Bohemian Rhapsody Hair Tutorial

woman with half-up, half-down braided bohemian

 Amazing for a party, summer festival, or any kind of celebration! It’s a half-up, half-down braided bohemian look, which will turn heads no doubt. ;)


The Curls

  • Start off by brushing your hair to remove any knots and leaving your strands smooth and shiny – the Leyla Milani Hair Miracle Brush is perfect for this because of its boar and nylon bristles. If you’re hair isn’t long enough, this is also a great style to incorporate your hair extensions with!
  • Next, you’re going to begin curling the hair. Simply start at one side of your head, moving each section away from the rest and work your way around (no need to part your hair into sections here). Take your Leyla Milani Hair Triple Threat Ceramic Curling Iron, and using the 1” barrel wrap a 2” section of hair and wrap it around the barrel away from your face. Holding for about 10 seconds, let the barrel slide throughout instead of leaving it in one place. Once you release it you’ll have a really nice soft wave. Repeat this process until your entire head is curled. You’ll notice that the “sliding curl” action will create curls that appear more loose and effortless.
  • Next, you’ll want to run your fingers through your hair and allow it to relax a bit more.

The Braid

  • Now it’s time to begin braiding! Grab a 2-inch section of hair more from the left side and do a regular 3-strand braid all the way down. Once you reach the bottom of the braid, secure with a clear hair elastic. Next, with the same braid you are now going to create “hooks” by gently pulling out one side of the braid (not both) from top to bottom.
  • Next, you’re going to grab a section right next to the braid you just created (to the right of it). With this section, you are making another 3-strand braid but the trick here is to connect it to the HOOKS you created from the first braid. This may sound a bit complicated but easy once you get the hang of it – or if someone else is able to do it for you! Finish by securing the first and second braid together.
  • Now that you have 2 braids intertwined, you are going to go back into sections of these braids an carefully pull the hair out. This creates the effect of a woven braid (which it is!).
  • The next step requires A LOT of bobby pins. Take your double braid and sweep it to the opposite side of your head (sideways). Begin pinning it in place from the bottom up as well as top to bottom – do this until you reach mid-way down the braid. Then, you will need to take the bottom section of the braid and pin it in the opposite direction above the section you’ve just pinned. You can hide the tail of the braid with another bobby pin, sliding it under the braid.
  • The last step is to create a small French braid on the right side. Start with your regular 3-strand braid and then add a section of hair only to the right section of the braid. As you braid down, continue adding small chunks of hair only to the right side. Then, go back into the braid and lightly pull on the sections of the French braided part. Last, you’re going to pin it under and secure with more bobby pins.


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Posted: Jul 13 2015
by: Leyla Milani Hair

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