Bohemian Hairstyles: Nail the Boho Chic Look with These Hair Ideas

All Things Hair Team | 17 October 2019

Whether you’re headed to a music festival, a wedding, or somewhere hip and groovy, we’ve got pretty bohemian hairstyles you can cop so you can channel your inner boho babe!

There’ something about the relaxed, easy vibe of boho style that makes it irresistibly charming. It’s actually gotten pretty popular, you’ll see it everywhere—in fashion, beauty, and even in events (have you noticed how everything is boho-themed these days? From weddings, to birthday parties, and even those fancy weekend markets!) Of course, we’re here for the hair (we’re always here for the hair!) so in case you’re looking for a way to inject the Woodstock feel into your look, or simply looking for your festival hairstyle, we’ve got really pretty bohemian hairstyles you can cop!

Charm Everyone with These Pretty Bohemian Hairstyles

1. Messy & braided half-up

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Bohemian hairstyles: the messier the better. Credit: iStock

The free-spirited gals of the flower power era were all about the chillness of it all, so when it comes to boho hairstyles, the messier, the better. Add braids here and there and you’ve got the perfect Coachella look.

TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray

Editor’s tip: To perfect that messy look, you’d want some texture in your hair, so before you start braiding and pinning, give your tresses a good spray of TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray. It’s our favorite product to use for messy, tousled hairstyles!

2. Fishtail side braid

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Channel your inner hippie with a loose fishtail braid. Credit: iStock

This one leans toward the fancier side of the bohemian style spectrum and is perfect for fancy affairs like weddings (whether you’re a bride, a bridesmaid, or a guest). Just make sure there’s enough “disheveledness” in your look to stay true to the boho-chic charm. Just loosen your braids—unevenly—and maybe leave a few strands loose on the sides of your face.

3. Boho band

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Wear a braided band across your forehead. Credit: Shutterstock

Pair your Woodstock waves with a braided head band which you will be wearing across your forehead. It even works with straight hair so it’s an easy way to bohemianize your look.

Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Bohemian hairstyles are characterized by flowy, textured tresses. The last thing you want, if you’re trying to rock festival-inspired ‘dos, is flat, limpy hair. Make sure you have the bounce and volume that you need by shampooing with Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Shampoo. It leaves your hair looking and feeling soft, nourished and full of natural volume.

 4. Flower crown

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Add a flower crown to complete your boho look. Credit: Shutterstock

Here’s another easy one. If you like a more feminine look than what the braided band offers, you can opt for a pretty flower crown instead. These hair accessories come in different sizes, with some featuring huge petals, and others with more delicate details. Wear it over wavy or straight hair, updo or downdo. It’s a pretty hairstyle option for dreamy occasions.

5. Messy crown hair

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The messy style gives a boho chic vibe.

Don’t have boho crowns? Create your own with a crown braid! Make it extra messy you’d still fit the bill.

TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray

Editor’s tip: For complex updos, you need help from a stronger hold hairspray. Use the TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray so you’re sure your crown stays on all day long.

6. Braided bangs

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Bohemian hairstyles are all about braids. Credit: iStock

To create this look, do a deep side part, then lace braid your fringe (or the front section if you don’t have bangs) all the way to the ends. The braided section will frame your features beautifully and will keep your hair out of your face, so you still look neat and put-together even if you’re sporting a messy, tousled ‘do.

7. Flip in braid

V-shape haircut: Back shot of an Asian woman with braid hair design for long hair
Try the boho flip in braid for a different look.

While we’re all about braids, you can experiment with unique weaving styles like the flip in braid. It’s just like a pull-through braid but with smaller sections of hair being twisted and flipped. This is also a great festival hairstyle as it keeps your hair away from your face as you enjoy the moment.

8. Bun with headband

Boho hairstyles: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with black hair in a top bun wearing a headband
Wearing a colorful, printed headband is a surefire way to rock boho-chic.

Speaking of tamed hair, what better way to get it than a sleek bun? Wrap it with a cute printed scarf as a headband for a perfect bohemian hairstyle.

9. Messy half updo

Boho hairstyles: Side view of a woman with long dark curly hair wearing an off-shoulder dress
Flaunt your natural curls and hair texture with this no-fuss half updo. Credit: Shutterstock

Going for the other side of the spectrum, a messy, textured half updo is also a dreamy boho look! Accessorize it with colorful and delicately ornamented jewelry to nail it like a true gypsy.

TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Want to know a secret? Sometimes the best way to achieve the perfect messy look is to not wash your hair. Just refresh your locks with TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo so it doesn’t become greasy. 

10. Baby braids

Boho hairstyles: Asian woman with long black hair with baby braid wearing a white blouse indoors
Let your baby braid be a pretty accent against your soft and smooth hair.

If you’re looking for something subtle, adding baby braids as accents to your hair is the way to go. Curl the end of your hair for a chic finishing touch.

TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops

Editor’s tip: Even bohos must shine. Apply a few drops of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops for a glossy polish!

So whether you’re music festival-bound, hitting a boho-chic themed party, or just want to channel your inner boho babe, you have these pretty bohemian hairstyles to take inspiration from!

Next read: Got short hair? Check out these party hairstyles for short hair you can cop for your next fun out!


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