Summer has officially arrived and for many of us, this mark of the beginning of the summer is an exciting reminder that it is time to get ready for festival season.
Preparing for a festival can be a rather daunting and time-consuming process. You have to consider whether it’s worth bringing that extra outfit and wonder how to keep comfortable in the muddy campsite. All whilst channelling Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s bohemian Coachella look or Kate Moss and Alexa Chung’s effortless Glastonbury style. It all sounds like an impossible task but here are four fabulous festival tips to help you through the weekend:
- Greasy, frizzy or dirty hair is bound to occur at an outdoor festival that is subjected to the unpredictable British weather. A great way to manage your hair before you head off on your three-day trip is to have it braided professionally. At an affordable price of £15, the walk-in Braid Bar Hershesons that is situated in the Oxford Circus branch of Topshop (there are other branches around London and Birmingham) offers a range of plaits. However, if none of the hairstyles appeal to you the Braid Bar provides a personalised service allowing you to create your own braid that is ‘off the menu.’ Braids are the perfect long lasting, low maintenance and timesaving look. (For more information visit the Hershesons website at www.hershesons.com/braidbar/).
- During the festival, you will undoubtedly get sweaty and muddy. Usually the festival will have either no shower facilities or the showers will be miles away and with a queue that is far too long. This means dry shampoo and multiple packets of wet-wipes are crucial items for your festival survival kit. These products are your saviours as a quick and practical shower alternative.
- Clothing wise, one word: wellies. They are a festival footwear necessity in keeping your feet dry and providing essential grip. Tying plastic bags around your shoes as a method of preventing water getting into them is a bad idea. Plastic bags give you no grip making it much more likely that you will fall in the mud. Invest in some wellies.
- Beauty wise, booking an appointment for eyebrow and eyelash tinting can make your life so much easier when applying make-up in your tent later. This timesaving can be crucial in mean you do not miss the main act you have been wishing to see. Eyebrow tinting also means you can achieve those bold statement brows, Cara Delevingne’s signature look and one of the biggest beauty trends, much easier without having to use an eyebrow pencil.
However, although everyone wants to look good at a festival, what really is more important is to enjoy yourself.