Boho Braided Updo (for Short Hair)

  • To start add a texturizing spray for grip and texture. A salt spray, or dry texture spray on clean or second day hair. (Hairstory Undressed, Verb Sea Salt Spray, Amika Undone are good choices here )
  • Part hair on either side. Shake your part letting it fall where it wants tends to look best.
  • Divide each side in front of the ear and secure everything behind the ear with a clip to keep out of the way.
  • Start a French or Dutch braid on either side of your head braiding to the nape of your neck until you run out of hair. Secure with a clear elastic band. 
  • repeat on the other side.
  • Drop your back section and divide in two. Braid each section directing towards nape until you run out of hair and secure with a clear elastic band.
  • Pull your crown area gently to create a nice volume and head shape. Gently pull braids apart to create a fuller texture letting bits drop out of your braids and fall naturally around your face and remaining perimeter.
  • starting with your back 2 braids (however long or short ;) ) pinning as close to head as possible, folding each braid towards each other. Tuck ends under each braid securing with pins. Depending on your hair type, hairpins should work. If you need some extra strength pinning them in place, lock Bobby pins creating an X to secure. Don't worry if it's not perfect. We aren't going there.
  • Bring either braid from your front two sections straight across the back of your head, piling it on top and into your other braids. Folding down and pinning into place, tucking ends and pin.
  • Repeat on the other side.
  • Personalize your 'do' with your fingers and add any extra pins until you feel it's secure.
  • Spray with a Medium hold dry hairspray (VERB Ghost spray) and you're done!