How To Be Coachella Ready In Under 24 Hours

Photo: Courtesy of Opening Ceremony.
Anyone with Coachella aspirations who didn't score tickets in advance (they reportedly sold out in under 40 minutes this year!) has likely been consumed with a hefty case of FOMO every since. But, whether you've decided to head to the desert just for the pool parties (#NoChella, anyone?), or your efforts paid off and you actually nabbed a last-minute pass, it’s time to kick your Palm Springs prep into high gear.

Sunny parties, palm trees, and endless hours of music await you, but in the meantime you’ve got to get ready — and quick! Where to start? Never fear, we’ve got your Coachella checklist ahead.

Just follow this step-by-step guide and we’ll have you ready to go in under 24 hours. (Don't worry, we've blocked off time for you to actually eat and sleep, too.) From how to pack your weekender to where to get an energy boost on your way out of town, your last day has been scheduled down to the hour, ensuring you hit the grounds of the Empire Polo Club before the first band hits the stage. 
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Photo: Courtesy of Kelley Baker.
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Time To Visit: Kelley Baker Brows
The Mission: The last thing you want is a full face of makeup in the scorching Indio heat, which means you’ll want your natural features to be on point. Pay a visit to Venice’s Kelley Baker Salon, where Kelley Baker herself, or one of her brow artists, can give you an arch as strong as the lineup you’re about to see.

Kelley Baker Brows, 1636 Abbot Kinney Boulevard (near South Venice Boulevard); 310-314-2769.
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Time To Visit: côte
The Mission: Enjoy a little pampering and get your toes polished to perfection before subjecting yourself to the Coachella Valley wilds with a luxe mani/pedi at côte. An exfoliating sugar scrub, moisturizing collagen treatment, and extra-special hot stone massage will get your hands and feet prepped for the colored coats of the shop's signature toxin-free polish.

côte, 11714 San Vicente Boulevard (near South Barrington Avenue); 310-820-0906.
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Time To Visit: Blushington
The Mission: The desert heat will make you want to forgo makeup altogether, but that doesn't mean you have to go without a defined lash. Swing by Blushington in West Hollywood, where one of the makeup bar’s artists will darken your lashes for a natural look that will last all weekend sans touch-up — and won’t run when St. Vincent’s set causes tears of joy.

Blushington, 8591 Sunset Boulevard (near North La Cienaga Boulevard); 310-652-5874.
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Time To Visit: Burton
The Mission: Booking a place to stay this late in the game is likely a long shot, but with Burton’s new line of camping gear — in collaboration with outdoor mastermind Big Agnes — you can make a temporary home wherever your heart desires. Available at Burton’s Melrose flagship store, the safari-print sleeping bag will protect you from high-dez chills, while the LED-lit tent makes for the perfect after-party.

Burton, various locations.
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Photo: Courtesy of Opening Ceremony.
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Opening Ceremony
The Mission: Your Coachella carryall must be carefully considered: big enough to hold your festival essentials, small enough to maximize your dancing potential, and cool enough to land you in at least one festival-style roundup. The selection of bags at Opening Ceremony hits all three points, from the colorful leather of the Izzy backpacks to the metallic sheen of the Kara cross-body Stowaway bags.

Opening Ceremony, 451 North La Cienega Boulevard (near Melrose Avenue); 310-652-1120.
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Photo: Courtesy of Malia Mills.
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Malia Mills
The Mission: Going to Coachella without bringing a suit is a newbie mistake you don’t want to make. Find the cream of the season’s crop at Malia Mills’ Beverly Boulevard boutique, which is packed with perfectly flattering maillots — like the ruched-neckline Dreamboat — and bangin’ bikinis, including the high-waisted Matilda, whose pleather accents were made for rockin’.

Malia Mills, various locations.
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Photo: Courtesy of What Goes Around Comes Around.
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What Goes Around Comes Around
The Mission: Add a little vintage appeal to your weekend wardrobe by paying a visit to this Mid-City shop, a treasure trove of ready-to-wear pieces from the luxe likes of Dior, Vivienne Westwood, and Chloé, which will perfect your high-low look. Grab a gauzy sundress for the sun-filled days, or a well-worn leather moto jacket to keep you warm through the last encore of the night.

What Goes Around Comes Around, 159 South La Brea Avenue (near West 2nd Street); 323-933-0250.
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Photo: Courtesy of On The Glow.
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On the Go Glow
The Mission: Craving a sumertime tan to go with your new weekend wardrobe? We say: Fake it! This 24/7 mobile On the Go Glow spray tan service — using an all-natural, organic solution — is just what the dermatologist ordered. Have the pros swing by your house Thursday night before you hit the sack. Now get some sleep.

On the Go Glow, 310-993-7461.
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Time to Visit: H&M in Sunset Plaza
The Mission: If rummaging for clean crop tops and matching socks isn't high on your priority list, run damage control at H&M. It's the perfect spot to pick your last-minute festival must-haves — including all the halters your heart desires.

H&M, 8580 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; 855-466-7467.
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Nine Zero One Too
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Today’s the big day! Just a few more things to do. No-fuss hair is a must, and a normal blowout won’t cut it for a weekend of wear. Book an appointment at Nine Zero One Too for one of the salon's signature braids — Around the Worlds, Venice Hippie side fishtails, and On Top of the World crowns offer options aplenty — or a sturdy updo that will only look better the more dancing you do.

Nine Zero One Too, 901 Westbourne Drive (near Santa Monica Boulevard); 424-322-9012.

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Photo: Courtesy of Dream Collective.
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Time To Visit: Dream Collective
The Mission:
Now that you’ve got your weekend wear and hair on lock, it’s time to turn your attention to Indio-appropriate accessories. Silver Lake’s Dream Collective is a one-stop shop for owner and designer Kathryn Bentley’s festival-ready baubles — the Moonrise opal ring resembles the desert sky at night, Evil Eye studs won’t hinder your head banging, and her precious Meditation Hands necklace will remind you to keep your cool, even while the drunk guy talks over Jenny Lewis’ entire set.

Dream Collective, 1404 Micheltorena Street (near Sunset Boulevard); 323-660-2000.
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Time To Visit: Otherwild
The Mission: Most Coachella concertgoers will smell like sweat and beer — don’t be one of them. Grab a signature festival scent at Echo Park’s Otherwild. OLO’s Erastus fragrance oil has heady hints of tobacco, whiskey, and wood, while the Geranium + Vetiver Skin Stick from Eart Tu Face adds just the right amount of patchouli to its herbal, floral aroma, plus it pulls double duty with moisturizing properties — use it on your lips, hands, even your desert-dry hair.

Otherwild, 1932 Echo Park Avenue (near Ewing Street); 323-546-8437.
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Photo: Courtesy of Moon Juice.
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Time To Visit: Moon Juice
The Mission: Take a deep breath, you’re almost there. But, after this whirlwind of prep, you might be feeling too pooped to party. Get your energy and your spirits high with a Moon Juice pit stop on your way out of town. Its Fluorescent Festival Kit has everything you need to power through the weekend, including a Spirit Tonic (which increases “sensory perception”), healthy snacks like Activated Salted Maple Moon Beam, and a mineral-packed QuintEssential vial you should probably save for Sunday night, when Drake will require your utmost attention.

Moon Juice, various locations.