Boho is all about freedom – the freedom to choose and just be you. Boho hairstyles can be worn every day from festivals to weddings; there is a style suited to every occasion. After all, who wouldn’t like a bit of Bohemian chic in their hair? Just be as creative as possible – the more offbeat the better!
# 1 Funky Festival Plaits
If you need an easy hairstyle to wear to the next festival and you have long locks, why not try this? The hair is loosely parted and plaited into two slack braids. Wear them forward if you like or on your back, and accessorize with flowers or decorative pins. This style would also work for medium length hair.
Medium to long locks would be perfect to embrace this relaxed and carefree hairstyle. Use large rollers to create loose S-wave curls from the crown down. Gather the hair at the back and let it drape over the shoulders. In this picture the model is wearing a headband made of wood and decorated with flowers – this works well if you plan to use this hairstyle for a boho themed wedding.
# 3 Beach Vibes
Headdresses are popular with the bohemian fashion trend so you need the right hairstyle to wear them with. She has started with relaxed beach waves and color in a gorgeous honey butter blonde. Her hair was then parted down the middle (which ties in with the headdress) and left to flow down her back.
# 4 Pretty Mini Plaits
For a boho hairstyle that is neat and out of the way try this style. Straighten your hair using a hot iron and then add a long center parting. Then use the front portion of hair alongside the parting to create three plaits and repeat on the other side. Join them together at the back of the head; using them to gently draw back the remaining hair. Add some more braids into the length of hair at the back too.
# 5 Hair Crown
Is your long hair getting too hot for you? Why not try your hand at a crown braid like this one? Remember to keep the hair loose and allow for flyaway strands as these create the boho feel. Once you have completed the braid you can add some random small braids in as well and add flowers or clips.
# 6 Milkmaid Braid
To prepare for this updo the hair was first washed and blow dried to have a slightly wavy finish. Over the forehead, we can see that a fishtail braid was added in the milkmaid style. There are plenty of pretty flyaway strands and it’s been finished off with a few small daisies.
# 7 Smart Casual
This hairstyle is casual but neat so it would be perfect even for a smart event. Here the hair is held in place by sets of fishtail braids that run from the front of the head and join together at the base of the neck. Her locks cascade down her back with a soft flyaway texture and she has added a shiny intricate clip above the braids.
# 8 Low Bun
For this style, the hair has been straightened and sleeked back with flyaway’s tamed by product. The locks have then been set in a curled over bun just above the nape of the neck. Delicate gold leaf pattern pins have been used to decorate and hold the style in place.
# 9 Dreadlock Boho Hairstyle
It’s hard to know where to start with this eclectic style! The majority of her long blonde hair has been fashioned into thin dreadlocks and the hair has been parted into front and back sections. Two large twisted buns have been fashioned with the dreadlocks at the back and the front ones hang on her shoulders. She’s wearing a wispy fringe and she has adorned her locks with colorful elastics.
# 10 Side Braid
To create this whimsical hairstyle, her wavy locks were first parted straight down the middle. The hair on the left-hand side has been drawn into a Dutch braid which starts just above the forehead and curves down and then over to the right. It was then added to the locks on the right-hand side and set in a plait.
# 11 Beautiful Bridal Hair
For a blushing bride only the best will do – and this hairstyle is one of the best! For this style, a thick braid stretches back creating a crown which holds the brushed back locks underneath in place. This hair has been set into romantic S-wave curls which tumble down her back. To finish this look the stylist has added lovely light apricot colored roses above the braid.
# 12 Bohemian Princess
If you are a free-spirited girl this one is for you. Take the crown braid trend to new heights and wear your braid atop the head like this model. The rest of her charcoal and caramel locks have been left to hang loose in soft waves and another smaller braid has been stretched across the forehead. This look is easy enough for a laid back look but would work best for special occasions.
