Are you thinking of updating a protective style like box braids, twists or even dreadlocks with something a bit on the wild side? We’re all for it! Adding a shaved side, whether it’s inspired by a mohawk or a cool undercut design, gives any look an edgy twist. We have a ton of favorites but narrowed it down to wearable looks you’ll love. Read on to discover 10 twist, dreadlocks and box braids with shaved sides styles:
1. Black and White Twists
Add a bit of color play into your look with black and white hair extensions.
2. Box Braid Bun
Gather your hair up into a bun to put your shaved sides on full display.
3. Crochet Braids
Want to give protective styles like crochet braids an update? Shave the sides of your hair and add a fun color combo.
4. Curly Dreads
Dress up dreadlocks with shaved sides by adding waves to your locs. After curling your hair using flexi rods, set your style with a firm hold hairspray like Suave Professionals Firm Control Finishing Hairspray.
5. Shaved with Designs
Thinking of ways to refresh your shaved side? Add in a design to make your look pop!
6. Shaved Side with Low Pony
You can’t ever go wrong with a low ponytail on your shaved side style.
7. Grown Out Sides
There’s beauty in every iteration of the box braids with shaved sides look. We love the lived-in feel of this grown-out side shave style.
8. The Subtle Shave
A subtle side shave adds an edgy finish to your style. Keep the sides down with a fingertip amount of Bed Head by TIGI Wax Stick.
9. Side Swept Braids
There’s something so effortless about the side swept look. Sweep your braids on over to create this chic style with a side shave. Define your curls on your shaved side with Dove Quench Absolute Supreme Creme Serum.