Carolyn Newman’s Glastonbury Hair Trends
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!