July 06, 2014

How to create a Lace-Rolled Updo

Time for another beautiful updo hairstyle! It is Summer, and it is hot, and we are always looking for ways to pull the hair off of our necks!

Lace-Rolled Updo Hairstyle

Today we are going to show you how to create a Lace-Rolled Updo! Yes, this hairstyle has an elegant look, with Lace Braids being used as the basis for the combination!

Lace-Rolled Updo Hairstyle

{To learn how to create a simple Lace Braid, feel free to this beginner look at the braid.}

Bailey volunteered to be my model today, as she is a huge fan of up do’s {if you couldn’t already tell}! To see your own recreations of this style featured in our CGH App, feel free to tag your own photos of this hairstyle with: #CGHLaceRolledUpdo

Lace-Rolled Updo Hairstyle

Lace-Rolled Updo Hairstyle

Lace-Rolled Updo Hairstyle

This hairstyle would be perfect for prom, homecoming, weddings, any formal occasion, or just that day when your feeling like wearing something a little more fancy with your hair up!Lace-Rolled Updo Hairstyle

Lace-Rolled Updo Hairstyle

Lace-Rolled Updo HairstyleYou can keep it crisp and clean, or feel free to pancake the braid edges to give it a more boho look!


Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 2 small hair elastics, 6-8 bobby pins, and hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 15 minutes

Skill Level: Hard

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by parting the hair off to one side {you can also do it in the middle, if you would like}…
  2. Start near the temple, and create a Lace Braid {meaning you will only pick up hair and add it into the braid from one side, for this style I added hair on the side closest to the ears}…
  3. Continue braiding your way down the hair line, and above the ear, adding in hair as you go…
  4. Once you get to just behind the ear, stop adding in hair and finish of the strand in a simple braid.
  5. Secure the lace braid with an elastic.
  6. Now go back and pancake the braid, by tugging outward on the braid elbows {I pulled the top edge of the lace braid closest to the part line for added effect}, and then pancake both sides of the regular braid…
  7. Repeat Steps #2-6 on the other side of the head.
  8. TIME SAVER TIP: Once both braids are completed, take a bendable straight bun maker, with a slit in the middle, and pull the remaining hair through the middle slit…
  9. Then carefully roll the hair up into the bun maker.
  10. Once the hair is rolled to the scalp, you can fold the ends down under the roll to secure it {this will give the effect that the hair is rolled and bobby-pinned into place, when it is, in fact, not}.
  11. Now take the lace braids and cross them in the back on top of the rolled hair {if hair is extra long, feel free to fold the braid and pin it under itself, as I have done}…
  12. You should now have a layered braid effect on top of the rolled hair, which looks quite dramatic and pretty.
  13. Add any bobby pins to secure the braids down, or any remaining hair into place {you can also add a bobby pin to the edge of the lace braid if it is curling forward}.
  14. Add hairspray, or accessory {as desired}.

Please feel free to leave a comment below letting us know what you think of this Lace-Rolled Updo hairstyle! For what occasions would you wear this?

Happy Hairstyling!

Last week, the twins and I traveled to Anaheim for VidCon 2014, which is a YouTube convention, where we also held a meet up with our fans! If you would like to see a recap of our trip, from BrooklynAndBailey’s perspective, feel free to watch the video below…

  • Phoebe

    This hairstyle is gorgeous! I love it! But I have really thick and heavy hair, and I can’t get it to stay in the bun maker. Is there any other way I could roll my hair? Thanks!

    P.S. I love this site! I look forward to Sundays to see what other awesome hairstyle you’ve invented! 🙂

  • anonymous

    i might wear this for my cousins wedding

  • p.pp.

    really awesome

  • Kristin

    I’m thinking about using this hairstyle for my wedding in November. It is so pretty!

  • Meagan

    This hairstyle is used by Joan the mall police in Kickin’ It!

  • I love the hairstyle and the step by step instructions. My sister has long hairs and she keeps looking for new braid styles. I am sending your article over to her mailbox. Thank you.

  • larabob

    i love the look of this hair style 🙂

  • tara

    adorable!! could u do a basket weaving sort of hairstyle i’ve seen lots of cool pix recently and i want to know how to do it

  • Nickie

    What is the exact name of the roller that you used for her hair and where can’t he roller be purchased?
    Thanks, good video.

    • mrshairdo

      This one was a Sarah Potempa Bun Maker, and you can find it at Target or WalMart, or online at Amazon. Hope that helps!

  • Meagan

    Love it!
    I did a Legolas hair style on my sister yesterday and I would love it if you could make a tutorial of it! Its really easy.

  • jamie

    I don’t know how your braids end up so neat.Mine gets so messy all the time ha,ha. Anyway cool hairstyle!

  • Madeline

    I love cutegirlhairstyles.com SO much! I use it for everything, and this hairstyle just knocked me out!

    • Jadyn

      Love it! I love cutegirshairstyles! Your videos are so clear and easy to follow😀