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3 Medium Length Hair Looks for Festival Season That Are Wild & Free AF

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Every music junkie knows the real festival memories come from standing front row with your tribe, but planning out your dessert goddess look is part of the experience too – right down to the fashion, hair and glitter.  For festival season ’18, complete your OOTD with a hairstyle that screams wild and free. Here’s how to get three fast and fresh festival-ready looks with a little help from Bed Head Styling.

Beach Waves

Who says you can’t bring the beach to the dessert? Not only are beach waves trendy at every festival, but you don’t have to be wearing a bohemian wardrobe to pull it off either! For swoon-worthy waves, start the Wave Artist Ceramic Deep Waver at your roots and lightly clamp a small section of hair between the barrels, hold for a few seconds and work down. If you want something a little more customized – specifically adding crimp, tousles, or definition to your waves – step in with the A Wave We Go Adjustable Waver for extra oomph. This style is, like, honestly visionary.

Crimp Waves

Crimped waves are the real star of the street style scene, so make sure to add the Waveaholic Ceramic Waver to your packing list to achieve this look. This tool works for all hair types and is the perfect way to add a sexy, tight wave to your weekend. Just start the Waver at the crown of your head, and lightly clamp a small section of hair between the barrels and hold for a few seconds, working down. Can your gypsy soul even deal with this texture?


To unleash all the Vanessa Hudgens festival queen vibes, curly and carefree is the way to go.  Get stress-free styling with the Curlipops Reverse Tapered Tourmaline Ceramic Styling Iron, a super easy hot tool to use when you want bombshell waves on the bottom but sleekness on top. The tourmaline cuts out frizz (which is literally a life saver for second-day festival hair), plus it locks in maximum shine, so you can rock your mane masterpiece from day to night. Just take a 1″ section of hair and wrap it around the barrel, with the iron facing downward. Alternate curling each section left then right for a tousled look. Girl, these curls are a work of art.

Musical festivals are never short on hair inspiration. Just remember to make the maximum style impact by rocking a ‘do that’s uniquely you!

Gina was formerly the Beauty & Culture Editor at Her Campus, where she oversaw content and strategy for the site's key verticals. She was also the person behind @HerCampusBeauty, and all those other glowy selfies you faved. She got her start in digital media as a Campus Correspondent at HC Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she graduated in 2017 with degrees in English and Theater. Now, Gina is an LA-based writer and editor, and you can regularly find her wearing a face mask in bed and scrolling through TikTok.