Side braids are nothing new. In fact we’ve had them staring back at us from Pre-Raphaelite paintings for centuries. However, it only took one collection runway show from Alexander Wang to throw them into the fashion and beauty limelight for 2010. Side braids are literally everywhere. They’re on red carpets, covers of magazines and your local Forever 21. The good news for us common folk is that there isn’t an easier hair style out there. You can do the side braid with shoulder length hair or hair that falls half way down your back. The best way to sport the look is messy! Just part your hair on the side, gather and braid. When the braid is place let a few strands loose. If you want to go uber-intense, tease the hair at the crown before braiding. This will give you that crazy, “I’ve just crawled out of a cave” look which is so in at the moment! Whatever way you choose to wear the braid, have fun with it. It’s a trend we hope to see around for a while!