Side braid hairstyles are becoming more and more popular. And it is not surprising at all. New and unique braids are appearing every day thanks to creative hairstylists. Last season messiness was in for braids. Find out what braids are trendy nowadays.
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Side braids are among cute braided hairstyles. New and trendy braided styles are presented here. The trendiest variation of side braids is a wide braid with the flat texture. Such braids look especially cute when you have balayage.
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In order to achieve that trendy wideness and flatness in side hairstyles with braids, you need to create a slightly loose braid at first. Then, pull out strands from the side.
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This kind of hairstyle will fit you perfectly if you are into Boho style. It looks relaxed and casual for everyday wear. Make a reverse braid to adapt it for a special occasion.
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Layers everywhere! Not only in cuts. They also invaded a sphere of braiding. Braids with layers look hot. A low braid on the side with layers around your head is to die for.
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Such a hairstyle has a major advantage. It flatters your face shape and emphasizes it. To make your side braid brighter and fuller, try attaching extensions, maybe colorful ones.
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As you are in the process of braiding, the short ends of your hair will definitely peep out at some point. Don’t hide them! This will make your hair look spiky and edgy.
FAQ: Side Braid Hairstyles
How short can hair be braided?
The minimum length of the hair that suits for braiding should be about 2 inches. This length is just enough to wrap your fingers when braiding. Note that if your hair is about 2 inches long, it’s better to find a good braider to do this.
Do braids thin your hair?
Tight braids and excessive heat thin our hair and often cause it to fall off. This is due to excessive pressure on the hair. Weaving, braiding, tight ponytails and buns can all damage the hair follicles and provoke hair loss.