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Imagine you’ve got your dirndl ready for the Oktoberfest, but something is missing. Then it occurs to you: ”How am I going to style my hair for this Bavarian festival?” There are so many hairstyles to choose from, but you want something not only easy to make but also classy.

While the Dirndl has undergone many style changes, the hairstyles accompanying the Dirndls have stayed consistent for centuries. For example, romantic braided hairstyles and feminine twisted buns are all still in vogue.

Trending Hairstyles for the Wiesen

Let’s see what hairstyles are the easiest and trendiest to make for this Oktoberfest season:

1.     Heidi Braids: Traditional Charm for Your Dirndl Look

Traditional Bavarian Heidi Braids, also known as Milkmaid Braids or Swiss Braids, have a literary reference. They are inspired by Johanna Spyri’s book Heidi, which takes place in the Swiss Alps. Initially, these braids became common in that region because of their practicality. Most women worked outdoors in rural areas, and Swiss braids kept their hair from falling onto their faces. It is only now that Heidi braids have become a fashion symbol that will add a spicy touch to your dirndl.

Braids symbolize purity and innocence in many cultures, just like Spyri’s fictional character, Heidi. With the advent of television and many media sources, Heidi braids gained traction among girls of all ages. Even celebrities like Taylor Swift and Blake Lively have been seen rocking these braids on red carpets, contributing to their quickly gaining prominence in fast fashion.

How to make do Heidi Braids?

Follow these steps to make the Heidi braids:

  • Start with clean and combed hair
  • Part your hair in two equal sections
  • Begin braiding one section of hair into a traditional three-strand braid starting from the nape of the neck. Repeat the same with the other section.
  • Once both sections are braided, cross them over your head along the hairline.
  • Secure the braids with bobby pins behind your ears, and your Heidi braids are ready.


2.     Twisted Half-up: Effortless Elegance for Oktoberfest 

The twisted Half-up hairstyle is a lovely way to infuse elegance with simplicity as it goes well with Bavarian lederhosen and German dirndl both. Combining this hairstyle with a Dirndl will make you feel like a Bavarian princess.

You can even accessorize it with fancy hairclips, decorative accents, and sometimes even flowers.

How to do a twisted half-up?

It’s straightforward to do this hairstyle:

  • Section your hair from the middle
  • Twist one section to the back and secure it with a pin
  • Now, do the same thing with the other section
  • Adorn with your favorite ribbons or pins and finish with a mist of spray

3.     Romantic Waves and Curls: Glamour for Your Bavarian Ensemble

If you prefer a softer look, opt for romantic curls. Often associated with the romantic era and the Roaring Twenties, romantic waves and curls have been in fashion for a long time. One of the remarkable qualities of this hairstyle is its versatility, as it is suitable for all kinds of occasions, such as weddings, parties, and festivals like Oktoberfest.

Perfect for last-minute plans, you can add a feminine touch to any outfit, particularly the dirndl with these curls. Try using a dry shampoo on your roots before making this hairstyle to make the curls last longer.

How to do Romantic Waves and Curls?

Romantic curls can be achieved in two ways:

Heated Curls

  • Start at the front. Take a section of your hair and wrap it around a curling iron.
  • Wait for 20 seconds and do the same with the rest of your hair to achieve the look of loose curls.

Heatless Curls

  • Braid your hair in 4-5 sections
  • Tie the ends of your hair with a rubber band or hair clip
  • Leave Overnight
  • Wake up with beautiful waves in your hair, which can be styled beautifully with a middle or a side part.


4.      Low Bun with a Twist: Vintage Chic Style

Pairing a low bun with your dirndl ensemble will add a classy, vintage look. You can decorate the bun with fresh flowers from your garden for that chic twist. This hairstyle is a hybrid between the twisted style and the casual bun.

Achieving this look is also very practical for your Oktoberfest dance sessions. With the twisted bun, you absolutely cannot make the excuse that your hair will be in the way of your chicken dance!

          How do you do a Low Bun with a Twist?

  • Part your hair in any way you desire. It can be a middle or a side part, whatever floats your boat.
  • Take a small section of hair from one side and twist it to the back. While twisting, gather more hair from the same side and incorporate it into the twist.
  • Keep twisting till you reach the nape of your neck on both sides
  • Gather the rest of your hair and tie them in a low pony-tail
  • Now twist the ponytail into a bun and wrap it around the base of the ponytail
  • Use bobby pins to secure and loose strands, and gently tug on the bun’s edges to create more volume.

Whether you’re drawn to the charm of Heidi braids or the versatility of a low bun, each style offers a unique way to elevate your Oktoberfest outfit. Which hairstyle are you most excited to try for your Oktoberfest look?

By Annie Reaves

Greetings, I'm Annie Reaves, your cheerful guide to all the things like hair, beauty, and lifestyle! With an unbridled passion for enhancing your innate beauty and making your daily routine a breeze, I'm here to shower you with the freshest tips, hottest trends, and expert advice in the dazzling realm of hair and beauty.