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Hair How-To: Three-Strand Boho Braid

Braids are the go-to hairstyle for fall 2014! So why not mix things up and wear three braids in your hair at once? This romantic, boho braid is perfect for a wedding or even a casual lunch with the girls. These hairstyles are all about simplicity and strategically "undone" looks. Here's how to do this one!

Three-Strand Boho Braid

This gorgeous side-swept boho braid hairstyle is perfect for almost any occasion, and the braids add dimension and elegance to the softly curled hair. This hairstyle incorporates three different fishtail braids throughout the hair. There are two braids swept to the side of the head, and the third is at the nape of the neck. Seeing the fishtail braid peeking out from underneath the hair is a fun, unexpected touch! Follow these simple directions to achieve this beautiful boho braid look.

Three-Strand Boho Braid

1. This boho braid look starts off with soft curls. Use a 1 1/4-inch curling iron, and focus on the center of the hair, leaving the ends out.

2. Separate the front part of the hair, and pin back with a bobby pin. This makes braiding both fishtail braids much easier. Start fishtailing the first section of hair, and secure with a clear elastic.

Three-Strand Boho Braid

3. Repeat the previous step, making two fishtail braids that start at the top of the head, and secure each with a clear elastic. When securing them, make sure to put the elastic about an inch or two down from where you ended the fishtail braid. This leaves room for pulling the braid loose and gives it the "boho braid" look. Pull out both braids to loosen them. Then secure both braids in the back of the head. Either twist the hair and insert the bobby pin to conceal it, or you can let the bobby pins be exposed.

4. Take a small section of hair from the bottom of the head, on the same side as both boho braids and start to fishtail. This is the third braid in the look. After you have fishtailed almost all the way to the bottom, secure the fishtail with a clear elastic. Pull the fishtail braid apart to create a more "undone" look.

Three-Strand Boho Braid

Not only is this a simple hairstyle to do, the fishtail braids make this boho braid look as if you spent hours doing your hair. Impress friends, family and coworkers with this boho hairstyle!

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Alyssa Edwards

Alyssa Edwards, self-proclaimed fashionista, has always had a passion for fashion. She started her style blog Sincerely, Truly Scrumptious to document her outfits, style tips, DIY projects, beauty and hairstyles. Her two main goals are to empower young women to feel comfortable in their skin, no matter what shape or size and to have amazing style on a college student’s budget. Graduating from Arizona State University this Fall, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and a Special Event Management certificate, she plans to continue pursuing her love of fashion and style in the “real world”. Alyssa cannot wait to see where her passion takes her and is blessed for all the opportunities that have already come her way.

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