Who said shaved sides were just a style for men? Women are seen more and more in recent years rocking hairstyles with their sides shaved low. Braid hairstyles with shaved sides are a unique and edgy way to style just about anyone’s hair. This style can add a touch of coolness to any outfit.
Braids styles with shaved sides are also called fade braids. This particular selection of braid styles are made on hair that has already been cut into a fade haircut. A fade haircut means that the hair has been shaved down at the back and both sides of the head.
There are many different ways to create this style, so you can choose the look that best suits your personality and preferences. Here’s an entire selection of braid hairstyles with shaved sides that are easy to rock anywhere.
1. Fade Braids
Fade braids are very popular and trendy braids styles that are primarily made for men, but also women who love to have their hair cut. Fade braids are versatile and you can braid your fade hair into a variety of individual and cornrow braid types.
2. Double Side Shave Undercut
The double side shave undercut has the hair cut into an undercut with the hair shaved over the temples. The top is then braided into your desired style. This hairstyle is suitable for both men and women.
3. Short Braids With Shaved Sides
Even your short hair will look good as short braids with shaved sides. You can secure the ends of the braids with rubber bands to prevent them from coming loose.
4. Box Braids With Shaved Sides
If you have your hair in a shaved side cut and you love box braids, or you want to give your regular box braids style an edge, you should really try out these box braids with shaved sides.
5. Ponytail With Shaved Sides
You can achieve a braided ponytail on your hair even when the sides are shaved. This gives you an opportunity to experiment with your fade haircut.
6. Taper Fade With Braids
The taper fade with braids is made by braiding the hair after having it cut into a taper fade cut. This style can be done in all of the same braid styles that can be achieved on normal hair without shaved sides.
7. Box Braids With Fade Female
Female box braids with a fade is a stylish way to rock your fade cut. The braids can be styled and embellished in a number of ways depending on the look you want to achieve—get creative!
8. Bob With Shaved Side
The bob with a shaved side hairdo is a regular bob style made on a hair that has one or both sides cut already. When the hair is let down as a middle part, you can hardly tell that either side is shaved.
9. High Top Fade Braids
High top fade braids are located on the top of the head. They’re made on fade cut hair and can only be sculpted into high braid styles like ponytails, buns, and high cornrow styles.
10. Dreads With Fade Female
You can shave the sides and back of your dreadlocks to get this unique faded loc style. You can make your dreadlock fade using any fade cut design you want.
11. Kinky Twist With Tapered Sides
Kinky twists are protective and long-lasting braid styles that you can style your tapered cut into. Kinky twists with tapered sides are usually made in short lengths to give a chic and more natural look.
12. Goddess Braids With Shaved Sides
Goddess braids with shaved sides are just regular jumbo cornrows on hair that’s already been fade cut. The greatest thing about this goddess braids style is that it takes just a couple of minutes to an hour to make.
13. Box Braids With Shaved Sides And Back
Even if you have the sides and back of your hair shaved into a fade cut, you can still braid the top part into box braids of different lengths and sizes.
14. Cornrows With Fade
Cornrows with a fade is the most popular amongst the braided fade hairstyles. These faded cornrows are very simple and making them only takes a few minutes.
15. Dreadlocks With Shaved Sides
Dreadlocks with shaved sides are a favorite amongst men and women with locs. The shaved sides give dimension to the locs while reducing the amount of weight that would otherwise be on your head if you had a full head of them.
16. Short Crochet Braids With Tapered Sides
These short crochet braids will have you looking modern and stylish without trying too hard or taking up too much time. Short crochet braids are very easy to install and take out.
17. Mohawk Braids With Shaved Sides
Mohawk hairstyles are those where the hair in the middle is usually done in a high style that runs all the way down the head to the nape of the neck. Therefore, to achieve this mohawk braids style, you must first cut your hair into a mohawk with the sides cut short, after which the long hair at the top is then braided.
18. Drop Fade With Braids
Drop fade braids allow you to achieve both low and high braided hairstyles because of the way the fade descends from the front of the head to the back.
19. Crochet Faux Locs With Tapered Sides
The crochet faux locs with tapered sides hairstyle makes it possible for you to rock faux locs while you have your hair in a tapered cut. Just get some crochet faux locs extensions and install them on your hair either individually or on cornrows.
20. Cornrow Braids With Shaved Sides
Add some spice to your fade cut by making the long top section into cornrows. This is a nice way to switch up your look while maintaining your fade cut.