Cute + Easy Summer Hairstyle: The Side Braid!

The side braid is cute and easy hairstyle for summer. This quick hairstyle that will get you on your way for fun in the summer sun.  For medium to long hair, this on trend hairdo can be styled in many ways. Keep your summer look fresh with these fun and flirty side braids.

cute summer braided hairdo

The side braid is a simple, feminine look. You can weave long bangs into the plait or leave some strands loose to frame the face. This version is loose around the face with a tight braid. Tousled and sexy is also hot right now, so this look could be worn loose and messy.


summer plait hairstyle

For thick hair, the side braid is the perfect solution for a cute summer hairstyle that keeps hair off the neck and in place. This plait starts at the middle of the head for a dramatic angle with lots of volume. For a stunning finish, try a hair-wrapped end. Also note, the braid doesn’t have to go all the way to hair tips. This shows off naturally wavy or curly hair.

long side braid thick hair

One of the easiest ways to play with the side braid is to put the plait on different sides. This gorgeous thick hair is beautiful, starting with a braided crown, going into a classic braid ending in a stunning hair accessory. Other variations on the side braid are to use different kinds of plaits, like the fishtail, weave in some ribbon, or add a flower.

Beat the heat this summer with this cute side braid. For more inspiration check out these summer hairstyle and braid pictures.