Gorgeous weather and perfect companion, what else do you need for a beach or summer date? A fabulously feminine Bohemian side braid!
What exactly is Bohemian style? As it was originally called, was always a fashion style linked with relaxed and original hairstyles, clothes and accessories. It was a ‘natural’ look even before natural, rural themes became a major trend in our eco-aware century!
For this casual boho side braid created by freckled fox, you will need:
Supplies & Tools:
- a hair-tie
- a teasing comb
- some hairspray (optional)
- some dry shampoo (optional)
Notes: If you already have texture in your hair then leave out the dry shampoo otherwise spry a bit on for some grip. If you want to tease your crown a bit for volume then use a teasing comb before you get started, and if you have silky or fine hairthen you’ll want to include some hairspray to help the style hold in place longer.
Steps 1-3: begin by choosing a deep side part and sweeping the it around the back of your crown so the part doesn’t continue down the back of your head.
(1) Separate a triangle at the top of your part, divide it into three sections, and
(2) begin a french braid by alternating each of the side sections over the middle section and under the one on the opposite side.
(3) When pulling from the back of your hair just keep taking hair from above your ear and back a bit, not from the vary back of your head.
(4) Continue your french braid down as you remember to add in a little more hair from each side before you send that section over and under (it helps to say “Add, over, under. Add, over, under.” to yourself as you french braid if you’re a beginner:)) Tie off your braid with a hair-tie once you reach your ear so we can work on the other side.
(5) Twist the hair above your opposite ear upwards and back, tugging a bit of hair out at your temple to keep it loose and flowery looking, and
(6) swoop it around the back to join it in your braid.
Steps 7-9: Now that you have all of your hair in one hand, proceed to turn your french braid into a fishtail by splitting it all roughly in half and grabbing a small chunk of the hair from the back of your right section.
(7) Bring it around and over the right section, combine it with the left section, and now repeat that with the left side, back and forth alternating till your fishtail braid really starts coming together and you have the length you want.
(8) Finish it all off by tying up the braid with a hair-tie, and by tugging your hair out here and there to loosen everything up.
(9) Spray a bit with some hairspray if you want and you’re all good to go!
Remember to not worry about it being perfect while you do your braiding because we’re going for a really textured and kinda messy finished look anyways! Also as a final side-note, a fun thing to do would be to tie a ribbon around your hair-tie once you’re done to add some old-school femininity to the whole look:) And you’re done!!
What do you think about this casual looking boho hair? Will you give it a try? Let us know in the comment below!