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Boho Hairstyles

Updated on November 23, 2014

Creative, Simple & CareFREE

When I think of Boho Hairstyles, I think natural, fresh, and very simple.

"Tousled hair which just seems to fall in place, a type of organized chaos. Or maybe some soft braided strands of hair loosely held back just far enough to let the sunshine tickle your face."

Achieving a Boho Hairstyle is much easier than it seems. The secret is that the less perfect, the better. It's all about letting those wavy locks of hair fall completely free.

But how do we get those waves? There are many ways to get your locks to dance to the Boho wave, keep reading to find out some great techniques and see some fabulous Boho Hairstyles along the way.


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Boho Hairstyles to DREAM about - Dance to the Boho Wave

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Add a little color to your Boho Braid.  Photo: FreePeople.comA small braid adds just the right oomph to these gorgeous red locks.  Photo: and Dreads... Oh My!  Photo: Bandz for BabezFeathery Wisps  Photo: - Boho Baby in Pink Boho Hair :
Add a little color to your Boho Braid.  Photo:
Add a little color to your Boho Braid. Photo:
A small braid adds just the right oomph to these gorgeous red locks.  Photo:
A small braid adds just the right oomph to these gorgeous red locks. Photo:
Flowers and Dreads... Oh My!  Photo: Bandz for Babez
Flowers and Dreads... Oh My! Photo: Bandz for Babez
Feathery Wisps  Photo: - Boho Baby
Feathery Wisps Photo: - Boho Baby
Pretty in Pink Boho Hair :
Pretty in Pink Boho Hair :

How to get those Boho Waves

Crunch it, Mess it, Curl it, Mess it More

Let your creativity soar... It's time to squeeze, crunch and mess it up in order to create the Boho Wave. There really are no steadfast rules to create a Boho Hairstyles, its all about trial and error to find out what works best for you hair type. The one key is you are definitely going to need a texturizing creme.

For those with Naturally Wavy Hair you are lucky, this will be easy for you. Curly people you may need to straighten a tad. And for those like me with straight hair just follow these directions to unlock those hidden waves lying deep within your hair.

  1. Start with clean wet hair. Apply some texture creme or good gel, I like Bumble and Bumble Texture Creme, it is easy to work with and unlike gels which are too sticky, it glides on hair easily. I know what you are thinking, "My hair is clean and now I am adding this to my hair to make it dirty." Yes, that's right! We need this grit to hold the curl.
  2. Scrunch hair with your hands while Blow Drying in sections with a diffuser. Be sure to completely dry the sections before moving on to the next section or the dampness from the one section will relax the waves.
  3. Add more definition to any strands with a curling iron. Make sure you always curl away from your face.
  4. Finish with a Hairspray or Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. This stuff rocks and makes your look awesome with that windswept beachy look.

Hair dryers or Blow Dryers - Ionic, Ceramc & Tourmaline

Did you know that hair dryers have come a long way. There are really so many to choose from.

For any hairstyle ... you need one main item. It's a hairdryer. You will want to find a hair dryer which will not damage your hair. The ionic hair dryers are the best available and are the least damaging to your hair.

What does ionic mean? Keeping it simple and not going into any chemistry here. It basically means that an ionic hairdryer will heat up faster which reduces the drying time of your hair. Less drying time simply means less damage to your hair. Some of the other claims to fame of the ionic hairdryer are less frizz, healthier hair and even shiny hair.

Did you bite the bullet and invest into one of these newer type hair dryers? What kind did you get and how do you like it? With so many to choose from it really makes it hard to pick one.

I recently decided to update my 8 year old hair dryer with one of these new ionic hair dryers. I chose a Chi model which came with two types of diffusers and was a cool white pearl color. I am not sure why I chose the Chi model. I guess I figured I like their Flat Irons, so why not. However, I must admit I was not happy about the price, but I must admit the thing works great. It is an awesome hair dryer and it drys my hair so much faster as well as leaving it shiny and NOT frizzy. It was definitely a great investment.

So my question to you is, what kind of Hair Dryer do you use?

Are you still using that Vidal Sassoon one from the early 80's. I am totally serious with that question, because my husband has one of those to this day. Not sure why, since he doesn't really have enough hair to blow dry, so I imagine it must bring back those fond hair memories from yesteryear.

Photo: Amazon - Farouk Chi-Tah Hair Dryer

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Bohemian Hairstyles

Bohemian Hairstyles are Timeless. These Boho Hairstyles are not just for Teenie Boppers or College Kids, it's a TIMELESS classic which never fades. This Boho Style has been around for generations and luckily it is here to stay.

Remington Ceramic Curling Wand

If you have never used a curling wand, it is definitely something you need to try. Before owning this Remington I owned an earlier version. I loved it and the waves I was able to create were awesome and so much faster than the traditional curling iron. But there was one problem. I was continuously burning myself. Ouch that hurts! With the introduction of the glove those days are gone. Thanks Remington.

Remington Pro 1-1½” Curling Wand with Pearl Ceramic Technology, CI9538D
Remington Pro 1-1½” Curling Wand with Pearl Ceramic Technology, CI9538D

The Remington Tstudio Salon Collection Pearl Digital Ceramic Curling Wand is without a doubt the best curling wand/iron I have ever owned. To create a boho wave look you will want to go with the 1 1/2 inch barrel. However it is available in a 1 inch as well. This curling wand heats up fast and is hot, so you need to use extreme caution when using. I do not recommend any curling wand for short hair. The wand style curling irons are best for shoulder length to long hair, you need something to wrap around it.

For the price it is a steal. No, it's not a professional curling wand/iron but it does the job, as a matter of fact. It does the job pretty darn well.

