Ponytails are often the go-to hairstyles whenever you want an easy ‘do. You can create a high ponytail, or style a low one. It’s the same with braids and buns. Have you tried putting them on the side…literally? Prepare to put your ‘dos in another direction by trying out these side hairstyles.
Revamp your look with these side hairstyles
1. Side ponytail
This hairstyle gives you a feminine flair. It’s perfect for dates with your beau, whether you’re watching a movie or having lunch at a quaint restaurant. Make your side ponytail sleek by straightening your hair using a flat iron. Then, wrap a small section of hair around your elastic to make your hair look professionally styled.
Editor’s tip: Spritz TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray on your hair before ironing to prevent heat damage.
2. Side braid
Add a bit of drama to your regular three-strand braid by creating a side braid. If you have thin locks, tug at the sides of the braid after securing it with an elastic to give the illusion of more volume. Loosen a few strands of hair as well and let them frame your face. The result would be a laidback but chic ‘do.
3. Side French braid
This hairstyle is similar to a side braid, but you combine it with a French braid. How do you do that? Start creating a French braid from the upper right (or upper left) side of your head, braiding diagonally until your reach your nape on the opposite side. Then, continue with a three-strand braid until your reach the tips of your hair. Secure the end of your braid with an elastic. It sounds complicated, but trust us, it’s easy to do.
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4. Side fishtail braid
A fishtail braid can be more challenging to create than a regular three-strand braid, but the effort is worth it. With a fishtail braid, your hair looks more intricate and meticulously done. Your friends will surely get the impression that you’re such a pro even if you’re still learning how to style your hair. The side fishtail braid is perfect for light workouts or casual strolls at the mall.
5. Side braid bun
Thinking of how to style your hair for your friend’s wedding? Try the side braid bun. First, part your hair on one side. Create a French braid starting from your hairline on the side with more hair. When the braid reaches your earlobe, gather the rest of your hair and include them in a three-strand braid. Continue braiding until you reach the tips of your hair and tie with an elastic. Then, put your braid in a bun on the same level as your earlobe and secure with bobby pins. Then voila! You now have an elegant hairstyle for special occasions.
Editor’s tip: Keep frizz at bay and help your hairstyle last longer by spritzing your braid and bun with TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray.
Create these side hairstyles using these products. Order them through these links:
DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo
DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray
TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray
Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Shampoo
Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Conditioner
Ready to try these side hairstyles? We’re sure you won’t have a hard time creating them. Make sure to go back to this page to learn more ways on how to style your hair.
Next read: Do you love braids? Check out these easy braids for long hair. They’re so pretty; you’ll want to sport a different braid every day of the week.