One of the great highlights of the summer: Pitchfork Music Festival. A lineup of 46 eclectic artists, from M.I.A. to R. Kelly, The Breeders’ reunion to buzz band Savages, breezed through Chicago last weekend with memorable performances, including Bjork’s Tesla coil, which everyone was convinced brought on the lightning storm that cut her set short. While the music raged through Union Park over three humid days, we couldn’t keep our eyes off the brilliant lady performers and their stunning hair, which looked fab even as they whipped through their sets. Here are some of our favorite looks to provide a little inspiration for the rest of the fests still to come this year.
Solange’s au natural 'fro was a perfect accompaniment to her relaxed, dance pop set that reminded us of greats Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, and yes, even big sis Beyonce. (Check out Michelle H.’s guide to rocking the finger coil to get this look with just a few easy steps.)
Savages’ frontwoman Jehnny Beth rocks her short pixie cut, providing further evidence of her Annie Lennox inspiration. Then again, the French singer is always on the cutting edge, personal style, music or otherwise. (If you’re interested in this drastic ’do, check out this guide.)
Angel Olsen’s baby bangs are ideal for summer; stylish, but practical for keeping the hair out of your face. For Olsen, the look also adds a modern edge since she is often compared to vintage vixens like Patsy Cline. (Clip-on bangs are a good option if you’re not quite ready to make the cut.)
Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek had one of our favorite color jobs of the weekend: a dramatic tri-color ombré with the darkest shade at the roots, blonde in the middle, and light brown on the ends. The firecracker popsicle look was fitting for the hot sun that bore down on the crowd. (Get the lowdown on all things ombré with our here.)