Ethereal silhouettes, hippie prints, decadent fabrics and a single hairstyle imagined to offset all of the luxury: the bohemian waves. For spring 2015, the modern romantic, the cool, festival chick, the free-spirited desert girl and the gorgeous Oceanic goddess share the same perfectly undone look, made out of soft, flowing waves and bare beauty.

Hiding hippie, rock & roll and Californian influences, the boho waves may come across looking simple and slightly undone but they sure feel sexy and rich. If you’re lucky enough to be living in the Southern hemisphere you can start wearing them as of now.

After the break, a closer look at the bohemian waves trending for spring 2015, in a report complete with plenty of inspiration coming straight from the runway.

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Boho waves: the mood for spring 2015.

Infused with the effortless sex-appeal best describing the ’60s and ’70s, but maintaining their aura of nonchalance, the boho waves saw an update for spring 2015, to better work with the half romantic, half decadent silhouettes inspired by the hippie movement.

Imagined to feel young, imperfect but refined, soft and feminine, but also cool and messy, the waves for spring have bohemian written all over them. Deconstructed, loose or barely there, here’s what to expect come spring:

Hippie-chic curls.

The “imperfect curl” defined the simple center-parted style at Alberta Ferretti, a nod at all of the heavenly silhouettes that almost floated down the runway. Inspired by the long, carefree hair worn by women during the mid-Sixties hippie movement, the abundant curls morphed into relaxed, unraveled waves. A soft look emphasized with natural skin, brushed eyebrows and bare lips.

The same ’70s inspired, feminine vibes pushed through at Emilio Pucci, where the hippie-chic waves had a certain shine and quality about them. The super-long, light curls were paired to the kind of summery yet expensive beauty look that, just like the hair, it’s not too done: bright skin, dark eyes and a barely-there pink lip is all it takes.

Boho waves spring 2015 hair trend
Hippie-chic curls at Alberta Ferretti and Emilio Pucci, S/S ’15

’70s-inspired effortless, sexy waves.

Hippie and rock & roll were two of the main words used to describe the spring mood at Felder Felder. As a result, the hair hung free off the models’ shoulders in barely there waves. A bit of volume at the crown infused the perfect waves with a hint of edginess, just enough for the looks to appear sexy, flirty and cool.

The effortless sexuality of the 60’s and 70’s eras served to inspire the sensual waves at Sonia Rykiel. Subtle volume and a lot of texture, together with the messy smoky eyes laid against a bare face, created the kind of irresistible and timeless beauty look best describing the French woman.

Boho waves spring 2015 hair trend
’70s waves at Felder Felder and Sonia Rykiel, S/S ’15

Desert girl waves.

At Narciso Rodriguez the light, airy and super easy beach waves served to set balance to the graphic, minimal silhouettes building the spring collection. Heavily lined eyes added to the edginess building the perfectly undone bohemian look.

At Etro, hairstylist James Pecis invoked a “desert girl with Californian and Native American influences” as inspiration. The motive translated to a middle part, a soft wave and extensions, for a fuller style and a chunkier texture.

Boho waves spring 2015 hair trend
Desert girls waves at Narciso Rodriguez and Etro, S/S ’15

Cool girl waves.

Come spring, the cool girls are expected to wear Chanel and soft, messy waves. Updated with a deep-side part and plenty of texture, these are the boho waves best mirroring the “just rolled out of bed” look. Pink lipstick and a hint of mascara complement the luxurious Parisian mood.

At Nicole Miller, the cool girl look was based on soft, natural waves framing the face on either side. With plenty of texture in the back and a boho wave in the front, the hairstyle wasn’t supposed to look too pretty, but rather natural, soft and messy.

Boho waves spring 2015 hair trend
Cool girl waves at Chanel and Nicole Miller, S/S ’15

Soft, messy festival waves.

A refined, upstate Woodstock determined the beauty look at Marchesa , a look that sees the modern-day woman wearing  the kind of cool, bit messy and sexy waves oozing with a laid-back festival feel. Marking the line between undone and super-glam, the bohemian waves were set in balance by the edginess coming from the darkly lined eyes.

The same bohemian feel, the same “undone but not too messy” quality, outlined the cascading locks at Franceso Scognamiglio. Soft and flowing, the waves looked all the more effortless when accompanied by a barely-there make-up look and sheer, ethereal silhouettes.

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Festival waves at Marchesa and Francesco Scognamiglio, S/S ’15

Side-parted boho waves.

A more bohemian, artisanal woman stepped on the runway at Tory Burch, sporting an hairstyle intended to look almost as if it was styled by nature or the sea air. Imperfect but in a very beautiful way, the boho waves gained a refined makeover with something as simple as a deep side part, and a dewy, luminous beauty look.

We recognized some of the same wind-swept, sexy beach texture building the sophisticated look that came down the runway at Tod’s. Here, the boho waves were stylized with a messy parting and pulled off the face, allowing part of the spotlight to fall on the gorgeously fresh make-up.

Boho waves spring 2015 hair trend
Side-parted waves at Tory Burch and Tod’s, S/S ’15

Soft, beachy waves.

Deconstructed waves with a beachy finish served to build the breathtaking spring hairstyle at Valentino. Evoking an oceanic goddess,wearing gold shell tiaras and soft, flowing waves, this look took the bohemian inspiration and made it all the more heavenly as it met the summer mood, celebrating the sun and the sea.

Boho waves spring 2015 hair trend
Soft beachy waves at Valentino S/S ’15

Boho waves & spring beauty.

When it comes to pairing the bohemian waves to a specific kind of make-up look, the runways made it super-easy for you.

For spring 2015 you can either go for soft waves and all natural look, focusing on dewy skin, bare eyes and pink tinted lips, or you can channel the rock & roll goddess, wearing her undone waves with darkly lined, or smoky eyes that are just a little bit on the messy side.

Boho waves spring 2015 hair trend
Boho waves at Alberta Ferretti and Marchesa, S/S ’15

Boho waves & spring fashion.

Either you plan on sporting them as of now, giving you are enjoying the beautiful weather currently spoiling the southern hemisphere, or you plan on adding the boho waves to your spring 2015 hair repertoire, keep in mind they tend to look best when paired to:

  • flowy, floor-sweeping dresses cut in featherweight fabrics abounding in hippie prints, for a full take on the modern bohemian;
  • romantic lace and macaramé minis, styled with gladiator sandals for an effortless, laid-back summer look brimming with femininity;
  • tropical prints and easy silhouettes, the kind you can wear with a pair of plimsolls and a cute cross-body bag;
  • fringes, leather, suede and luxe denim looks, giving you want to convey more of the “cool girl rocking the messy waves” attitude.

Boho waves spring 2015 hair trend
Boho waves at Emilio Pucci, Valentino and Tory Burch, S/S ’15

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