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8 Ravishing Side Braids for Black Hair

Side braids are one of the trendiest hairstyles among African American women. Nowadays, side braid hairstyles are popular in America and other western countries because of their versatility.

Braids can be done in many ways, from box braids and cornrows to ponytails and buns. Let us inspire you with fashionable, innovative styles of women’s side braids for black hair.

side braid hairstyle for black hair

To protect your hair from damage, always apply a moisturizer before making braids and don’t tie your braids tightly.


Side Braids for Black Women

These are the five best side braid hairstyles for black hair. We’re sure you’ll find a style you love!

1. Half Cornrows

side braids for black women

Feeling spunky and daring? Instead of sporting a full head of cornrow braids, try them on just one side. Your rebellious side will thank you for the mix of natural hair and neat braids.


2. Two Side Braids

side braids style for black women

When you make your braids thin, you can fit two of them on the side. Let these delicate ones fancy up a cute curly black ponytail for black women.


3. Hairline Side Braid

one side braid for black hair


To make sure your braid is the focus of your hairstyle, start it near or at your hairline. This one is gorgeous for black hair and leads the way to a low side ponytail.


4. Side Braided Cornrow’s Spiral

side cornrow with black hair

Cornrows are a stylish braided hairstyle. When this cornrow is turned into a spiral form on the side of the head, it gives a chic look to women with black hair. This side braided hairstyle looks incredible on long black hair.

In this hairstyle, you do the partition of hair with the help of the side part. Then, all the hairs are converted into braids and swept on the side, while the remaining hair is transformed into spiral side cornrows.


5. Stylish Black Hair Braided To The Side

side braid hairstyles for black hair

This side braided hairstyle makes your charming personality a center of attraction among the crowd of people. If you have long black hair, then it is a plus point. You can see in the image below that the hairs are firstly side-parted then converted into several braids that are swept on the side.

The remaining small portion is converted into multiple straight braids towards the back. You can also blonde your lower hair for a more modest look. This style looks equally good on short hair. Short hair represents the look of bob haircut.

Types of Braids for Black Hair


6. Side Braids and Mohawk

black hair side braids with mohawk

The Mohawk hairstyle is the trendiest not only among men but women also. When this Mohawk is combined with the side braids then, it makes the Mohawk so charming that no hairstyle can beat its look. For a visual understanding, kindly have a look at the image.


7. Side Braids for Black Women with a Ponytail

Side Braids black hair with a Ponytail

It is an innovative hairstyle in which the braids and the ponytail are made on each side of the head. It is shown in the image that the hairs are parted in equal portions.

On one side of the head, stylish multiple braids are formed, while on another side a straight ponytail gives an epic look to an overall black hairstyle.

Attractive Braided Ponytail for Women


8. Elegant Double Braid on the Side

side double braided hairstyles for women

As the name of this braided hairstyle for black hair indicates, it is the most elegant style for women with black hair. Many African women celebrities wore this side braid hairstyle in different award ceremonies. In this hairstyle, the hairs are separated from the side part line. The larger portion of hair is converted into a textured form. You can curl them, keep them straight or wavy.

The choice is all yours. The remaining small portion is converted into two braids and is held by small black bobby pins. The front hair looks like a long side fringe, enhancing the beauty of women with black hair.