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Last updated: November 13, 2018

10-Minute Boho Style: Tips + Technique

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Boho-Inspired Downstyle + Wispy Waves

You know what’s better than a classic braids and wave combo? One that only takes 10 minutes tops AND still looks super intricate. It can be done and we’ve got the how-to technique and tips you need to pick up the pace. Watch how it’s done in the quickie below from BTC Team Member Alexandra Wilson (@alexandralee1016), then say goodbye to overly-complicated styles that make you run over appointment times.

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Takeaway Tips:

  • Prep with a blow-dry lotion and smooth out the hair before you braid. This will make the style look shinier and help make any dimension in the hair stand out.


  • When prepping for a style, Alexandra likes to curl with the 1¼-inch barrel in her Hot Tools® Professional CURLBAR™ Set because it creates more body and less bend. But to create undone, lived-in beach waves that WON’T be tucked into the style, she swaps the CURLBAR™ barrel for the 1-inch size.


  • If she has stubborn layers that won’t stay put, Alexandra recommends coating your fingers with hairspray first to help tuck the hair back into the braid. And if that doesn’t work, weave a bobby pin into the braid to control those unruly pieces.


  • Remember this: The smaller your weaving sections, the more intricate your braid will look—and it applies to all braids, especially fishtails.


Peep the completed style below!



Want to learn another braids and waves technique? Click here to learn how @annette_updo_artist created the below style!

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