Concert season is fast approaching and along with figuring out what you’re going to wear when you’re rocking out, you’ll need hair that can rock out as hard as you. Our favorite concert hair style? Bohemian braids, of course! Equal parts romantic and punk rock, feminine and edgy, bohemian braids are easy to do, flatter most face shapes, and will look awesome as you sing along to live music. Here are a few of our favorite bohemian braids along with some quick tips on how to get these looks.
A braided headband is great for medium to long hair and is a nice option for when you want to get all of your hair off your neck. Start just behind one ear and French braid across your hairline, down the other side your head and across your nape. Finish by tucking the looks ends in. Unless you’re already pretty good at French braiding your own hair, this one is best done by a friend. Once you’ve got the braid al around, feel free to embellish with tiny flowers tucked in.
If you’re not that good at French braids, a side braid is a good alternative that looks casual and feminine. Part your hair on the side then bring the rest of it together on the opposite shoulder. Divide it into three parts then braid it above your shoulder. USe a hair tie to tie off the end. You can pull the individual sections out a little bit and loosen some of the hair framing your face for a casual look. Or if you want to keep things neat, you can add a cute headband to your side braid to keep the stray hair off your face.
Long, straight hair can look too proper for a concert. To add some texture, try adding one or two tiny braids. Start near your part and broad one section all the way to the end and tie it off with tiny elastics. This will let you wear your smooth, long hair down while still having a few braids in there. They’re a little bit dated, but adding embellishments such as colored threads or feathers are fine as well – after all, you’ll be at a concert.
Loose French Braid
A French braid can look severe and very polished when pulled tight. When left loose with face framing strands or bangs, it can look casual and chic. Whether you start at the crown of your head or combine it with a side braid of a side French braid, focus on keeping each section loose. If you have a hard time braiding loosely, French braid it as usual, but tie it off an inch after you finish braiding. This way, you can loosen the braid after.
We love a good waterfall braid and there are tons of tutorials out there to show you how to do one. We prefer having a friend do it for us to keep the line of the braid equal across the whole head. This braid is great because it allows you to wear all of your hair down and the braid itself is absolutely gorgeous. A modern take on a bohemian braid that is sure to make you stand out at a concert.