Whether you’re a Glastonbury goddess or a Reading rock chick, music festival beauty maintenance can drive you barmy. Busting brilliant moves can transform the coolest chick to a sweaty Betty.
So here are five top tips to keep you looking legendary whatever the weather
Keep it simple
Hippy hairstyles were de rigeur at this year’s Glastonbury. And if you want a fast-track to terrific festival hair then keeping it simple is the ideal solution.
Plait long locks and add a flowery headband for a final flourish. This low-maintenance look is perfect for partying to the vibes of Chic and Ed Sheeran.
And if it rains you can even stick a bucket hat over this barnet and still look sassy.
Rock star chic
If you’re heading to Reading you might want a bolder style that’ll survive mosh-pit madness intact.
Daisy Lowe’s dark locks and full fringe are the epitome of rock star chic — pack a magic wand from Mark Hill in your rucksack to maintain this style while you rock out to the likes of Kasabian, Major Lazer and Muse.
And if you’re willing to shell out for luxury camping you can even have a hot shower and access to a pamper tent.
Don’t get sunburned
Festival sunburn is no tall tale.
So if you don’t want to end up looking like a lobster while you’re skanking to Toots and the Maytals at the Boomtown Fair make sure you pack sun protection.
Painful looking tan lines don’t look hot in the coolest music crowds.
If you’re a raver looking to perfect the running man to the likes of Martin Solveig or Fatboy Slim at Creamfields be sure to pack plenty of water.
And a rehydration spray will keep your looking fresh too — be sure to stash one safely in your backpack.
Alcohol gets the party started, but if you want to keep raving until the sun goes down you’ll need energy — quench that thirst so you don’t flag before the headline finale.
Get ahead with a hat
Another way to stay beautiful while you boogie is to grab yourself some funky headgear. A hippy-style floppy sunhat is ideal for some genteel grooving at the back of the crowd, but if your style is a bit more manic you’re less likely to lose a snazzy snapback.
It looks like Lord Buckethead stole the headgear show at this year’s Glasto but maybe he’s looking for a lady to join him next year?
If you follow these top tips for festival fierceness you’ll be the coolest chick in any crowd.
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