Everyone loves a classic style, but sometimes they just don’t do the trick when you really want your style to stand out. So, what’s a girl to do when she wants to create a truly iconic look? Put it to the side, of course! Something so simple as positioning your average go-to looks and creating some side hairstyles is the perfect way to level up. It’s a fresh and funky way to create a look that’s as unique and playful as you are, so go against the grain with some of our favorite side hairstyles:
18 Side Hairstyles to Switch Up Your Look
Pigtails are one of our favorite side hairstyles for it’s cute and quirky look. It’s also a great style to wear at any time of the day!
2. Mini Side Braids
Give your style some edge with these mini side braids.
3. Side Ponytail
Remember back in the day when your favorite pop stars wore this classic look? Well, be prepared and grab your scrunchies, because it’s making a major comeback!
4. Bohemian Side Braid
This loose, effortless style gives us total wanderlust vibes. Give your braid an extra touch of texture with Bed Head by TIGI Stick.
5. Voluminous Side Braid
This side braid really pumps up the volume on your side hairstyles! Give your locks extra volume by using Nexxus Exxpand+ Volumizing Whip right before styling.
6. Low Side Braid
Keep your side hairstyles subtle and simple with this cute and modest low side braid.
7. Dutch Braids
These side braids are popping up all over Instagram, and for good reason. They’re so athleti-chic, and can be rocked at any moment.
8. Embellished Side Updo
Create extra dramatic side hairstyles with your favorite hair clips and pins. Believe us; you won’t be disappointed with the results.
9. Side Bow
This quirky and adorable style is perfect for any major event or party. Keep it in place all day long while taming frizz and unruly hairs with Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray.
10. Low Side Bun
Need a style that’s as low maintenance as you are? Then this low side bun will do just the trick.
11. Slicked Side Updo
Whether you’re creating a shifted side braid like above or going for a simpler side bun, slicking your sides back will create a truly polished look. Slick your sides back with TRESemmé TRES Two Mega Firm Control Gel for the ultimate side hairstyles.
12. Braided Side Updo
Pinning your side braid into an updo creates a beautiful mesmerizing effect on your head.
13. Double Buns
These double side buns will make you the life of the party!
14. Tight Knot Bun
This sleek and glamorous tight knot bun is great for even the most sophisticated of events. Make sure you give your updo an added sheen by using Nexxus Humectress Encapsulate Serum after styling.
15. Side Top Knot
Go big and bold with your hair by creating this extra-large side top knot bun. Top knots are always one of our favorite hairstyles for it’s voluminous look and classically chic style.
16. Classic Side Bun
Nothing beats a classic style like this one, right? It’s our go-to for those days in between washes.
17. Braided Side Bun
A crown braid like the one above paired with a side bun creates a whimsically striking look that will get jaws dropping and heads turning instantly.
18. Loose Knot Bun
This loose knot gives you the best of both worlds! It’s both laid-back yet effortlessly posh, so get ready to create this Insta-worthy look.