If you've been feeling a small bored lately and can't go to the salon for a cut or color then this is what you need. We found 23 of the top side braid hairstyles that we can show you. Braids are a very simple way to spice up your hair, and side braids can be used on loose hair, ponytails, showy hair, and more. In addition, there is a side braid for every occasion. So take a look at what hairstyles you can create. You can even practice and wear them all because you can't pick a favorite!
1. Simple Dutch side braids
The first hairstyle has two simple side braids. This is a classic hairstyle, simple to wear and will suit everyone. It's a great style for summer and handy for getting your hair out of the way when you want to work out and more. You can find tutorials for a similar look online and they can be recreated on both long and short hair.
2. Elegant braided updo
Side braids can be both casual and decorated for a special occasion. So you can wear a side braid more elegantly. The hair is braided into a loose fishtail braid that extends to the side of the head like a headband. There are loose curls in the front and the rest of the hair is in a low updo. This is a stunning updo and great for weddings and prom.
3. Nice side braid for short hair
Next we have a cute side braid and this is one of our favorite looks. This hairstyle has a textured bob and the hair is braided to one side. The braid is also finished with some ribbons and pearls. We love this because the ribbons and accessories make the braid look stylish and unique. You can recreate this look with similar hair accessories of any color.
4. Side braid with ponytail
A side braid is a great way to spice up a ponytail. Here we have a sleek side and loosely braided simple ponytail. You can use any type of braid, from fishtail to three strands for a kind look and style. Another cool hair idea for this summer. It has a beach feel to it too.
5. Thick light pink side braids
The next hair idea has a fantastic style and hair color. This look features wavy hair with two side braids that meet in the middle. Two braids create a cute half up half down style. If it's not cute enough, the hair is a pastel pink shade too. We love this hair idea and the color is great to try out if you want a bolder look.
6. Long side braid with hair loops
This next hairstyle is another of our favorites! The hair is very long and stylish with a side part. The hair stays loose on one side and a braid on the other. The braid is also provided with hair loops. Hair rings are a great way to give your hair a trendy and edgy look. You can buy these online and use them with any braided style.
7. Wavy small side braid
If you are looking for a hairstyle for a special occasion, this is the place to look. Here we have long waves with small side braids. The style is complemented by a sparkling accessory. You can recreate this or try the braid with straight hair or tighter curls. Hair like this is great for bridesmaids and prom.
8. Sleek braided ponytail
Like braids? If so, check this out. This hairstyle features a long ponytail with a side braid tied into a ponytail. This is a simple idea and looks very stylish. Hair like this is versatile and can be worn up or down for any occasion. These hairstyles will keep you covered from the gym to overnight.
9. Beautiful braids with curls
Not all braids need to be large and bold. You can have smaller and thinner side braids like this one. The hair for this look is two thinly braided curls that meet in the middle. It's a cute and lovely look that suits everyone. Such a hairstyle is great for summer, festivals, and special occasions. You can even add some accessories like flowers.
10. Side braid with great accessories for long hair
Next up, we have another accessory look to show you off. The hair is styled in a wide side braid. This is a textured fishtail braid with a summery and beachy feel to it. The style is completed with lots of cute clips. We love clips because different designs look unique. You can recreate this look or try a smaller and more elegant braid. Hairpins like these can be bought online.