Certain hairstyles evoke certain moods; there’s a lot that’s been said about how the right haircut can be downright transformative and even life-changing. Today, we’re putting the spotlight on the cute, quirky charm of boho hairstyles. Boho hairstyles are fun, slightly messy… in fact, when it comes to bohemian hairstyles in general, the messy, slightly undone, #WokeUpLikeThis style is precisely the style you want to achieve. Although you can go all boho all year long, some styles are better for spring and summer, simply because flower crowns bloom better when it’s warm, right? Read on for some creative inspirations:
26 Charming Boho Hairstyles We Can’t Wait to Try
1. Beachy Curls
You can get more boho than the classic beachy wave/curl style. When hair is damp, spritz Nexxus Diametress Volume Lavish Body Gel Spray all over hair, and then scrunch hair and let air-dry. The lightweight gel spray, which contains green tea and Pro Vitamin B5, makes hair seem fuller and thicker. It’s very easy to style curls and waves when using this gel spray.
2. Layered Pixie
Boho hairstyles are all about tousled charm, which is why this choppy-layered pixie is perfectly boho.
3. Flower Crown Braid
Boho hairstyles and flower crowns go together like bangle bracelets and more bangle bracelets! Before you pop that crown on your head, follow our Dutch braid tutorial to create a stellar look.
The frohawk is a quick and fun way to change up your look. You can be studious and buttoned-up from 9 to 5, then boho after! Follow the instructions on our tutorial to try out this style. Keep that Frohawk defying gravity with a spray or two of TRESemmé TRES Two Ultra Fine Mist Non-Aerosol Hairspray. The hair spray is your defense against humidity wrecking your style. It dries quickly and can keep your style going for hours on end.
5. Copper Blonde Balayage
Loose curls is a perennial bohemian hairstyle. It’s a flirtatiously adorable look that’s easy to style too. Highlight your curls with a copper blonde balayage. Keep hair shiny with Love Beauty and Planet Blooming Color Murumuru Butter & Rose 2-Minute Magic Masque; it’s a once week masque that infuses shine while it protects and nourishes color-treated hair.
6. Loose Twists Bob
Boho hairstyles are all about relaxed, easy and chic styles. Loose twists are all of the above! How to do them: After cleansing hair, when hair is damp, apply TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel to create two-strand twists all over your hair. You can either blow-dry hair, or let it dry naturally overnight. When hair is dry, remove twists, and then fluff out hair until you get your desired volume. Keep your curls in place with a hairspray like Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray.
7. Long Layers and Full Fringe
Long hair can go be styled in boho hairstyles with a full fringe and long, loose layers.
8. Side Part Layered Bob
If you’ve got a layered bob, switch things up with a deep side part, and put that bobby pin to good use. Using a hair pin to style your hair is very low-key chic too.
9. Pigtail Braids
Pigtail braids are a combination of pigtails, and yup, a braid. The braid starts below the chin, so you’ve got the best of both styles. To keep hair shiny and healthy after shampooing and before styling, add shine and a shot of nourishment with Bed Head by TIGI Beach Freak Moisturizing Detangler Spray. This detangler has seaweed extract, glycerin and a UV complex. The seaweed minerals nourish your hair, the glycerin controls flyaways and the UV complex is like a pair of sunglasses for your hair: It prevents the sun from drying out and damaging your tresses.
10. Wavy Graduated Bob
Wavy hair gets the extra cool factor with a graduated bob. The bob is stacked (a.k.a. layered) in the back, and the sides are angled to meet the longest back layer.
11 Crochet Knotless Hairstyle and Headwrap
Wearing a crochet knotless hairstyle? Go festival/boho with a scarf-turned-headwrap.
12. Blue, Green and Gray Highlights
Bohemian hairstyles are all about expressing yourself, so why not be a mermaid? Go for creative color highlights in cool shades of blue, teal and silver. To keep color fresh, use a violet toning shampoo like Bed Head by TIGI Dumb Blonde Shampoo. Violet toning shampoos help keep color vibrant and prevent brassiness.
13. Scarf Braid
Slip a long vertical scarf into your braid.
14. Pastel Hair Hues and Fishtail Pancaked Braid
Show off your rainbow tresses with a fishtail pancaked braid. What’s a pancaked braid? It’s a braid that’s flattened via tugging the sides of the link, so it looks wider and more textured. Use our tutorial to create a cool one.
15. Box Braids Pigtails
Wearing a protective hairstyle like box braids? Make them extra bohemian with pigtails that start at your crown.
Fedoras, floppy hats and wide-brimmed hats turn hairstyles into boho hairstyles.
17. Flowers and ‘Fro
Like hats, adding flowers (fresh or silk) helps boho up any look.
18. Double Braids
Create two French braids that start at your crown and then combine them into a joint braid for a boho take.
19. Middle Part
A middle part and piecey locks are so boho. Using a molding wax like S Factor by TIGI Creamy Molding Wax will help you get that style. Take a small amount of molding wax and warm it between your palms. Apply to hair with fingers to create tousled tresses.
20. Half Shave Multi-Hues
Been keeping your hair close to your head with a shaved look, or simply want a more casual hairstyle on the weekend? Go for colored extensions that are easy to apply and take off.
21. Pineapple Updo
The pineapple updo is a fantastic hairstyle for curly hair. It’s also a fantastic style to whip up on second-day hair too. Adding a bandana or scarf gives it a boho feel. Haven’t created a pineapple updo yet? Use our tutorial and try it out this week.
22. Bowl Cut
Bowl cuts are edgy, modern styles. Adding color to the crown creates an edgy two-toned effect too.
They rocked it in the 70s and ’90s, and they’re rocking it now. The shag is cool-girl chic, and this long-layered cut is very, very boho.
24. Angled Bangs
Angled bangs and stick straight hair are one of those bohemian hairstyles that can work anywhere. Before you wield that flat iron however use a heat shield spray like Dove Style+Care Smooth and Shine Heat-Protection Spray. The spray acts like a lightweight conditioner as it protects your hair from drying out or being damaged from the heat of your hot tools.
25. Double Dutch Braids
Boho hairstyles in a flash—that’s what a pair of braids can do! Use our Double Dutch tutorial to create twin braids. A few drops of Nexxus Oil Infinite Hair Oil (made with six oils) adds shine, tames flyaways and moisturizes hair too.
26. Wavy Lob
Lobs can go from office to boho chic with, believe it or not, a flat iron! Yes, we’ve got a tutorial that shows you how you can create waves and curls with a straightening tool. If you want more bounce and volume, use a little amount of Dove Style+Care Volume Amplifier Mousse on damp hair, blow-dry and then style.