The versatile, stunning side part braid hairstyle works well with all face shapes. From breezy boho braids to sleek, elegant cornrows, there are countless ways to wear these gorgeous braids. Whether your hair is straight, wavy, curly, or anywhere in between, this style brings out the best in you for any event or season.
A key aspect of side part braids is the statement-making side partition. Strategically parting the hair to one side helps soften and contour cheekbones, balancing out square, heart, and diamond face shapes. This versatile braiding style is universally flattering, complementing long, short, medium-length, thick, thin, and afro-textured hair equally beautifully. The possibilities are endless when it comes to making side part braids your own.
To achieve the look, first, use a tail comb or your fingertips to section off hair on either side of your head. Work from the arch of your brows for a subtle side part or lower towards your ears for drama. Then, use the comb to crisply part the hair from the crown towards the nape of your neck.
From breezy tribals to sleek ponytails, here are 29 stunning ways to wear side part braids.
1. Side Part Tribal Braids
Sometimes less is more, and the side part tribal braids hairstyle accentuates the cultural appeal of tribal braids by blending them with a simple yet unique side-part pattern. The tribal braids can be braided in different directions, allowing us to add a bit of creative asymmetry to the style, such as combining tribal braids with box braids and braiding them in a side part for more definition.
2. Side Part Box Braids
The side part box braids style is great for those who wear box braids as a protective hairstyle. It adds extra visual appeal to an already stunning hairstyle and helps you switch up your look with each new set of braids. Simply part your hair using the side part technique and style your braids however you desire.
3. Side Part Two Feed in Braids
The side part two feed-in braids is such a chic look, and suitable for any facial structure. While the side part itself may seem subtle, it gives an entirely new dimension to the feed-in braids. You can spice up the look with hair accessories or curly hair strands.
4. Side Part Two Goddess Braids
Goddess braids are unique and stunning because you can style them in different ways to complement their messy, curly appearance. When it comes to a goddess-themed look, a deep side part will give a whole new dimension to the style. You can also decorate this hairstyle with hair accessories if you wish.
5. Side Part Two Braids With Weave
The side part two braids with weave is a chic hairstyle you can use to elevate your look. Besides being a great way to protect your hair, side part two braids with weave have been widely popular for achieving a stylish appearance. To get this hairstyle, simply put your hair into side part double braids, and sew in some weave hair extensions to the ends of the braids.
6. Side Part Braided Ponytail
The side part braided ponytail is another classic that has stood the test of time. The sleekness of this side part hairstyle sets it apart and gives it some attractive visual appeal. To achieve this hairstyle, use the tail end of a comb to create a clean side part. Then, secure your hair into a braided ponytail and finish off with some hairspray.
7. Side Part Sew-in Weave
The side part sew-in weave is relatively easy to do. To achieve this hairstyle, start with a clean side part, then braid your natural hair into small cornrows and gather them at the back of your head. Braiding your hair in this way will flatten it as much as possible, making the weave look more natural. Sew the weave onto the cornrows, brush well, and finish with some hair oil for extra shine.
8. Side Part French Braids
To draw attention to your new hairstyle, experiment with a deep side part and French braids. This will highlight the extra shape and volume from the French braids on the sides of your head. You can weave colorful beads, glitters, or hair rings into the French braids for additional effects.
9. Side Part Sew in Braid Pattern
If you want to install a sew-in weave to add some luxurious length to your hair, we recommend complementing it with a stunning deep side part. The braid pattern for a side part sew-in weave looks just like the one shown in the picture. This will ensure that your weave is the appropriate length to try out any deep side part hairstyle.
10. Side Part Fulani Braids
If you want your Fulani braids to stand out, try the side part Fulani braids. This hairstyle combines the sleek side part with the cultural flair of Fulani braids. To achieve this, simply part your hair to the side then begin braiding in the Fulani style. Accessorize with beads and ornaments to complete the look.
11. Side Part Feed in Braids
The feed-in braiding technique involves “feeding” the hair extensions into the natural hair at the root as you braid. The braids start tiny at the beginning and widen as more hair is added progressing towards the end. Side part feed-in braids are essentially side parted hair braided into cornrows using this technique. This hairstyle can be worn to formal events, dinner dates, and other special occasions.
12. Side Part Double Braids
Side part double braids are simple to make and ideal for hot, humid days. They hold every strand in place and keep you looking neat even when sweating. Simply part your hair on the side then work your way down to divide it into two sections. Make a simple three-strand braid down each side, and you’re all set.
13. Side Part Dutch Braids
Side part Dutch braids are done using the reverse braiding method as opposed to the French braiding technique. To achieve this style, create a side part then divide your hair into sections depending on how many braids you want. Start braiding, but unlike a regular braid where you’d cross the strands over the center, instead cross them underneath. This easy side part braided hairstyle is great for keeping hair out of your face. It can be worn for both formal occasions and parties.
