Swept Away: DIY Side Swept Braid and Wave Hair

By Brittni • posted on 07/07/2021

Swept Away: DIY Side Swept Braid and Wave Hair

I love mixing and matching when it comes to clothing, accessories, and even home decor related design. So, why not take that approach for a new hair tutorial, right?

This side swept braid and wave is a little bit sweet mixed with a tiny bit of edge (it’s the slicked back side that does it, I think). And I’m kind of loving how they work together. What do you think?

Swept Away: DIY Side Swept Braid and Wave Hair

Click through for this mix and match hair tutorial…


  1. Curl hair and prep with your favorite texturizing products. We used a texturizing powder at the roots and a texturizing spray all over the rest.
  2. With your hair parted on the side start a braid on the side with the least hair. Braid each strand under, continually adding hair to the strands as you go, creating an inverted french braid.
  3. Continue the process until you get to the base of your neck and secure with bobby-pins. After the braid is secured pull sections to give it a messy, textured look.
  4. Finish by teasing the hair left out of the braid and hairspray to keep the fullness in place.

DIY side swept braid hair tutorial

DIY Side Swept Braid and Wave Hair Tutorial

Swept Away: DIY Side Swept Braid and Wave Hair

Swept Away: DIY Side Swept Braid and Wave Hair

Hair and photography Rachel Brewer
Modeling Amelia Tatnall
Art direction Brittni Mehlhoff

What do you think of this look? Would you ever rock this style?

7 comments | Click here to reply

I love this look! The soft curls with the braid so are so pretty! Thanks for sharing the idea!


Beautiful hairstyle. The curls look great.

Atul Gupta

I don’t know Cikita. I think you’d be surprised by how easy some of these hair tutorials can be. 🙂


I always wish to do my hair but I think I don’t have skill for that 🙁



Thanks Megan and Michelle. Glad you both like it. So easy too!


This is so pretty and perfect for summer!

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Wow, his is an absolutely stunning hairdo, I love it!

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