Braided or pinned up: O'zopft is!
Is the outfit for your visit at the Oktoberfest ready? Is the dirndl, blouse and apron perfect? Then you can start thinking about the perfect Wiesn hairstyle. Braided, twirled and pinned up - at the Oktoberfest you can always admire particularly artfully prepared heads and hairstyles. Whether you wear your hair short, long or medium-length, with a few simple steps and the right accessories, you'll be in the mood from head to toe.
No old plait: braided hairstyles are in vogue
Braiding is not witchcraft, even if particularly elaborate hairstyles suggest the opposite. Many of the most popular Dirndl hairstyles are braided, which also looks great with bob or shoulder-length hair. If you have fine hair, it's best to use a curling iron before braiding to create extra volume. Hair professionals use salt or sugar spray or dry shampoo before styling to give the hair more grip. There are at least as many types of braided pigtails as there are tents at the Oktoberfest. The herringbone braid is particularly popular and can be worn classically at the back of the head or on the side. This hairstyle gets that certain something when individual strands are loosely pulled out. This makes the look more playful. The French braid, which is the basis of many other hairstyles, the braided wreath and the braided fringe are also high in the braided hairstyle charts. The latter also works well with less long hair and goes perfectly with the dirndl.
Matching accessories to dress up
The Wiesn is colourful. That's why everything that matches the rest of the Oktoberfest outfit is allowed in the hair accessories. Flowers in all variations are particularly popular. These can be individual flowers that are stuck into the hair, but also flower hair bands that can either be worked into the open hair or into the finished hairstyle. The rule here is: less is more. By the way, the perfect accessory for those who either don't have the time or don't feel like doing their hair is the traditional hat. It's a lifesaver for bad hair days. It comes with feathers, bows, plain, chequered and in all colours. But when buying a traditional hat, make sure you get one that really looks like Oktoberfest and not carnival.
Wiesn tent, 8 p.m., 30 degrees: The Dirndl hairstyle holds up
A Dirndl hairstyle has to put up with a lot. Wind, weather, rides and then all the dancing, plus high humidity and heat in the tent. So don't skimp on hairpins and clips for updos. It's important to find the right balance between the threat of a headache from having your hair pinned up too tightly and losing it. Hairspray, not too little, provides additional hold for all hairstyles. If your (loose) hair starts to go down after a few hours but you're still in the mood to party, here are a few first aid tips. If your mane is hanging flat, volumising powder can help. It freshens up and gives your hair volume back. Simply rub a small amount of it into your hands and massage it into the areas where you want more volume.This way, the hair is guaranteed not to lose its bounce even when dancing to the 12th Wiesn-Hit!