Summer Hairstyle: Boho Braids

SummerHairstyles-9 Happy Fourth of July!

It’s my last day in New York City and I’m happy to end with a bang (I think that pun sounded better in my head). After days of frequent overeating and endless exploring (yes, those two do cancel each other out), I’m ready to spend a chill day in the city with friends. I’ve never been one to style my hair, but lately I’ve been wanting to find something I can do that’s quick, easy and looks good when I’m out and about, and let me tell you, I think I’ve found the one.

This hairstyle took me 10 minutes to do and I did it in only THREE STEPS. Yep, that number is correct. Less is more nowadays, isn’t it? I did this braided look one time and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. There is no need to get too particular with it either because the messier it is, the better it turns out in the end. I could go on for a while listing all of the reasons why I love these boho braids, but I’ll spare you the time and get straight into how you can get my look!

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1. Start by french braiding your hair on each side of your head. I like to take thicker pieces while braiding to make them bigger and more prominent, but make sure you leave the bottom layers out to keep as much volume as possible.

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2. Once you’ve finished both sides, take the braids and position them where you want on your head (I slid in a couple of bobby pins at this point to make sure they stayed in place). With the braids in hand, cross one on top of the other, loop it underneath, and then pull tight to create a knotted look. It’s the exact same step as when you’re tying a shoe.

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3. Secure the knot with bobby pins. I loosened the braids by pulling them apart a little, and then pulled out a few pieces around the knot to get that messy, boho look.

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And there you have it! A quick and easy hairstyle that looks good for any occasion (like July 4). I hope you all have a great holiday and are spending it with those you love! What are your Fourth of July plans?

With love,
Lauren

P.S. Stay tuned next week for another summer-friendly braided hairstyle. It’s one of my favorites!

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