The Top 27 Bohemian Hairstyles

Boho hairstyles are so easy to do, yet look so beautiful and stylish. What I love most about it is that you can play up your natural texture or temporarily change it to another, but still keep it natural-looking and effortless. Here are boho hair ideas that you can mix and match to create your own look!

Modernized French Braid

Modernized French Braid hairstyle Instagram @theupdogirl

Q&A with style creator, Ellie Ferrari
Wedding & Occasion Hair Specialist @ The Updo Girl in Exeter, Devon

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a modern twist on your classic French braid. Infinity braids are everywhere at the moment and are relatively simple to accomplish.

My favorite thing about the style is the different textures you get from the combination of braids.

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look?

My model for this look had lovely thick hair. If you aren’t blessed with tresses like hers, I would use a texturizing iron at the roots for added volume for the Dutch fishtail. Ensure you keep the Dutch fishtail nice and tight, pulling on it as you go for that “pancaked” look.

My favorite product at the moment is Design.Me Puff.Me hair volumizing powder. I use this a lot for braids, and it’s great for baby hairs too! When creating the infinity, the smaller the pieces of hair you take the more effective the outcome.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style is really suitable for everyone. It can be adapted for people with bangs and taken over to the side for a softer look, which is great for those of us with slightly rounder face shapes. This style really would stay in for days if you needed it to.

Boho Style Updo

Q&A with style creator, Leah Milley
Senior Stylist @ Imagica Hair Studio in Victoria, AU


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This updo is relaxed, textured, soft and elegant.

My favorite thing about this boho style updo is that it can be dressed up or dressed down for any occasion. This particular look was designed for a lady going to her friend’s engagement party.

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look?

The preparation for this style is key. You need a GOOD setting spray. Once the braid was done and set, the rest of the hair was curled and set with pin curl clips. It’s important to let the hair fully cool down before attempting to create its structure. I also used a sea salt spray and a volumizing powder to create the messy, matte texture.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style is great for people with a lot of hair. It’s essential to have enough length for the braid to be able to be loose, creating the “boho” look. It is also a good hairstyle for many different occasions. It can be worn formal or casual. It is practical enough to be worn on an everyday occasion. Whilst it may appear simple, it is still a head turner.

Festival Vibe

Festival Vibe hairstyleInstagram @hairbyjennh

Q&A with style creator, Jennifer Hofmann
Freelance Hairstylist @ Hair by Jenn H in San Diego, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a half up half down look with soft waves. It gives a festival vibe to a classic style.

I love the way that the braid added bulk to her fine hair and played up all the highs and lows of her blonde.

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look?

I used a 1-inch Babyliss Wand to achieve this uneven and soft curl pattern. Sexy Hair Powder Play Light was added to the crown to help create texture and volume at the scalp. Redken Diamond Oil was lightly sprayed through the mid shaft and ends to create shine. I finished with a light working hairspray to keep the hair soft to the touch and moveable.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this hairstyle to anyone! It works on fine to coarse hair. The braid being pulled apart makes it appear larger and is an easy way to help finer hair appear thick and full.

This style would be perfect for a night out or special event, or even anything in between!

#1 Dusk

Written by Shannel Mariano

This gorgeous boho-inspired hairstyle features a loose braid secured without an elastic, giving it a more organic look.

Loose Braid Boho HairstyleStyle by Kimberly Morgan, Makeup by Ashley Nicole Pugh, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA
Boho HairstylesStyle by Kimberly Morgan, Makeup by Ashley Nicole Pugh, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How to Style:

  1. Start out with naturally wavy hair or put waves into your hair using a curling wand.
  2. Pull hair to the side.
  3. Divide hair to be braided into three sections.
  4. Start braiding hair as usual, but without fully separating the strands at the bottom.
  5. Continue to braid the strands without pulling them through.
  6. You’ll notice that the hair at the bottom will start to braid together.
  7. When the top braid meets the bottom braid, make a loop in the center where they meet and pull the lower half through to secure the braid.
  8. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Hold Me Tight is a flexible hold spray that has long lasting hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in density and texture will suit this hairstyle.

#2 Rain

Written by Shannel Mariano

This effortless hairstyle is straight, but with texture, and no visible parting.

