We are just a few days away from the official start of festival season, aka Coachella. Whether you’ve got tickets to the big festival or you’re going to hit up other music events this season, you will know that it’s as much about your look as what you’re going to see. And your festival beauty look is as important as your boho outfit. While floral crowns and Flash Tattoos are always festival staples, glittery hairstyles are becoming another festival essential. It started with glitter roots, and the sparkly looks just keep getting more and more creative.
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If you want to add some glitter into your festival look, here are 12 glittery hairstyles that will make you shine bright during all of your summer festivals:
1. Boxer Braids with Chunky Glitter
Boxer braids are a brilliant festival hairstyle because they keep your hair out of your face and they work with greasy roots. Throw some chunky glitter in the mix, and you have your new go-to festival look.
2. Wavy Buns with Gold Glitter
You don’t need to have a sharp part for glitter roots to work. This soft look and the sparkle work so well together.
3. Falling Glitter
How pretty is this? It shows that you don’t have to only focus the glitter on your roots.
4. Double Glitter Parts
Why stop at one glitter part? This look earns extra points for coordinating the glitter with the eye makeup.
5. Half-Up Space Buns with Star Sparkles
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Before I bleached my roots last time! This in my natural length without my beloved @vpfashion extensions 🌸⭐️ (Also, why do I LOVE roots on literally everyone else but I’m so obsessed with bleaching my own? 😭 (also also, I added those stars on with a sticker app because I put glitter on my roots trying to embrace them and it photographed to look like dandruff 😂))
Here’s your proof that you don’t need a ton of glitter to make an impact. A few silver stars will do the trick.
6. Sparkly Zigzag Part
What’s better than a zigzag part? A zigzag part that’s covered in multicolored glitter, that’s what.
7. Coordinating Roots and Ends
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Are you rocking an ombre hair color? Tie everything together by matching your hair glitter to your dyed ends.
8. Double Buns with Cascading Glitter
Take your face glitter and extend it back into your hair for a cohesive finish.
9. Glitter Side Part
Glitter roots aren’t just for those with long hair. If you’ve got shorter locks, try enhancing a deep part with a mix of different sparkles.
10. Understated Glitter
More glitter isn’t always better. This falling glitter looks like fairy dust thanks to the way only a pinch has been sprinkled on the top of her head.
11. Glittery Undercut
Whether you have an undercut or you’re wearing your hair pulled up in a bun or a ponytail, promise us that you’ll try this look out.
12. Braided Buns with Mixed Glitter Roots
Braids plus space buns equals gorgeous. However, braids plus space buns plus chunky glitter equals genius.
Women's Hairstyles Expert, Contributing Editor
Born with a blow dryer in hand into a family of hairdressers. Amy consults for leading beauty brands and has trained personnel at cosmetic salons. Her repertoire of editorial work includes brands like Salon Today, Hairstyle Guide Magazine, and New Beauty.