55 Awesome Hippie Hairstyles For Women

Embrace the laid-back vibe with hippie hairstyles featuring braids and quirky accessories.

Reviewed by Jessica Shults, Licensed Hairstylist
Written by Jyotsana Rao, BE
Edited by Madhumati Chowdhury, MA (English Literature)
Fact-checked by Manjari Uppal, MSc  • 

What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you hear the word ‘hippie?’ Dreadlocks; is it not! Yes, dreadlocks are a definitive hippie style. During the wild 70s, the hippie fervor broke out and the style was synonymous with open wavy hair, bands and ribbons and yes dreadlocks! The style is essentially laid back, however it does have a quirky essence to it.

Owner of Twisted Scissors Salon, Jessica Shults says, “Hippie hairstyles don’t take much effort to have an adorable and fun style. There are a bunch of accessories to enhance the boho hippie trend, but honestly, little braids or simple dreadlocks add the vibe in an instant!”

So, we have here 55 stunning hippie hairstyles for women that comprise of dreads, buns and braids. Read on to know more about the different hippie hairstyles.

Before You Get Started

  • Use a texturizing spray to create volume at the roots and scrunch your hair to get the “just-woke-up-like-this” look.
  • Hippie hairstyles are perfect for an everyday casual look. You can get away with finger-combing and leaving a few loose strands to create a dramatic effect.
  • Second-or third-day hair can perfectly hold hippie hairstyles like loose waves and curls. Freshly washed hair may require products to get that messy, undone look.

1. Beach Waves With A Hat

Beach Waves With A Hat
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Channel your inner hippie spirit by dressing up your sun-kissed, beachy waves with a hat. Not only does it look effortlessly cool, but also uber-chic.

2. Messy Ponytail With Side-Swept Bangs

Messy Ponytail With Side-Swept Bangs
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Simple yet sassy, a messy ponytail exudes serious hippie vibes. Those who love all things ‘extra’ can further amp up the look with side-swept bangs.

3. Fringes & Braid

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The fringe braid is exceptionally cool and sophisticated for the Hippie style. Braid the thick locks in the headband style and there you are all ready for the hippie outing. Do wear the quintessential hippie headband for the apt style.

Jackie, a hairstyle blogger, shares 4 of her top boho hairstyles. She also gives a tutorial on how to make a feather clip, which can turn any of your hairstyles into a bohemian look. She states, “What I like to do to recreate all 4 of these hairstyles is braid my hair the night before and sleep on it. The morning when I wake up and take them out, I get these amazing voluminous waves that are truly boho (i).” She creates cool hairstyles with braids, scarves, feather clips, and chains.

4. Hippie Chignon

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The chignon for a hippie style! Why not? A little tacky but cool. The loose side chignon can give a detailed style for the otherwise simple Hippie hairdos. Give it a chignon flavor this time.

5. Braided Effects On Loose Tresses

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This hippie hairstyle gives the impression as if the braid has been ironed on the tresses. The braided effect gives a funky hippie twist to the hairdo that is also accessorized by a starry headband!

6. Double Headband Hairdo

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Style the hairdo with any ideas you have with a hippie essence, you’re good to go.

7. Single Headband Hairdos

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The headband with a bun hairdo gives a very hippie-like impression. The style might be a little evolved and intense, but it’s very funky.

8. Afro Mane Hippie Style

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The huge afro mane with a colorful headband is just right for the Hippie festival. Dress up the frizzy hair with all the rainbow accessories and hit the floor.

9. Metallica Hippie

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This retro style throws us back to the love, peace, and harmony movement. The metallic headband gives a rocky twist to an otherwise bland style. The beautiful rolled out curls and the headband bring out the punk effect. Wear this style to the next music festival you go to!

10. Flowery Do

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This flowery cast for a hippie hairdo is very delicate and pretty. The lazy, breezy style has a flowery essence which makes it elegant.

11. Red Head

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The red head flairs are just beautiful for the golden edged headband, and the tiny beaded headband beautifully accentuates any kind of hippie hair.

12. Beaded Syndromes

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The triple beaded headband is enhancing the otherwise simple twin braided hairdo. The headband is just elegant and graceful, dress it up for a hippie outing. The simple braid with a pixie effect on top is just too stylish.

13. Feather Beds

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The feather headband gives a vintage effect to the sleek and straight hairdo. The trimmed even edged hairdo is perfect for the rebel style.

14. High End Headband

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The extremely delicate beaded headband is sexy and stylish. Let the hair fall with a deep middle part, for the hippie high fashion.

15. Crystal Hippie Headband

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The crystal headband with brunette hairdo gives the funky hippie effect. The shoulder length bob has layered bangs that are given a hippie twist by this headband.

