Hair Styles Featured

Whether it is for the numerous music festivals coming up or if you just want to keep cool in Singapore’s insufferable heat, there is no better time than to figure out how to keep your hair out of your face and hopefully off your neck, too!

But before resorting to your usual ponytail and bun (boring!), hear us out: here are 17 best festival hairstyles for every length you can try out instead that does just the trick. Elastic bands not (necessarily) needed!

You have short hair? Start from #1. Medium-length? Move ahead to #6. Long-hair lasses will find your styles from #10!

Short hair styles

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1. Headband braid

Hair Styles That Keep Hair Out Of Face Short Braided Headband

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One of the best festival hairstyles out there? A headband braid. It works perfectly on piecey, stubborn bangs that won’t stop falling into your face and is really simple to do, too. Just grab the chunk of hair right by your hairline, invert-braid it (where you braid the strands under each other rather than over) and finish up by sliding a hair pin in. Voila!

Check out the full tutorial here.

2. Half bun

Hair Styles That Keep Hair Out Of Face Half Bun

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Skillfully get hair out of your face with a artfully messy half bun. Not only does it add volume to limp locks, but it is also super easy to achieve. One of the top contenders when it comes to best festival hairstyles out there for shorter locks? Check!

Check out the full tutorial here.

3. Braided top knot

Hair Styles That Keep Hair Out Of Face Braided Top Knot

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Perfect if you’re looking for an edgier ‘do, this braided top knot has just the right amount of texture and volume, keeping your hair out of your face all whilst looking effortlessly cool. It may look a little complicated, but trust us, it’s simpler to get this look than you think.

Check out the full tutorial here.

4. Messy textured pony

Hair Styles That Keep Hair Out Of Face Messy Textured Pony

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We know, we know — we said no ponytails, but it’s different when it’s quite so stylish. Add volume to short tresses by spraying some texturising spray along your roots before scooping hair up into a low pony, making sure to pull some strands free by the side (not the front, as that defeats the purpose) to frame your face artfully. Tres chic!

Check out the full tutorial here.

5. Side braid with hair rings

Hair Styles That Keep Hair Out Of Face Side Braid With Hair Rings

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One of the newest hair trends to hit music festivals as of late? Hair rings. And with it, this incredibly versatile style that works on just about any hair length. With it considered to be one of the best festival hairstyles around, the peek-a-boo side braid with hair rings slid through it is guaranteed to get heads turning wherever you go. You can soften the look by spacing out the number of rings in your braid, too, or curling the edges of your hair just slightly.

Check out the full tutorial here.

If you have medium length hair…

6. Dutch braid pigtails

Hair Styles That Keep Hair Out Of Face Double Dutch Braid Pigtails

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Who says you have to have super long locks to get this trendy dutch braid look? It’s actually super cute on mid-length locks, too, and it keeps your hair out of your face effortlessly. Don’t worry if you seem some stray strands poking out here and there— the look works best if it’s just slightly messy anyway.

Check out the full tutorial here.

7. Half up space buns

Nope, you don’t have to miss out on the quintessential space bun trend just because you have shorter hair! Known to be one of the best festival hairstyles, the half up space bun look is perfect for those with mid-length locks. Curl the loose sections to add some texture and wave to your tresses to complete the look. Feeling particularly adventurous? Add some glitter on your hairline for that Coachella vibe. Perfect for all those music festivals you’re going to be attending!

Check out the full tutorial here.

8. Middle part braids

Hair Styles That Keep Hair Out Of Face Centre Part Braid

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Inspired by Kate Bosworth’s super cool Coachella hair look, this middle part braid look is great at keeping long, unruly fringes out of the way. You can even add glitter onto if you want a picture-perfect festival look. Make sure to tilt your chin down slightly so it shows up in your Instagram shots!

Check out the full tutorial here.

9. Pull-through braid

Hair Styles That Keep Hair Out Of Face Pull Through Braid

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A easy, fun hairdo that keeps your hair out of your face and off your neck, the pull-through braid earns top marks in terms of both style and functionality. Not only does it look great on those with mid-length hair, it also works amazingly on those with highlights. Let those peek through each ‘pull-through’ segment if you happen to have any!

Check out the full tutorial here.

If you have long hair…

10. Braided crown

Hair Styles That Keep Hair Out Of Face Braided Crown

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Long locks is going to look super cute all pulled up into a elaborate crown braid. Plus, this one has the added advantage of it being completely off your neck as well, making it ideal for Singapore’s hot and humid weather. Throw on some floral pins or cute hair accessories to jazz it up further!

Check out the full tutorial here.

11. Upside down braided bun

Hair Styles That Keep Hair Out Of Face Upside Down Braid Bun

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Add a little twist to the traditional bun by doing a inverted dutch braid leading up to it! Sure, you may need to spend some time with your hair dangling overhead to perfect this style, but it’ll be worth it, in the end. We recommend spritzing on some dry shampoo to get rid of grease before trying out this look— here’s a list of great ones that work in Singapore’s weather.

Check out the full tutorial here.

12. Bubble ponytail

Hair Styles That Keep Hair Out Of Face Bubble Pony

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Upgrade your typical pony into something a little more fun with this Princess Jasmine inspired bubble ponytail instead. You can even double up on this bubble ponytail and transform it into bubble pigtails if you’re aiming for something with a little more of a cutesy vibe! One of the best festival hairstyles out there? You betcha.

Check out the full tutorial here.

13. Pipe braid

Up your hair game by going for the hottest hair trend from Coachella this year— the pipe braid. A look that is half braid, half hair wrap and all style, it keeps hair off your face in what is possibly the most stylish way ever. You can even add a coloured cord in there to add some vibrancy to your tresses or go without, too! Either way, you’ll be the belle of the ball (or music festival, that is).

Check out the full tutorial here.

14. Dutch braid ponytail

Hair Styles That Keep Hair Out Of Face Dutch Braid Ponytail

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Trust us, this dutch braid ponytail is a lot simpler to achieve than it looks. Perfect for hiding limp, lifeless and second-day hair, all you really need for this look are hair elastics and a bobby pin or two if you’d like to secure any loose strands. Prefer a more loose, natural look? Pull some strands free, then! What’s better, is that it works for both a high ponytail or a low one, making it a exceedingly versatile style. Add this to your repertoire, STAT!

Check out the full tutorial here.

15. Braided pigtails

Hair Styles That Keep Hair Out Of Face Braided Pigtails

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An oldie but a goodie? The classic braided pigtails look. Update it by opting for a more complex braid (the fishtail, for example, or even the dutch) or spraying your tresses with a hint of crazy colour as you can see from the image above! Pinks and purples are always a good bet, especially if you have lighter coloured or bleached hair as a base.

Check out the full tutorial here.

16. Double braided buns

Hair Styles That Keep Hair Out Of Face Double Braided Buns

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The double buns look was big in the nineties, with them returning with a twist (or two) in 2018! Opt for this double braided bun look instead, which involves inverting two dutch braids and braiding upwards before twirling the remaining tresses up into two super cute buns. Feel free to scatter some hair glitter into your part to add some extra pizzazz and give it even more of a festival vibe than before!

Check out the full tutorial here.

17. Low chignon bun

Hair Styles That Keep Hair Out Of Face Low Chignon

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And when in doubt, opt for the simple and timeless chignon. Not only does it work for a variety of occasions, but it’s also really easy to achieve, with this soft, romantic updo working for just about face shape there is. Upgrade the look with a cute hair accessory like a hairband or floral crown for maximum festival vibes!

Check out the full tutorial here.

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