Super-stylist Luke Hersheson teaches us how to get summer’s carefree, bohemian-inspired locks.

Follow these four easy steps (as demonstrated in the video) to achieve boho waves:


The easiest way to create a soft boho wave is to start with hair that’s a day old. If it’s clean, use a dry shampoo, such as Sachajuan Volume Powder (Dhs145), and spray on from a distance. Dry shampoo gives hair a matte appearance, you don’t want anything too shiny. A boho look is all about looking slightly undone.


The parting is important. The boho feel is more about a centre parting as opposed to a side parting as seen on the runway at Etro and Valentino. Don’t use a comb, your fingers are also an amazing tool to work with. The parting should feel almost like it’s happened naturally.

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Take the front bits of your hair and tuck them behind you ears, this will create a bend and the beginning of a soft wave in the front, which will frame your cheekbones and jaw line.


Take random sections of hair from the top of the head and using a Hershesons Tourmaline Waving Tong, twist the hair around it while moving it up and down the barrel, this ensures you don’t get a wave that’s too set. Leave the ends out and instead twist and pinch using your fingers to create a rough texture, you want them to have a lived-in feel. To hold the hair and keep the done-undone look use Elnett hairspray by L’Oreal.

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Emirates Woman's Carmel Gill gets the boho treatment from Luke Hersheson

Emirates Woman’s Carmel Gill gets the boho treatment from Luke Hersheson