16. Shiny Headbands

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The thick, shiny headband complements the loose red hairdo. The style looks voluminous and with a hippie flavor because of the headband.

17. Rope Braid Headband

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The double roped braided headband is sexy and sultry. The hippie vibe is just enhanced with this headband and of course the mini pigtails.

18. Coloured One Rope Headband

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This coloured one rope headband is just right for the evening hippie themed party! Check out the Indian inspired make-up and the pigtail hairdo.

19. Plaited Hairdos With Headband

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This plaited Updo has a tender interwoven chain headband which has accentuated the style. A delicate hippie fashion ‘do’

20. Patched Headbands

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The patch headband is beautiful with the straight and sleek hairdo. The headband boasts of high-end hippie fashion.

21. Casual Fashions

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The casual cloth tied up with the big flamed up bob is chic and punk.  The style gives the astray look perfectly, cool for the hippie essence.

22. Hippie Casual

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Another thick casual headband with a messy Updo, the style is in sync with the hippie fervor of a laid back attitude!

23. Shimmer And Shine

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Wear a delicate yellow metal headband for those thick, lustrous curls. The open hair is shiny and glossy, teamed with the shimmery headband it’s perfect for the Hippie trek.

24. Cloth & Bead Headband

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The bead cloth mix is ideal for the hippie mix. The wonderful headband is worn with tousled open hair.

25. Gold Emboss Headbands

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The golden flower embossed headband looks regal.The wearer would end up looking like a Bohemian princess!

26. Kesha’s Hippie Headband

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Kesha’s metal band gives a very rock and roll flavor to the essentially hippie style. Bold color and ombre hair are ideal for the modern hippie style.

27. White Hippie Band

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The sleek and layered hair is so sexy with the thin white band. The band is simple yet modish.

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Hippie headbands, made from a single strand of leather, ribbon, or braided leather, were popularly known for helping secure hair away from the face.

28. Red Stare

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The red thick hippie band makes a bold statement because of the colour and the accessory.

29. Black Rope Headbands

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The black rope headband with sleek mid parted hair is ideal for a hippie themed party. Wear it with bold makeup, and you are good to go.

30. Glitterati Headband

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The glittering headband on straight black hair might be a bit more glitter for a hippie ‘do’ but surely you can wear it.

31. Red Rope

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The red rope headband looks elegant for a hippie hairdo. The lustrous, thick brown hair shines and is perfect for an exotic style

32. Delicate Flowers Headband

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The delicate flowers give exude a true bohemian essence. This beachy, wind-swept hairdo is simple and easy to wear.

33. Beaded Bohemian Cap

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The beaded bohemian cap is stunning with its finesse. The style comes out elegant and resembles a hippie ‘do’.

34. Sleek Updo

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The sleek bun updo is stylish and has a boho effect. The blue casual headband is ideal for the hippie style,

35. Purple Headbands

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The purple headband on straight long hair gives an exotic elaborate hippie style. The style is effortless and chic.

36. Long Side Braid

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This is one of the easiest hippie hairstyles for long hair. The long black side braid is just so sassy and brilliant for a hippie hike. You can glamorize the hippie hair braids with any accessory of your choice.

37. Taylor Swift’s Hippie Braid

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Taylor Swift gives a very strong Hippie like impact with this pose and hairdo. The braid is simple and casual, just fit for the occasion.

38. Ooze-Loose Braid

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Weave this casual loose braid for the hippie style. Notice the intrinsic braid weaved with loosely tied hair. Then wear a headband to complete the look.

39. Twisted Braids

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Alicia Keys wears a wavy fishy braid. The style is a little tacky but with a stylish finesse. Wear it with a flashy headband for a bright hippie style.

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In the 1960s, hippies with straight hair used to braid their wet hair to get a loose wavy hairdo instead of using heat styling tools.

40. Waved Ombre Braid

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The braid has an unusual waved up bang. The hair has highlighted streaks. Style it further with a tacky headband for the rainbow finesse.

41. Loose Braids

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Blake Lively’s loose braids can be converted into a hippie style. Weave the braids and let the rest of the hair loose. Just wear a glossy headband for a classic hippie style.

42. Layered Bangs And Side Braids

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Wear the side braid with funky layered bangs. The look is casual and sexy. Put a thin headband for that hippie ‘do.’

43. Weaved In Braids

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The loosely weaved in braid is sexy and tacky. Wear the tacky style with a flowery headband.

44. The Curly Braid

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The braid is weaved through the crown, with wavy curls resting on the shoulders. The elegant style can get a hint of punk with a headband, to make it all hippie!

45. Brown Dreadlocks

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Get the manicured dreadlocks style from a salon for an ultra hippie look. These long brown locks are funky and unique.

