Which side braids will make your list?
Not a master when it comes to creating braids? Well, simple side braids maybe the answer to this hair problem as they’re a great way to add a little interest to your hairstyle, as well as really simple and easy to do.
So ahead, we’ve gathered some of our favourite side braid hairstyles to give you all the inspiration you need to give this look a try yourself. Just click through our gallery above or scroll down to get inspired!
Side braids: 9 A-list hairstyles to try now
1. Emily Ratajkowski’s loose side braid
One of the easiest ways to wear a side braid is by plaiting all of your hair together to form one large loose braid.
2. Ribbons make a great braid accessory
We love the idea of dressing up side braid hairstyles with a pretty ribbon. It’s a great (and subtle) way to give your plait a girly touch.
Editor’s tip: Do you find that braids tend to slip out of your tresses? Before you start weaving your braid spritz your hair with of the VO5 Dry Texturising Spray, this will help give your hair a little grip and make it easier to create a long-lasting plait. Result!
3. Chloe Grace Moretz’ side plait
Depending on your mood, this look is great as it can be worn in lots of different ways: you have the option to wear it nice and neat like the Valentino braided ponytail or with a more messy, boho-vibe like the Chloe Grace Moretz plait above. Win-win situation!
4. Edgy side braid
If you are looking for something a little edgy and cool, then try your hand at recreating a side cornrow braid.
5. Cara Delevingne’s side cornrow
Cornrows have a great rock vibe and look great with afro, curly or poker straight hair.
6. Braid alternative to an undercut?
Working this look is also ideal if you love the look of an undercut but don’t want to the commitment of a real one!
7. Sarah Hyland’s fishtail plait
8. Laverne Cox’s side fine fishtail plait
Just don’t forget to pancake your braid once you’re done – this will instantly help give your plait the appearance of being full and thick.
9. Messy side braids
Blake Lively’s take on the side braid shows how carefree and fun this style can be for festival or even prom season. Just add volume to the roots with the TRESemmé Instant Refresh Cleansing Dry Shampoo and carefully teasing/pull out out a few strands of hair from your braid for a truly carefree look.
Still hooked on side braids? Then don’t forget to head over to our Braids page, will you? Pretty plaits and #hairspiration are only a click away!