You’re going to be obsessed with these looks – trust us!
It’s literally impossible to comb through TikTok or IG these days without spotting at least two or three inspiration-worthy braid styles.
And if you’ve been thinking about switching out your lace wig for some stunning summer bohemian braid styles, consider this your sign: We found boho braid styles that are so effortlessly fly you’ll be begging your hairstylist to put you down for the weekend.
Whether you’re looking to channel Ryan Destiny or want to go bold with color, you’re bound to find a boho/goddess/gypsy box braid style when you peruse through these styles.
But first, let’s have a little recap, starting with…
What Are Bohemian Braids?
Also known as “goddess box braids,” “boho box braids,” or gypsy box braids,” bohemian braids are a braided hairstyle that features curly hair bits added in various sections along the length of the braid.
They’re basically a regular box braid with curly hair braided into a box braid to allow for a soft but casual, undone-yet-edgy look.
What’s The Difference Between Bohemian Braids And Goddess Braids?
There’s no difference between the two. Contrary to what most HairTok enthusiasts claim, goddess braids are not thick cornrows but box braids with cute curly ends added along the braids, aka boho braids, bohemian braids, or gypsy braids.
What Hair Should You Use For Bohemian Braids?
Boho braids require two types of hair—human hair with a wavy texture for the tendrils and curly or wavy texture hair for braiding.
How To Install Bohemian Braids
Before we even get to the details, you need the following:
- 6 to 8 packs of pre-stretched boho braiding hair
- 3 to 4 packs of water wave hair or deep twists (if you want sexy synthetic curls)
- Mousse or sheen spray
- A rat tail comb
- Hair conditioning gel (Style n Jam is the recommended product for braiding hair)
Now let’s get into the boho braiding methods, shall we?
Bohemian Knotless Braid Method
Boho braids are typically done on traditional box braids or the popular knotless braids. And since everyone’s going knotless nowadays, that’s what we’ll go for here.
So, to do it:
1. Start with cleansed, blow-dried, and product-free hair
2. Part your hair accordingly (most stylists prefer starting at the bottom horizontally using a rat tail comb)
3. Apply some shine n jam, then part further into smaller sections. Using the horizontal parting method allows you to have clean, neat, and uniform braids at the end.
4. Braid the individually parted section about a quarter of an inch and then slowly start feeding in your pre-stretched hair
5. Do this repeatedly until you have a decent-length braid formed
6. Take your water wave or deep hair twist, separate it with your fingers to loosen the curls, then feed it into your box braid
7. Continue braiding until you achieve your intended length
8. Apply mousse all over your head, then lay the baby hairs/edges
Here’s a tutorial to help you out:
Crocheted Boho Box Braids Method
Unlike with the knotless method where both pieces are fed in, here the box braids go first
The curly hairs are then crocheted in several times, and you achieve the desired look
This video can show you how to do it perfectly:
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Do Boho Braids Last?
Bohemian box braids can last up to six weeks with proper maintenance. As for how long it takes to get them installed, a full head of boho braids usually takes about five to six hours max.
How Much Do Boho Braids Cost?
The overall cost of bohemian braids ranges from $300 to $600. However, what you pay is mainly dependent on the location of your stylist, the price of your hair extensions, and the size you want your goddess braids.
How Should You Take Care Of Your Bohemian Braids?
It’s pretty easy.
- Always wear a silk bonnet/scarf to bed at night
- Wash your boho braids with sulfate-free shampoo at least once every week. Make sure to apply conditioner and hair oil after (as you do with your regular haircare routine).
- Use a dry shampoo and a cotton ball to cleanse your scalp if you’re not big on washing braids. You could also go for an apple cider vinegar rinse to eliminate scalp buildup and dandruff.
- Apply mousse or a moisturizing hair spray to tame frizz and flyaways. And also to keep your braids looking fresh and neat all day.
25 Effortlessly Fly Bohemian Braids Styles
Now that you have all the bohemian braid info let’s check out 25 boho braids that are incredibly cute and worthy to be considered as your next summer protective hairstyle.
Short Boho Box Braids
If you hate staying at the salon for long, short bohemian box braids might be the perfect option. Simple, cute, and picture-perfect!
Sexy Bob Bohemian Box Braids
Looking for a super-chic bohemian braids style? Go with this sexy bob. It’s got everything you need to look on trend but also really good. BRB, trying to save it under “looks to try when we’re tired with our thigh-long boho braids.”
