Beauty How-To: Oversized Side Braids

Oversized, messy side braids are the next top knot messy bun for this Spring/Summer. Looks amazing with a casual summer outfit, and creates a soft and feminine look for the evening. These have been huge on the runways from Alexander Wang to Miu Miu.

To get this look, simply pull your hair to one side and braid! Use some hair volumniser or sea salt spray to give your locks some height. Don’t fret if strands of hair come loose, the mess is part of the charm. Finish off the style with a spritz of hairspray.

1.  David Babaii for WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray $22.95 at 2. Walnut Black Hair Elastic $4.95 at 3. Tresemme Salon Styling Hairspray $10.95 at

Alexander Wang Spring 2010

Miu Miu Spring 2010

Left to Right: Rachel McAdams, Leona Lewis and Jewel

Left to Right: Diane Kruger, Blake Lively and Zoe Kravitz

Left to Right: Nicole Richie, Selena Gomez and Thandie Newton

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  • lanalang
    Reply lanalang Wednesday 31st October, 2012 at 12:51 pm


  • Reply dj23249 Monday 29th October, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Great look, I like it alot

  • Reply godsaur Thursday 6th September, 2012 at 11:32 am


  • sungyoung
    Reply sungyoung Sunday 27th May, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    I can’t pull it off very well ):

  • Reply Susie6 Saturday 19th May, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Braids to the left, braids to the right, braids are everywhere.

  • Reply Susie6 Saturday 19th May, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I’ve always wondered how they kept their braids so neat.

  • Reply traanster Sunday 4th March, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    So cute!
    If only my hair was long enough 🙁

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Wednesday 8th February, 2012 at 9:28 am

    zoe looks a bit too trashy though…

  • Reply traanster Tuesday 20th December, 2011 at 9:32 am

    If only my hair was long enough to do this LOL 🙁

  • Reply holly vals Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    i NEED long hair!

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  • Reply hannahstoios Wednesday 16th November, 2011 at 10:29 am


  • Reply themissus Saturday 29th October, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I love side braids too! Thank you x

  • Reply dancenow13 Saturday 16th July, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I love this look! Great article!

  • aimzybabe
    Reply aimzybabe Wednesday 13th April, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    freaking love side braids–thanks to alexander wang!! xx

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