14. Side Part Halo Braid
The side part halo braid offers a fresh twist on the classic halo braid style. While typical halo braids tuck all strands into the braid, this side part style frames your face and adds effortless asymmetry. To achieve this look, create a side part, braid your hair into a ponytail, then wrap it around your head for a halo effect.
15. Side Part Stitch Braids
If you want a dramatic, eye-catching look, try the side part stitch braid hairstyle. Stitch braiding uses your fingers or a rat-tail comb to create a stitched appearance with precise parts. Adding a side part gives this style an even more unique touch. You can combine the side part and stitch technique to make ponytail braids, cornrows, or even braided buns.
16. Side Part Pop Smoke Braids
Pop Smoke braids are cornrow stitch-in braids, braided in groups on each side of the head using the stitch and feed-in technique. The side part puts a unique twist on the Pop Smoke braids style, which is generally done with a center part. It divides the hair along one side rather than the middle.
17. Side Part Updo
A side part with hair gathered at the nape of the neck and secured in an updo is a traditional bridal style and go-to option for brides with classic tastes. It’s also an appealing throwback to the 1990s. You can use your fingers to loosen the braid for a bohemian vibe. As always, finish with hairspray for extra hold.
18. Side Part With Fishtail Braid
The fishtail braid appears intricate yet turns out beautifully, suitable for both casual and formal occasions. For a stunning twist on the basic fishtail, create a deep side part before weaving to add texture and volume. Make the fishtail as a side braid. You can loosely braid the fishtail for a fairy tale vibe.
19. Side Part Jumbo Knotless Braids
Unlike box braids, knotless braids do not have a knot at the base of each braid. Instead, they are formed using a feed-in technique, making them look more natural and putting less tension on the scalp. You can achieve stunning side-parted knotless braids by parting the crown on one side, then braiding into large (jumbo) knotless braids.
20. Side Part Goddess Braids
Goddess braids are a beautiful, feminine protective style that is very versatile. They can be adapted into various styles to suit your preferences best and complement your face. Consider a side part if you want to wear your goddess braids in a way that will balance your features and add softness. Side part goddess braids are a great way to show them off.
21. Side Part Scalp Braids
Scalp braids or cornrows can spice up your look without going overboard. They’re increasingly popular because they suit various ages, hair lengths and types. Adding a side part to scalp braids creates definition and makes you stand out. Simply part your hair on one side, then braid into scalp braids.
22. Side Part Boho Braids
The side part boho braids is a sleek way to wear bohemian braids, looking natural and beautiful. With a side part, these braids have an effortlessly chic vibe. To achieve this style, create a side part then make your bohemian box braids, knotless braids, or cornrows.
23. Side Part Crochet
The crochet hairstyle involves braiding the natural hair in cornrows then crocheting extensions into the braids. Side part crochet uses the side part sew-in braid pattern as the base. Be sure the part is made exactly how you want, whether subtle or deep, as it forms the foundation. This hairstyle easily installs extensions without long sitting hours.
24. Side Part Knotless Braids With Curly Ends
Side part knotless braids with curly ends blend the classic side part with curly-ended knotless braids. The side part softens this style and adds to its bohemian vibe. Use hairspray to give the curls extra hold and longevity.
25. Side Part Faux Locs
Faux locs enable almost anyone to experiment with various dreadlock styles, textures, lengths and colors without locking the natural hair. You can go all out with faux locs using a deep side part or subtle off-center part. Side part faux locs create perfect asymmetry to highlight your features.
26. Side Part Space Buns
Side part space buns are a cute, funky updo for a girly, feminine look. To create this simple space bun style, make a side part then work downwards, dividing your hair into two sections. Put each section into a ponytail braid, twist the braids, then coil the twisted hair around the ponytail base to form a bun shape. Secure each bun with hair pins, bands, and hairspray.
27. Side Part Braided Wig
You can never go wrong with a neatly braided wig with a natural-looking side part. Sometimes braided wigs come with a center part but can be tilted left or right when worn to show a side part instead. If you want the side part braided look without spending hours getting braids installed, a side part braided wig is the perfect choice.
28. Side Part Feed-in Ponytail Braids
If you want a simple braided ponytail that’s not boring, go for the side part feed-in ponytail. This popular protective style looks absolutely gorgeous. The side part makes the basic braided ponytail into an exquisite, sleek look perfect for any occasion.
29. Braided Bun With Side Part
The braided bun with side part is a versatile style for any hair texture and occasion. The deep side part modernizes a traditional look. To achieve this, use a comb to make a sharp side part, then braid your hair into a bun on the opposite side for balance.