Same-Side Lace Braid | Beautiful Hairstyles

September 13, 2011

I for one, think that this makes a perfect Picture Day hairstyle!  This fun braid uses much of the technique used in the Waterfall Braid, only instead of letting the hair strand drop through, you add it into the braid only from the top.

It essentially causes the braid ‘hang’ from the strands like it is suspended, giving it a lace-like look.

Same-Side Lace Braid {Side}

Lace braids are becoming a very fashionable look in 2011, made more mainstream by Michelle Money from (The Bachelor and Bachelor Pad). In fact, I noticed that she was wearing a variation of this lace braid once again during the filmed segment of last night’s Bachelor Pad finale.

This braid is cute on girls of all ages, and I have even done these on myself and they look gorgeous!  Furthermore, they can be used in various unique hairstyle combinations {updo’s, messy buns, twists, ponytails, etc.} giving you so many different looks.  I also find that this is another great style that helps keep your long bangs out of your face, without always using the French Front style you see everywhere today.

Same-Side Lace Braid {Front}

Same-Side Lace Braid {Back}

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 clear elastic band, hairspray or accessory if desired. {For some, you may need to straighten your daughter’s hair beforehand to get the look you want. If you do so, please do use a good heat protectant first!}

Time Requirement: 2-3 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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Note~ The inspiration for this style of Lace Braid came from the girls at http://thebeautydepartment.com.

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Lace Braid into Soft Ponytails | Teen Hairstyles

March 25, 2011

If any of you watched the Bachelor this past season, you may have noticed this super cute lace braid style from Michelle Money… arguably the most “controversial” but also one of the most beautiful girls that season.

Lace Braid into Soft Ponytails

This braid style is similar to a Reverse French Front, only that you pull hair into the braid from the top side only… so that the braid hangs down on the forehead like the fringe of a curtain. In my video example, I only wish I had braided the bottom side of the braid closer to her ear so that the braid swoops into the ponytail earlier… so please keep that in mind! It is super cute, nonetheless!

Although I used this style on my #3 daughter as an experiment, this style is perfect for teen/tween girls, and even moms, so it is sure to be a hit. You can technically use this braid style in any number of fun combinations (tucked behind the ear with the rest of the hair down and curly, into a messy bun, in an updo, into braids, etc).

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, hairspray, two hairbands, two small flower clips (or other accessories).

Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Happy Hairdoing!

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