Get Lauren Conrad's Simple Side Braid In Just 4 Steps!

Lauren Conrad Side Braid

Lauren Conrad's side braid.
Photo: Courtesy of TheBeautyDepartment.com

It's no secret that Lauren Conrad inspired THE braid trend of the century a few years back—that amazing go-to front bang braid! She sported this look while on The Hills for an easy way to swipe her hair to the side on sweaty summer days, but LC, girl, we want something new! Luckily, she must've heard us (...but hoooow? *shifty eyes*), and gave us a gorgeous step-by-step tutorial of her brand-new way to braid her bad hair days away—the side braid! On her website, TheBeautyDepartment.com, LC gives us the lowdown (or should we say Lo down? OMG HILLS JOKE! *laughsnort*) on how to re-create her hair masterpiece. Lucky for us (and our non-nimble sausage fingers), it looks—dare we say—kind of easy. Hairstylist Kristin Ess dishes every last detail on the summery look AND says it works on literally every hair type. *high five* So what are we waiting for? Let's do this THANG.

Lauren Conrad Side Braid

How to get Lauren Conrad's side braid.
Photo: Courtesy of TheBeautyDepartment.com

STEP 1: Part hair slightly off-center. On the heavier side, grab a section at the hairline and split it into three.

STEP 2: Start braiding like you would a regular French braid.

Lauren Conrad Side Braid

How to get Lauren Conrad's side braid.
Photo: Courtesy of TheBeautyDepartment.com

STEP 3: Next, add in a piece of hair from the top. Skip the part where you'd grab a new piece from the bottom (like you would in a French braid) and continue braiding instead. Take another piece from the top and add it in. Continue this pattern until you have 5 to 7 sections added in.

STEP 4: Once you're just past the ear, stop adding in new hair and continue to braid normally. Tie if off with a clear elastic, and you're done!

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