Side Braids Hairstyles for Black Women

22 Side Braid Hairstyles that African American Women Can Try Next

Braids are perfect for styling natural hair, which always demands a classy, versatile, and romantic hairstyle idea. And side braid hairstyles are your hair requires their flourishing.  When you have hardly any time to wear complicated and heavy hairstyles, you can pick the option of wearing braided hairstyles. These will save your time, enhance your beauty, and stun and give you perpetual enchantment like the images we will show you.

On busy days, many girls choose side braids hairstyles. Why? Because it’s super easy to create and makes you look gorgeous and classy within a few minutes. But hairstyles are very experimental nowadays. People are creating new hairstyles every day and modifying the styles. So, there are lots of variety of side braid hairstyles. Some of them are easy to make, some of them may take a longer time to do. No worries, today we will help you to get the whole idea about one side braid hairstyles.

Side Braid Hairstyles

Braided hairstyles where you will have lovely braids by the side of your head. Although these are not the mainstream braids hairstyles, they do leave a remarkable impression and enchantment on your hairstyle and appearance at the same time. In this article, we discuss three dozen side braided hairstyles for you, the African American ladies, to help you pick the greatest one for you.

How to Create Side Braid Hairstyles

In case you’re a beginner, there is an easy side braid hairstyle for you.

You will need-

  • Wide-tooth comb
  • Rat-tail comb
  • Clear Elastics
  • Small hairbrush with soft bristles

Steps-

  1. Start by separating your hair on the right side.
  2. Separate out three strands of hair.
  3. Afterward, cross the right section over the middle, repeating that same step with the left side.
  4. Before traversing the center once more, utilizing your pinky finger, pull in more hair into the segment, and afterward keep traverse the middle area.
  5. Repeat this step on the left side and keep braiding along the side of your head until you reach your ends.
  6. Lastly, secure your style with a clear elastic.
Styles and Designs of Side Braid Styles

Side braid hairstyles are sophisticated and versatile; it suitable for little girls and adult women. Because these hairstyles have so many designs, patterns, and textures that you can manipulate to make you look more heavenly and more glamorous. At this moment, we have managed to collect the following side braid hairstyles along with several categories to put a smiley over your face.

  • A shortlist with images of side braids style for African American females. Most of the hairstyles are suitable for natural hair. 

Side Braids with Curls Hair

Women furnished with crochets and curls from the period beyond remembrance. On the other hand, the braids are making them look more stunning for centuries. So, when the crochet braids and the side braids are conquered, ordinary women get the view of a living queen. On the contrary, wearing side braid hairstyles with crochet hair will allow you to emit magnetic powers to attract anybody at any time.

Side Braids with Crochet Hair
Side Braids with Crochet Hair

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Side Braids with Crochet Hair
Side Braids with Crochet Hair

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Braided Mohawk

The history of mohawk hairstyles is generally known to many people, incredibly fashionable people. This hairstyle consists of shaved, faded, or braided side parts where the head’s vertical portion is furnished with lovely hair (natural or artificial). When you make a mohawk side braid hairstyle, it takes the form of a side braid hairstyle too. Notable, isn’t it?

Side Braid Mohawk
Side Braid Mohawk

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Side Braid Mohawk
Side Braid Mohawk

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Dutch Braids

From wedding to your everyday life, Dutch braids can be a simple solution to all problems. Although white women wear these braids, they can bestow a great charm and perfection to African American women. Besides, the Dutch braids help women with long hair easily control messy circumstances. Here we have two examples of Dutch braids in the form of side braid hairstyles; check it out.

Dutch Braids
Dutch Braids

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Dutch Braids
Dutch Braids

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Side Twisted Braids

When we talk about the side braid hairstyles, the first word in our mind is the flat twist up-do.  Here the twisted braids are directed to the upper head, and lovely cornrows are created among the braids. Besides, the edges of the braids are left free to add something more exquisite. So, we have marked these hairstyles like side braid hairstyles too. And we highly recommend this hairstyle for women with heavy work pressure and during the summer seasons.

Twisted Side Braids
Twisted Side Braids

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Side Twisted Braids
Side Twisted Braids

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Puffy Braids

One more exciting and glamorous side braid hairstyle is puffy hair. You can turn these puffs into braids or position braids by the puffy style. We have both of these versions displayed below.  In the first image, you can see that puffy braid has originated from the side and was demolished in the center of the scalp. On the other hand, we have another side braid hairstyle where you can use the puff on the top and decorate the sides with tiny little braids.

Puffy Braids
Puffy Braids

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Puffy Braids
Puffy Braids

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Black Hair Headband Braids

Braids are an excellent way to present your beauty and personality. Besides, the position of braids on your head explains a lot about you. But It depends on how you want to place the braids. For example, look at the images below. These two models have worn the divine headband braids with beads to produce glamour. These braids are position around the head and are also called side braid hairstyles. We highly recommend these braided hairstyles for you if you are going for a date with someone recently from the editor’s desk. He will be astounded by the effect of your hairstyle.

Headband Braids
Headband Braids

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Headband Braids
Headband Braids

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Classic Up-do Braids

Braids have gone through numerous modifications. And so do the side braid hairstyles. Here you can see the classic styles of braiding by the side of the head. These are the twisted braids and almost the same as the flat twist up-do. So, if you are a side braid hairstyle lover, you can pick this option too to get some floral effect on your hairstyle. Remember, the classic side braid hairstyles are still the most beautiful hairstyles ever innovated.

