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Boho Braid Tutorial

Boho Braid Tutorial

Brittany Aldean
3 minute read

Dear Diary,

Melissa here! Brittany’s on-location Glam Hairstylist! Just in time for the long holiday weekend, Britt and I are bringing you a boho braid tutorial that is sure to turn heads while you’re poolside!

Not only are braids chic and easy to create, they’re also great for keeping your clip-in hair extensions free of tangles and away from sunscreen. Remember this summer, ladies: sunscreen and hair extensions don’t mix! 

Now, let’s talk about how to create fun, boho braids just like Britt! This is one of her favorite styles to wear for ANY occasion from red carpets to concerts!

First, you want to place one of your single clip-ins just under the part of your hair. This will ensure that the braid is nice and thick! Plus, you’ll be able to hide the clip in the braid. For this look, we’re going for one loose braid to frame her pretty face, but you can create this same braid using ALL of your hair!

Next, it’s important to start the braid with some clip-in hair and some of your own hair. Divide that handful of hair into two sections.

The key here is to take a small section of hair from one side and cross it over to the opposite side. I like to pull from the backside of a section of hair, cross it over the top, and join it with the other side. 

A little insider tip? Keep your small sections roughly the same size as you go so that your braid is symmetrical!

Of course, as you get down toward the bottom of your hair, the braid will get thinner and your sections will get smaller and smaller. Secure your braid with a clear elastic, and you’re almost there!

One of the most important steps in creating a carefree, cool look is to MESS IT UP! It may feel wrong after all that careful braiding, but hear me out. Pulling out your braid like you see in the video makes it even FULLER and gives it all the volume! 

Finish off with a bit of hairspray and voilà! You have a look you can rock all summer long! 

If you want to be even more fancy with your look, you take a small piece of hair and wrap it around the elastic to hide it! I’ll often just tuck that little of hair into the back of the elastic to keep it in place or use a bobby pin hidden in your braid.

Follow along with our video and these step-by-step instructions to create this look at home with YOUR Xo Britt clip-in hair extensions!

Melissa McNabb

On-Location Glam Hairstylist

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