Sideswept braids are something of a cross between a waterfall braid and the french braid Katniss Everdeen wore in The Hunger Games (not to mention seen on every red carpet Taylor Swift has ever walked). The reason is simple. Not only is the french side braid a chic take on your average braided updo, but it’s also still elegant enough to wear during a night out on the town. As a bonus, braided hairstyles like the one we outline ahead really come in handy for those of us who’ll be looking to keep our hair up and out of our faces as the weather warms up in the coming months.
That said, not all of us are blessed when it comes to being able to simply DIY seemingly easy-to-re-create hairstyles on other people. If you fall into that category, we’re here to help. Keep scrolling to see step-by-step photos and instructions on how you can re-create this side french braid yourself.