Brace yourself, Coachella season is upon us. The annual California fest just started, and people are already wearing ‘Chella underwear and styling dreamcatchers in their hair (that would be Vanessa Hudgens). But you don’t have to have fringe shorts or a VIP wristband to get #coachellavibes.
Sometimes all you need is a good braid. That’s why we called upon hair pro Sarah Potempa, a.k.a. Lea Michele and Reese Witherspoon‘s go-to-braid guru and the founder of the Beachwaver, to show us how to style three easy-to-wear Coachella-ready braids. She created a look for every skill level — just watch and learn.
1. The Dutch Hun Braid
Skill level: Easy
Your go-to half-up topknot is already festival-appropriate, but this easy update will amp up your braid game in just a few minutes.
2. The Ear Cuff Pigtails
Think of this look—two plaits wrapped around her ears—as the modern pigtails.
Skill level: Medium
3. The Double Fishtail Bun
Brush up on your fishtail skills because this double dutch fishtail look is maxed out Coachella. And don’t forget to get your flower crowns ready — this look is perfect topped with a fresh ring of blooms.
Skill level: Hard
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