Spice Up Your Side Braids With This Easy 5-Minute Hair How-To

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Kristin Perry Daisy Flower Braid In

Flower power!

Not gonna lie — the Katniss side braid has been saving my @ss the past few months. Whenever I’m too lazy to really do anything substantial with my hair, a casual side braid werks.

But ya know, even tried-and-true hairstyles can benefit from new twists.

Kristin Perry Daisy Flower Braid In

The Daisy Flower Braid In by Kristin Perry Accessories, $14

When I stumbled across the Daisy Flower Braid in by Kristin Perry Accessories ($14), I thought, yes! This’ll spice up ye olde side braid quite nicely without adding any time to the process.

It’s a long suede cord with embroidered daisies and golden leaf detailing at the ends. You work it into braids for extra texture and to add some color to your hair.

To use it, I start by gathering my hair into a low side ponytail, which I secure with an elastic. Then I wrap the cord around the base of the ponytail several times to conceal the elastic.

Kristin Perry Daisy Flower Braid In

Step 1

Once done with that, I tie a loose knot, then double up the cord. Then I section the hair in the ponytail into two parts, leaving me with the three components of the braid — the first section of hair, the second section and the doubled-up cord.

Kristin Perry Daisy Flower Braid In

Step 2

Next part’s easy. Just braid the three components together. When I get to the bottom, I grab another elastic to secure the end of the braid, wrap the cord around it several times to conceal said elastic, and tie the ends of the cord in a knot.

Kristin Perry Daisy Flower Braid In

Step 3


Voila! A sweet, springy side braid. 🙂

Kristin Perry Daisy Flower Braid In

All done!

I think the daisies are super cute! — but if they aren’t your thing, you could also use a long ribbon instead.

If you end up trying this hairstyle please send me a pic. I would love to see it on you.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Erin says:

    Its gorgeous! Now I am regretting recently chopping off 8 inches of hair!

  2. Xero says:

    I am super, super into this! $14 + shipping seems a little steep though…might try making my own or something like that.

  3. I can’t even tell you how much I love this!!! I need this for spring, wonder if it would look ok with my thin hair, yours is so thick and luxurious 🙂
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  4. Casey says:

    super cute! does it double as a tabs toy? my cat would attack me

  5. Sylirael says:

    I love the daisy chain! I really wish I had one, so I coud do a crown braid with it 🙂
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  6. Sarah says:

    Awwww.. absolutely adorable.
    I think one can use so many different hair accessories using the same technique.
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  7. Erin says:

    I like this idea, it’s a little hippie dippy for my usual look (I can say that cause I’m a 70’s child) but if I’m feeling boho, I’ll buy one these guys. I really need to up my hair game.
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  8. This is SUCH a great idea, I’d love to have a flowery braid myself 🙂
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  9. Laarni says:

    Thanks for the tip! Can’t wait to do my own version! 😀
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  10. Fran says:

    I want to try this with a thin, brightly-colored scarf. What with having to wear winter hats every day, I’ve been wearing a side braid like 6 days a week lately. One of my favorite variations is to do a rope braid. It was tricky to learn, but once I got the hang of it, it’s super-easy, and looks really cool. If my hair is so clean that all the little ends want to stick out too much, I just mist on a little water or lightweight leave-in conditioner, then work in some Pureology Control Twist high hold liquid wax — that hold the strands together really well and my hair stays soft.

  11. Allison C says:

    Worth growing my hair long for! super-cute look and accessory
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  12. gio says:

    Oh, this is super cute!
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  13. hanna says:

    I don’t know if I could pull off the daises but it looks nice on you.
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  14. Fancie says:

    You are just the cutest thing! Lol this is so adorable!
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  15. Erica says:

    I had daisies in my hair as a flower girl in my uncle’s wedding 30 years ago (lol). I love side braids and side buns, but I’ll skip the flower girl thing. The side braid is definitely a cute look on you Karen!

  16. This tutorial is seriously amazing! xoxo

  17. Chic Lapin says:

    How pretty!! The white flowers contrast with your darker hair in a lovely way. 😀
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  18. Becca says:

    Lovely! Would love to know what liner you’re wearing on top!!

  19. MonicaP says:

    So adorable! Ugh, my hair is taking too long to grow .. lol.

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  20. Aida says:

    That looks so pretty, Karen! I wish my hair was thicker so I can do this…

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