Straight-Boho-Hairstyle-with-TextureImage Credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Apply styling products to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair upwards and back using your fingers.
  3. Apply a product to give hair volume and texture.

Recommended Products:

Pravana’s Lived-in Powder Potion will give the hair volume and texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in density and texture will suit this hairstyle.

#3 Essence

Written by Shannel Mariano

This sexy hairstyle is parted down the middle with small sections of hair waved in different parts and directions.

Long Wavy Boho HairstyleStyle by Ben White, Makeup by Katie Georgiana, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA
boho hairstylesStyle by Ben White, Makeup by Katie Georgiana, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How to Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing mousse to wet hair.
  2. Section the hair into three large sections.
  3. Braid each section and secure with an elastic band.
  4. Air dry or wear the braids to bed.
  5. Once the hair is completely dry, remove the elastics.
  6. Scrunch the hair with a texture product.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Volumizing Sculpting Foam will give your hair enviable volume.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in density and texture will suit this hairstyle.

#4 Spirit

Written by Shannel Mariano

This boho chic hairstyle is parted to the side with waves featuring prominent ridges that eventually straighten towards the ends.

Boho Hairstyle with Waves and Side PartImage Credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Apply a product for texture on wet hair.
  2. Power dry hair with a blowdryer and hands.
  3. Wrap sections of hair with a curling wand leaving the ends out.
  4. Scrunch a product into the hair to add more texture.
  5. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Spray Wax by Paul Mitchell gives hair definition and texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in density and texture will suit this hairstyle.

#5 Ocean

Written by Shannel Mariano

This naturally curly hair is actually secured with an elastic on each side, creating the most gorgeous set of pigtails we’ve ever seen!

Naturally Curly Boho HairstyleStyle by Lacye Geitgey, Makeup by Kristian Bailey, Sheer Professionals Salon, Wooster, OH
Naturally Curly Boho Hairstyle SideStyle by Lacye Geitgey, Makeup by Kristian Bailey, Sheer Professionals Salon, Wooster, OH

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Air dry or diffuse the hair until it is completely dry.
  3. Loosely gather and secure hair into a ponytail on each side of the head.

Recommended Products:

Twirl Around is a combination of gel and conditioner that will give naturally curly hair defined and touchably soft curls.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is naturally curly will suit this hairstyle.

#6 Storm

Written by Shannel Mariano

This hippie-inspired hairstyle is parted to the side, secured into a half ponytail, and accessorized with a headband.

Straight-Boho-Hairstyle-with-HeadbandImage Credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Apply a texture product to straight hair.
  2. Pull hair back into a half ponytail.
  3. Gently place a headband at the crown of the head.

Recommended Products:

Pravana’s Lived-In Powder Potion gives hair texture and volume.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in density and texture will suit this hairstyle.

#7 Freedom

Written by Shannel Mariano

This head of naturally gorgeous wavy hair is kept warm and accessorized with a beanie for a boho chin-inspired winter look.

Naturally-Wavy-Boho-Hairstyle-with-BeanieImage Credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Scrunch hair.
  3. Airdry or diffuse hair until dry.
  4. Scrunch in a product to add definition to hair.
  5. Carefully place your beanie of choice over the hair.

Recommended Products:

Scrunch Grooming Pommade into curls to give them definition and shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes that have hair with natural waves will suit this hairstyle.

#8 Maya

Written by Shannel Mariano

These loose waves are kept away from the face with easy braids on each side.

Boho Hairstyle with Loose Waves and BraidStyle by Kimberly Morgan, Makeup by Ashley Nicole Pugh, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA
Boho Hairstyle with Loose Waves and Braid SideStyle by Kimberly Morgan, Makeup by Ashley Nicole Pugh, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How to Style:

  1. Apply a thermal protection spray to hair.
  2. Curl sections of hair using an extra-large curling wand.
  3. Braid the front pieces of the hair backwards.
  4. Join both braids together in the back and secure with an elastic band. If the ends don’t reach, secure them with a bobby pin on each side.
  5. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Hot Off The Press by Paul Mitchell protects the hair from the heat of the iron and gives the hair hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in density and texture will suit this hairstyle.

#9 Autumn

Written by Shannel Mariano

This hairstyle is smooth, flowy and touchable, and is the epitome of boho hairstyles!