# 13 Sparkling Locks
This hairstyle will look its finest with mirror shiny hair so make sure you add some product beforehand to get your hair sparkling. Start at the front and fashion two braids then join then just below the crown. With the loose hair create a few curls with the hot iron or just let your hair dry naturally if it is wavy. Finally, finish it off with a dazzling clip to draw attention.
# 14 Lavender Field
To create this delightful hairstyle the hair was first colored (in gorgeous lavender, pink and blonde shades), straightened and divided laterally into a top and a bottom section. The top locks were collected and fashioned into a loose bow type bun while the lower locks have been plaited into a relaxed fishtail braid. Sprigs of lavender have been used as decoration to tie in with the color.
# 15 Boho Chic
Here we see a sleek, well-defined braid that wraps under the crown, holding the hair in place underneath. The look was softened by loose flyaway strands and gentle S-waves on the lower locks.
# 16 Fishtail Fancy
To create this interesting braided style over these powder blue locks she has divided her mane into two sections. One section has been fashioned into a tight fishtail braid which was then used, together with the other section of hair to make a loose plait. The fishtail braid was joined in at the end of the braid and she is wearing her hair over the shoulder.
# 17 Halo Head
This is an example of a halo braid. Here the hair has been fashioned into a Dutch braid that runs along the head, doubling over once. You could dress this look up by adding a ribbon into the braid.
# 18 Braid Accents
Here we can see two four-strand brands that reach back from the front to join just below the crown. The remaining hair from these braids has been used to create a slack fishtail braid. The rest of the locks are loose and slightly wavy with two thin accent braids added in. Boho hairstyles are all about creativity so let your imagination run free!
# 19 Tight Fishtail
With bohemian hairstyles, it is common to add decorations such as flowers and other natural items. Here, white feathers have been used to decorate this fancy bridal do. To create the look the upper hair was neatly brushed back and twisted into a tight fishtail braid. The remaining locks have been styled in loose waves and curls.
# 20 Bohemian Updo
A mixture of braids, twists and tucks was used to craft this sweet updo – perfect for any important occasion. If you would like to copy this one, then sure you use plenty of pins to keep the style in place without making it too tight. Allow some flyaway strands to soften the look and decorate with flowers as a finishing touch.
# 21 Flower Child
To get this look, start by brushing your locks, then curling them into long, loose waves. In this picture, the upper locks have been brought back and secured with pins behind the ears and flowers have been added just below the crown. Cute strands of plastic leaves and a few flowers have been added to the length of the hair to provide that flower child feeling.
# 22 Messy Updo
Don’t be afraid to mix up different kinds of braids in your boho look – there are no hard and fast rules here! This hairstyle was created by separating the hair into two parts at the back (like pigtails) and then fashioning one into a fishtail braid and the other into a simple plait. Both braids were then wrapped around the front to make a pretty crown.
# 23 Plain And Simple
Here the hair is mostly loose with a few gentle waves. Just past the ears, a section of hair has been pulled into a relaxed fishtail braid and the hair is being held in place by an ornate hairband.
# 24 Gentle Wave
If your hair is naturally wavy then you’ve already got the perfect texture for boho hairstyles. In this look, four strands from the front have been used to create a fishtail braid and a hair twist on either side of the head. These two join at the back where two pretty pink roses smooth the junction. The remaining hair has been allowed to tumble freely down the back.
# 25 Crown Twist
This is an example of a crown braid with a difference! Firstly, the braid runs a little further back from the forehead than usual and the front locks have been parted and some stands have been brushed back while others hang loose. At the back (under the braid) the hair was styled in S-wave curls which spill down her back.
# 26 Rapunzel Hair
This hairstyle looks fabulously thick and full but don’t think you can’t achieve this style if your locks are thinner. Because this do is so busy it is easy to add (and hide away) clip in hair extensions to create more volume. Here small elastics and pins have been used to twist and braid small sections of hair into a loose do that curls over at the tip.
