We love all of the fun hair trends coming out of Coachella which is why we are so excited to share the step-by-steps for all of these looks, from boxer braids to baby buns! We teamed up with the Nine Zero One crew on their chic Beauty Coach bus as they created these glittery hairdos on different celebrities and festival-goers. See below for pictures of the hairstyles and step-by-steps to get these looks at home or to wear to your next music festival!
Boxer Braids by Riawna Capri
Get The Look:
- Comb out hair and divide hair into two clean sections
- Begin on one side by making a small (one inch) pony tail at the top of the braid. (tip: Keep elastics somewhat loose so you will be able to pancake the braid out later)
- Make another small ponytail right below the first one. (tip: use a rat tail comb to section the hair for smooth and clean partings)
- Divide the first pony tail into two equal sections
- Take the second ponytail and clip it up in between the first pony
- Section out a third small pony tail right below the second, be sure to include the hair from the first pony tail into the third pony.
- Release the clip and repeat steps 4-6 down the rest of the head.
- Once you have reached the bottom of the head you will no longer need to add in hair, you will just continue the pull through braid throughout the rest of the pony. To do this, add an elastic to the top pony about two inches down.
- Next, make a hole in the middle of that two inch segment, and reach through the hole pulling through the bottom pony.
- Repeat steps 8 and 9 until you run out of hair.
- Repeat steps 2-10 on the other side of the head.
- Apply UNITE’s EXPANDA Dust all over the hair, this will be very helpful for expanding/or pancaking the braid and will also help the braid last.
- Pancake or expand each section to make the braid as big and full as you desire.
- Finish with UNITE’s SESSION-MAX Hairspray to lock this look into place.
Half-Up Braid by Denise Madrigal
Get The Look:
- Brush your hair thoroughly to make sure it’s tangle free and easy to work with.
- Part your hair down the center. Section out the desired amount of hair to frame your face.
- On one side start Dutch braiding downward and grabbing small sections from the top part (rather than both sides of the braid) and incorporate them into the braid.
- Once you’ve braided to the back of your head, clip it away. Do the same to the other side. Once you’ve met the other braid in the back carefully cross the strands together to make one braid and secure it with an elastic.
- Next, use UNITE’s EXPANDA Dust and lightly add it into the braid. Begin stretching or fluffing out the braid and secure with bobby pins.
- Next, use a Hot Tools curling iron to create beautiful beach waves. To finish the look use UNITE’s TEXTURIZA Spray on the waves and lock your entire look with their GO365 hairspray.
Baby Buns by Tabitha Duenas
Get The Look:
- Spray UNITE’s TEXTURIZA Spray into dry hair.
- Using tail comb, section hair down the center through to the nape.
- Smooth each half into high, tight pony tails with a Mason Pierson brush.
- Spray any flyaways with GO365 Hairspray. Using a fishtail technique, braid the legs of the ponytails.
- Powder the braids with EXPANDA Dust and distress with your hands.
- Wrap the braids into buns and secure with bobby pins.
- For the glitter part; dispense gel into a bowl and mix in your favorite color glitter. Use a synthetic paint brush to apply to the part.
Crown Braid by Brianna Colette
Get The Look:
- On dry hair apply UNITE’s TEXTURIZA Spray throughout hair.
- Create a side part, sectioning hair into two.
- Using the larger section of hair, begin French braiding at the hairline.
- Continue braiding all around the perimeter of the head.
- Finish braid and secure with hair tie.
- Lightly apply UNITE’s EXPANDA Dust throughout braid to give hair texture and hold.
- Place finished braid on top of head at hairline.
- Tuck tail of braid into braid on head. Secure with bobby pins.
- Apply glitter into braided hair. Finish by adding a pre-made flower headpiece like this one made by @lauren.anewleaf.