Braids are one of the most versatile hairstyles ever. Period. You could possibly wear a different braid style for every occasion of your life and still not run out of ways to wear them.

From boxer braids being the ultimate workout hairstyle to fishtail braids being the red-carpet favourite, the options are endless. Another braid style that is gaining momentum is the four-strand braid.

This fancy, detailed braid style might look a bit complicated but really isn’t. Here is a step by step guide to help you ace the side swept four strand braid.

 

How to:

How to:

Step 01: Create a neat parting and brush your hair to one side. Make sure your hair is washed and clean. You can blow-dry it for some extra volume and bounce.

Step 02: Now, divide your hair into four sections. If you want your braid to look twisted and messy, divide it into uneven strands. For a neater and defined braid, section your hair equally

Step 03: Next, start braiding the sections by bringing one section under the other and placing it over the third strand. Place the un-weaved strand (the fourth strand) over the new third strand and bring it under the second strand

Step 04: Braid in the same pattern till the end and secure with a hair tie. Tug and pull the strands to make add some volume

Step 05: Finish with a hairspray to keep it in place. Let some wisps from the front loose for a messy and gorgeous look. Aaaand, you are all set!