Summer is about to start winding down soon, but there’s still time to try this cute summer side braid hairstyle! It’s a great way to get some of hair out of your face in this scorching hot weather, plus it looks adorable and can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.
This tutorial is being demonstrated on a model wearing our new Weft Extensions, which will be available for purchase this fall. We will also be offering beaded weft certification classes shortly thereafter!
Step 1 – Prep
Prep the hair with your favorite styling products. We recommend 3-in-1 Mist for its detangling properties and heat protection. Flexible Hairspray will add some buildable hold for the base of the style as well.
Step 2 – Curl
Curl the hair into soft waves using the Infrared Curling Iron. For this style, we removed the clamp from the iron and used it like a wand to create a looser wave.
Step 3 – Section
Part the hair on the desired side and use a clip to keep excess hair out of the way before you begin styling.
Step 4 – Braid
Begin braiding small pieces at the top of one side of the head, gathering more hair as you work your way down. Tie off with clear rubber band.
Step 5 – Widen
Pull on sides of the braid to give it a wider, fuller appearance.
Step 6 – Wrap
Take a small piece of hair and wrap it around the clear rubber band and tuck the end in the band itself so that it doesn’t show.
And that’s it! You have a gorgeous summer braid hairstyle that super easy to recreate and can be worn on just about any occasion.