The Lace Braided French Plait

Hey everyone! My name is Therese, I’m from Australia, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be posting on here! I’d also like to say briefly that I can’t thank Seton Girls’ Hairstyles enough, without them, I would never have learnt how to do stuff on hair, and wouldn’t be here posting today! 🙂

So my first hairstyle I’m going to share with you is really easy once you get the hang of it, and it stays in really well and can be used for outings, parties, or for just at home! I did it on my younger sister, but I’m sure that it can be a diy as well, it’s pretty simple! It works really well on long hair, but you’d still be able to do it on short hair as a half up as well!

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Ok so let’s get started!

Items needed: Hair brush, hair tie(s)

Time: 10-15 minutes

Difficulty: medium

  1. Start by dividing the hair with a part down the middle (although a side part would possibly work as well)                                                                          2
  2. Pick a side, and pick up a section of hair…3
  3. Begin by doing a normal French braid, but when you reach about just above the ear, start doing a lace braid, picking up the hair from the part side.4
  4. Continue lace braiding until you reach the middle of the back of the head.5
  5. Secure with a hair tie.7
  6. Repeat steps 2-4 on the other side.8
  7. Now the next part is a little bit tricky to explain, but once you get the hang of it, it is really easy. You can also adjust this to your liking if you want. Taking out the hair tie from the other side, you will now have two braids in your hands, which is six strands of hair. Re-section the hair into three strands and plait. The pictures will sort of show what I mean, but like I said, you can adjust this step to whatever is easiest for you. 

  8. Once you reach the ends of the braid secure with a hair tie. Pancake if desired.If you feel like just having a half up hairstyle, you could just stop here, but the rest of this is really simple anyway. 

  9. Divide all the loose hair into two.15
  10. You now have three sections, the two sections of loose hair, and the braid. Using the three sections, simply do a French plait. 

  11. When you reach the bottom, just remove the hair tie from the single plait and fasten it around the whole thing.18

And there you have it! The Lace Braided French Plait!

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I hope you enjoyed this hairstyle, and I apologize if one of the sides does look a bit messy/strange, this is the first time I’ve tried doing hair and taking pictures at the same time. 😀  Also, my sister had just had a haircut (she had really long hair!) so I was still getting used to her with shorter hair.

Tell me what you think of it! Thanks!

~Therese