How to Get Hair Worthy of a Free People Catalog

Aka the hippie hair of your dreams.
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Aka the hippie hair of your dreams.

Beauty tutorials are big on YouTube — a search for "makeup tutorial" and "hair tutorial" yields more than 5 million videos. In this weekly series, we put a mix of popular and under-the-radar tutorials to the test and show you what's best.

Considering the fact that my "budget" allows for practically no expendable income, I get irrationally excited when the Free People catalog shows up in my mailbox each month. 

Aside from the clothes (which I want — all of them), I'm obsessed with how effortlessly gorgeous and natural the models look. It's like they've spent their whole lives glamping in teepees on the Pacific coast, wearing several-hundred-dollar hippie dresses and swimming with dolphins. The wild kind. 

As it turns out, getting Behati-fied, "washed ashore" hair is way easier than I'd imagined. The video above, which Free People actually created (ergo, it's the real deal, guys!), is a step-by-step guide to achieving that beachy, roughed up, boho style that makes me hesitate a bit before tossing that look book into the recycling bin each time I've reached the last page. 

It's a little bedhead, a little Boy George and a lot of that-girl's-way-too-cool-for-shampoo. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more winning combo.