Side BraidAP Photo/Charles Sykes, APEGA/ABACAUSA.COM

The low-slung side is a great way to mask hair imperfections brought on by humidity and it works for a casual barbecue or a sexy dinner out. The angled look—as seen on Zoe Saldana and Blake Lively—is one of the easiest hairstyles to do at home too! But in spite of its simplicity, we still get countless questions about how to get it right. That is, not too loose, skinny, or schoolgirl-ish. Click through our gallery to master the side-braid, once and for all.

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