Blonde Boho Box Braids
One of the best things about bohemian box braids is the freedom to pick whatever color makes you happiest – like this beautiful blonde shade.
Long Bohemian Knotless Braids
Like what’s not to love about these luscious long boho box braids? Don’t forget to invest in a silk bonnet, though – it’ll help keep the frizz and flyaways at bay and probably even extend the life of your braids.
Large Boho Box Braids
The only thing we can say about these box braids is – Fantamagorgeous! Adds to #summerhairstylemoodboard.
Boho Senegalese Twists
Wait, why haven’t you tried these bohemian Senegalese twists already?! But before you hit up your stylist, treat your scalp and strands with a nourishing deep-conditioning treatment to create a healthy foundation before braiding.
Small Bohemian Knotless Braids
The beauty of any protective style is that you can go small, large, or extra jumbo, and you’ll look amazing. These small boho braids look surprisingly lightweight, too (although you’ll have to keep up your daily scalp maintenance to avoid itching and irritation, k?)
Bohemian Knotless Braids Human Hair
Star-studded attitude? Check. The perfect red lip and minimal makeup look? Check. Now all you have to do is hit up Ryan Destiny and tell her how much she killed it on her new song (just kidding). She is goals, though!
Bohemian Box Braids With Color
Meet the dreamiest hair color for your bohemian braids: copper-red. The shade looks great on anyone and always adds an unexpected and stunning detail to any if not all your fashion looks.
Fulani Tribal Bohemian Braids
Is there anything really to say about this look? She freakin’ bodied it!
Crochet Boho Box Braids
You could never go wrong with a crochet hairstyle. It’s quick to install, easy to maintain, and so quick to take out. The only downside is that it can destroy your hairline, so avoid tugging at your hair and apply olive or coconut oil regularly to maintain your baby hairs and edges.
Ombre Bohemian Knotless Braids
Level up your bohemian look and go for something outstanding like these ombre knotless boho braids. PS, don’t forget to spritz some hair spray on your scalp for extra moisture.
Top Knot Bohemian Box Braids
K, boho box braids are already stunning enough, but this top knot takes it to the next level.
Medium Bohemian Box Braids
Don’t want to go too long or too short? Save this style on your mood board. It’s the perfect in-between.
Goddess Bohemian Box Braids
If these gorgeous boho braids didn’t stop you dead in your tracks, we don’t know what will.
High Bun Knotless Bohemian Braids
When you don’t want locks touching your face, go for a high bun. You could always leave a few strands at the back for that zhuzhed-up bohemian look!
Snake Bohemian Feed-In Braids
You don’t always have to go with the norm. Be outstanding like this babe here and try some snake feed-in boho braids. They’re just the perfect pick for summer 2023!
Half-Feed In Cornrow Half Boho Braids
Can’t decide between braids or loose locks? No problem. Screenshot this pic for your stylist and ask for these half-cornrows, half-loose bohemian braids so you can recreate this incredibly cute hairstyle.
Boho Passion Twists
Passion twists are not going anywhere anytime soon – and now we know why!
Blue Bohemian Box Braids
When in doubt, go blue! ?
Jumbo Boho Twists
Jumbo bohemian braids are always a cute AF look. Don’t forget to add light spray to your hair to keep your scalp hydrated and style looking fresh all day.
Ponytail Stitch Cornrow Bohemian Box Braids
Your IG selfie game with reach new levels after you recreate this jaw-dropping bohemian hairstyle. We are still in awe!
Red Gypsy Braids
Sometimes you need a bold hue to make your style stand out. These red goddess gypsy braids are super-pretty and perfect for anyone looking for a year-round hairstyle.
Updo With Face Framing Tendrils
Cute! Pretty! Fabulous! It’s the only way to style short boho braids.
Lemonade-Inspired Bohemian Braids
You can literally do any style you want with boho braids. These Beyonce-inspired braids are just a stunner!
Half-Up, Half-Down Bohemian Braids
Half-up, half-down hairstyles are nonnegotiable for any protective styles, especially when they’re this drop-dead gorgeous.
Side-Swept Bohemian Braids
There’s just something so cool and summery about braids with curly ends. They’re elegant, sexy, and ideal for any occasion.