The Prettiest, Easiest, Boho Braid For This Summer

The Prettiest, Easiest, Boho Braid For This Summer

Feature image & hair styling – Isabella Jane Hairstyling

Why Boho Braids?

I decided ages ago that the ethereal, intricate boho braids the babes of Pinterest seem to pull off so effortlessly, appear way too difficult and out of reach for little mortal me.

I figure that if I had a stylist or a 10 step tutorial, maybe then and only then might I have a chance at achieving hair-babe status.

As the days started to warm up and festive events increased, I really wanted to find some easy ways to style my hair differently. I needed to step out of my usual two hairstyles routine (half-up-knotted do or messy beach waves).

Determined to find the easiest, prettiest summer boho braid out there, I diligently scoured my favourite sites and discovered the one I think really nails it. It looks dreamy and whimsical, needs virtually no skills or accessories, and takes less than five minutes to complete.

Take a look at how to create the half up braided crown for yourself.

The Half Up Braided Crown:

  1. This beautiful ‘do looks amazing with long, cascading waves, so be sure to begin by adding hair extensions if you haven’t already, and then creating some random curls with your tongs to give it that extra edge.
  2. Start by parting your hair straight down the middle.
  3. Gather together a large diagonal section on one side of the part, about an inch back from the front.
  4. Braid the section under and over rather than a traditional braid. Work your braid back from your face in a diagonal direction downwards, as opposed to straight down. Loosen sections of the braid then pin to secure at the back of your head.
  5. Repeat on the other side.
  6. Cross the first braid behind your head so that the braid swoops down to the nape of your neck (this is the feminine, boho-ey part, as opposed to crossing it straight behind the back of the head). Pin in place with bobby pins, making sure to tuck in the tail.
  7. Repeat on the other side.
  8. For a final touch, pull out some wispy pieces from either side to softly frame your face.