How To Do Bohemian Hairstyles
How To Do Bohemian Hairstyles
Jo Irving of Love Hair shows you a quick and easy way to give yourself a braided Bohemian style hairdo. With a few Kirby grips, hair bands and two braids, you'll be looking great in no time.
So, today, we're going to do a Boho hairstyle or Bohemian style. They're generally a lot softer and less structured, so if you've got straight hair, you might want to put a bit of a curl either with GHD's, either with curlers or straighteners, or maybe even a wand just to get a really nice wave going through there. Again, the quite soft looks, very unstructured, lots of plaits and nothing too neat and tidy.
So, start with brushing the hair through. Now that we've prepped it with a bit of wave in there and then we're going to do a middle parting because I think that's quite Boho, and just leave the very front of the hair out if you've got a fringe, just leave that out because it's quite soft against the face. We don't want anything kind of tight or pulled back.
So, leaving these front pieces out, we're just going to plait around the head. So, when you're doing this, you need to direct your hair around like this rather than just plaiting down. Otherwise, it will be really straight.
So, you want to keep it really soft as well, so not too much product, and then just adding little bits into your French plait. So, we're just adding hair from the top section and not from here, otherwise we'll use up too much of the hair and you'll also get a bit of a parting there that we don't want to see. This is just much softer.
So, just very loosely taking it from the top, adding into our plait, and you can see that this plait lays on top of the hair which gives a really nice effect as well. The great thing about this is though it's a bit tricky to do it yourself, it's actually quite nice to have it not perfect. The whole thing about Boho is keeping it quite soft, really.
So, don't worry too much if you don't get it right the first time because it's okay. And you can add hair accessories as well to kind of hide any little mistakes that you might have made with your plait. So, for now, we've finished with this side so just secure it out of the way with either a hair bow or a clip or something to just keep it out of the way.
And then, we're going to do exactly the same on the other side. So, the next thing we're going to do is just mattify these plaits a little bit so they're not too sleek and too perfect. We're just going to get some clay here which is very matte.
It's usually for men's hair, actually, because generally women want shiny hair. So, guy stuff is better for getting this kind of matte look. I'm just going to go through and break up the plait a little bit.
So, you're just kind of pinching the hair and squishing it to get that nice texture. Maria's got blonde hair so we're going to use blond Kirby grips. It's a good idea to try and use the same colour grips as the person's hair so that you can hide them.
And then, the same on the other side, where Maria's had her highlights done, there's a space where it's darker, so she's only had a T-section. So, what you can do to stop this from standing out as too dark is just split this blonde section and spread it out a little bit more to hide that. So, that's our finished Boho or Bohemian style hair.
It didn't take too long. Just a couple of plaits, secure them with your bands, and then put your Kirby's in there. It doesn't take too long at all. .