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How to do boho braids

  • Step 1: Part your hair
  • Step 2: Create soft waves
  • Step 3: Lift up
  • Step 4: Start braiding
  • Step 5: Loosen up
  • Step 6: Add more accessories
  • Step 7: Give your hairstyle a neat finish
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Heading to a festival? Date night? Fancy event? Boho braids are always a good idea. Packed with volume, they’re an ideal way to create a hippie chic look and keep your hair out of the way when you’re dancing to your favorite band.

To elevate this free-spirited style and stand out from the crowd, add some waves, volume and accessories. Our TRESemmé Global Stylist Justine Marjan – known for creating iconic looks for celebrities like the Kardashians – shows you how to create a bold and eye-catching look with jeweled bows, playful ribbons and shiny pearls.

Step 1: Part your hair

Part your hair down the center and spray TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Anti-Frizz Heat Defense Spray from roots to ends. Its non-sticky formula with keratin and marula oil will help protect your hair from heat damage, fight frizz and tame flyaways.

Step 2: Create soft waves

To create your first bend, start at the roots. Clamp a small section of hair and turn the iron away from your face. Then, gently glide it down towards the ends to create your first curl. Repeat the same technique on all sections.

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Step 3: Lift up

Got flat hair or just need extra volume? Spray TRESemmé Dry Texture Finishing Mist throughout your hair to add texture and create a natural look. Its weightless formula will lift your strands and create lightweight volume without crunchiness or stickiness. Plus, it’ll help create more grip for your braids and keep your accessories in place.

Step 4: Start braiding

Decide on the type of braid you’re doing. Are you going for the classic Dutch or trying a fishtail? Then, section hair in two halves down the center and create two braids, weaving playful ribbons and strings of pearls into each braid. Secure the end of each braid with a clear hair tie.

Step 5: Loosen up

For the boho effect, your braids need to be slightly messy. Use your fingers to loosen a few sections, gently pulling out the edges, so that your braids appear fuller and more voluminous.

Step 6: Add more accessories

Looking to style these braids for a night out? Feel free to put your own spin on this trendy boho style with additional hair accessories. Why not try bejeweled accents, bows and extra pearls?

Step 7: Give your hairstyle a neat finish

To hold your hair in place for longer, spray the final look with TRESemmé TRES TWO Extra Hold Hair Spray. Designed to add shine and reduce frizziness, it’s perfect for finishing touches and flyaway control.

Looking for more braided hairstyles? Try halo braids for a romantic half-up hairstyle.