Why Hair Stencils Are The Arty 24Hr Festival Hair Trend We're Feeling For 2017

The jazziest way to get your festival beauty on, hair stencils mean you can have rainbow spotty hair one day, regular 'do the next

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It's still early, but already 2017 is proving an epic year for awesome hair.

With everything from kirby grip hair art, and rainbow hair extensions making a return to the runway, to celebs dying their hair every pastel colour under the sun, there's never been a better time to embrace those experimental festival hair vibes.

The latest trend taking over our Instagram feeds? Hair stenciling.


We'll be honest, this isn't exactly a new trick - it's been doing the rounds for a while now, but the latest batch has taken things up a notch, with the most intricately precise patterns and shapes that are more hair art than anything else.

Check out the creations of California based hairstylist, Janine Ker (@janine_ker_hair):

And this one...

And one more for good luck...


Then there's London stylist Brad Baker (@bradbaker), whose playful designs are festival season gold:

daydream! 🙆💭☁☁☁☁ #bespoke #hair #colour #london #fluffyclouds #wahnails @bleachlondon

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Want to give it a go? The good thing is that you don't need to be the next Picasso to get it right.

It's simply a case of resting a stencil against your hair and applying a coloured hair spray over the top to leave behind your chosen pattern.

We'd imagine things get messy pretty quickly, so maybe give this one a go in the shower so if (ok, when) you paint outside the lines, you can easily wash any mess down the plughole. Genius.

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