Our Festival Favourites

Our Festival Favourites

The time has come to dust off your cowboy boots and pull out those trusty band tees because the festival season has well and truly begun! Whether you're attending some of the biggest music festivals in the UK or even globally, or maybe you’ve got a few small-town events lined up for the summer, this time of year screams vivid and vibrant and that’s exactly the motto we’re sticking to when it comes to our hair! 

We’ve already seen some festival hair inspiration from 2024 with the likes of Coachella kicking off the season with a bang; Megan Fox rocked a baby blue look at this year's event, whilst many other attendees took the chance to express their style through colour too. We know that whether you are attending one or ten festivals, there is plenty of preparation that goes into the aesthetic and vibe that you hope to perceive. In preparation for the UK’s biggest festivals, we’ve been speaking with the Manic Panic UK ambassadors and sponsored salons to find out what their festival hair favourites are from the Manic Panic UK collection. Take a deep dive into the world of our professionals and choose from the wild range of hair colours and essential hair care products that we think are perfectly festival-appropriate!

Featured Products

Vegan Friendly Aerosol-Free Travel-Size All Hair Types
Manic Panic 'Hair Freshener' Dry Shampoo
Manic Panic 'Hair Freshener' Dry Shampoo
Vegan Friendly Fragrance-Free pH-Balancing Formula All Hair Types
Manic Panic Hair Repair Mask 4oz (Mermaid 118ml)
Manic Panic Hair Repair Mask 4oz (Mermaid 118ml)
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Manic Panic Amplified™ Temporary Colour Spray (Cotton Candy Pink)
Manic Panic Amplified™ Temporary Colour Spray (Cotton Candy Pink)
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Manic Panic High Voltage® Classic Hair Colour 118ml (Electric Banana®)
Manic Panic High Voltage® Classic Hair Colour 118ml (Electric Banana®)
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Manic Panic High Voltage® Classic Hair Colour 118ml (Hot Hot™ Pink)
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Manic Panic High Voltage® Classic Hair Colour 118ml (Hot Hot™ Pink)
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Manic Panic Creamtones™ Perfect Pastel Hair Color 118ml (Sea Nymph™)
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Manic Panic Creamtones™ Perfect Pastel Hair Color 118ml (Sea Nymph™)
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Manic Panic Creamtones™ Perfect Pastel Hair Color 118ml (Dreamsicle™)
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Manic Panic Creamtones™ Perfect Pastel Hair Color 118ml (Dreamsicle™)
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Manic Panic Amplified Temporary Colour Hairspray (Wildfire)
Manic Panic Amplified Temporary Colour Hairspray (Wildfire)
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Manic Panic High Voltage® Classic Hair Colour 118ml (Electric Lizard™)
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Manic Panic High Voltage® Classic Hair Colour 118ml (Electric Lizard™)

The UV Hair Colours

It’s no surprise that the Manic Panic UV hair dyes were a festival favourite amongst most of our ambassadors and sponsored salons. Verity Clarke, Fruittii London and Harness & Mane each expressed a shared opinion about these eye-catching colours; UV hair dye adds an electrifying twist to the vibrant atmosphere of a festival. These colours don’t allow for blending in; their vivid tones gleam vibrantly in sunlight throughout the day and when the sunsets and the rave begins, their UV enhancements glow brightly under specialised blacklight making your hair a focal point throughout the whole event. 

The Manic Panic UV hair dyes are available in a range of transformative colours that are best applied on a level 10 blonde base to ensure that the neon effect really shines through when the lights go down. Our UV hair colours are available in several of our ranges including the High Voltage Classic Colour and Amplified Formula ranges.

 

 

Temporary Colour Hairspray

The festival season is the perfect opportunity to play around with colours in your hair but that doesn’t mean you have to commit to a new colour. At Manic Panic, we provide temporary colour hairsprays which are removed by simply washing your hair! Emma Pullen, Verity Clarke and Harness & Mane each mentioned how great this range is if you are looking to add some colour to your look. Available in five different colours and a glitter spray, this range transforms any hair colour by simply spraying the contents directly onto the hair. 

The Temporary Colour Hairspray range is a favourite amongst many adults but they also make a really exciting option for little ones too! Due to their temporary characteristics, children can easily have fun and experiment with colour in their hair and parents have no need to worry about any permanency. Try the funky hair design that you have been thinking about for your next festival and finish it off with a sparkle!

 

Creamtones Perfect Pastels 

Bohemian style is a classic during the festival period and we’re definitely a huge fan of the ethereal vibe that comes with this aesthetic. Both Harness & Mane and Fruittii London are fans of the Creamtones Perfect Pastels range from Manic Panic should you choose to explore a fairy-core approach to your festival look. This range features four pastel tones that provide dreamy results on a level 10 blonde base; perfectly suited to the atmosphere of folk festivals with their whimsical energy. 

Both salons also expressed their love for other lighter tones within the Manic Panic range such as Blue Steel Silver. The metallic silver tone of this shade is a festival favourite amongst many and creates a beautiful shine when applied to a level 10 base. 

 


There is a wide range of colours to choose from and we may be biased, but we believe each of the Manic Panic tones has a place within the festival season. Verity mentioned how the Atomic Turquoise shade is a firm favourite of hers for these types of events due to the captivating pigment that it provides; its vibrant blue tones shine equally as bright no matter the weather and give a mermaid-like essence to many festival looks! Fruittii London also chose a number of shades that they felt were fitting for a range of festival aesthetics and atmospheres:

Alternative Festivals - Grunge-inspired colours 

Vampire’s Kiss

Fuschia Shock

After Midnight

Mainstream Festivals - Crowd-Favourites 

Cotton Candy Pink

Cleo Rose

Blue Moon

Hair Care

If you are planning to attend each day of the festival, this could take you away from the showers for a good few days so your hair might be in need of some freshening up. Harness & Mane, Verity and Emma each agreed that the Manic Panic Hair Freshener Dry Shampoo is essential for any overnight festival event. Its travel-size container makes it easy to pop in your bag without taking up too much room and as a powder non-aerosol product, you can easily apply the product in crowds without causing any interference or harm to others. 

Thinking post-festival, Emma mentioned how she would be applying her Manic Panic Mermaid Hair Mask as soon as she was home. This ultra-hydrating hair repair mask is just what your hair will need after a few long days of sun exposure and not a lot of moisture; its specialised formula will bring strength back to your hair and promote healthy looking and feeling results. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Preparing for the festival season is both exciting and strategic; deciding the best route for you whether it is colour, longevity or hair care can be a task in itself but we hope that with our Manic Panic UK ambassadors and sponsored salons suggestions you will be able to make the right decision for you just in time! Should you need some festival inspiration, check out our Manic Panic ambassador and affiliate gallery for many ideas perfect for the season. Should you require any more tips on how to choose the right path for you this summer please feel free to message us on Instagram on @manicpanic_uk or contact our customer services team. 

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