Make a beautiful mess with your braid by creating a messy side braid hairstyle. Here are the easy steps on how to nail this look.
What you’ll need
If you’re a laidback type of person who wants to keep things low-key, you may think braids are not for you. They take some time to get done. Some may even look too polished for your style. But have you tried the messy side braid yet? This may be the braid that you’re looking for.
You don’t need to be a hairstyling expert to cop the messy side braid. In fact, it is so simple but super chic that you’ll want to wear it more often. To show you how it’s done, we broke it down to these easy steps.
The Messy Side Braid in 5 Steps
Detox and nourish
Choose a side
Braid your hair
Coat with hairspray
Seal the look
You see, styling your hair doesn’t have to take a lot of work and time. This is also true when it comes to braids. With the simple yet chic messy side braid, you can start rocking braids the more laidback way.
Other simple braids to try
1. Messy two braids hairstyle
This look is as simple to do as the messy side braid. You’re just creating two braids instead of one. Following the same steps above, just split your hair into two sections placed on each side before proceeding with the braids. You can also try experimenting with Dutch braids.
2. Rope braid
This hairstyle is perfect for braiding newbies, especially if you’re having a hard time weaving. It starts by dividing your hair into sections, then twisting them from the top to the ends. If you want something charming yet low-key, this is the way to go.
3. Nine strand braid
If you’re game to do a little more weaving than the messy side braid (believe us, it’s therapeutic!), try the nine strand braid. Relax, it’s not as difficult as it sounds. This hairstyle is basically three braids braided to one. Clever, right?
What are you waiting for? Cop the messy side braid or one of these simple braid looks and start your love affair with braids!
Next read: Want to rock more messy hair looks? Try the messy bun for long hair! It’s perfect for weekends or when you’re in the hurry to beat the morning rush.