Long-Smooth-Boho-HairstyleImage Credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry sections of hair and roll them in place with Velcro rollers.
  3. Once all the sections have cooled, remove the rollers.
  4. Apply a texture product to add texture to hair.

Recommended Products:

AG Texture Spray adds texture to the hair without weighing it down.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in density and texture will suit this hairstyle.

#10 Paisley

Written by Shannel Mariano

This hairstyle is worn naturally straight but with tons of beachy texture.

Long-Boho-Hairstyle-with-TextureImage Credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Apply a wet product for texture of dry hair.
  2. Power dry the hair while scrunching it.
  3. Apply a product for more texture.

Recommended Products:

Awapuhi Sea Salt Spray gives hair a great foundation for texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in density and texture will suit this hairstyle.

#11 Opal

Written by Shannel Mariano

This beautiful braid keeps these beautiful loose waves away from the face for an incredibly romantic finish.

Boho-Hairstyle-with-Braid-and-Loose-WavesImage Credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Start out with wavy hair.
  2. French braid the hair starting from the parting to the sides.
  3. Stop behind the ears and continue creating a normal braid.
  4. Repeat this on the other side.
  5. Join the ends of both braids and secure with an elastic band.
  6. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Hold Me Tight gives the hair long lasting hold that is touchable and natural-looking.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in density and texture will suit this hairstyle.

#12 Aura

Written by Shannel Mariano

This naturally wavy hair has the perfect amount of frizz, making it look airy and so on-trend.

Long-Naturally-Wavy-Boho-HairstyleImage Credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Apply a leave-in conditioner to naturally curly hair.
  2. Air dry or diffuse the hair until completely dried.
  3. Brush through the curls.
  4. Apply a light texture product to give hair an airy feel.

Recommended Products:

Spraying AG Texture spray while lifting sections gives the hair an airy texture and enough hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that has naturally wavy texture will suit this hairstyle.

#13 Sunshine

Written by Shannel Mariano

These natural, flow child-inspired waves are defined and have a wet look.

Boho-Hairstyle-with-Waves-and-Flower-HeadbandImage Credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Apply gel with a little bit leave-in conditioner to wet hair.
  2. Scrunch hair.
  3. Airdry or diffuse hair until completely dry.
  4. Scrunch a product into the hair to add more definition.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Super Clean Sculpting Gel with a little bit of leave-in conditioner will give the hair this type of finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is naturally wavy in texture will suit this hairstyle.

#14 Echo

Written by Shannel Mariano

The wave pattern of this hairstyle is organic, but its finish is smooth and shiny for a modern touch.

Organic Boho Hairstyle with WavesStyle by Shantez Nunez, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to hair.
  2. Blow dry sections of hair upwards to create volume.
  3. Curl sections of hair a few inches away from the roots, leaving the ends out.
  4. Apply a product for texture.
  5. Apply a product for shine.

Recommended Products:

Awapuhi Wild Ginger’s Shine Spray gives hair shine without disrupting the style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle.

#15 Lyric

Written by Shannel Mariano

These natural waves are matte and really textured-looking, giving the look both a beachy and boho finish.

Beautiful-Boho-Hairstyle-with-Waves-and-TextureImage Credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Apply a texture product to wet hair
  2. Air dry or diffuse the hair until completely dry.
  3. Curl sections that aren’t as wavy with a curling wand.

Recommended Products:

Awapuhi Wild Ginger’s Sea Salt Spray gives hair a beachy texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle.

#16 Willow

Written by Shannel Mariano

This hairstyle features beautiful waves that are left straight on the ends.

Long Hairstyle with WavesStyle by Vanessa, Beauty by Shali, Las Vegas, NV
Long Hairstyle with Waves SideStyle by Vanessa, Beauty by Shali, Las Vegas, NV

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to hair.
  2. Blow dry sections of hair upwards to create volume.
  3. Curl sections of hair a few inches away from the roots, leaving the ends out.
  4. Apply a product for texture.
  5. Apply a product for shine.

Recommended Products:

AG Texture gives hair texture and helps defines waves without weighing the hair down.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle.

#17 Sky

Written by Shannel Mariano

This hairstyle looks like the perfect salon blowout, but features just the right amount of grit, texture and definition to it.

