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20 Bohemian Hairstyles That Are Still Breathtaking

Inspired by the 60s and 70s, bohemian-esque braids and middle parts take on a softer and sweeter look these days. Whether you have natural waves or super straight locks, these bohemian hairstyles have something in store for everyone!

  • Chestnut Waves

    These vintage-inspired waves are offset with a middle part to create one of the most popular bohemian hairstyles on the red carpet.

    Bohemian Hairstyle with Waves

    How To Style:

    1. Part hair down the center, then use a large barrel curing iron to create variations of larger curls or waves.
    2. Use a flat brush to gently soften the waves to create more of an “s” shaped curl.

    Recommended Products:

    Bumble and Bumble’s Styling Lotion is a great product for this style. Apply it from roots to ends prior to blow drying to create a flexible and smooth hold.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Naturally straight or wavy hair textures will work best for this style and all face shapes can wear this look.

    Tip:

    Try a middle part! If you wear it with confidence, it will project that way. The great part about this style is that you are able to move the part to either side, if you prefer to do so.

  • Half and Half

    Curled hair is worn half up half down with face framing pieces left out to soften this boho look.

    Half Up Boho Hairstyle

    How To Style:

    1. Using a large barrel curling iron, create a variation of large curls. Make sure that you leave out some softer pieces around the ears and temples. If you have a fringe, this is a great way to show it off!
    2. Separate the hair into two sections, gathering the top half away from the face.
    3. Use a small ponytail or bobby pins to secure the top section into place.

    Recommended Products:

    Bumble and Bumble’s Spray de Mode hairspray is wonderful. Use it as a heat protectant when curling and finish with an all over application to set your style.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Naturally straight or wavy hair textures will work best for this. All face shapes will be flatter by this look.

  • Soft and Side Swept

    Curly hair is gently pinned to one side in this embellishment-worthy hairstyle.

    Side Swept Bohemian HairstyleSide Swept Bohemian Hairstyle Side

    How To Style:

    1. Using a medium-sized curling iron, create many small to medium-sized waves and curls.
    2. Using a flat brush, gently gather the hair to whichever side you prefer, just be careful not to brush the curls out!
    3. Secure with hair tie, gently minding the waves.
    4. Add a barrette or flower of choice.

    Recommended Products:

    A hair powder or dry shampoo (at the roots only) will add great texture to this look.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All hair types and face shapes can benefit from the easy and soft feel of this style.

    Tip:

    This is a perfect example of a look that can complement a great side-swept fringe.

  • Golden Braids

    Offset braids accentuated by waves and curls combine two bohemian hair trends into one beautiful style!

    Offset Braid with Curls

    How To Style:

    1. First, decide which side you would like your braid to fall towards.
    2. Create a small to medium sectioned and sized French braid.
    3. Secure the end of the braid with a tiny clear elastic.
    4. Use a large barrel curling iron to form curls in any direction.
    5. To complete the look, I would recommend braiding the hair coming from the end of the braid as well.

    Recommended Products:

    Your favorite shine spray can be applied to your hands as you use your hands to loosen your curls ever so slightly.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Naturally curly or wavy hair textures will benefit the most from this style and any face shape will be flattered.

    Tips:

    This look is not supposed to be “perfect”. Do not be afraid to loosen the braid or mismatch the pattern of your waves.

  • Caramel Curls

    How hot is this naturally curly hair woven into an inverted French braid?

    Inverted French Braid HairstyleInverted French Braid Hairstyle Back

    How To Style:

    1. Create an inverted French braid working away from the face.
    2. Start with larger sections, and make the sections tinier as you go, this will create a more interesting visual effect to the look.
    3. Secure the end of the braid with a clear elastic.

    Recommended Products:

    The dirtier the hair, the better for a “grippier” feeling and easer braiding. If you need to add some grip to cleaner hair, try a hair powder dusted from roots to ends prior to braiding.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    The curlier the hair, the better! Wavy hair is also greatly complimented by this look. Any face shape can rock this textured braid.

  • Loose Offset Braid

    This traditional softly side-swept braid screams boho chic.

    Loose Offset Braid

    How To Style:

    1. Brush the hair away from the face and start a braid at the middle/back of your head, just above the occipital bone.
    2. This particular braid is a traditional three-strand braid, but feel free to choose whichever braid style you like best.
    3. Continue the braid to your side of choice, loosely tying the bottom with a small hair tie.

    Recommended Products:

    A smoothing cream or pomade would be great for any fly aways or loosening any curl you may have. Use a little bit on your fingers to touch the areas you may need to adjust!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shaped and hair types look great in this style and it is an easy way to dress up (or down) any boho outfit.

  • Basket Weave Braid

    This intricate braided look combines both a basket weave braid and a traditional French braid.