Classic Side Braids
Classic Side Braids

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Classic Braids
Classic Braids

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Side Fishtail Braids

Here comes the masterpiece. The fishtail braids are world-famous braiding hairstyles which are seen at the wedding. These braids look like the tail of the fish, and that’s how it is named. Besides, as a side braid hairstyle, the fishtail braid is a great option to manipulate.  The ladies, along with the women of another, look like a heavenly angel with these braids. Below, two of the most beautiful side braid elements of the fishtail braids were presented for you to consider.

Side Fishtail Braids
Side Fishtail Braids

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Side Fishtail Braids
Side Fishtail Braids

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French Braids

Like the fishtail braids, the French braids are another excellent option for African American women who want a magnetic side braid hairstyle. These braids are born to rule the world of braids. From the general-purpose to the birthday, prom, wedding, and party, you can see their availability. Moreover, these royal braids are also used enormously as side braids. And from my point of view, these side braids look more stunning than the conventional French braids.

Side French Braids
Side French Braids

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Side French Braids
Side French Braids

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Long Side Braids Hairstyles

You know already that each hairstyle has both longer and shorter versions. For some hairstyles, longer performances are more impressive than the shorter versions. For some, it’s reversed. But in the side braids hairstyles, both the long and short hairstyles can give you divine glamour and eternal perfection. Check out the long side braid hairstyles first.

Long Side Braids
Long Side Braids

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Long Side Braids
Long Side Braids

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Short Side Braid Styles

Long and short versions of a hairstyle are just two sides of the same coin. You already have enjoyed the more extended versions of the side braid hairstyles. And it’s time you see the shorter versions too.

Shot Side Braids
Shot Side Braids

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Shot Side Braids
Shot Side Braids

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Short Hair Styles for You

Even with short hair, you can achieve a side braid hairstyle look. It may take you 10 minutes to do these few glorious braids. Secure them with pins tightly and spray a good hair spray mist. Voila! You are good to go.

Short Hairstyles with Side Braids
Short Hairstyles with Side Braids

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Brown Mohawk

Never think that styling hair is out of your league just because you have concise hair. Short hair can style in many beautiful ways. And it is easier and takes less time than other hairstyles. Style your majestic brown hair in a mohawk style with side braids.

Mohawk
Mohawk

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Wedding Up-do Hairstyles with Side Braids

Side braid hairstyles can be worn as bridal hairstyles as well. On your wedding day, you can quickly get this hairstyle done by your friend, hairstylists, or even you can do it by yourself. Make three side braids, puff your front hair a little bit, and make a medium bun. Wear a beautiful stone hairband on the bun to finish the wedding look.

Wedding updo Hairstyles with Side Braids
Wedding up-do Hairstyles with Side Braids

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Side Braided Up-do

Isn’t this look very much appropriate for the workplace? You can even wear it anywhere because it is an effortless and safe hairstyle. Make a twist of your front hair like a rope and pin it up; with a few side braids, this hairstyle is going to carry your personality accurately.

Braided Updo
Braided Updo

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Black Hair with Curls

This is a mystic look of side braid hairstyles for black hair with curls. You can see how three different braiding styles are installed in one hair look. This is an example of versatility. Your natural hair curls will add an extra point to this eye-catchy look.

Side Braid Hairstyles with Curls
Side Braid Hairstyles with Curls

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Short Blonde Hairstyles

Blonde hair is already pretty and classy by itself. You can still make it even more stunning by creating one side braids—It’s an easy and cool hairstyle.

Short Blonde hairstyles
Short Blonde hairstyles

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Tiny Braid with Curls

This style may take some time, but it’s not super tough to create. With the help of a hairstylist or friend, you can quickly get this look. Create several tiny braids with one side of the hair. Leave your precious curls open on one side and get the impressively perfect look.

Braided Mohawk

Braided Mohawk

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One Side Cornrow Braid with Medium Hair

It is complicated to end the discussion of the versatility of side braid hairstyles. You can do so many styles with this concept. If you have nice and thick medium hair, you can do these one-side cornrow braids. Make it a gorgeous curl the rest of the hair with a hair curler. Enjoy this stunning look at any evening or night parties.

 

Side Cornrows Braids
Side Cornrows Braids

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Leaf Braids

This is an easy side braid hairstyle with an exciting kick. All you have to do is create braids but make them look like a leaf after placing them like this picture. Everyone will wonder how you do this, or it may take a lot of time. But it’s like any other braids with placement like a leaf.

 

Mohawk Braids
Mohawk Braids

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Wedding Up-do for Bride

This is another glamorous hairstyle for your special day. A wedding day is a dream day for any girl. Every girl wants to be perfect from head to toe on this day. A whole glam hairstyle is needed for the bride. This hairstyle is gorgeous yet easy to do. Puffy hair and two side braids, with the perfect tiara, you will be a beautiful bride.

 

Wedding Updo
Wedding Updo

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Side Braids with Curls

This is one of the gorgeous side braid hairstyles. You may need an expert hairstylist to achieve this look as it’s a little bit complicated. Experienced hands make these braids. Different shapes and designs of braids are giving an enchanting vibe. Make short wavy curls with your medium black hair and finish the look by setting it with a good quality hairspray.

Side Braids with Curls
Side Braids with Curls

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It’s time to conclude. Yes, we know you are at the confusion which one to pick for you. And in this case, we are unable to help you as these hairstyles are collected through intensive research and popularity. But we do suggest you pick the best one according to your whim and let us know your experience. Your feedback inspires us to write something new for you. So hit the share button and share these amazing styles on social media.

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