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JCI Hair School: How to Wear Your Hair to Music Festivals



Well, it’s here. Festival season has officially started with Coachella kicking off this year’s music festivals in sunny California, bringing together crowds of hippies, hipsters and music lovers alike. Braids and waves will be at the forefront of the hairstyles we’ll see this summer. They lend to a very bohemian, undone, loose look. Try a large curling wand to achieve the soft waves we’re seeing, and run a smoothing brush through them. Finish with a large crown braid or multiple braids wrapped around each other for lots of texture.

Not great at braiding? That’s OK- the messier the better! For all of you short-haired and bob ladies, try this look by braiding the fringe down and across your forehead and pull it apart slightly to make it really stand out. Make sure you’re finishing this look with a soft hairspray, like Axis Werks dry finishing spray. Layer it for more hold. Side-parted or centre-parted, this look will be your quick and easy hairstyle this summer.

Hope to see you in Squamish and Pemberton this summer rockin’ these looks!



Blog contributor: Elissa Wolfe, JCI HAD Instructor

Hair Stylists and Colour Technicians are sought out in some of the most exciting and fast-paced industries in the world including film, fashion, TV and photography. The Hair Art Design Program at JCI is the only accredited hair school in BC approved for a 520-hour curriculum. The program is 20 hours per week and offers the option of morning, afternoon, evening or weekend classes so that students can work at their current jobs while retraining for a new career. Our faculty is comprised of top working professionals and guest instructors whose focus is on the future of hair. This is a modern program providing a strong foundation of cutting and colouring techniques.


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