# 27 New Age Hairstyle
This unconventional look combines modern shaved sides with classic dreadlocks. The dreadlocks in the upper hair have been wound together to create a tapered Mohawk effect down the center of the head with the sides have been shaved into an undercut. Don’t be afraid to mix up colors either – here we see gray tips on the sides and brown, caramel and peach in the dreads.
# 28 Dual Dutch
Starting at the forehead we see a brow-length fringe with some curled strands that dangle down the cheek. At the back, the hair has been fashioned into two large Dutch braids that meet together at the nape of the neck, on the right-hand side. This hair sits in a pony on the shoulder and has been teased to have a soft, fluffy texture.
# 29 Romance Braiding
Fishtail braids have an intricate feel to them and that is what makes them so attractive. Try an updo like this one by using fishtail braiding to create a crown along the back and sides and then using the inner locks to make smaller braids that can be pinned together. Allow a few strands to hang loose and add pretty flowers or clips.
# 30 Feathery Style
For this simple style, her hair has been cut into layers to provide dimension and add texture to her golden locks. Two sections of hair were gathered from temples and twisted together at the back under the crown. A leather clip was used to hold the two together and two handsome white feathers hang down from the clip.
# 31 Gypsy Goddess
Go wild with spiral curls! In this picture, we see a stunning boho hairstyle full of volume. The hair has been pressed into long spiral curls and then teased at the roots to create a bouncing crop of curls. The stylist has added layers in front to help the hair frame her face.
# 32 Twist and Hold
Here multiple strands of hair have been brought backward from the front to make a limp, floating braid at the back. The rest of the hair is free, cascading down in natural looking waves, with accent braids added in-between. A sequined ribbon was threaded through the hairstyle and then dangled loosely.
# 33 Flower Hairband and Low Bun
In this picture, a rosy headband has been added to an updo creating a gorgeous crown effect – perfect for weddings. At the nape the locks have been gathered into a slack rolled over bun with some strands escaping from underneath, styled in romantic mini curls.
# 34 Hippy Happy
For this look, the long locks have been styled into beach waves and then the upper hair has been collected and tied back. This hair was then rolled into a relaxed fold-over bun, and two plaits from the temples have been secured underneath it. Within the rest of the loose hair, we see a tight fishtail braid and a simple plait added in as accents.
# 35 Free Cascade
We love the variety in this look and how it ties together so well. The locks on the side have been drawn back and twisted into messy braids that are fastened together. Underneath there is a host of activity – bright blue dreadlocks and navy strands fall down among the copper colored hair and are finished off with feather accessories.
# 36 Energy And Flow
Boho hairstyles are all about keeping it simple and flowing. This style hits all the right notes – the bulk of the hair is loose and flows down the back in gentle waves while some of the hair in front has been pulled back to hold the look together.
# 37 Boho Pigtails
Here the hair has been divided by a slightly off-center parting and the locks on either side were brushed out. Starting just above the ears the locks have been plaited into two thick, firm braids. Both are being worn over the right shoulder in this shot. What makes this work as a bohemian look is the fact that the style is loose on top.
# 38 Curl Classic
This stylish updo was fashioned by scraping the hair back and securing it before using the hot iron to create curls. These have been folded and tucked so that the body of curls cascades down from the top – gorgeous!
# 39 Fold Back Fringe
It’s hard to see what is happening at the back of this style but we can see the elements needed to copy it. This hairstyle features a pretty curled back fringe in front and toward the back the hair has been divided into segments, curled and folded loosely together.
# 40 Swept Over
In this hairstyle a section of hair in front has been brushed from the left side to the right, gently scraping her brow. Behind this section, we see a subtle milkmaid braid which runs to the back and curls over into a pleasing rounded shape.
Seen anything you like? Got some even better ideas? Then get busy creating your own boho hairstyles for yourself and your friends. Bright colors, braids, and dreadlocks are easily incorporated into these looks as long as the end result is wild and fun! Remember these looks are all about natural looking waves and textures, loose styling, nature inspired accessories, and individuality so add your own touches and you’ll be rocking boho hair in no time!