Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Festival Braids, 2 Ways!

This weekend I was lucky enough to be invited along to V Festival in Chelmsford by the lovely people at Mark Hill. They were also super kind and styled my hair each day before the bands started. Both looks were braid-based, which is personally my favourite thing for a festival (practical, but cute!) I absolutely loved the results, so wanted to share the two looks they created for me with you all...

I arrived with freshly-washed hair in anticipation of 2 nights camping (and probably no chance to wash it!). For the first day their lovely stylist Lewis created an amazing twisted french braid that went from the top of my head, all the way around the back and to the opposite side. He pulled it all out so it was really messy and loose. It lasted all day (and actually looked pretty good the next morning too!)
The next day Lewis & I decided we wanted something fun and 'tribal' inspired. Lewis actually wanted to braid my whole head, but I managed to convince him that doing just one half would look cooler! He put in two tight braids down one side, but then split them in half at the nape of my heck to create 4 little plaits at the bottom, giving a faux side-shave look. Then he waved the other side using a big curling wand (I think it was this one - I'm definitely going to be hunting it down next time I'm in boots, cos I love the effect it gave!)
I had such a great time, so a HUGE thank you to Mark Hill for inviting me along! I also posted a little lookbook video from the weekend too, you can check it out below:
Let me know what you think! Which look did you prefer? What's your favourite look for a festival?
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76 comments

  1. You can never go wrong with braids! Love these hairstyles!



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  2. Think my favourite is the first look, but both are really cute and perfect for a festival! Hope you had an amazing time at V fest, would've loved to have seen JT! xx

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  3. So pretty, you both look stunning! I loved your festival video, it looked like you had an amazing time! x

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  4. Love both these looks! I really wanted to go to V Fest this year and think this will definitely be inspiration for my hair to go there next year!

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  5. I love both hairstyles, especially the second one, it's so cool and edgy!

    Seren x
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  6. I'm definitely going to be trying both of these :) x

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  7. Both of them look so nice, I really like the first one and I really wish I actually knew how to braid hair that well!

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  8. Looked amazing loved the video!

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  9. I adore the second look it's so pretty but edgy at the same time. Seems a perfect mix for you.
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  10. Your hair looks so great in all of the styles but I especially think you rocked the one with the braids on one side! Love it! Wish I had the skills to do things like this to my hair on my own!

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  11. The twisted French braid looks so cool and pretty! A nice way to keep hair out the face too. Would definitely love to try something like that, except I'm a bad French plaiter he he

    Ayesha xxx
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  12. Wow incredible braid styles!! =D
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  13. Love the first hairstyle! Don't think I could pull of the second one!

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  14. I love them all. espesh the 4 little plaits , they are so cute !. :) x

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  15. I think the second one is my favorite!! I really want to try it, I'll have to practice my braiding... :D

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  16. I'm loving braids at the moment, so simple and summery! X
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  17. I loveee the first one!!! I a going to try it :-)

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  18. I love the first look the most but they are all really fitting for summer and generally amazing and interesting looking! X

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  20. Such cute looks! Love them both! :)

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  21. Love the first braid, so pretty and unique! xx

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  22. OMG can you get any more perfect??? You look absolutely AMAZING!!!

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  23. I love them both! The second one is more rock chic :) I love plaits though it's so easy and quick :)
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  24. These hairstyles are fab! The braids suit you so well, perfect for summer as well as festivals :)

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  26. Love em both! Nice video too ;)

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  27. Love these styles
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  28. Love the braids. Would love it if you could check out my blog.

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  29. Fleur, your pics are always amazing!
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  30. You and Becky look gorgeous!
    Love festival braids xx
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  31. I love the first one! Braids are definitely the most practical hairstyle for festivals!

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  32. Great hairstyles!! <3

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  33. i love the look of the first braid!

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  34. I love the hairstyles they look so gorgeous ! You look so beautiful :)
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  35. I haven't really been a fan of braids, but I love this look as its a more edgy take on them!

    Annabel ♥
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  36. My hair is sitting on my shoulders and I'm so looking forward to it growing that bit more so I can do more with it, including braid it. The one around your head looks super cute.
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  37. Lovely hairstyles!

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  38. Love both of those looks! My favourite is the 1 braid though :) Hope you had lots of fun at the festival!

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  39. Love both looks! Definitely want to try out the first look on myself. www.blushingbetta.com

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  40. Wow, love the amazing braiding skill and styles! I'd love to try someday! And you look stunning, as always!

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  41. I like the braid on the right (in the first picture) the best!
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  42. both of the hairstyles look great :)

    emily xx

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  43. perfect
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  44. Going to try these lovely styles on my own hair, fab post XO

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  45. I love the first look! http://www.thepaarblog.com/

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  46. Id love to have the patience to recreate these looks! You look great Fleur! :) xx
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  47. You look lovely! I too went to V Fest! It was such an incredible weekend! I wish I had the opportunity to meet you!

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  48. Very pretty :)
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  49. These looks are so cute. Especially the first! Wish I was at Reading/Leeds this weekend so I could use your tips!

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  50. I LOVE both these looks ^-^ You have lovely hair :)

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  51. Your hair looks super cool!! wish i could do that x

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  52. I love the second look, it really suited you Fleur :)

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  53. I'm in love with the first hairstyle! I wish I was talented enough to be able to re-create it but I'm rubbish with hair haha!

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  54. Im really loving this look at the moments the first one is my fave !

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  55. Super cute! I need to learn some of this for my Lagertha cosplay!

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  56. I am literally in LOVE with the first look. That braid is amazing! xx

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  57. I love how they look!! These braids are superrr cute!

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  58. Loving the Twisted French braid! ♥

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  59. I love the first look.. Since I just straightened my hair I might just have to try it out! x

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  60. Love braided hairstyles - they look great! And your outfits are amazing, very inspiring x

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  61. Love the first braided style but the second one is really cool as well, it's too hard to pick a favourite! :)

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  62. Both styles look great but I think I like the first one best. Having a giant french braid wrapped around your head is an interesting and different way to do something so classic. I'm also partial to the side braid, anyway. :)
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  63. another couple of braid styles added to my never ending list. I like to change my hair everyday for school to take away from my aweful no makeup face dad doesn't let me wear it :( So these will look really cute and super useful for PE and dance days!!

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  64. Love these! Very edgy chic!!

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  65. The braids look amazing, and they truly are super duper practical, as I experienced this weekend myself as well. I really like your black leather jacket, it suits you so well! I think for the festival, less is truly more, basic make up, and clothes that don't get dirty quite quickly are the best choice. :) Oh, and glitter nail polish, a must!

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  66. loving this post. Check out my blog anitalovesbeauty.blogpost.com

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  67. I LOVE braids - as my latest blogpost would indicate! Love all of these styles, perfect for festivals too when your hair is in need of a good wash!

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  68. Love the lookbook! Did not the braids gave you headache after a while?
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  69. Loved both hairstyles! But my favorite is the second one, I loved it!

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  70. I wish i could do all those kind of braid by myself :D

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  71. I really liked the first hairstyle, and tried it on myself!

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  72. Oh, how lucky! I would love to attend that fest too! And your braids were lovely. I’m really a fan of braiding hair. :) Lizzie

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