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6 Bohemian Hairstyles To Try In 2018

22 January 2018
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Emily Arata

Senior Editor, Hair.com

As an employee of L’Oréal, Emily works with celebrity stylists to make finding the right cut, color, or style easier than ever before. She's previously written for Allure, Elite Daily, and First We Feast.

Although it’s snowy and cold in many parts of the world, our eyes are already on the prize: festival season. In just a few weeks, we’ll dust off our denim hot pants and flex our braiding muscles.

Yes, these festivals are technically celebrations of being outdoors and hearing the best musicians in the world, but they’re also an ode to all things arty. What’s more creative than ethereal bohemian hairstyles?

If you’re starting to plan your vibe for the next few months, look no further than these artful, gorgeous styles.

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Knotted Braid

You don’t have to possess rainbow-streaked hair to pull off this deceptively simple look, but it does require length and texturizing spray. Even better, it’s the ideal way to make your second day hair seem intentional—the more grit, the better the braid.

Start by dividing you hair into two sections at the nape, then begin knotting them again and again until you run out of hair. Secure the style, inserting hair pins to keep the various loops in place.

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Jeweled Headband Braid

What’s a crown braid without a little extra panache? For this elaborate look, create a deep side part and begin French braiding along the hairline away from it. Transition into a standard braid, bringing it back and around your head like half ponytail before securing it in place.

If you’re a lady who appreciates a good accessory, pin a feathery embellishment in your hair or play with a reverse jeweled headband.

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Side Cornrows

More is not always better, as proven by this impactful cornrow look. If you’re working with curls or natural texture, braid two to five thin cornrows above one ear (or both). Then, use a teasing brush to build volume all over your head before pulling your hair up into a loose poof shape and combing it forward with your fingers.

Want added panache? Add a hair accessory just behind your braids.

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Thousand Braid Updo

Don’t panic—there aren’t actually that many braids involved here. Start by giving your hair a healthy blast of texturizing spray before parting it in your favorite position. Create several thin braids on either side of the part, stopping just before your crown.

Once all your braids are in place, bring them back into a half ponytail style. For added volume, twist some strands instead of tightly braiding them. Pancake as much as you can to create maximum visual impact.

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Grecian Braids

This antiquity-inspired style is the simplest one on the list, requiring only a basic understanding of braiding to do. Pretend like you’re planning on styling a half ponytail, pulling back two sections of hair from just above your ears. Braid and pancake each one, tying or pinning them back at the back of your head.

For an added bohemian touch, braid small strands throughout your hair—the more randomly placed, the better.

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Twisted Half Updo

Here’s the ultimate rule of festival season: If it even looks like a braid, it’s on-trend. We love the look of fantasy hair color when it’s paired with a very simple updo style. In this case, two hair twists and one accessory is all it took to create this trendy look.

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