A simple, swept braid

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I’m having a really hard time classifying this as a full tutorial because it’s just.so.basic. However it’s an easy way to “fatten up” a low braid on otherwise thin hair and it’s so quick to do I just filmed a short tutorial to show you.

soft braid-1

soft braid-2

soft braid-6top: Loft (online only but I can’t find it!)



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Laura says · 06.08.15

So smart! I’ve never thought about leaving the left side out of the braid and use about a million pins to keep it in place. I’m doing this today!


Morgan A. says · 06.08.15

Now this is something I can do! I am all about the easy, basic hairstyles! Thanks for sharing!

x. Morgan / http://www.morningappleblog.com

Victoria says · 06.08.15

What do I tell my hair stylist when I tell her the number color of your hair? Because the info you have given in FQA is different, and how do I explain the cut besides bringing a pic, I want to be able to say the hair cut and color you have (p.s. I am an upcoming senior and plan to go into cosmetology, so you are like my idol:)) jk,….but I really admire you:)

Danielle says · 06.08.15

Love this! I think it will also help for those who have layers because we won’t have all these little poky ends sticking out of the braid. Simple idea with great results! Thanks!

Daisy - émoi émoi says · 06.08.15

I would always use a loads of pins instead of leaving a section out of the braid too – such a great technique! 🙂


Michelle says · 06.08.15

So sneaky and smart! Perfect for my current length hair and perfect for a nurse who can’t worry about redoing her braid 10 times throughout the day. Thanks for the tutorial, Kate! Hope you and your family are doing well. I love following you and your sister on your blogs and Instagram

Kristi Craig says · 06.08.15

Ooh! I love this. My hair is almost long enough for this!
I love your tutorials, Kate!

Kristi | Be Loverly

Jen says · 06.08.15

Oh this is such a simple and super cute hairstyle! I am definitely going to try this today! Thanks for sharing!

Jen from appledapplepancakes.blogspot.com

Gretta Patrick says · 06.08.15

Super cute! I love side braids and I’ve been itching for a side braid since I’m growing my hair back out! I used to do them with my long hair, and I’m just getting to that point where I can do fun things with it again!

Keep it Classy, Keep it Country,
Gretta Patrick <3

Caroline says · 06.08.15

This post makes me excited to realize that my hair is all one length again. Therefore, it will be much easier to put into a braid. Can’t wait to try!

Olya says · 06.09.15

Oh, so simple, yet beautiful!

Thank you for this tutorial♥

Olya, x

ZSS says · 06.09.15

awesome tip with the section left over!
would never have thought of that
as usual, simple and effective
just what I love 🙂

Nicole says · 06.09.15

What a neat trick! I am going to do this next time I do a side braid. I have tried side braids before but have always thought they looked awkward on me because there was that gap, but now I know how to “hide” that.
Also, I have missed watching your hair tutorials! Glad you have been able to do a couple of them here and there. 🙂

Nancy says · 06.09.15

This is a great tip and looks so cute and soft. Thanks for sharing. I’m going to try it!

Tamara Raterink says · 06.09.15

Do you recall what lipstick you are wearing in the side swept braid? It is really flattering. I love your blog so much.

Elesha East says · 06.10.15

I love your earrings!! Where did you get them? Love everything you do…<3

Laura says · 06.11.15

Hi! I try today to do the swept braid and the final look wasn’t what I expect. There was a gap between the braid and the hair that comes from the back. I don’t know what I could have done wrong… 🙁

Beth Crisler says · 06.11.15

I am having the same problem that Laura described. Looks ok from the back, but when I turn a certain way, you can see the clear separation from the front. What am I doing wrong?

Emily Anderson says · 07.01.15

I’m a new new reader – what a charming style blog! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Also wondering – do you remember what lipstick you were wearing in this Side Swept Braid post? Is it Mac LoveLorn? Thanks again & Blessings, emily

Layla says · 09.28.15

I love you so much Kate all of your hairdos are amaze.

Layla says · 09.28.15

Why are you so pretty? I’m so jealous.

Kalynn says · 10.12.16

I did this today and it worked surprisingly well for my crazy thick hair! Only took a couple minutes and I got lots of compliments!! Thanks for al of the hair inspiration!!!

Catherine says · 03.21.20

Love this

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