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.
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 an ideal option for second-day hair and the braided details just add a little extra something. Credit: @jsief.hair
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
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.
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.
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.
Add a boho hair flair to the simplest styles with a stylish side braid.
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
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
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
Braided Half-up Hair
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.
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
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.
Half-up 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
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.
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
Psst! All Things Hair are going to be at Goodwood Revival at Betty’s Salon, so don’t forget to come say hello!