They 1960’s were the heyday of the hippie movement. It was a time filled with groovy music, counterculture, being green and minimalistic and wearing loose-fitted, tie-dyed clothing. The 1960’s were also an era with iconic hairstyles like the beehive and bouffant which were fabulous but the counterculture was wearing their hair long, natural, messy, braided and often with crowns. You don’t have to be a hippie from ‘60s to appreciate and recreate their stunning hairstyles.
Thick Crown Braid to Side-Swept Braid
You know when you read a post about hippie hairstyles, you’re going to see lots of braided hairstyle ideas. Hippies were often wearing headbands as crowns. But you can simply use your hair to create the crown look and them continue the crown braid to a side-braid for a simple hairstyle that will last all day. Perfect for every occasion too!
Half Up Hippie Braids
This simple hairstyle is brought to you by blogger Barefootblonde. She shared it over the summer saying that it was her go-to hairstyle. All you have to do is take a section from your hair and do a basic braid, take a section in the front of your hair and make another braid and pin it back. Here’s the easy how-to:
Half-Up Stacked Braid
The hippie era was one of the most creative for their braided looks and they are the perfect inspiration for our braids today. This look creates a half-up look by pulling the hair back from the front and meeting in the middle. But don’t stop with just one, add two or three levels of pulled back braids where they all meet in the middle.
Sock Bun with Floral Headband
Hippies couldn’t wear their hair up all the time. A great way to combine a modern look with the hippie era is by recreating a sock-bun (or any topknot) and then around the base of the bun wrap a flower headband. Leave a few loose strands out of the bun to soften your look.
Head Scarf with Wavy Hair
If you’re tired of brushing your hair then this look is perfect for you. It’s easy and looks best when your hair is tousled and unkempt. You can find a thick headband or use a smaller scarf and wrap it around your forehead. Add a little volume by teasing your hair at the crown to channel your inner Brigitte Bardot and your inner hippie.
Hippie Headpiece Hair
The chain headpieces are trendy right now and they were a favorite hair accessory of the hippies as well. This simple look will add a new element to your favorite outfit, especially a flowy dress or top. Wear your hair straight, curly or wavy with these chains.
Hippie Hairstyle Ideas for Shorter Hair
A lot of hippie-inspired hairstyles are for long, wavy hair. Although long hair fits the hippie-trend, it doesn’t always suit our hair type, face shape or lifestyle. A lot of us ladies opt for a long bob or bob but that doesn’t mean we can’t express our inner wild-child with some hippie-inspired hairstyles. You can add a hair accessory such as a headband or clip or even a boho-styled hat. Here are some of our favorite short hair boho looks:
Thick Headband with Long Wrap
A thick headband can give your hair plenty of wild volume and show off your layers while still maintaining the simple and effortless look that we love from short hair. A headband with a long wrap such as feathers or ribbons can add to the hippie-look and create some aesthetic appeal.
Boho Waves with Front Braid
If you have the chin-length bob and you need a hippie-inspired hairstyle for an upcoming event, try this front braid and boho waves. The braid is easy to do with any length of hair and creates that down-to-earth look when paired with soft waves. Add a hair accessory to complete the look.
Wavy Hair with Boho Style Hat
Texture is really what hippie hair is all about. That care-free natural look embodies the true essence of a boho-inspired look. If you have a shorter hair cut, after you style your hair in soft waves (or let your texture go natural), throw on a boho hat to complete the look. Best of all, it will protect your hair from the sun if you’re heading to an outdoor festival.
Messy Short Ponytail
A tousled ponytail is one of the most versatile hairstyles. You can easily pull your shorter locks back, creating volume around the crown. Pull out a few loose strands to get that effortless boho look. You can also add a hippie-style headband to the ponytail.
Short Half-Up Bun
An easy way to pull your short hair up to create a hairstyle that will last all day, show off your spirit and look fashion forward with this half-up bun. The bun will keep your hair secure and styled by the rest of your hair, being styled in natural textured waves is perfect for every event.