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Festival hair: fishtail plait vs long and loose waves

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Fishtail plait vs Beach waves

With the summer comes our favourite events of the year, music festivals! Whether it's the rock chick or boho babe look you're going for, your hairstyle is a crucial element to your outfit. But which of these hairstyles will you be teaming up with your look this summer, fishtail plaits or long and loose waves?

Fishtail plaits

The look: Plaits are always a good look to go for when it comes to keeping your hair looking cute and tidy at the festival. They're also a great method for covering up oily roots and second day hair. The fishtail, or mermaid, plait is perfectly versatile and just the hairstyle for channelling rocker, boho and urban styles. There really is a look to suit any style.

Achieve it: The trick to creating a fishtail plait is to use two strands of hair instead of three and to plait individual strands over the lengths of your hair. Wear your fishtail braid over your shoulder to help emphasise it and show off just how amazing a braider you really are! Get creative with your fishtail plait by switching your parting from central to side, or loosening it up, which really helps to create the illusion of texture and volume in your hair.

A note from the editor: Everyone's still raving on about boxer braids, which we love atHair Trend News, but it's nice to see something a little different being sported this festival season. We reckon this hairstyle would look perfect teamed up with jewelled hair accessories or bandana headbands.

Long and loose waves

The look: Let yourself and your hair go as you rock out to your favourite band! Long and loose waves are and always have been the ultimate boho babe hairstyle of the summer. This laid back look channels 70s rock and roll vibes and is easily styled on both long, medium length and short hair.

Achieve it: Apply a texturising spray before creating waves with a heat styler. Finish the look off with a holding spray. Go full on rock chick by teaming up your waves with high-waisted denim shorts, a vintage kimono and the biggest pair of sunglasses you can find!

A note from the editor: We're envisioning pretty flower crowns being sported with this long and loose boho look this summer.

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