Prepare Your Hair
Brush or comb out your hair to remove any tangles. For a chic yet beachy look, evenly distribute a styling mousse through your hair. then finger-tousle hair for added fullness.
Part Your Hair
It is really up to you where you want to part your hair but because the side braid is asymmetrical, parting it to one side is a popular choice and what I usually do. Other options are middle, zig-zag, diagonal or no part at all.
Gather Your Hair
Now, gather all of your hair to one side. If you went with the side part, pull your hair to the opposite side of the part. If desired now is the time to tug a few shorter strands out of the bunch to frame and soften your face.
Section The Bunch
Divide the large section into three equal pieces.
Starting braiding right underneath your ear.
- Cross the right section and cross it over to the middle.
- Then cross the left section over the middle section, which was the right before the cross.
- Repeat the process, cycling through all three strands.
Finish the Braid
Stop the braid at your desired length and secure the end with a rubber band. It is best to stop before you get past shorter stands as the will began sticking out of the sides of the braid.