Inspiration: Boho Wedding Hair

Inspiration: Boho Wedding Hair

Is there anything more blissful than a beautiful bride in a boho wedding dress?! From her carefree attitude to her chic boho style, there is something enviable about how effortless her wedding feels. But sometimes, translating boho style into an actual wedding is easier said than done.  But fear not! Here at Pretty Happy Love, we have all the boho answers your heart could ask! Starting with how to style your hair for a boho wedding.

Once you have your dream boho wedding dress, then the details just seem to fall into place. Decide how you want to highlight your boho style and then see if it works with your wedding dress. Wear you hair up to highlight an open back or down in long waves to match your long lace sleeves. Just keep it simple because boho style is all about being effortless on your wedding day!

Boho wedding hair is inspired by the ethereal era of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Think long, wavy layers mixed with undone braids and pops of wispy curls. The more natural the texture, the better! To achieve today’s popular boho look, keep your hair soft and wavy. Add playful braids and floral accents for a more romantic expression. Here’s how to achieve some of our favorite boho wedding hair.

Fishtail Braids


LewChan Photography

When it comes to creating the boho look, opt for a unique fishtail braid over the more formal French braid. Gather a ponytail at the nape of your neck with a cheap elastic band. (You will be discarding the rubber band when you’re finished with your braid.) Split your ponytail into two even sections. Separate the two sections with your fingers and take two smaller sections from under the larger sections into your thumbs and index fingers. Cross these smaller sections without letting go of the larger sections. Keep repeating until you get to the bottom of the braid, always drawing small sections from under the two big sections. Once you’ve woven your hair down to the ends, secure the fishtail braid with another elastic band. Then, cut the elastic band at the base of your ponytail and throw it away.

’70s Side Braids

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We love this style for its simplicity and function. (It’s perfect for keeping your bangs out of your face on a windy day!) Starting at your center part, braid your bangs into two small sections at the front of your head. Then, pin your braids back with a pretty flower or clip.

Loose French Braid



Create a side part. French braid your hair from the crown of your head down along the back of your head to the ends. Once the braid is secured, gently tug at the plaits to loosen the braid. Add an oversized bloom or pieces of greenery for extra romance.

Milkmaid Braid Updo


via Whittington Bridal

This braided updo only looks complicated! Simply section your hair into four parts – top right, bottom right, top left and bottom left. Braid each section and secure each braid at the ends. Take the top left braid across the back of your head and secure it with bobby pins. Fold the top right braid over the top left and tuck its ends with bobby pins. Repeat with the bottom two braids for this milkmaid hairstyle.

Effortless Waves Paired with a Floral Crown

How To: Beach Waves

Dillon Phommasa Photography

First, create a center part. Section off the two halves into two sections, the top layer of your hair and the bottom layer. Take the bottom layers and curl towards your face. Next, take the top layers and curl away from your face. By curling in two different directions, volume and texture are created. Loosen curls with your fingers and spray liberally with hairspray and dry texturizing spray. At the roots, add a little dry shampoo for more volume and hold. Top off your look with a luscious floral crown.

Now you need the tools of the trade to achieve a look that says I didn’t spend more than five minutes on this hair. Prepping your hair for your boho hairstyle is crucial for longevity, stability and volume. Second day hair is always best when executing this style. Below are our fav products for boho perfection…your mane arsenal to prepping for plaits. This will ensure you have everything for any type of boho style. Here’s what we suggest you’ll need:

  • Blow Dryer
  • 1″ or 1.5″ curling iron
  • Flat iron
  • Foil comb
  • Sectioning clips
  • Regular & large bobby pins
  • Clear, small elastics
  • Medium round brush
  • Volumizing Spray – Oribe Volumista is our recommendation
  • Working hairspray – Oribe Superfine Hairspray or Redken Fashion Work are must-haves!

The important to remember about bridal boho style, is that you really can make it your own in any way. Whether you wear braids, a flower crown, or simple waves, boho style can be achieved in so many fun and easy ways – you just have to get creative. Pair your boho hairstyle with a illusion bodice or airy silhouette for a completely boho wedding look! For more wedding hair inspiration, visit our Pinterest page. Make sure you’re following us on Instagram and Facebook for all the latest tips, tricks and boho wedding dresses you’re after.

For more wedding hair inspiration, visit our Pinterest page.