Side French Braid

Wondering how to do a side French braid? Side French braid is an amazing hairstyle which can really make any woman look glamorous. Hollywood actresses have flaunted this look and made it very popular. Girls, you could sport this trendy and stylish hairdo anywhere. You can wear it to your school or a party or even to a formal occasions.

If you master the art of making French braid yourself, you could try out several variations of the French braid. This cute style along with the use of hair accessories can work wonders for you. Have you ever tried to make a French braid on your own? Though it might seem complex, but with some practice, you might be amazed at the various styles you could try using the French braid hairstyle. Along with the simple French braid, side French braid, double French braid and reverse French braid are very popular.

How to Do a French Braid

Before you think about trying out the side French braid hairstyle, you need to understand this hair braiding technique properly. So, here are the instructions on how to French braid your hair on your own.
  • Comb your hair thoroughly so that they are not entangled.
  • Now you need to divide your hair into three equal sections from the crown of the head.
  • Now just as you make a simple braid, hold the right section in the left hand and hold the middle section between your thumb and index finger.
  • Cross over the hair from the right section over the middle section and then cross the left section over the middle section. Make sure you do this neatly. Don't hold the hair strands in a very loose or a very tight grip.
  • Now you take some hair from the right side of your head and cross it over to the middle section of the braid.
  • Similarly, add a few strands from the left side and cross it over through the middle section.
  • You need to continue taking strands from the right and left side till all the hair strands have been braided till the nape of your head.
  • Once you have finished braiding, secure your hair with a cute rubber band. You could also use accessories to make your hairdo look more appealing.
How to Do a Side French Braid

Now that you know how to make a French plait, it will be easier to understand the braiding technique for a side French braid. Use the following side French braid instructions to make this fashionable hairstyle.
  • Comb your hair well so that there are no entangled hair.
  • You need to separate your hair from the crown to the nape into two equal sections.
  • Out of the two sections, use a clip to hold one section till you braid the other section.
  • Now the other section has to be braided, so divide the hair in three equal sections at the front hair line and start making the French braid.
  • Keep braiding till you reach the nape. Take the clip out from the other section and use it to hold the braid you have just made.
  • Start braiding the second section by following the same steps and stop when you have braided as far as the nape.
  • Now you need to combine the hair and plait them in a simple plait.
  • Once you reach the ends, secure it with a band.
Side French Braid Hairstyles

Many famous women from the world of glamor are using side French braid in their hairstyles to spice up their look. You can also try out the following styles:
  • If you have long hair, you could make two side French braids and tie your hair at the back into a bun.
  • You can also make side French braids on both sides till you reach the back of the crown and combine the rest of your hair into a single French braid.
  • Another variation of the side French braid is the loose and low side French braid which can be tried by women with shoulder length hair.
  • You can make small side French braids in the front and leave the rest of your hair open.
  • You can combine a side French braid with a ponytail or simple side braid.
Hope you found the information on side French braids interesting. You could also use beautiful accessories to enhance your look. French braid hairstyles never go out of fashion. Let me tell you this style will certainly fetch you lots of compliments. So what are you waiting for? Try the side French braid soon!
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