The Zoe Report

How To Score Rachel’s Boho Braid

boho braid

Our Editor In Chief is quite the ambassador of bohemian style, whether she is rocking a missoni crochet dress or an ethereal caftan, so when she strolled into the office with this effortless braid we had to recreate it. Here is a step-by-step tutorial to score the easy summer look that works post-pool, post-beach or for the ubiquitous humid hair day.

Step 1

boho braid air dried hair

Textured Hair

The style works best on air-dried hair, whether you need to add a little dry shampoo or salt spray to achieve that texture is up to you.

Step 2

wavy hair separate braid

Front Section

Use a deep side part, and section off the front 3 inches of hair.

Step 3

french braid

Braid To The Ear

Using the traditional french braiding technique (gradually incorporate more hair as you lengthen the braid), continue until just behind the ear and fasten with a hair tie.

Step 4

wrap hair around band

Wrap The Elastic

Using a ribbon of hair from the subsequent ponytail, wrap it around the hair elastic so that it is concealed, then use a bobby pin to secure.

Step 5

boho braid how to

Larger Braid

Using the rest of the head of hair, separate into three sections, using the ponytail from the mini braid as one section.

Step 6

twist braid

Get Twisting

Twist each piece of hair before you incorporate it into the braid, this adds to the unkempt, beachy vibe of the look.

Step 7

long braid

Fasten With Elastic

Fasten the full braid with an elastic.

Step 8

tease braid

Scrunch and Tease

Add a lived-in feel by gently teasing and loosening the braid, pulling out a few strands and adding volume to the tail.

Final Product

boho braid blonde

The final look is intentionally undone. We suggest pairing with a Rachel-approved combination of a stained lip, oversized glasses and a printed maxidress.

Score The Style

Tools of the Trade

  • OGX Moroccan Sea Salt Spray

    Moroccan Sea Salt Spray



  • Bobbies Box Karina Bronze

    Bobbies Box in Bronze



  • Mebco Volume Detangler

    Volume Detangler



  • Vidal Sassoon Braid Elastics

    No Crimp Braid Elastics

    Vidal Sassoon


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