9 hippie hairstyles that’ll transport you back to the Summer of Love

These hippie hairstyles will have you California Dreamin... ☮️  

Picture the scene: it’s 1967 and you and your friends have just landed in San Francisco to the social phenomenon dubbed the Summer of Love. The mass of free-spirited festival goers are looking every inch as cool as you imagined, with tie-dye t-shirts and hippie hairstyles, but you’ve rocked up in your fresh-off-the-flight messy bun and need a new ‘do to help you blend in (no one likes to be the new kid in class do they?).

Now fear not, as we have your ideal look well and truly covered. From simple hair updates (hello flower crown) to Instagram worthy braids, these hippie hairstyles are perfect whether you want to embrace your inner boho queen for your big day or need a fun new style for a summer festival!

side view of woman with brown wavy hippie hairstyle with flower crown wearing white lace sleeveless dress
Of course we had to include a flower crown. Credit: Instagram.com/dreamymakeovers

1. Flower crown

Naturally, we had to kick things off with a flower crown as no hippie hairstyles roundup would be complete without one.

Not just a great free-spirit hairstyle, flower crowns will also fit right in at a bohemian-inspired wedding or summer garden party. There’s nowhere this look can’t take you! Credit: @dreamymakeovers

woman with long wavy dirty blonde long hair with multi-coloured single dreadlock
Just the smallest of details can give your tresses a hippie makeover. Credit: Instagram.com/sammiejosephene

2. Hippie hair wrap

Anyone who has strolled along the beachfront while on holiday will have comes across those hair stalls offering braids, seashell accessories and the like. And while we never went for the full Monica Geller in Barbados braids (“it’s the humidity”) we have definitely added colourful hair wraps around our strands.

Why? Besides showing it off to our schoolmates of course, it’s the perfect accessory to give tresses a cool hippie look. Credit: @sammiejosephene

back view of woman with long wavy tousled hair in half-up rose twist and braided style standing against palm leaves
This rope and braids combo is hair goals. Credit: Instagram.com/jamienkidd

3. Half-up braids

Want to show off your long tresses while displaying your braiding skills? Then we think this hippie-inspired ‘do is great for you.

While this Instagrammer has added a selection of rope twists, pancaked fishtail braids and simple three-strand plaits, the key to this look is more around creating texture and a tousled finish. Credit: @jamienkidd

Editor’s tip: For effortless undone styles with texture, reach for the VO5 Dry Texturising Spray. We recommend using this product on dry hair only, scrunching in the product as you spray or for added lift spray directly on the roots.

back view of woman with blonde hair in double space buns with sunflowers down the centre parting
Flower child. Credit: Instagram.com/hotboxsalon

4. Space buns

The hit hairstyle for festivals, space buns can be given a hippie overhaul with a few simple tweaks. Try adding beads, feathers and a variation of flowers for a fun and playful finish. Credit: @hotboxsalon

side view of woman with half up crown braid with two white flowers placed in the braid
Simple and sweet. Credit: Instagram.com/emmachenartistry

5. Half-up crown braid

From bride, wedding guest or even a picnic date with friends, this stylish looking floral half-up crown braid can take you anywhere and when it comes to hippie hairstyles inspiration, we think this is one of our faves. Credit: @emmachenartistry

side view of a woman with blonde balayage hair with loose beach wavy hair and a crystal pearl headband
From weddings to festivals this hippie hairstyle is the little update your tresses need. Credit: Instagram.com/i.tupfelchen.brautaccessoires

6. Beach waves

When looking through the hippie hair archive, there is no denying that tousled wavy hair is a must.

If your hair is Rapunzel length you can simply leave your beach waves as is, but for shorter styles, we suggest adding a complimenting accessory like this Instagrammer’s crystal and pearl headband. Credit: @i.tupfelchen.brautaccessoires

Editor’s tip: For rough texture and tousled waves without a crunchy feel, simply spray the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray over damp or dry hair.

back view of long straight brown hair with hippie inspired headband with dangling feathers
Make use of accessories to instantly give your tresses a hippie overhaul. Credit: Instagram.com/birdsofafeatherstudio

7. Feather headband

This celebrity-approved ‘do has been spotted on none other than boho princess Vanessa Hudgens so you know you will be in great company if you make this your next hippie hairstyle. Credit: @birdsofafeatherstudio

woman with long dirty blonde hair with orange turban and dark sunglasses
Cosy and hippie approved. Credit: Instagram.com/hairbyataylor

8. Turbans

Less fortune teller and more Olsen twins, turbans are a stylish addition to every hippie’s hair wardrobe. A turban headband can be used to give tresses a fast update and, best of all, when the weather turns cold you’ll have warm snuggly ears. Credit: @hairbyataylor

back side view of woman with dark brown hair in updo with white feather hanging detailing wearing sheer white wedding dress
Feathers give this elegant updo a hippie vibe. Credit: Instagram.com/rose_red_accessories

9. Feather updo

Looking for hippie hairstyles you can wear in an updo? Then we think this braided masterpiece will be pretty tempting.

It’s elegant and will look amazing as a formal hairstyle even on its own, but with the added addition of draping feathers, it makes for a stunning bridal hairstyleCredit: @rose_red_accessories

Take a look at these 10 festival-perfect boho hairstyles!

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