12 boho hairstyles perfect for festival season & beyond

All Things Hair | 05 September 2018

Channel Sienna Miller vibes with these boho hairstyles.

If there’s one thing we love most about festivals, it’s the boho hairstyles. Flowing waves, hippie braids and floral accessories, there’s something about the bohemian hairstyles seen on the likes of Sienna Miller and Vanessa Hudgens that have a universal appeal.

And with that in mind, why limit these looks to just your weekend glamping experience? Ahead, 12 Coachella-worthy boho hairstyles that’ll see you right through festival season and beyond, perfect for giving your get-up a touch of boho chic whatever the season.

12 bohemian hairstyles to wear for year-round festival style vibes


Boho hairstyles: Back view of a woman with ash blonde long hair in a braided ponytail style
Just the right balance of casual and chic. Credit: Instagram.com/jsief.hair

1. Plaited pony

For days when you want your hair out of your face but fancy more than a basic pony, try this pretty plait. Perfect for disguising greasy roots, a pony is the ideal option for second-day hair and the braided details just add a little extra something. Credit: @jsief.hair

Boho hairstyles: Blonde woman with a milkmaid braid, wearing a white wide sleeved blouse, denim dungarees and red '70s circle sunglasses
All you need is two braids and some pins to create this pretty milkmaid braid. Credit: Instagram.com/denuuusik

2. Milkmaid braid

Some of the best boho hairstyles are updos. If you usually struggle to wear your hair up, you’ll be surprised at how easy the milkmaid braid look is to achieve! Simply check out our easy tutorial to find out how. Credit: @denuuusik

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TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray

Editor’s tip: Once you’ve positioned your braids, to get them to stay put secure them with bobby pins and finish with a healthy dose of the TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray.

Boho hairstyles: Woman with brunette ombre hair in two fishtail plaits
These fishtail pigtails scream boho chic. Credit: Instagram.com/christina_halan

3. Fishtail braids

There’s no denying that fishtail braids will always have the ‘wow’ factor. They’re created using two strands rather than the traditional three to create a more intricate look – and the results speak for themselves! Credit: @christina_halan

To achieve this festival-perfect ‘do, learn how with our fishtail braid tutorial.

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TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray

Editor’s tip: For extra texture, try prepping your strands with a sea salt spray prior to braiding, such as the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray. This will add a grittier, more textured feel to your mane, making it easier to braid but also giving it more staying power.

Boho hairstyles: Woman with long ombre yellow festival hair with hair wraps standing against a blue brick wall
Channel those free-spirit vibes with some hair wraps. Credit: Instagram.com/bewolffashion

4. Hair wraps

The best part about bohemian hairstyles has to be the accessories, like these amazing rainbow hair wraps. The epitome of retro boho style, this look features brightly coloured yarn and ribbon that are twisted around sections of hair.

Have dark hair? Bold, vibrant colours look particularly great when intertwined through dark hair, while lighter hues can get away with more muted pastel shades. Not sure you want to commit past the festival? A headband is another festival accessory that will inject instant charm into your look. Credit: @bewolffashion

Boho hairstyles: Back view of woman with purple pink hair and boho inspired curls
Keep things simple with a set of luscious waves. Credit: Instagram.com/erin.mane.maven

5. Boho waves

After something simple? Nothing says ‘festival-ready’ like softly undulating boho waves. Simply take a large-barrel curling iron and curl your hair in sections to create bouncy curls, then allow them to drop slightly before setting with hairspray. Credit: @erin.mane.maven

Boho hairstyles: Outdoor shot of a brunette woman with her hair in a Frida Kahlo style braided updo with patterned scarf
Frida Kahlo called, she wants her scarf back! Credit: Instagram.com/joloveshair

6. Braided scarf

Hair scarves in all kinds of colours and patterns are huge this season and they’re ideal for adding some colour into your boho hairstyles. Spruce up your classic braid by interweaving a bohemian-inspired scarf through it, like this oh so stylish Instagrammer. This is a quick but surefire way to make your boho plait look super stylish. Credit: @joloveshair

Read next: 4 ways to wear this season’s must-have headscarves.

Boho hairstyles: Blonde with hair in a half-up crown braid with loose wavy ends
Braids and loose waves are always a winning combo. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

7. Braided half-up half-down

How could we talk about boho hairstyles and not include a half-up, half-down braid? Just as well suited for a wedding as it is a festival, this versatile look is eternally pretty and always in style.

Boho hairstyles: Rainbow highlighted shoulder length wavy hair with hidden braids
Sneak a peek at these rainbow-hued hidden braids. Credit: Instagram.com/liz.colors

8. Peekaboo plaits

For a true bohemian hairstyle, go for peekaboo plaits! While this utterly sweet look features teeny-weeny plaits that are hidden under the top layer of your hair, when you move, dance or when your locks blow in the wind, they will become visible.

Plus, they work on even shorter haircuts too, as long as you have enough hair to do a little braid, you can do it. Credit: @liz.colors

Boho hairstyles: Selfie of a brunette girl with wavy hair wearing a boho daisy chain crown headband
This daisy flower crown is a festival-goers dream. Credit: Instagram.com/letoiledesign

9. Daisy chain crown

If you’re after a festival-perfect look, then all you need to do is throw on a floral crown over loose, lightly tousled hair. And if you want to be a true boho queen, you can make your own daisy chain crown! Credit: @letoiledesign

TRESemmé Instant Refresh Volumising Dry Shampoo
TRESemmé Instant Refresh Volumising Dry Shampoo


Editor’s tip: Dry shampoo isn’t just for freshening up your roots, you know! We recommend spraying your hair with TRESemmé Instant Refresh Volumising Dry Shampoo before putting your flowers in as it’ll add a bit of extra grip, which will help your crown stay put.

Boho hairstyles: Brunette long straight hair in a half-up half-down flower braid bun
This flower braid looks deceivingly tricky but it’s actually not. Credit: Instagram.com/neebebe

10. Half-up, half-down flower braid

If you’re not a fan of wearing real flowers in your hair, why not opt for a romantic-looking one that’s made out of your tresses? Yes, we’re being serious. You can create a bohemian-inspired flower braid by simply pancaking a Dutch braided bun. Credit: @neebebe

Boho hairstyles: Side plait in older blonde woman's hair against a blue background
Be tres tres chic with a French side braid.

11. Side French braid

Rocking a pixie or bob cut? Don’t feel left out, there are ways to give even the shortest strands a boho makeover! An example? This French braided headband style, which lets you show off your cool cut while providing plenty of boho flair.

Boho hairstyles: Close up of a woman with light brown straight hair with a yellow feather accessory
Feather extensions can turn any hairstyle boho. Credit: Instagram.com/hajbatoll

12. Hair feathers

Hair feathers are the epitome of bohemian style. Just clip in at the roots and blend through your lengths for an understated but undeniably boho hair look. Our favourite part about this look? You don’t even need to do anything else to your hair, the feathers do all the work for you! Credit: @hajbatoll



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