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

‘Princess’ Half-Up ‘Do

Hello again! I got very excited one day when my siblings came home talking about the picturesque grapevines in the school garden. So I dragged my sister out (on her birthday, in her Cinderella costume) to try and get some nice photos! In the end the grapes didn’t show up so well, but the hairstyle went alright. 😀 A big thank you to her for being so patient! I hope you all enjoy this week’s hairstyle – a  lace braid fit for a princess.

Items needed: comb or brush, 1 hair tie

Difficulty: easy-medium

Time: 5-10 mins

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Part hair as desired (I used a middle part) and take a small section of hair above the forehead, next to the part. Split into three segments.
  2. Now you start your lace braid – this is the same as a simple French braid, except that instead of taking up new hair from both sides, you only pick up new hair from the top section..
  3.  Starting on the left side of the head, place the left-most strand over the middle strand, (making it the new middle strand), and put the right-most strand over the new middle strand.
  4. Put the left-most strand over the new middle strand, and, gathering up some extra hair from the middle (or top) of the head, place the right-most strand over the new middle strand. Repeat until you get to the back of the head..and there’s your lace braid!
  5. Once you stop adding in hair, finish off with a simple three strand braid..
  6. Tie off the end of your lace braid (or clip it for now) so that it doesn’t unravel, and repeat steps 1-6 on the right side.
  7.  Secure the two braids together at the back of the head and then remove the hair ties from the ends of the braids.
  8. Pancake the bottom edge of the braid as desired. And voila!

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Tip: Be careful when you’re getting hair from the middle of the head – try to pick and place the hair so that it ‘looks nice’. And try to kind of ‘steer’ the braid, (again, being careful as you pick up new hair) so that it ends up where you want it too. 😉

This is also a DIY style (though I wrote the instructions as if I was doing it on someone else). It’s not the easiest, but with a bit of practice, I’m sure it won’t be too hard. 😉 I’m sorry that there aren’t any videos or pictures today – in the end there just wasn’t time for them (too much procrastinating)! 😉 Please let me know what you thought of this tutorial by commenting down below. 🙂 And for a bit of fun, here are some more photos…

 

 

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