoulders with an old towel and blending with a brush. You can use several colours for a rainbow effect.

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Spray hair first then bring into a low pony

Step three: Pull hair to the back of your neck, gather the hair and twist it round into a loose bun, securing with a hair tie.

Step four: To finish, pull out some loose strands to frame your face and create a messy, undone look. Add in some more Hair Art in a swirling motion to the bun for a pop of colour.

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Spray in some more colour here if you want a bolder finish

The Hun

Perfect for: Mid-length to long hair (or, use this technique on both sides on shorter hair to create a Miley Cyrus look)

What you’ll need: Clear elastic hair bands, Fudge Urban Hair Art, an old towel

Step one: Separate hair into layers and spray the lower layers with hair chalk to create a dip-dyed effect (as before).

Take the top layer of hair, twist and secure into a bun

Take the top layer of hair, twist and secure into a bun

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Step two: Gather a small section from the hair’s top layer. Make sure the hair is separated from the same point on each side so it looks neat and symmetrical.

Step three: Twist the section of hair into a small bun on the top of the head, and secure with one or two hair bands.

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