Actress Sienna Miller at the 2007 Golden Globes
OG Boho chic girl Sienna Miller made a boho braided crown red carpet-worthy. Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Spring 2024 has signaled the return of Bohemian dressing thanks to designers like Chloe who showcased billowy maxi dresses, lace catsuits, and extravagant sheer tops. Festival season has also birthed this renewed interest in the Boho aesthetic, as attendees rock these essential pieces with cowboy boots and leather accessories. To no surprise, the 70s-inspired trend has found its way to beauty with styles like the Heidi braids, as made famous by the OG boho girl Sienna Miller, and boho knotless braids emerging as one of the hottest looks to dominate another spring/summer season. And naturally, the cult-favorite hairstyle has passed the TikTok test with tutorial views garnering as high as 700 million views.

What are Boho Braids?

While it may seem "new" to us, boho braids date back to ancient Egypt where it was customary practice for women to be buried with sewn-in weave and braids. The timeless style that's defined by loose curly pieces of hair added to each braid, has since evolved into a go-to protective style and rite of passage for young girls especially in the Black community. Besides its aesthetically pleasing look, celebrities like Zoë Kravitz, Beyoncé, Gabrielle Union-Wade, and Brandy (remember Moesha?), have shown us the unmatched versatility of boho braids, from sophisticated messy buns at the Met Gala to embellished braids at Oscar parties.

Now that we've convinced you to try the trend, keep scrolling for different versions of boho braids that will help you add that bohemian vibe to your look this season.

Gabrielle Union Boho Braids
Gabrielle Union shows off her bohemian knotless braids at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars Party. Courtesy of Jean-Baptise Lacroix/AFP via Getty Images

How to Do Boho Braids

Sienna Miller Boho Braids

A great cool girl style for spring and summer that will also keep you cool, the Heidi-inspired boho braid is easy and chic. If your texture is similar to Miller's, you can accomplish the boho braided crown with a few simple steps. Split your hair into three sections, twist the middle section towards the outside, and pick up hair and add it to the braid as you go.

Zoë Kravitz Boho Braids

Zoe Kravitz
Kravitz rocking her signature boho braids while celebrating her new ambassadorship with Yves Saint Laurent Beauty. Courtesy of Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

There are many ways to do boho braids, but if you want that Zoë Kravitz vibe, using human hair is crucial. The process starts with braiding your natural hair at the base, then adding human hair to get that effortless look. "Stylists plat the hair and use a human hair texture that is wavy and curly on the ends," celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble told Elite Daily.

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