Messy Updos- Boho Braids

By Aniela M / April 12, 2007

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One of the hottest trends this summer will be the very cute, very elegant and easy to do, boho braids. A boho braid is a side swept single braid that gives your coif a little edge. Boho braids work on anyone with medium to long hair. It doesn’t work that well on short hair because the braid needs to be swept across to one side and go behind the ear.

A boho braid can be included in any messy updos, including natural, soft waves, or just a messy bun. To get the messy updo with the boho braid, start by spritzing your hair with a shine enhancer after you’ve washed it.

Get a dime-sized amount of gel or mousse and scrunch your hair with your hands. Flip your hair over for even more volume, and blow dry.

Take a 2-4 inch piece of hair right at the front (see picture) and braid it across to the other side. Make sure you braid it all the way to the end. Pin the braid behind the ear, and you’re all set. Boho braids are great for the summer because they keep the hair out of your face, as well as giving you a chic and elegant do that you can wear anytime during the day.boho braid

Kristen Devereaux

I like this style! I will have to try a messy braid style! I think its HOT! Check out some braids that I have done at


this is so hot


it’s a very sexy braid


it looks so good and seems easy to do


i am a loner at school nobody likes me because they are too cool i want a really nice hairstyle and clothes so they will like me please help?


Everyone is beautiful being themselves. BUT your clothing depends on where you live. For example, I live in Arizona where girls wear Uggs with skirts and shorts as to where I use to live in El Paso, TX if I wore that people will judge and some will laugh. If you really want to be with the “in” crowd look at what they’re wearing and go from there, usually store manicans are dressed with “cool” clothing, or even the employees wear today’s fashions. Ask a sales associate to help you put together a “cool” outfit for school. Many times you will find the same pair of jeans can be mixed up with different tops; therefore, all you need are 2-3 pairs of bottoms and several tops to pull off many outfits. As for your hair it depends on how long/short, shape, cut you already have. I can suggest going to a salon and having them suggest something for your face shape and see if you’ll like it and will feel comfortable.

*Always remember who YOU are, you don’t want to get mixed up with the “in” crowd and forget who you really are. I hope this helps and good luck. :o)


loner, im not trying to be mean but changing your look may not even help anything. instead of trying to be part of the ‘in’ crowd, talk to people in classes, make friends by being yourself, not being a follower of what is cool, because that changes as often as people change their clothes/hair/friends. remember that everyone, even the cooler kids in school are trying to fit in, because the cool kids judge people and are fake, they end up judging each other and being miserable for it. i think you should go to some out of school clubs and make friends the old fashioned way, school doesnt last forever and trust me, when schools over, you loose touch with a lot of people! best wishes, i hope you make some true friends 🙂 x


ok i got the braid down; just the waves like in the pic, which is sexier– natural braids or flat iron crimper?

and “loner” — heres an idea: switch schools start fresh. good luck… and remeber just be yourself; if no one likes you: dont waste your time with them.



Who is that model?? she looks familier. and shes veryy pretty, im jelous.. 🙁


bob cuts r in


so easssy to do& so quick for when your in a rush, just my kind of hairstyle to be honest, slap on some eye make-up and off you go 😀


I would love to put my hair like that but it wont work ugh!!! got any tips for mee?

Aniela M

What type of hair do you have? Thin, thick?


Let’s go back to kindergarten and learn how to spell jealous. Some people need to take a nap or something. If you’re concerned with looking good in school you should really take the time to make sure you’ll be going to school next year, rather than being the only hot 14 year old in first grade.

just me

Hey Megan, stop trying to look “cool” and acting like a jerk simply because someone misspelled a word! Noboody is perfect so dont sit there and act all judgemental like you’ve never made a typo! Just because you might be miserable with your life, dont try to make someone else feel stupid! Its wrong and immature so grow up!

just me

And loner, dont worry about what other people think of you! You are who you are because thats the way God wanted you! He makes no mistakes and you are perfect in His eyes! Those kids at school are just as insecure and that is why they make other kids feel “uncool”, it helps their egos. Be yourself and be true and people will see that youre the type of person they want to call their friend!


To Loner, A lot of people at my school tend to look down on other people. Megan sounds immature therefor her advice isn’t good at all! don’t listen to people Who tend to make you feel bad about yourself. be who you wanna be and your natural glow will shine through, i’m a 15 year old freshman And i make plenty of mistakes but i stay true to myself. i have a lot of guys saying i’m pretty but i don’t get out and hang with the popular crowd. i’m in band and so is my boyfriend. we have been dating for 8 months and he is a tenth grader. you have to find people who understand you. i see people in my classes who don’t have friends and i love to ask them to be my partner when they are left out. look around in class and see if you can find those people who are happy in their own skin and you could find a best friend to last a lifetime 🙂 hope i help inspire you, xx Sabrina 🙂


This hairstyle is really pretty. I see lots of people in school who do this kind of braid, and it looks really good. I think what I’ve been doing wrong when braiding my side bangs like this is the fact that I don’t do it tight enough. It also helps to lift the hair in the direction of the desired braid so you don’t get a little puff at the top when you finally pin it back. Hope this helps. Once I get the hang of it, I will do it often! I’m really not so hairstyle-savvy in the morning, but this is a great way to add a bit of flair to my regular “leave down and go”, relaxed hairstyle. I have longish straight hair. This “boho braid” is nothing new to me, but until now I had no idea of its name. Perfect for spring.


this is a very cool braid!! I <3 it. The only problem is….I don't know how to side braid! Can you guys tell me how? And just one thing……………………………………………….I FREAKIN' HAVE DEAD-STRAIGHT HAIR. As in S T R A I G H T!!!!! So every time I try to curl it..It goes Poof! Back to good old straight hair T_T

Why do you care?

loner, you are lucky i am SO popular i never have a second alone sometimes even when i am sleeping but if you really want help just get a TON of designer stuff like me!!!!!!


I wore this to school and it was totally awesome! I dyed a streak of my hair a light brown which looked really good with my super naturally platinum blonde hair. Then that part was in the braid and I looked so cute! 30 other girls started doing it!


I love all of these styles but i have bangs that lay across my forehead… can I be boho with my bangs that I cant braid?

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