Long-Blownout-Boho-Hairstyle-with-TextureImage Credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry sections of hair with a large round brush and roll them up and in place.
  3. Repeat this using another large round brush on another section.
  4. Remove the round brush from the first section and use it on the next section.
  5. Alternate brushes until you’re done with all the sections. Once all the sections have cooled, remove the rollers.
  6. Apply a texture product to add texture to hair.

Recommended Products:

AG Texture Spray adds texture to the hair without weighing it down.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in density and texture will suit this hairstyle.

#18 Sage

Written by Shannel Mariano

This boho chic hairstyle starts out straight on top, features waves through the midshaft, then straightens out again through the ends.

Long Hairstyle with FringeStyle by Morgan Christie, Makeup by Lauren West, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair straight with a flat brush.
  3. Curl sections of hair starting three inches away from the roots and leaving the ends out.
  4. Set the style with a flexible hold spray.

Recommended Products:

Hold Me Tight is a hairspray with long-lasting flexible hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle.

#19 Violet

Written by Shannel Mariano

Naturally tight curls are so beautiful left alone.

Natural-Boho-Hairstyle-with-Tight-CurlsImage Credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Apply a leave-in conditioner to hair.
  2. Scrunch hair.
  3. Air dry or diffuse hair until it has completely dried.

Recommended Products:

Full Circle Leave-In Treatment by Paul Mitchell keeps natural curls soft and frizz-free.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle.

#20 Fiona

Written by Shannel Mariano

This effortless hairstyle has waves and bends sporadically throughout the hair.

Long-Hairstyle-with-Waves-and-Headband.Image Credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Apply a texture product to dry hair.
  2. Power dry the hair while scrunching it.
  3. Use a flat iron to add random bends to the hair.
  4. Apply a product for more texture.

Recommended Products:

Pravana’s Lived-In Powder Potion gives the hair both volume and texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle.

#21 Amethyst

Written by Shannel Mariano

This hairstyle features organic-looking curls with a shiny bouncy finish and volume at the roots.

Medium Hairstyle with Curls and VolumeStyle by Lacye Geitgey, Makeup by Kristian Bailey, Sheer Professionals Salon, Wooster, OH
Medium Hairstyle with Curls and Volume SideStyle by Lacye Geitgey, Makeup by Kristian Bailey, Sheer Professionals Salon, Wooster, OH

How to Style:

  1. Apply a thermal protection to hair.
  2. Curl sections of hair using a large barrel iron.
  3. Apply a product for texture.
  4. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Apply Pravana’s Lived-In Powder Potion to the root area and massage the scalp to create volume and texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle.

#22 Peony

Written by Shannel Mariano

These mid-length natural waves have definition, texture and just the right amount of grit.

Boho-Hairstyle-with-Natural-WavesImage Credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Air dry and diffuse hair until it is completely dry while scrunching it.
  3. Detail pieces by bending it with a flat iron.
  4. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Super Clean Spray by Paul Mitchell gives the hair long-lasting hold while giving it texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle.

#23 Isla

Written by Shannel Mariano

This hairstyle starts out straight at the roots, gets beautifully wavy and then goes straight again. Throughout the hair there a consistent beachy feel to it.

Long-Beachy-Boho-HairstyleImage Credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair that will give it volume.
  2. Power dry the hair with a blowdryer and fingers.
  3. Apply a wet product for texture.
  4. Power dry the hair until completely dry while scrunching it.
  5. Randomly curl the midshaft of each section.
  6. Apply a styling product for more texture.

Recommended Products:

Awapuhi Wild Ginger’s Sea Salt Spray gives hair grit and texture especially when applied to dry hair and blow dried afterwards.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle.

#24 Eden

Written by Shannel Mariano

This effortlessly gorgeous hairstyle is parted down the middle with loose, flowy natural-looking waves.

Long Hairstyle with Waves and Middle PartStyle by Kimberly Morgan, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair for volume.
  2. Apply a thermal protection spray to hair.
  3. Wrap sections of hair around a large barrel iron.
  4. Apply a texture powder on the roots and massage the scalp.
  5. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Pravana’s Lived-In Powder Potion gives the hair natural-looking volume and texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle.

Isn’t it fun being a woman? Enjoy trying out these beautiful boho hairstyles. I know I will!