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3 summer colour hair trends for the 2013 festival season

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Well, we’ve finally seen a glimpse of the warmer weather, and here at Barrie Stephen that’s enough to get us turning our thoughts to wellies, live music, afternoons in the sun and most importantly, festival style. We’ve all been amazed with the snaps of lovely ladies and gents strolling around the Coachella festival in Palm Springs and it has certainly turned our attention to what we are going to be seeing as the UK festival season kicks off. With this in mind, we thought it was now time to look ahead to the hair colours that are bound to be rocking the festival world to give you a few ideas for an amazing, on-trend summer look!

The ice cream parlour palette

A beautiful array of candy hues is certainly making waves in the industry and you can be sure to see some incredible shades gracing the hair of the festival elite this year. Coachella regular Kelly Osbourne leads the way with her flawless lilac tresses that have just a touch of silver seen glinting as the light hits her hair, but fresh for 2013 we will also be seeing flashes of striking Raspberry and Blueberry too.

Style Tip: Think ice cream parlour, think 1950s fashion. Team beautiful candy coloured hair with 50s inspired skirts, brightly coloured sunglasses, and eye-catching red lips!

Heading back to 90’s grunge

2013 is all about paying homage to the Grunge scene of the 1990s with grown out colour taking centre stage. The key to the look is to keep hair looking unfinished with plenty of movement, texture and braided detail as the Hilton sisters effortlessly display here as they take in Coachella. Allow darker roots to grow through with lighter ends and recreate the grunge era with ease by spraying a little texturizing spray to the ends and allowing hair to dry naturally for that desirable edgy finish. Perfect for getting ready in a tent!

Style Tip: 90s Grunge was all about highly wearable fashion; a worn-looking band vest teamed with a denim jacket will perfect the look. If you have lighter hair then. If you have lighter hair then be sure to pack a colour bug, the ideal way to get the dip-dye look without any commitment. Choose from an array of bright colours and simply wash out when you’re done!

Keeping it sharp

Festival hair doesn’t always have to be about long wavy locks and braids! The late, great Vidal Sassoon was the king of super sharp crops and bobs and this Mod look can be maintained at Glasto, Reading or whatever festival you are heading too. The key is to book in for a cut right before you go to make sure lines are both sharp and clean. A stash of hairpins to sweep a heavy fringe to one side and lock into place for the day is essential, as is dry shampoo (especially for the last couple of days!)

Style Tip: Dramatic eyes are synonymous with the Mod era so remember to pack your blackest eyeliner! Stick to fitted, androgynous clothing choices and you will complete the look perfectly.

A final word

Our trend forecaster and resident Art Director Neil Smith says; “2013 is all about the merging of eras, and what better place to showcase this than at a music festival?! With a line-up of acts from eras past and present including The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury, it really is the perfect setting to experiment with styles that transcend time such as 50s Glamour, 60s Mod and 90s Grunge.”