DIY Bohemian Braids

bohemian braids for short hair

Let me just start off by saying… Since I cut my hair I haven’t been able to pull off a side braid.  And if there’s one thing you need to know about me it’s that I LOVE side braids.  I love them for clean hair, for dirty hair, with casual outfits, with dressy outfits.  I love them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  You guys.  A side braid was like, my thing.  My go-to hairstyle.  So there’s been a little bit of a home sickness for them.  But really there has… ha!  This braided updo isn’t a side braid, but I find myself wearing it like one.  I wear it with all types of outfits, no matter what kind of condition my hair is in and I find that it just always works and it stays put.  Bam.  Happiness right there am I right?!

Step by Step Instructions:

1) Divide the hair into four sections.  Braid the first section and tie off
2) Braid the other three sections and tie off
3) Take the third braid and wrap it over and under the second braid
4) Pin that section in place
5) Take the second braid and wrap it around your finger and back around, tucking under any ends that poke out
6) Secure with a bobby pins or two
7) Take the fourth braid

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Shirt: c/o Pink Blush | Necklace: c/o Tiny Dazzles

Right now I’m in New York.  At least I will be when the publishes.  I should arrive sometime tonight and then the craziness of new york fashion week with tresemme begins.  I’m super excited!!  I’ll be back later this week to tell you alllll about it!  My week is crazy, I fly home on Sunday (after church of course) and then the kids and I fly to Ohio on Tuesday to meet up with Brian and all of our stuff.  It’s been an insane past couple of weeks and I’m excited to have you guys be a part of it all.  Until then, xoxo

Abby Smith

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34 thoughts on “DIY Bohemian Braids

    1. Check out the youtube video!! 🙂 The step by steps aren’t complete and harder to see so I made a video so you can see the whole thing!

  1. I loved the braided updo. I tried it on my 11 year old daughter, it worked great. I always feel bad for my girls, because I have limited knowledge about hair…therefore, I greatly appreciate your detailed videos. I watched your how to curl your hair video…I tried to buy the Redkin Wool, it is no longer available. Do you have another suggestion?

    1. UGH!! I know, it’s discontinued. I’m so depressed about it! I’m on the hunt to find something similar! And I’m so glad my videos have helped – yaaay!

  2. Wore this at work today and got lots of compliments! Mine is about the same length as before your cut, so it works for long hair too! Just had to loop the braids around a bit more.

  3. Just wanted to drop you a note in case you weren’t aware… for some reason, your feed comes up with a completely different picture than what’s in your post. For example, your photo for this post is your rolled pony tail from your last 30 days of hair! It’s been going on for a while but I’m usually on my phone and it’s kinda hard to leave comments that way. Anyway, welcome to Ohio!

  4. This is a really cute hairstyle… for medium length hair!! My hair doesn’t quite touch my shoulders and is at LEAST 2 inches too short to pull this off. I love your site and I love everything you do, but I’d really LOVE some hairstyles for short hair. Give us girls that love our short hair some love! 🙂

  5. Very cute. I’m a little envious of this one. As my hair gets longer, I’m actually outgrowing some of my favorite braided updos, and I’m a little bit layered so a long braid results in pieces of hair falling out of the braid. Figuring it out as I go…