46. Dreadlocked Bun

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The dreadlocked bun is rather funky! Wear these thick dreadlocks and spin them into a bun. Edgy and punk!

47. Few Strands Dreadlock

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This style just has a few strands of dreadlocks in a unique shape. The style is not the usual hippie kind; hence you could opt for it.

48. Big Deadlocked Bun

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The big deadlocked bun gorgeous with a gold headband is sure to stand out. Pretty and sexy!

49. Dreadlock Ponytail

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Gather the dreadlocks into this funky ponytail. You can accessorize the style with the headband of any type.

50. Dreadlock Updo

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This is yet another unique dreadlocks updo. A funky headband is all you need to make this a hippie affair.

51. Bright Dreadlocks

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Bright colors with a hippie twist. Add a flower at the side and you are good to go. You could also add a funky headband to it.

52. Rainbow

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Hippie culture is very much part of the rainbow family. Add some colorful streaks to your hair and display the colorful wild side of you. The bold mutineer sees a colorful rebellion in you.

53. Disheveled Fishtail Braid

Blake Lively in a messy fishtail braid hairstyle
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While the messy fishtail braid hairstyle itself looks ever-so appealing, Blake Lively has given it her personal touch of allure as well. The look exudes a nonchalant charm. The fishtail braids have constantly been a part of hippie culture, owing to its bohemian vibe.

54. Dutch Braid Crown

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The Dutch braid hairstyle is another look that has often been adored in the hippie culture. The braided crown is ideal for a majority of face shapes but looks most appealing on round and oval faces. While it can be beautified with some floral accessories, it can be worn plainly as well for a minimalistic look.

55. French Braid With Flowers

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Nature has always been an essential element of hippie culture. This subtle yet gorgeous French braid hairstyle is a spin on classic French braids, which are spruced up with flowers. You can use flowers of different colors to give it a personal touch.

Infographic: Top 8 Hippie Hairstyles For Women

Hippie hairstyles mostly combine a carefree vibe with unconventional accessories. You can flaunt your quirkiness with these hairstyles. There are several hippie hairstyles you can take inspiration from. However, we have shortlisted the top 8 trendiest styles you may try. Check out the infographic below to learn more.

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Braids and headbands paired with loose, naturally flowy hair are a staple of hippie hairstyles. You can play around with different versions of the headband, like thin headbands and beaded headbands. You can also try boho accessories like chain or beaded hair caps. Most people who follow the hippie lifestyle tend to keep their hair long, which goes well with their flowy dresses. As they are also known as flower children, hippies also add flowers to their hairstyles. Hopefully, these 52 wild and free hairstyles will let your inner hippie shine through, spreading love and enlightenment all over the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hippie perm?

The hippie perm is inspired by the popular look from the 1980s. It involved getting the hair permed into tiny, tight curls for a voluminous curly haired messy look.

Why don’t hippies cut their hair?

The hippie life is all about embracing the natural way of life and freely evolving spiritual growth. Letting hair on the body grow naturally is all part of the concept. And in some ways, cutting the hair is also considered cutting off of free-spirited growth and interference with natural processes. Therefore hippie culture is often related to long hair, rolled into protective locks.

What hair accessories were popular among hippies?

Hippies usually adorned their hair with flowers, headbands, feathers, scarves, ribbons, and beads.

What kind of hair products should I use to achieve a hippie hairstyle?

Texturizing spray, dry shampoo, and sea salt spray can help create volume. Most hippie hairstyles involve braids, and you can keep your hair nourished with deep conditioners and oils.

Can hippie hairstyles be worn by both men and women?

Yes, hippie men wore their hair long and loose or in a messy style with dreadlocks.

What are some modern twists on classic hippie hairstyles?

The idea of a classic hippie hairstyle was to set them apart from mainstream society by wearing long hair as a protest of the American involvement in the Vietnam War. Modern variations like buns, braids, and loose waves differ from the traditional hippie hairstyle.

Can I wear a hippie hairstyle to work or formal events?

Formal occasions require you to be well-groomed and arranged. It is possible to convert hippie hairstyles, such as loose waves or half-up buns, into polished hairstyles. But other hippie hairstyles, which are the messy kind, may not suit formal occasions.

What are some tips for maintaining a hippie hairstyle?

Hippie hairstyles are mostly laid back and do not need excess styling. But you can maintain the hairstyle with hair spray and hair accessories to hold the hairstyle.

Can short hair be styled in a hippie fashion?

Not really. Hippie hairstyles developed as a result of the counterculture movement, so regardless of the length of the hair, the idea is to be different from mainstream fashion. Hence, classic hippie hairstyles consisted of long, natural hair with waves and braids.

What hair colors are popular for hippie hairstyles?

Hippies never colored their hair and used to don their natural hair color.


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