A blonde model walking down the street with her hair in loose waves

Create effortless, beautiful boho waves at home

Ah, the beautiful bohemian life. From the runway to the festival field, natural looking waves are the perfect way to capture laid-back summer vibes. Even if sunny blue skies seem a world away, you can inject carefree boho style into your everyday look with some gorgeous natural waves. 

There is one very big secret to natural boho waves: texture. Forget a sleek and silky mane, boho waves are tousled and messy. If you have super-straight locks, your hair routine needs to add some serious texture to your strands before you begin to style.

Luckily for us, professional hair stylist Jeanie Syfu has a bagful of tips on how to expertly fake that sun-and-salt texture. So you can look like you’ve just strolled back from holiday – every day. 

Jeanie uses the TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done collection to perfect a long-lasting boho look which will keep you feeling hair-confident from day to night. Here’s how to create carefree-looking waves from the comfort of your own home – in just 10 easy steps. 

Tools needed to achieve the look: blow-dryer, medium-sized round brush, clips and a soft bristle brush.

Step 1: Prep your hair for styling. Wash it with lightweight Perfectly (un)Done Shampoo for a thorough cleanse. Then rinse. Apply the conditioner from mid-shaft to the ends, combing through from root to tips. Leave 2-3 minutes for the formulation to help moisturise and add texture to your hair, then rinse well. 

Step 2: With damp hair, we’re ready to begin styling. Blot away any excess water from your hair. Then, liberally apply Perfectly (un)Done Wave Creation Sea Foam from roots to tips. Formulated with sea kelp extract, it makes it easier for you to create those tousled waves.

Step 3: Flip your hair over (head down) and roughly blow-dry your hair on high heat, combing through with your fingers. Now take the round brush and fully dry your hair without making a parting. Tip: A ceramic or metal brush will help your hair to hold the volume from the dryer better.

Step 4: Section your hair and, holding the curling wand vertically, wrap each section round the barrel. Make sure that you’re wrapping away from your face.

Tip: As you curl each section round the barrel, flick your wrist. This makes the waves look more natural.

Step 5: Once you’ve finished the last section, rake your fingers through the curls (don’t use a brush). Finish with a light mist of Perfectly (un)Done Ultra-Brushable Hairspray. The ultra-fine formulation helps to provide long-lasting control for your gorgeously undone look.  

And that’s your holiday/weekend/festival look done, you beautiful bohemian, you. Watch the video to help you perfect the look with the TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done collection.