For women, braids have always held a special allure. A little variation to the classic braids, side braids have become a rage ever since it was sported in the Alexander Wang show on the spring 2010 runway.
They became so popular during the season that they continued to dominate the following seasons as well. Side braids are not only catching up at fashion circles, but are seen off the catwalk too. They are highly fashionable yet functional and unlike other hairstyles, side braids can be created in a jiffy.
Side braids work best on long hair; but ladies with short hair ...fret not! You can always lay your hands on extensions. Side braids are great for a 'cool day look'. Though side braids can be neatly plaited, the messy look with roughed up hair is more popular. Messy side braids suggest a laid back attitude and emphasize the casual look. They are super quick to wear and very convenient for those on the 'go' who want to compromise on the glam quotient.
The best part of wearing side braid is that it does not require any elaborate hair tools. So whether it is a beach party with your close friends or a lazy brunch get together, show off your crowning glory with side braid and get ready to receive all the compliments.
How to wear a side braid
Let us start with a simple and basic way of doing side braid:
If you have little more time on hand and you are in a mood to experiment, then go for the side braid using fish tail plait.
If you have prefer French braids, shun the above two styles and go for a Side French braid. If you want to add a touch of sophistication start the braid from the hair line above the fore head and continue the French braid till the end. This style is highly glamorous and suits for formal evenings.
Side braids tips
Always wear side braid little loose and pull out few strands from both sides. Side braids look good with side parts and that too worn on the opposite side. If your hair is layered, let the hair peep out of the braid, because, little amount of mess always works for side braids. Spray your hair with styling products before starting the braid.
Side braid go well with summer casuals, they also suit evening gowns, especially broad necked gowns. If you are dressed in one shouldered gown, bring the braid on the bare shoulder. Remember not to overdo with accessories, a flower clip or beaded pins are all you require to flaunt your side braid.