    Bohemian HairstylesBasket Weave Braid Bohemian Hairstyle Back

    How To Style:

    1. Starting at the crown of the head, create a basket weave braid to the thickness of your choice.
    2. Take two larger sections at the front of the head and the occipital bone and French braid either or both to add even more detail.

    Recommended Products:

    A smoothing cream or pomade would be great for any fly aways,or loosening any curl you may have. Use a little bit on your fingers to touch the areas you may need to adjust!

    Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

    Stronger face shapes and hair textures benefit from the shape of this bohemian braid.

  • Slightly Off Centered Waves

    Tousled waves with a slightly off center part are the signature boho chic style of today.

    Long Boho Hairstyle with WavesLong Boho Hairstyle with Waves Side

    How To Style:

    1. My favorite way to create this look is fairly simple. Shampoo or dampen your hair down before you go to sleep.
    2. Take two sections of your choice and create two traditional braids on the damp hair.
    3. Gently use a hair tie to keep each braid in place.
    4. When you wake up, take down the braids and use a little smoothing serum to tousle the hair with your fingers.

    Recommended Products:

    A light finishing hairspray would be great to seal any stray hairs without making it look or feel too heavy.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes and hair types look great in this style. It is an easy way to dress up (or down) any boho outfit.

  • Side Parted “S” Waves

    Sultry S-shaped waves are gorgeous and so easy to create.

    Long Hairstyle with S WavesLong Hairstyle with S Waves Side

    How To Style:

    1. Part your hair to your side of choice.
    2. Using a medium or small-sized barrel curling iron, create small sections of “figure 8” barrel curls.
    3. Roll the curls into a pin curl-esque shape and pin them into place.
    4. Let the curls cool before taking them down. Use a flat brush to gently put the curls into place.

    Recommended Products:

    A shine spray would be a great addition to this look. Apply your favorite spray to a flat brush for even product application.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This is a great style for those with straight hair textures that are looking for something pretty and not too over the top. All face shapes can be flattered by this look.

  • Afro-Tastic

    Bigger is always better when it comes to 60s-inspired, sensational curls like these!

    Bohemian AfroBohemian Afro Back

    How To Style:

    1. Using a fine tooth teasing comb, start in the front and slightly back comb the curl in large sections.
    2. Work your way to the back, then use your fingers to make sure that each section is evenly teased.

    Recommended Products:

    A finishing hairspray will be great to keep curls in place!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Naturally textured curly hair will be the best for this look and ay face shape can pull off this rockin’ style.

  • Short and Natural

    These naturally tight curls are loosened to perfection.

    Short Natural Bohemian Hairstyle

    How To Style:

    1. Use your fingers or the end of a rat tail comb to open up your curls.
    2. Choose which pieces you would like to open, or start in the front and work your way towards the back.
    3. The tighter the curl, the better!

    Recommended Products:

    A sea salt spray applied to the hands first will be beneficial when using your fingers to loosen the curl. Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray would be amazing for this look.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Naturally tight and curly hair and any face shape can wear this 70s-inspired look.

  • Aquamarine Queen

    Soft waves flipped away from the face just call for the hair accessory of your choice.

    Soft Waves with AccessorySoft Waves with Accessory Side

    How To Style:

    1. Using a flat iron (or small to medium sized curling iron), wrap smaller sections of the hair and curl away from the face.
    2. Start closer to the mid shaft to create a softer look.
    3. Use your fingers to loosen the wave after it has cooled for a minute or two.

    Recommended Products:

    Use a crème to create a gentle wave. Apply to fingers first and run through the hair. Purely Perfect’s Smooth Finish is a great product to ease frizz and create soft waves.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Straight hair will benefit from the movement of the style and its easy styling instructions and nearly all face shapes will be flattered by it.

  • Rapunzel Reincarnate

    Try this boho twist on curly hair and fishtail braids!

    Long Fishtail Braid with Curls

    How To Style:

    1. Starting at the lower part of your crown, create a large fishtail braid.
    2. Make sure to loosen and leave some of the curls out around the top section of your head to create a messier and more interesting look.

    Recommended Products:

    Dirty hair works best for this! Use a dry shampoo to absorb excess oil and create even more texture. Bumble & Bumble’s Pret-a-Powder would work wonders for this look. Make sure to apply at the root and really work into the hair before braiding.

    Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

    Naturally curly hair is the ideal hair type for this look. It’s a great way to skip shampooing your hair for one more day! Any face shape can try this style.

  • Bedhead Barrel Curls

    These loosened barrel curls are paired with a slightly off center part to create the ultimate bohemian hairstyle.

