I’m always scouring the internet for braid tutorials because the braids of my childhood just don’t cut it as an adult. I look for braids that have a sophisticated, yet casual feeling to them, and they must be easy for me to recreate on my own. I don’t always have time to sit in front of a mirror for an hour or two fussing with my hair, so a quick and simple braid is always my go-to for a day-to-day look.  If you’ve ever looked for hair tutorials, you may have noticed that the internet is a bit lacking in this casual and simple genre of braids, but we can always count on Bryce Covey to supply us with absolutely stunning and easy tutorials.



This French braid style tutorial, sent over by Bryce and Heidi Garrett, is perfect for a really chic everyday hairstyle. I’m also really like this romantic side braid as an alternative to traditional wedding up-dos. This chic, and slightly bohemian braid would look gorgeous for a more casual affair or on a bride looking to let her hair down (literally) after her ceremony.


The Romantic Side Braid

1) Create a deep side part and pull all hair to the opposite side.

2) Begin a regular French braid at the top, near the part.

3) Continue creating the French braid along the side/hairline moving towards the ear.

4+5) Add hair from the opposite side by taking horizontal sections and bringing them around to the front where the braid is located.

6) Continue taking even sections to add to both sides of the braid, making sure the braid remains located along the hairline.

7) Once you have placed all the loose hair into the braid, continue braiding the tail and secure with a clear rubber band.

8) Spray with finishing spray.

9) Loosen braid to desired size.


If you have thinner or shorter hair, add clip-in or permanent extensions to create more fullness and length.

Let us know if you try out this romantic side braid on your wedding day, or even just running errands around town. We’d love to know how this gorgeous style works out for our brides!

Photography: Bryce Covey | Makeup: Amy Clarke | Hair: Heidi Marie Garrett | Creative Direction: Emily Newman for Once Wed


Comments (30)

Elizabeth Hannum | Reply

Love this, trying it tonight! xoxo

Camille Wynn | Reply

This is the perfect bride. Beautiful!

DIY Invitations | Reply

Pretty fabulous DIY here! Thanks for the share!

Angie Diaz | Photography | Reply

I’m absolutely in love with this ?.?

Meghan | Reply

Trying this! Ill blog about it :)

JewelryGuru | Reply

This is exactly what I was looking for. I have long hair as well and will try it for sure. Hope it looks good on me too.

Jyotsna Shankar | Reply

Love this! Trying it asap :). Thanks!

Karine | Reply

Love this!!!! I’m going try it!! :) xx

Jenna | Reply

This is 100% what I have been looking for. I definitely won’t be able to do it, but my gosh I’ll give it a go.

HiLLjO | Reply

I love this! I tried it however, and it did not work so well on my fine hair. I think the model may have a thicker texture to her hair even though we both have the same length hair. I might try to “dirty” up my hair a bit to see if it gives it some “grab” and try again. Still love it!

Alice | Reply

What is this models name?

Bruna | Reply

what is the name of the model?

Camila | Reply

I also wanted to know

Melanie | Reply

Just tried it out! I have really thick hair but it’s not quite as long as the model. Still looks cute and was not that hard to do! Love it! Thanks!

Gina | Reply

So sweet and lovely. Great tutorial. Thank you.

Susanna | Reply

You should do a DIY for her makeup look I really want to know how to do a natural look, her hair is just beyond gorgeous thanks

erin | Reply

What kind of clip in extensions do you recommend?

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sara | Reply

What did you do with the piece of hair that was left out in the front?

Chloe | Reply

Wow! Amazing tutorial and thanks. Trying this asap!

Alex | Reply

So fab! Same hair colour, same length just my hair is thicker but it looks amazing on my hair! :) Thanks! x

kelsey | Reply

loved it! defiantly works

Amayalady | Reply

It’s so lovely ! I’m going to share your post on my french blog ! ;-)

Alanah | Reply

I’m a nine year old, and I did it myself,super cute and really easy

Diana | Reply

Marcado! me atrae mucho tu articulo es impresionante, tiene mucha informacion variada y util, gracias al que haya escrito este parrafo y igualmente el resto de la pagina es genial sin duda!.

Karen | Reply

Suggestions are needed as I’m having the hardest time trying this on myself! How can I achieve this look – would love suggestions

Thank you