The Ultimate Spring/Summer Hair Trend: Boho Waves

Boho Waves for SS16 at Shelley’s Hair Salon in Bridgend

Citing hippy rock & roll and Californian influences, the ‘Boho Waves’ hair trend allows us to channel our inner cool for the perfectly undone look. Made out of soft, flowing waves and nodding to the effortless cool of the 1970s – nothing quite says Spring has arrived like this iconic style.

From festival chick to free-spirited hippie, Shelley’s Salon in Bridgend rounds up the hottest wavy looks to go for this season. Soft and feminine, but also cool and messy – these waves have bohemian written all over them.

We can recreate any of these dreamy looks at our Bridgend hair salon – just give us a call on 01656 722 225. Deconstructed, loose or barely there, heres what to expect this Spring/Summer…

boho-8Bohemian Beachy Waves

Evoke your inner oceanic goddess and celebrate all things sun and sea with some soft, deconstructed, flowing waves. For the ultimate beach babe look, take sections of your hair, varying in size and wrap around your GHD tongs holding for around 3-5 seconds.

Once the entire hair has been done, you can keep them tight or for boho glamour run your fingers through them, so they blend with each other.

Check out this handy tutorial of how to create a Summery Hair Up from our expert, Shelley Pengilly.

shelleys hair salon in Bridgend 1970’s Effortless, Sexy Waves

The effortless sexuality of the 60s and 70s rock & roll serve to inspire this sensual look. Subtle volume at the crown and a lot of texture combined with undone waves (to give that hint of edginess!) are just enough for this look to appear sexy, flirty and cool.

 

 

 

 

Soft, Messy Festival Waves

boho-6During the late 1960s and early 1970s, infamous festivals such as Woodstock and Glastonbury saw women let their hair flow naturally into tousled messy waves, paired with the occasional loose plait.

This is a look that sees the modern-day woman wearing the kind of cool, bit messy and sexy waves oozing with a laid-back festival feel.

This look would of course become iconic and synonymous with the music festival itself, and is still adorned by celebrities such as Sienna Miller, Kate Moss and other festival goers far and wide!

boho-1Hippy-Chic Curls

Inspired by the long, carefree hair worn by women during the mid-Sixties hippie movement, the imperfect curl is one of the hottest looks this Spring.

Transform curls into relaxed, unravelled waves by brushing them through after styling. This soft look pairs well with natural skin, brushed eyebrows and bare lips.

braids1 (2)Boho Braids

Braids have had somewhat of a revolution in the past couple of years, with a quick search on Pinterest bringing up dozens of tutorials. From Fishtail to Waterfall to Crown, there are plenty of new and exciting braiding methods to try out.

Best of all? A firm braid will look good all day long – PERFECT for those long festival days! No good at braiding? Not to worry. Add a few simple plaits to your messy, flowing, boho locks (at the front of your hair parting) to achieve a similar look in a matter of seconds.

COMING SOON: Shelley’s Salon’s Ultimate Festival Look Book!

Glastonbury Shelleys MilkshakeAs you may already know, our very own Shelley Pengilly is a proud Milk Shake Hair UK Ambassador. We have been lucky enough to have been invited to Glastonbury and Cornberry festivals this Summer – where milk_shake will have two pop up salons within the grounds of the pop up hotel!

In preparation for the big events, we will be sharing our top festival hairstyles over the coming months. Stay tuned!