By Advice From a Twenty Something

Whenever your hair isn't behaving or you just need a quick hairstyle as you're running out the door, the side braid is the perfect option. It's casual yet still pulled together, which makes it perfect for any occasion. While it may seem obvious how to create a side braid, I've found that just doing a regular braid and pulling it to the side doesn't last. Pieces start to fall out and it won't actually stay to one side. So after some trial and error, I've found the best way to do the casual side braid so that it stays put and has the perfectly messy touch. To see how to do it, click through the gallery above.