How To Do A Messy Side Braid

Messy Side Braid

Messy Side Braid

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Method 1.

This style is a little different than your standard messy side braid.
 
 

Step 1.

Gather Your Hair

To make this a side braid you need to first gather all of your hair off to one side of your head, usually the opposite side of where you part your hair.

Messy Side Braid Method 1 Step 1

 

Step 2.

Split Into Sections

Now you need to spit the large bunch of hair into three equal sections.

Messy Side Braid Method 1 Step 2
Step 3.

Braid the Middle Strand

Take the center section and braid it before you braid all of the other stands. Secure it with a rubber band.

Messy Side Braid Method 1 Step 3

 

Step 4.

Mess the Braid

Using your fingers mess the braid by gently pulling on the sides. Start at the bottom of the braid and pull on both side and work your way up.

Messy Side Braid Method 1 Step 4
Step 5.

Re-Section Hair

Now split your hair into the three sections again, making the messy braid the middle stand.

Messy Side Braid Method 1 Step 5

 

Step 6.

Braid All Three Strands

Finish braiding all three strands and secure the ends with a rubber band.

Messy Side Braid Method 1 Step 6
Step 7.

Finish the Braid

Lastly, mess the braid again with your fingers.

Messy Side Braid Method 1 Step 7

 
 

Method 2.

This style is your standard messy side braid.

 

Step 1.

Separate The Top

Section and clip the very top layer, the crown, of hair.

Messy Side Braid Method 2 Step 1

 

Step 2.

Gather Your hair

Now gather all of your hair but a small section off to one side.

Messy Side Braid Method 2 Step 2
Step 3.

Split & Braid

Now you need to spit the large bunch of hair into three equal sections and braid, securing the end with a rubber band.

Messy Side Braid Method 2 Step 3

 

Step 4.

Mess the Braid

Gently loosen and mess the braid with your fingers by pulling on both sides of the braid. Start at the bottom and work your way up.

Messy Side Braid Method 2 Step 4
Step 5.

Style the Top & Side

Un-clip the top section. Using a 1″ curling iron add some curls to the top and side. Then run a paddle brush through the curls to soften them.

Messy Side Braid Method 2 Step 5

 

Step 6.

Set The Style

Finish the style with a light application of hairspray.

Messy Side Braid Method 2 Step 6

 

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1 Comment

  • December 27, 2013

    KelleyStephan

    It looks really gorgeous…I can’t wait to try this on my hair!

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