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Casual Side Braid

Posted January 21st, 2014

Since I cut my hair, I've been at a loss for different ways to style it, usually opting to either wear it down, in a messy bun on top of my head or a low ponytail. But I was happy to discover that braids aren't out of the question, even with my shorter length. Lately I've been doing a sort of messy side braid that's romantic, but unfussy and takes minutes to create (first seen here). Here are the steps.

Step 1: Part hair to one side (directly above the arch of your eyebrow).

Step 2: Separate hair into three pieces and begin the french braid process across the top of your head.

Step 3: Continue french braiding, incorporating more hair as you follow your hairline. 

Step 4: Secure the braid directly in the back of your head with bobby pins.

Step 5: Take two small pieces of hair on the opposite side of the braid and twist.

Step 6: Secure the twists directly above where you pinned the french braid. Then, create a simple low bun with the remaining hair, covering the bobby pins.

Step 7: Finish by giving the braid a bit of volume and messing it up slightly by pulling out small sections of hair so the look isn't too perfect.

P.S. Wearing the custom lipstick I made here.

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