It only took one collection runway show from Alexander Wang to throw them into the fashion and beauty limelight for 2010. Side braids are literally everywhere. They're on red carpets, covers of magazines and your local Forever 21. The good news for us common people is that there isn't an easier hair style out there. You can do the side braid with shoulder length hair or hair that falls half way down your back. The best way to sport the look is messy! Just part your hair on the side, gather and braid. When the braid is place let a few strands loose.
Also the ballerina bun or a high bun very trendy for 2010! Here are a few pics and a pic of my version of the side braid! Enjoy J