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:
25 Charming Boho Hairstyles We Can’t Wait to Try
1. Beachy Curls
It’s hard to get more boho than with 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 a naturally curly look. Follow the instructions on our tutorial to try out this style. Keep that frohawk properly volumized and held in with a spray or two of TRESemmé TRES Two Ultra Fine Mist Non-Aerosol Hairspray. Hair spray helps guard against humidity, and its quick-drying formula assures you can keep the look intact for hours on end.
5. Copper Blonde Balayage
Loose curls are a perennial bohemian look. This is 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 weekly masque that infuses shine while protecting and nourishing color-treated hair.
6. Long Layers and Full Fringe
Long hair can go be styled in boho hairstyles with a full fringe and long, loose layers.
8. Side-Parted 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 hairpin to style your hair is very low-key chic, too.
8. Pigtail Braids
The braid starts below the chin! 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, glycerin controls flyaways, and the UV complex prevents the sun from drying out and damaging your tresses.
9. Wavy Graduated Bob
Wavy hair gets an extra cool factor with a graduated bob. The bob is stacked (a.k.a. layered) in the back, and the sides are angled.
10. Crochet Knotless Hairstyle and Headband
Wearing a crochet knotless hairstyle? Go festival/boho with a scarf-turned-headband.
11. Blue, Green and Gray Highlights
Be a mermaid… or better yet, be a boho mermaid! Go for creative color highlights in cool shades of blue, teal, and silver. To keep color fresh, use a purple toning shampoo like Bed Head by TIGI Dumb Blonde Shampoo. Violet and purple toning shampoos help keep color vibrant by neutralizing brassiness.
12. Scarf Braid
Slip a long vertical scarf into your braid.
13. 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.
14. Box Braids Pigtails
Wearing a protective hairstyle like box braids? Make them extra bohemian-cute with pigtails that start at your crown.
Fedoras, floppy hats, and wide-brimmed hats turn regular looks into a boho look, stat.
16. Flowers and ‘Fro
Can you say flower child? Like hats, adding flowers (fresh or silk) helps soften and romanticize any look.
17. Double Braids
Create two French braids that start at your crown and then combine them into a joint braid for a boho take. Bonus for curls.
18. Middle Part
A middle part and piecey locks are so on-brand boho! Using a molding wax, like S Factor by TIGI Creamy Molding Wax helps you get that ’70s hippie vibe. Take a small amount of molding wax and warm it between your palms. Apply to hair with fingers to create tousled tresses.
19. Half Shaven 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.
20. Pineapple Updo
The pineapple updo is a fantastic hairstyle for curly hair. It’s also an easy 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.
21. Bowl Cut
Bowl cuts are edgy and modern, but also slightly retro at the same time. Adding color to the crown creates a cool two-toned effect too.
They worked it in the ’70s and ’90s, and they’re working it now. The shag is cool-girl chic, and this layered cut is very, very rock ‘n roll.
23. Angled Bangs
Angled bangs and stick-straight hair are one of those bohemian combos 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 as a lightweight conditioner that protects your hair from drying out or being damaged from hot tools.
24. 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.
25. 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.