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, 4.2 Ounce Bottle
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, 4.2 Ounce Bottle

Apply Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray to wet hair and work through. Blow dry with a diffuser while scrunching. So simple and effective. You will wonder how you lived without it all these years.


Bumble and Bumble

Create Texture and Boho Waves

I first discovered Bumble and Bumble a few years ago from my hair stylist. My first product was the Bb Thickening Hair Spray which I still use today. it does a great job adding volume to otherwise listless limpy hair like mine without making it sticky.

The Bb Texture Creme is my new fav and I must say that it really works great for creating great boho waves.

Check out the Bumble and Bumble video I have included on this page. it will amaze you at how well it works.

I work it into my wet hair after shampooing and blow it dry with a diffuser scrunching all the way. I finish it with a few squirts of Bb Surf Spray or the Bb Thickening Hair Spray . I like to spray them into my hands and run it through my with my fingers to define the waves for a more wind blown look.

Sea Salt Spray - Bumble and Bumble Sea Spray

B&B's Surf Spray is the greatest invention since the blow dryer. This is a must for anyone trying to achieve that wavy beach or boho look in their hair.

Bumble and Bumble Texture Creme

Hot Rollers

Achieve waves with Hot Rollers. Hot rollers are an easy way to add voluminous waves or curls to your hair.

Caruso C97953 30 Molecular Steam Hairsetter with 30 Rollers
Caruso C97953 30 Molecular Steam Hairsetter with 30 Rollers

Caruso's patented molecular steam haircare system creates curls which last for days. Great for travel!


There are just too many choices in life and this goes for hair care products as well. I have used them all and when you find something that works, you stick with it.

Some things work better for some people and for certain types of hair. What do you use and what kind of hair do you have?

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Boho Braid - Gorgeous Bohemian Hair

Boho Hairstyle
Boho Hairstyle

If you hair is long enough you can make a braid and pull it over to the other side and secure with a bobby pin.

It is a Natural braided headband.

If you hair is too short you can get a similar look by using one of the braided headbands listed below. Be sure to match it to the color of your hair.

Image Credit: Kapsel

Fishtail Braid... The Cool Braid - Boho Braid

This video does an excellent job at illustrating exactly how to do a Fishtail braid. You just need some long hair to do it. The most important thing is not to over think it. Being NOT perfect is part of the appeal to the fishtail braid.

Video Tutorial: The Beauty Department

Bandz for Babez - Handmade with lots of LOVE

Bandz for Babez
Bandz for Babez

Photo: Bandz for Babez

Bandz for Babez
Bandz for Babez

Bandz for Babez

express yourself with flowers

Absolutely adorable and lots of FUN! So many unique styles to choose from. Wear them on your head, wrist or a hat. Can't find what you are looking for than Bandz for Babez can custom design one just for you.

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Weave a Little Yarn in a Fishtail Braid - How COOL is that.

Photo: A beautiful Mess - How to Style a Fishtail braid

Boho Wave Tousled Texture Mist

by Alterna Bamboo

ALTERNA BAMBOO Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist, 4.2 oz

Get the waves you have always dreamed about with this Boho Wave Tousled Textured Mist made from Organic Bamboo Extract and Blue Yucca Root, which is know to add nourishment to hair in a texturizing spray.

ALTERNA BAMBOO Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist is an environmentally friendly product made from all organic materials will add texture, volume and shine to your hair.

All products free of: sulfates, sodium chloride, parabens, gluten, TEA, phthalates

Classic Boho Hairstyle - Wreath of Flowers over Red Waves of Glory

Boho Hairstyles
Boho Hairstyles

photo credit: Bellafaye via photopin cc

Boho Style

Eclectic FUN from head to toes.

Are you a Boho Girl or Do you want to learn more about this Boho Style?

If so, then you must read Boho Style .... Cheers to an Eclectic Life. Here you can find out a little bit of background about this Bohemian Fashion and all of its glory. And just maybe you can find some Boho Clothing or Accessories to go with your new Boho Hairstyle.

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Queen of Boho

I have always been so in love with the Boho Style and the face that always seems to pop in my mind is Stevie Nicks.

She has been rocking the Bohemian Look for decades and has helped it become the fashion legend it is today.

She has definitely earned the title "Queen of Boho".

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      josietook 4 years ago

      I really like the boho braid, it has a really romantic feel. Great lens!!

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      wilsonkht 4 years ago

      Very nice hair style and I will ask my wife to try.

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @Rosetta Slone: OH natural Curly Hair, How lucky are you! For that Frizz you should check out Bamboo

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @Rosetta Slone: How lucky are you to have beautiful curls. Most of us dream of having those. A great product for that frizz is Alterna Bamboo Smooth Frizz-Correcting Styling Lotion. Great Stuff!

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      Rosetta Slone 5 years ago from Under a coconut tree

      What gorgeous hair styles. My long curls are more frizz than boho at the moment as it's so humid here in the tropics. Love this lens, well done!

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @ClassyGals: Thanks so much for the Blessings. That must have been a great concert. Stevie is as cool as they come.

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      Cynthia Davis 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I just recently saw Stevie Nicks in concert and she's still rockin' the bohemian style that I love so much. Thanks for the style tips on how to achieve a bohemian hair style (can't wait to try)! Angel Blessings**

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @banapple: Me Too! I am letting mine grow again, only have a few more inches to go. But there are great shorter length BOHO Hairstyles as well. Remember it is about letting it loose and free. I guess I should add some styles for shorter hair. :) Thanks for visiting and have a great holiday!

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      banapple 5 years ago

      Love all the hairstyles. Makes me wish I didn't cut my hair shorter. I love the boho look! Great info here, thanks!