Fancy Festival Hairstyles To Beat The Heat At #EssenceFest

June 30, 2014  |  
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Summer is great for fashion, but it’s also a fun time to experiment with your hair. If you’re looking for inspiration when you want to make your strands stand out, those curls pop, and those tresses shine, but don’t want the heat to weigh your hair down, we’ve got you covered! Here are eight fancy festival hairstyles to beat the heat at #EssenceFest this fourth of July weekend, presented by SheaMoisture.

Mega Updo

You did notice we said fancy right? Nothing says “I have arrived” like an intricate updo that’ll have everyone asking, “did you do that yourself??”

Side Bun

A messy side pony or bun is always an edgy choice when you want to switch up your normal 9-5 secretary bun.

‘Fro’d Out

Summer festivals are all about good vibes and being free and what better way to get in the spirit than by letting your coils flow wild in the wind?

Goddess Braids

Every queen deserves a crown and a braided crown is the perfect look to wear to ward off frizz on a humid day and look like royalty.

The top knot

Long live the top knot. This ever stylish look is the ultimate on-the-go look for medium-to-long hair. Keep it as constructed or deconstructed as you want.


Taking a little extra time to fashion a fishtail braid gives you a stylized take on the regular run-of-the-mill braid situation.


Take the french twist or any other updo to the next level with a funkier version a la Janelle Monae. Flat twisted sides swept up into a larger twist, bun or puff give you a style you can wear for a few humid days in a row.

Angela Simmons

Try this summer’s biggest trend: a floral crown. Trust us it’ll bring out the beautiful hippie in you.

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