Hair trends

Carolyn Newman’s Glastonbury Hair Trends

by Sian Jones / last updated July 1, 2022


Glastonbury, the major event of the British summer is a chance to check out the latest hair trends from both festival goers and celebs alike, and 2022’s crowd did not disappoint.

Thousands of festival goers flocked to Glastonbury over the weekend to enjoy the biggest festival of the summer for the first time in two years and the came out in style. From bucket hats, glittered hair and beards, brightly coloured wigs and wefts to long wefts braided in to create long, chunky plaits and twisted up-dos, we asked International Colour Educator and Expert, Carolyn Newman, to give us her run down of her key looks from this years’ festival.

Tousled Waves

Laura Whitmore rocked tousled waves with beady safety pin braids, hand made accessories by Sophie Sugarman from The Mane Style. We will be seeing a lot of this at festivals and parties, so instead of the ribbons or feathers that were previously the popular festival look, we will see customised braids and accessories using beads and safety pins clipped into the hair. My recommendation is starting with stronger curls on day one and clients will find that the next day their hair will have a more tousled wave which will last. Using a dry paste or wax scrunched into the hair will also give more movement and texture.

Laura Whitmore

Twisted Up-do

The twist has taken over from the french plait and can be worn tight or loose with soft strands of hair and suits most face shapes. This look works well the next day after washing, just prep the hair with dry shampoo or a powder puff spray to give the hair volume at the roots which means it will go up (and stay up) easily.  I loved both Jo Whiley and Lily Allen’s outfits but it was great to see Jo Whiley in a gorgeous Stella McCartney dress to introduce Paul McCartney on stage.

Jo Whiley

Lily Allen

Star Style

Celeste debuted a dramatic star hairstyle, huge applause to her hairdresser who created this star shape which stayed in place for her whole set but didn’t look heavy or dull with products.


Chunky Plaits

We have seen a lot of fine plaits in a nod to the 90s in the last few months, but it’s nice to see the chunky plait plait making a comeback, as seen on Joy Crooks. This popular look makes a statement, and if clients have fine hair you can recommend a coloured weft to make it look chunky.

Joy Crookes

Blonde Transformation

I love how Lorde is experimenting with her hair and the rawness of this shade, imperfection is the new perfection. This colour change requires commitment to time, very regular colour appointments and dedication to good home care with strengthening and moisturising treatments to maintain the hair health, especially for those clients who are preparing for festival season!


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