as you know already, we’re a little fond of Blake Lively's hair and the Gossip Girl hairstyles
so we thought we’d do a quick tutorial on how to achieve boho chic waves
with braids or twists! We think this hairstyle is perfect for festivals
and for general day-to-day wear; it’s super easy to do and requires minimal
if your hair is a little on the thin side, it would be wise to fit some
hair extensions to thicken up your hair and to add to the overall look
of the hairstyle! Be sure to fit the hair extensions first so you can style
them with your own hair for a more natural flawless finish.
we need to curl the hair. So take you curling tongs, wand or
straighteners (whichever you prefer to create curls with) and get
curling! Start from the underneath of your hair and work upwards … you
don't need to necessarily curl EVERY piece of hair as we’ll be brushing
out the curls later on to achieve the boho chic waves with braids or
twists … as long as the majority of your hair is curled all should be
well. Make sure you are curling the curls the same way too ... so they
are all falling the same way. Generally, curling outwards tends to look
better than curling inwards.
it’s decision time! Do you want to add braids or twists? Now is the
time to decide! If it’s cute braids like Blake Lively then take small
sections along your parting and create a simple three strand braid to
the ends of your hair. Secure in place with a small hair band. Blake
opts to add two braids on one side and one braid on the other, which we
think works super well, but if you want to add another braid on the
other side, feel free to do so.
if you’re a unsure about the braids then add twists instead … this is
super cute too and a nice alternative to braids. :) Take a small section
from the front of your hair on either side, twist and pull back, making
sure the twists are above the top of your ear. Secure onto the side of
your head with a bobby pin.
you have added your braids or twists, it’s time to take your brush and
gently brush out the tight curls to create boho chic waves. Start doing
this from the bottom up and use your fingers to separate and to add
texture too. Be super gentle whilst doing this as you don't want to
completely pull the curl out or mess up the braids or twists either. And
there you have the perfect Gossip Girl inspired look. :)
do you think of these boho chic waves with braids or twists, lovelies?
It’s super easy isn’t it?! Let us know your thoughts on Facebook or
tweet us. AND if you decide to do this hairstyle yourself be sure to
send us over some pics so we can take a peek. ♥