Ultra trendy, the braid is once again a must-have summer tie. What if we dared it a little different, carried it on the side, and dropped to the shoulder?
Worn to the left or right of your face depending on your preference, the side braid is a charming way to adopt the braid and a perfect hairstyle for summer. Indeed, the advantage of this version of the braid is that it frees the nape of the neck by moving the central braid to the side, and therefore becomes ideal when it is hot because the lengths are no longer deposited. at the back. A godsend when the heat makes the slightest bit suffocating. The braid located on the side is also a good alternative to side hair which brings all of the hair over one shoulder to discipline the lengths left free so that they fall in cascade since it brings together all the strands in one single attachment.
Perfectly suited to multiple occasions, it is suitable as much for everyday life - for which it is very practical since it clears the face and organizes the lengths - as for great days such as weddings, baptisms, and evenings during which it usually does. sensation, sometimes embellished with one or more accessories to give it a more beautifully worked look.
While the ideal way to braid your hair to one side of your face is of course to sport a good length of hair - understand having medium to long or even very long hair - it is quite possible to make a braid on the side with hair a little shorter and cut in the square. The braid on the side is far from being reserved for XXL lengths, it adapts easily to short lengths as long as you have some room left once the strands have been brought back to one of your shoulders.
The only downside in the event of a square cut: you will not always be able to do it in a classic way, that is to say, retaining all your locks, and may have to bet on a braid on the side that embellishes your short lengths while leaving some strands loose.
Another advantage and not the least, this side hair braid can easily be worn with many haircuts although the layered on shoulder-length hair complicates the task to achieve it. Whether yours is structured by a thick fringe that sports a beautiful volume, a discreet fringe that reveals the skin of your face, or even energized by a wick that sweeps your forehead, it will be able to adapt to most lengths of hair. ranging from mid-length to long, and showcasing the details of your custom fit. And for those who do not have bangs or locks, it will also be possible to bring a bohemian and romantic touch to the hairstyle by simply selecting two small sections of hair on either side of the face, to create two framing wicks to let twirl with the wind. A detail that can easily make the difference between a hairstyle a bit more strict and a hairstyle of the most romantic.
The answer is yes! The braid worn sideways can be done on ultra-smooth hair as well as with soft, wavy, curly, or even frizzy hair. If on straight hair, braiding will easily reveal the differences in braiding between a classic braid and those which are more original, the curly textures can either be softened by the braiding or give even more relief to the braid. The nature of the hair does impact a little on the look of the braid but is therefore not a problem for the creation of the hairstyle.
African, classic three-strand, glued braid, braided in an ear of wheat, French braiding way that begins to crisscross its strands at the level of the skull or dutch braid ... There are as many ways to braid your hair on the side as there are types of braids. So you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to braiding one side or the other of your face. It's up to you to see which style suits you best and/or best suits your hair length as some ways of braiding hair require a bit more length than others.
If the main thing is to opt for a braiding that you like, it must be recognized that the braiding in the ear of corn, for example, will be more suitable for long hair than medium-length hair whose it will be easier to interweave. classic three-strand braid style strands. As for frizzy hair, they will be particularly flattered by a glued braid, an African braid, or even a large twist (a twist created with two large locks previously twisted on themselves) because they constitute ideal protective hairstyles for this naturally more hair. fragile than others.
If you've fallen for the originality and trendy look of the side braid, and you've chosen the way you want to braid your locks, you still need to do it right.
First of all, know that it is best to avoid braiding freshly washed hair, especially if you plan to give your braid a loose look on the side. The reason? Your locks will have more grip and your hairstyle will better retain the given look and will remain impeccable until the evening (or until the end of the night), while with clean hair from the day before, the tie will tend to slip a little over the hours.
Something else to know which is essential if you opt for a hairstyle structured by a part that is not central: it is preferable to braid your hair on the side opposite to the one where your side parting is drawn, the same one where is located the majority of your locks, in order to balance your hairstyle. This is a detail, of course, but one that makes all the difference! Of course, nothing prevents you from choosing a parting in the middle, but an off-center parting will have the advantage of giving you the most harmonious styling. So define the side where you are going to place your braid.
If you have fine hair, hair that is not dense enough, or you accidentally washed your hair the day before styling, it is also possible to texturize your lengths with a few drops of dry shampoo or a hint of powder styling that will not only give more volume to your hair fiber but also give more hold to your mat.
> To sport a braid on the classic three-strand side, on the other hand, tie your hair into a low ponytail using an elastic which you will remove later, then proceed with the simple three-strand braiding as usual.
> If you ever prefer a more elaborate braid, we also share with you our detailed tutorials to learn how to make a romantic cornflower braid or an African braid.
Good news, once done, your side braid can quickly turn into a low bun on the side if you have long enough hair, in just a few minutes. To do this, simply wrap the braid on itself to form a charming little braided bun, and secure it all with a rubber band.
Most side braids can also evolve into a braided crown if you flatten them to the side opposite to the braiding and pull them back to the front of the head before tucking the tips behind the ear and securing the movement to the side. using pins (which you skillfully camouflage between your wicks).