Wednesday, August 29

Hair Tutorial// The Hippie Headband

Hey little Fall, you're almost here! I've been looking forward to Autumn since winter started last year:) Here come the cool summer nights wrapped in Indian print wools, with a cup of warm tea in your hand and a hippie braid around your head:) It is the life.
This hair tutorial is here upon request from a reader who was seeing this look on a lot of celebrities lately, and wanted to know how best to go about mastering it! The catch was that she feels she has a bigger head and doesn't want to accentuate it by pulling her hair tight. So here today is my take on the popular hippie head-band hair-do, with a half-way twist to it! :) 
So have fun, and no fear! Cuz it's just as easy and effortless to achieve as it looks in the end:)
Supplies needed:
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair-tie 
Step 1: Start with wavy, 'day old' hair that will have grip and texture. Grab a 2 1/2 inch circle section from right behind and above your left ear. Swing the rest of your hair over your head and out of the way, and braid your section tightly to the end. Tie off with a hairtie.
Step 2: Let your hair fall back into place, and choose whatever part you wish (center is most common with this boho style). Divide the hair above your opposite ear, pull your braid across your fore-head, over the first section and inside the part you just made. Secure to your scalp with a few bobby pins, and fluff your hair as desired! Done, and done!

At this point you can choose to leave your hair long and flowy, or twist it all up into a low bun for a different look all together. Either way is fine with me! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today everyone! We're off to the fair today, so you can expect some pictures this weekend! One of my favorite parts about August:)

Have a terrific Wednesday!
xo, Emily


  1. Ahhh, this is so cute!!~ you're like a lovely little Indian princess. I adore this so much. I wonder if my hair is long enough to pull this off...? :)

  2. I love this one. I have been so much more creative with my hair since you have been posting these. The long haired rut I've been living in is long gone! Thanks Em for another great how to!!

  3. Awesome idea, thanks so much for sharing it. I love this look a lot and you look fantastic with the hippie hairband;) Hugs from Germany to you;) Isabella

  4. This is so cute ! ^^ Now I must go trough your other hair tutorials x

    Indie by heart

  5. oh that's awesome!! i thought it was a fake braid from sallys or something! it looks fab!

  6. I love the hippie style!!!! so pretty!!

  7. Oooh this is awesome! if only I saw this before cutting my hair...(by the way, I LOVE your freckles)

    Life is a romantic poem

  8. This is super cute and a really great tutorial! I will definitely need to try this.
    Almost Endearing

  9. hair style is so important for an outfit. we should pay more attention to hair :)
    You have such a great blog! What do you think of following each other?
    WhiteCloset Fashion Blog

  10. I love the hippy headband!!! You are so beautiful Emily you can pull off so many hair styles beautifully. Thanks for sharing :)

  11. Oh this looks so nice! I can't really do it without it looking ridiculous though haha.

  12. You have some really great and really cute hairstyles on here. And you make them look so easy! :P I suppose I just need more practice.

  13. I love all that can give a hippie look, and this hair is lovely, so simple.. I love it

  14. Again, super tutorial, love the mood in these photos, it must be the lightning, nice!

  15. very cool! :)
    your profile is lovely!

  16. Very cute and funky, I'm going to have to give this one a try!

  17. Amazing! Never would've thought about this one : ))) Thanks!

  18. I got separated from my family when I when I entered my teenage because of the marital dispute between my parents, which taught me to be strong and behave in a balanced manner, to overcome the distressed situation. Gradually, I became a jolly person and even now, I like living like the hippies during the holidays, as it helps getting rid of the unnecessary stress and stay positive in the adverse conditions.