ghd Festival Hair Trends

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Now Coachella is over for another year, stylists Patrick Wilson and Samantha Cusick look back at some of the biggest styles they created using ghd’s new Festival collection, and select their favourite looks from the festival.

Hair Chains and Embellishments - Sam Cusick

Whether adorned and plaited into a braid or added throughout the hair to jazz up a pony, hair chains were rife at Coachella 2019. Inspired by Balmain and Christina Siriano’s AW19 fashion week shows, the looks stood out from the Chella crowd. Similar to trends that have been seen on the catwalks, for Coachella it was all about embracing the natural texture of each girl’s hair, maintaining movement in the hair using the ghd festival collection and adding adornment, beads, chains and rings as the finishing touch.

Sam’s top tip for using KELA chains:

Make sure you style your hair before adding accessories. I recommend creating loose waves with the platinum+ styler and then dressing the hair with accessories once the waves have cooled and set.

In homage to Ariana Grande, hair rings were also a huge trend at Coachella with a variety of styles shown across the weekend being adorned with metallic rings. Whether they were delicate and intricate rings which were woven into braids, added along partings or worked into the centre piece of the style to grab attention, hair rings were a huge trend this year.

As seen on: Lucy & Lydia Connell, Ashley Tisdale and Marta Carriedo


Rainbow Hues - Patrick Wilson

Adding colour to your hair is a simple but really great way to mix up your look over the festival season. Whether adding coloured hair extensions, braiding ribbon or thread into the hair or using chalk spray as a quick fix, colour is a super cute way to ‘festival’ your look. Key colour hues spotted across the festival included a mix of shocking blue and voodoo blue, ultra violet, neon green and hot pink.

As seen on: Jasmine Sanders, Cardi B, Winne Harlow, Beatrice Aidin and Pixie Lott


Waves for Days - Sam Cusick

Effortless, loose waves were a popular trend at iconic festival Coachella this year. Soft waves that fell around the face and over the shoulders for a carefree and effortless appearance dominated the crowds. Break the mould and forget about pristine perfection - let effortless styling be your staple this festival season. Keep your look relaxed with loose tousled waves that epitomise the coveted carefree festival style. It’s all about hair you can shake out and mess up to create your desired look.

Sam’s how-to on effortless waves:

  1. Starting at the nape of the neck, take a small horizontal section and place the ghd platinum+ festival styler facing downwards at the root.
  2. Close the plates and rotate half a turn towards the back of the head and glide the styler through the hair.
  3. Repeat the technique through the head, alternating the direction of the curl by rotating the styler in the opposite direction each time for a more un-done look.
  4. Once all the hair is styled, dress the hair by gently running your fingers through the waves.

Top Tip: Shaking out the hair with your fingers will add more volume and texture and create more of an effortless finish!

As seen on: Maya Jama, Lucy Connell and Jasmine Tookes

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