Create a Half Up Boho Braid in 7 Easy Steps

All Things Hair Team | 09 April 2019
10 minutes Style Easy

Rock a beautiful summer look by putting your hair in a half up boho braid. Read on to learn how to create this hairstyle. 

Braids and boho-chic hairstyles are so in this summer. They’re chic and laidback and are perfect for all your summer OOTDs. There are many ways to wear a braided hairstyle. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to give it a boho touch. Get ready with your styling tools and let’s learn how to create the half up boho braid.



7 Steps in Creating a Half Up Boho Braid



Half up boho braid: Asian woman with long dark brown hair with bangs wearing a printed dress
1

Prep hair

Make sure that your hair is free from visible signs of damage. Wash your tresses with Sunsilk Damage Reconstruction Shampoo and Sunsilk Damage Reconstruction Conditioner. These will also help make your hair smooth and shiny. 

 

 

Half up boho braid: Asian woman holding sections of her long dark brown hair with bangs
2

Get ready for braiding

Take a small section of hair near one side of your forehead. Divide it into three smaller sections

 

Half up boho braid: Closeup of an Asian woman braiding a section of her long dark brown hair with bangs
3

Braid it

Create a Dutch braid. Cross the left section under the middle section, then the right section under the new middle section. Repeat until you reach the tips of your hair. Pin the braid near your crown. 

#HairHack: Spritz TONI&GUY Body Amplify Creation Hairspray on your bobby pin to help it hold your braid better.

 

Half up boho braid: Back shot of an Asian woman with long dark brown hair pinning boho braids
4

Repeat

Take another section of hair on the other side and put it into a Dutch braid as well. Pin the braid near your crown. 

 

Half up boho braid: Back shot of an Asian woman with long dark brown hair pulling the sides of her braid
5

Make them thicker

Gently pull the sides of your Dutch braids with your thumb and index finger to make them look fuller and give your hairstyle a bit of volume. 

Half up boho braid: Back shot of an Asian woman spraying hairspray on her dark brown braided hair
6

Spray

Spritz TONI&GUY Body Amplify Creation Hairspray all over your hair to help make your hairstyle last long. This will also help smooth out frizz.

 

Half up boho braid: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long dark brown hair in half up boho braid smiling outdoors
7

Boho beautiful!

There you have it! You’ve successfully created a half up boho braid. Rock this hairstyle in a summer garden or beach party. Nail the boho look by wearing a maxi dress and strappy sandals along with this ‘do. A few boho accessories like bangles and dangling earrings won’t hurt, too. Enjoy! 

Get the products you need for this hairstyle by using the following links:
Sunsilk Damage Reconstruction Shampoo
Sunsilk Damage Reconstruction Conditioner
TONI&GUY Body Amplify Creation Hairspray



Other Braided Half Updos to Try



Check out these half updos that are just as chic.

1. Half up half down with braid

Half up half down with braid: Asian woman with half updo in a garden
Jazz up your simple half updo with a braid.

Pressed for time? You can create this braided half updo quicky. Just gather a section of hair near your crown, and instead of tying it into a low half ponytail, you braid it. That’s it! You can do this in five minutes or even less.

2. Loop braid

Asian woman with long black hair in a loop braid wearing a yellow sweater outdoors
This delicate hairstyle makes for a unique half updo.

The loop braid acts as a beautiful hair accent, especially if you have silky smooth locks. Don’t let frizz distract from this hairstyle by using shampoo that moisturizes hair and calms rebellious frizz. You can also apply hair serum on your hair before styling.

3. Waterfall braid

Valentine hairstyles: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long black hair in waterfall braid wearing a white dress outdoors
A waterfall braid hairstyle combines the chic and the elegant, letting you exude a confident vibe.

Glam up for a romantic dinner date by putting your hair in a waterfall braid. It goes perfectly with wavy hair, so if you have straight locks, nail this look by curling your hair using a big or medium-sized barrel curler. Prep your hair by applying hair mousse so help add volume, tame frizz, and give you beautiful and well-defined waves.

Ready to rock the half up boho braid? Show this tutorial to your friends as well, so all of you can try this amazing hairstyle. Make sure to come back to this page for more tutorials and hairstyle ideas.

Next read: Look stunning with these pretty braids. They’re perfect not just for summer but for every season.