    Long Hairstyle with Loose Barrel Curls

    How To Style:

    1. Ideally these curls are styled after two or three days of not shampooing your hair.
    2. Use a 1 1/2 to 2-inch curling iron to create large sections of curls.
    3. After curls have cooled and set, use your fingers to slightly loosen the curls, being cautious as to not completely remove them.

    Recommended Products:

    A dry shampoo at the roots would be great for this look.

    Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

    Triangle, square and heart shaped face shapes work well with this style. Thick, and/or naturally wavy hair would benefit the best from the messiness of this style.

  • Braided Bobby [Pins]

    This simple updo uses braids and twists to add more intricate detail.

    Simple Updo with Braids and TwistsSimple Updo with Braids and Twists Back

    How To Style:

    1. Create a series of looser small braids. Use bobby pins to keep them in place while you gather the rest of your hair into a bun sitting low on your head.
    2. Take each of the braids you have created and wrap them around the bun in any order you prefer.
    3. Use the bobby pins to firmly situate the braids into the bun, using the hair to hide any remnants of the pins.

    Recommended Products:

    Your favorite finishing hairspray is needed this look. Apply just enough to smooth any obscure flyaways.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Naturally wavy or curly hair will benefit the best from this updo and any face shape can try it.

  • Amber Glow

    These smooth and simple curls are the essence of bohemian elegance.

    Long Hairstyle with Smooth Curls

    How To Style:

    1. Brush hair with a flat brush that has been sprayed with a pinch of shine spray.
    2. Use a curling iron to add large curls, being careful to use very similarly sized sections.
    3. Once curls have cooled, use the same flat brush to gently brush curls into a looser shape.

    Recommended Products:

    Bumble & Bumble’s Shine Spray is great to spray your brush with for this look.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Naturally straight or wavy hair will benefit the best from this style. All face shapes are easily flattered by it as well.

    Tips:

    Even though this is one of the more simple bohemian hairstyles, the point of this look is to focus the attention elsewhere – i.e. a necklace, lacey shirt, or a beautiful hair accessory.

  • Rugged Ringlets

    These traditional ringlet curls have a dirtier appeal.

    Long Blonde Hair with Ringlet CurlsLong Blonde Hair with Ringlet Curls Side

    How To Style:

    1. Section hair dramatically to your side of choice.
    2. Using a smaller sized curling iron, section hair into smaller sections and use the iron to create tighter ringlets.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Bumble & Bumble’s Spray de Mode applied roots to ends prior to heat application, and just a pinch to set the hair after curling.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes and hair types, minus extremely curly hair, will work well with this style.

    Tips:

    Don’t hesitate to use your fingers and work the ringlets to be a pinch messier if you so desire. Adding a hair accessory like a headband would also add a lovely emphasis to this style.

  • Chestnut Waves

    Channel your inner bohemian princess by wearing these side-swept waves with soft face framing pieces.

    Long Hairstyle with WavesLong Hairstyle with Waves Side

    How To Style:

    1. Section hair dramatically to your side of choice.
    2. Using a curling iron, create different sized and sectioned waves.
    3. Push all of your hair to whichever side your part lays the heaviest and use several bobby pins to keep it in place.
    4. Gently take some pieces out of the lighter side to create a delicate look around your face.

    Recommended Products:

    Bumble & Bumble’s Classic Hairspray will keep these curls in place without creating that “crunch” of excess product build up.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Naturally fine and wavy hair will benefit the best from the movement and texture that this look creates. Any face shape can be flattered by this style.

  • Flower Power

    Wavy locks and floral headbands work together in harmony to create the queen of all bohemian hairstyles.

    Long Wavy Hairstyle with Headband

    How To Style:

    1. Using a flat iron or medium-sized curling iron, create waves and curls throughout.
    2. Run your fingers through the midshafts and ends to open up the curls just a pinch.
    3. Then place the floral hair piece of your choice at the crown of your head.
    4. Use the hot tool to re-curl any pieces that you may have disturbed.

    Recommended Products:

    An aerosol hair powder or dry shampoo applied roots to ends is ideal for this look.

    Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

    All face shapes and hair types can be worked into this style smoothly.

  • Softly Short

    Here’s a lovely boho-inspired look for those with short to medium length hair.

    Short Boho Look with CurlsShort Boho Look with Curls Side

    How To Style:

    1. Place your hair into a semi dramatic side part.
    2. Using a small curling iron and working in small sections, create as many curls as you desire.
    3. Take a bobby pin (or two) and select certain curls to pin away from the face. This will add a little extra softness around the face.

    Recommended Products:

    Apply Bumble & Bumble’s Does it All hairspray all over to keep these curls in place.

    Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

    All face shapes and fine to medium density hair textures will benefit the best from this look.

    Today’s boho fads are ideal for everyone! If you have ever considered taking a chance at a new braid or center part, now is the time. These bohemian hairstyles are amazingly easy to wear!