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Tips and Tricks | Cosmetology School LawrenceReady To Rock: This Summer’s Festival-Approved Hairstyles

What’s on your festival lineup this year? For our stylists at the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Lawrence, Kansas, hair is our number one priority this summer! No matter the venue or artist lineup, there’s no doubt you’ll want both a cute and comfortable hairstyle suitable for rocking out amongst the crowds. Thankfully, we’ve found some simple, easy-to-execute festival hairstyles to keep you cool this season. Check them out below!

Party Pigtails

Add some bounce to your everyday updo with some festival-friendly party pigtails! Opposite of traditional, low-hanging pigtails, this Y2K-inspired style is an easy way to boost volume while keeping your hair out of your face. And the best part? It’s incredibly easy to achieve!

How To Achieve This Look:

  • Wash your hair and blow-dry until it is completely dry and ready to style.
  • Section off two small strands from the front of your hair to leave out of the top of the pigtails.
  • Grab one small elastic hair tie and secure the upper left section of hair into a tight pigtail.
  • Repeat Step 3 with the upper right-hand section of your hair.
  • Fluff your pigtails as you like until they are sitting comfortably on top of your head.
  • Secure the pigtails by adding additional elastic bands if necessary and spraying with a final mist of hairspray (our stylists recommend the Joico Beach Shake Texturizing Finisher); this way, you can dance the night away!

Celestial Hair Charms

Elevate your concert style with some celestial hair charms! No matter the style, whether you’re leaving your natural locks down, trying a trendy bubble braid, or holding your hair back with a high half-up, half-down, hair charms are the perfect finishing touch for any festival.

How To Apply Hair Charms:

  • Grab the hair charm and pull the “ring” part apart far enough that you can slip your hair between the opening. Be careful not to bend the ring out of a circular shape!
  • Choose the section of hair you wish to place the ring on and slowly push the open end of the ring onto your hair. Avoid pushing too quickly or with too much pressure, as this could potentially rip the strands of hair.
  • Press both ends of the ring back together so they form a uniform circle. This will keep the ring from falling out of your hair!
  • Twist the ring so that the seam is hidden in your hair. You can adjust this throughout the day as needed.

Bubble Braids

Forget about a standard braid—opt for a trendy bubble braid as a modern take on the timeless classic. Did we forget to mention? This simple style requires no actual braiding!

How To Achieve This Look:

  • Create a section of hair at the front of your head and use an elastic band to secure it into a small ponytail.
  • Clip this ponytail out of the way.
  • Take a new section of hair beneath the first section and use an elastic band to secure it into a small ponytail.
  • Release the first ponytail from its clip and tie it together with the second ponytail.
  • Create a bubble effect by pulling in the hair between the ponytails.
  • Repeat Steps 3 through 5 until you reach the end of your hair.
  • Once you have reached the bottom of your hair, attach an elastic hair tie to secure the end of the “braid”.

Festival Styles at the Student Salon


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Try your favorite festival-inspired looks at our student salon within the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Lawrence! Our students, under the supervision of licensed educators, can help you achieve these stunning summer styles that will keep you cute and comfortable all day long. Schedule an appointment with one of our experts today to get started!

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