On Sunday I was invited down to The Painted Lady in Shoreditch by Panasonic Styling, to get my hair festival ready for a day at Lovebox. We all got to choose from a list of festival friendly styles, and our lovely stylists got to work armed with the new Panasonic Nano hairdryer and nimble fingers skilled at braiding.
Kat from talesofapaleface.com got a gorgeous up-do with braids snaking around her head. I was going to get this, but changed at the last minute so that we didn't have exactly the same!
Jayne from jayneskitschen.co.uk went a bit off piste from the usual festival theme and chose one of The Painted Lady's signature vintage vixen styles.
My 'do' in progress.
And my finished style. My hair was dried into a side parting and the front was plaited before the rest was curled with ghds and set with loads of hairspray.
Heather (@fluffypinkystar) got a pretty amazing braid that went all around her head in super-quick time - this was done in about ten minutes flat - seriously impressive!
Laura from lauraloubeauty.blogspot.co.uk got a side braid and some bouncy volume ready for her to add clip-in extensions.
And our lovely host for the day Gina got the same.
With our hair festival ready we donned our sunglasses and floral crowns (okay that was just Jayne), and jumped into the back of a taxi to make our way to Victoria Park. That's where the glamour ended really - Lovebox was dirty and dusty - very dusty, but the weather was gorgeous, the burgers were greasy and the drinks were ice cold. It was a fun way to spend a sweltering summer Sunday.
I can now finally say I've been to a festival! I'd certainly do it again, although I'd probably choose one where the music is a bit more of my usual kind of thing (joke of the day was me asking what time Michael Bublé was coming on) - Wireless would probably be one I'd like to do next year, and I have a absolute steadfast no camping rule, so I'm sticking to one day affairs only!
I'm currently trying out the same Panasonic Nano hairdryer that was used on our hair at the salon, so I'll be reporting back with all the details about that very soon.
What do you think of our festival hair?