Music festivals are great to let loose, enjoy some music and summertime fun. However they're also several days of less than optimal sleep and personal hygiene, all while trying to look your best, or at least somewhat presentable. It's a struggle.
I decided to ask music festival insiders for their festival grooming packing lists and tips. The amazing team at KAABOO Del Mar was kind enough to help me out. First a caveat, KAABOO is not your typical music festival. If you're hitting middle-age (like me) and yearn for a little more comfort, cleanliness and good food, this is for you.
It's a curated mix of music, art, comedy and cuisine that runs September 14-16 on the beautiful beach of Del Mar, California. Plus the music is top-notch — headliners for 2018 include Halsey, Imagine Dragons, N.E.R.D., Katy Perry and Wiz Khalifa.
That said, despite all the emphasis comfort and cleanliness, it's still 3 days in the sun with lots of partying, not so much sleep so I asked their team how they cope.
VP Business Development
Festival Packing List:
Pro-Tips: Additional Items
2 Key Grooming Items for Music Festivals:
I think one of the most important things one can have on-hand is deodorant and/or some sort of scent spray. We’ve all experienced that insecure feeling when you are a little too aware of your own body odor after a night (or day) of partying, and it can be so easily remedied if you are prepared with something to combat a potentially embarrassing smell! If it comes down to an internal game of “would you rather”, I’d rather have a strong spray scent than a strong BO scent.
Pomade is important for maintaining your hair, even after bouncing and spinning for hours on end at a festival. If you are feeling a little “messy” on the inside, you can still keep it classy on the outside.
Social Media Strategist
Festival Grooming Packing List:
Social Media Intern
Festival Grooming Favorite:
It has solid hold with natural look and feel. It makes my hair hold well but not to the point of making my hair feel crusty. It's a very natural feeling.