Natural, healthy lifestyles and trends are increasingly becoming popular. Carefree, free spirited looks have become the most preferred styles in the recent past. This has given new life to the 70s fashion trends and bohemian hairstyles, of course with the addition of modern touches. Long, flowy skirts and dresses paired with easy and effortless looking hairstyles will always be the classic boho look. However, as a modern boho chick, you can add a lot of fun elements to your look in the form of a graphic t-shirt or a hand painted top. Hair can be a mix of braids and flowers with modern elements like hair cuffs and scarves to show off your free spirited side.
No matter what your hair length or style, there’s a gorgeous bohemian hairstyle for every girl out there. Add colour, accessories or anything that describes your personality to make the look your own. If you are into natural living, use leaves and twigs for that perfect boho look, the sky's the limit for the kind of style you can have. To get you started and give you some inspiration, we have carefully picked 10 gorgeous bohemian hairstyles that you will instantly fall for. From carefree buns to messy braids, this list has it all!
- 1. Messy half-up hairstyle
- 2. Crown braid with floral headband
- 3. Loose pigtails with tiara
- 4. Twist half-up with flowers
- 5. Loose scarf braid
- 6. Colourful micro braids
- 7. Crimped hair with flower pin
- 8. Uneven braids with strings
- 9. Crown braid with flowers
- 10. Short hair braid with strings
1. Messy half-up hairstyle
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If you have naturally curly hair, you are quite lucky. Because bohemian hairstyles allow you to embrace your natural curls, no matter how messy or beautiful they look. Grabbing the top half section of your hair and throwing it into a bun or messy top knot is the easiest way to style your mane. Add a few micro braids, hair cuffs or any other accessory to add a boho touch to the look. This hairstyle is perfect for a casual day out or a fun trip with your girl gang. Allow your hair to portray that fun and free spirit of yours!
2. Crown braid with floral headband
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The easiest way to style straight hair is by braiding it. Create one long loose braid, several micro braids or a crown braid, the options are endless. We particularly love crown braids because they are fairly easy, allowing you to show off your gorgeous hair colour and look effortlessly stylish. Braid two sections of hair on each side and pin them at the back to get the crown braid look. To add the boho touch, tuck in some fresh flowers or a floral headband in bright colour as shown in this picture to take the look a notch higher.
3. Loose pigtails with tiara
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When was the last time you wore pigtails? When you were young and carefree? That’s exactly what we are trying to recreate here! Let go of your inhibitions and embrace your inner child with this perfect bohemian hairstyle. You can opt for classic three-strand braids or loose fishtail braids. Remember the key is to keep it as messy and loose as possible. Put on a floral headband or tiara as shown in this picture to portray major boho vibes. No matter what your hair length, this hairstyle is super simple to achieve. It will look particularly stunning when paired with a short summer dress or oversized sweatshirt.
4. Twist half-up with flowers
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Most girls with short hair often complain about not having enough options to style their hair. When it comes to a bohemian hairstyle, the options are fewer. We picked this hairstyle especially for girls with short hair. It's simple, looks effortless and is a beautiful bohemian hairstyle. Simply twist the front two sections of hair from each side and secure them at the back of your head. Then tuck in some fresh flowers of your choice. Make sure they are small to complement your hair length and the boho vibe you’re trying to create. You can even add different types of flowers of a handmade accessory to this hairdo.
5. Loose scarf braid
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Adding scarves and ribbons is another way to easily achieve a bohemian hairstyle. You can use a bright floral print scarf or pick a plain solid shade, both will look equally gorgeous. This hairstyle is for medium to long hair lengths, if you have short hair, just wrap the scarf around your head like a headband or around a loose ponytail. Part your hair into three sections then wrap your scarf around one section completely. Braid your hair as usual to get this look. Pull your hair strands a bit to make it appear loose and fuller. Let loose a few face framing tendrils at the front to add to the look.
6. Colourful micro braids
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Girls with straight hair can opt for micro braids to add a boho vibe to their regular look. For that carefree and gypsy look, add coloured strands to your micro braids in bright colours. You can even stick on bright coloured hair extensions and braid them to try something different. While it's not an everyday look, you can surely wear it to a beach vacation. This bohemian hairstyle is suitable for all hair lengths as far as you have the patience to create several micro braids. Don’t try to keep it uniform, pick random sections of hair and braid it to get this look.
7. Crimped hair with flower pin
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Want to create fake gypsy hair? Put your hair crimper to use. If you have coloured hair, this hairstyle will look lovely on you. Crimp your hair using the crimper, then twist the front section and secure it at the back to create an easy and effortless looking bohemian hairstyle. Then tuck in a floral pin or pick a flower from the garden and place it on the side to make your hairstyle look even more gorgeous. Again, this hairstyle suits all hair lengths, so don’t worry if your hair is short, the crimper will do the trick!
8. Uneven braids with strings
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Braids and strings are a beautiful combination and the more uneven the better it looks. A hairstyle for all hair lengths, choose the colour of the strand based on your hair colour. If your hair is light opt for a bright shade like yellow or pink, if you have dark brown or black hair go for a white or light blue string to ensure it's visible. Take 4-5 sections of hair from the front and braid them with strings unevenly to get this bohemian hairstyle. Pair this gorgeous hairstyle with a beautiful cotton knee-length dress and transform your look completely!
9. Crown braid with flowers
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This hairstyle is simpler than it looks. But your hair needs to be of medium or long length to achieve this hairdo. Simply pull all your hair on one side and braid it, then place it on your crown area and secure it on the opposite side with hair pins. Don’t forget to add a few face framing tendrils at the front for a carefree look. Pick two fresh flowers in bright shades, and place them on one side of your head to get this look.
10. Short hair braid with strings
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Strings and braids are a big mood in modern bohemian hairstyles. We’ve spotted so many different versions of it and there are tons of more to explore. This one is perfect for short hair. Put all your braiding techniques to use for this one. Part your hair in the middle then braid two sections of hair from each side, secure at the back. Then take another section of hair from the back and create a fishtail braid, secure it by tying coloured string around the ends. Add two micro braids and accessories like coffee beans or shells for the perfect boho look.