Dutch Lace Braided Headband | Braid Hairstyles

March 17, 2013

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Many people have recently been asking for more Shorty Do hairstyles…

Well, CGH#4 wanted to film a tutorial yesterday so we sat down and discussed some ideas together. {She usually isn’t one to volunteer, so I jumped all over it!} Since she has shorter hair, she really enjoys braided headbands… styles that she can wear with her short hair to keep the hair out of her face!

Lace Braid Headband | Cute Girls HairstylesSince we have been loving Lace Braids lately, we thought it would be a great idea to show you how do to a Lace Braided Headband!

Lace Braid Headband | Cute Girls Hairstyles

Lace Braid Headband | Cute Girls Hairstyles

Lace Braid Headband | Cute Girls Hairstyles

Lace Braid Headband | Cute Girls Hairstyles

This braid is different from a traditional braided headband, because you pull the hair strands only from one side… which creates a more distinct stranding effect from the forehead into the headband.

Lace Braid Headband | Cute Girls Hairstyles

We think this hairstyle turned out super cute, and lasted very well throughout the day!

Lace Braid Headband | Cute Girls Hairstyles

As a base, you can leave the hair straight, if you want.  I used a NuMe reverse curling wand to add texture before completing the braid. We have a NuMe coupon code CUTEHAIR {all one word and all CAPS} that will give you $110 off any regular styling wand until May 1, 2013, if you want one. That is a HUGE discount, and fans are saying that some items are already out of stock!  I have been told by the company that it will have them re-stocked by the end of this month.

Thanks, and enjoy!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, 1 small hair elastic, 1 hair band, 2 bobby pins, hairspray and curling wand {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Part the hair, using the rat-tail comb, from ear to ear across the top of the head…
  2. Secure the back half of the hair with a hairband to keep it out of the way for now…
  3. Now begin a Dutch braid near the left ear. As you go along, try to keep the braid as close to the part line as possible, away from the front of the face…
  4. Please be sure the you only add hair into the braid from the front, do not add hair into the hair from the back side of the head. This creates the lace/feather stranding effect from the forehead into the braid…
  5. Continue braiding, in this same fashion, up and over the head until you reach the other ear…
  6. At this point, you have two options to secure the braid. First, you may continue on by finishing a simple braid down the remaining hair, and secure with an elastic {good for younger girls}. Secondly, you may choose to us using 2 bobby pins, crossing them, to pin the remaining hair directly behind the right ear {recommended for older teens and women}.
  7. Now, simply release the back hair from the hairband, helping it to fall around the face and nicely frame this gorgeous braided headband.
  8. I prefer to pancake the braid, by tugging on the elbows of the braid, to flatten it and help the braid look more pronounced.  {You do not have to do this, but I LOVE how it looks!}
  9. Add hairspray to help control the flyways and baby hairs on the forehead.

If you enjoyed this hairstyle, please feel free to share it!

Happy Hairdoing!

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73 thoughts on “Dutch Lace Braided Headband | Braid Hairstyles

    • I did this with my cousin and we couldn’t do it! We are 13 going to be attending a wake and funeral very soon so We will probably ask my mom to do it because she gets the hang of things quickly. We do love this hairstyle though, and we hope it works out that we can get it to work successfully! Thanks:)

  1. Hi Mindy :) I understand that its a Dutch braid so the side strands go UNDER the middle strand but what do you mean by ‘taking hair only from the top and not the bottom’ Please explain!! Really eager to try out this fantastic hairstyle..

  2. I am so glad I found your page. I did this, but french style today on my 6 year old today. It held up great and we were able to change it up to a bun in the afternoon for dance. Every time I do a lace braid, whether on her or me, the side that isn’t getting hair added to it wants to stand up instead of lying flat. Any idea what I’m doing wrong? Thanks so much for so many great ideas!

  3. Hi, I wanted to ask if I can do it in the french braid method. I’ve got a wedding to attend and I am planning to make the hairstyle and am awful at Dutch braiding, please help!

  4. Hi Mindy!
    I am such a big fan of this website. I’ve tried this hairstyle countless times, but the braid always begins so far up! How do you get the dutch braid to begin right away? Thanks!

  5. Mindy!!!! I love how you always make doing hair so easy!! I love all the cool hair styles you show us too! you rock!

  6. I needed a quick hair style for my spring concert I made my mom sit and watch the video, everyone commented on it. I loved it.

  7. i love it……………..but i can’t do it at my self……can you have a cute and easy hairstyles that we can do ourselves……..

  8. I did this hair do for school one day and pulled it back into a ponytail you can’t believe how many compliments I got! My friends ask me how to do this braid all the time

  9. I did this hair do for school one day and pulled it back into a ponytail you can’t believe how many compliments I got!

  10. Olá, seus tutoriais são lindos e sua família também é muito linda! Parabéns pelo trabalho e obrigada por compartilhar idéias tão legais.
    Um beijo do Brasil =D

  11. Hola Mindy! Me encanta este peinado! Su hija es adorable! Me gustaría que venga más, todos los cortes de pelo corto son increíbles y me encanta sus pecas! ¿Qué edad tiene?

  12. I have two questions, could you do a hair tutorial on sweet pea she is so adorable and has such different hair then your other daughters. And my second question is if you were ever planning to do a question/answer video on CGH#4?

  13. I just found your blog. I have a friend who constantly posts cool photos of braids she has done on her daughters hair. I have wanted to try different styles for ages on my foster daughter but haven’t been game. Thanks to your tutorials I have tried out a few styles tonight. She loves them! I especially love this one as she cut the front of her hair last year and it’s at the stage where it gets in her eyes all the time. Thank you so much!

  14. Mindy I love you so much please could you answer me
    Do your daughters like one direction because I love them.Do they have a favourite and if so who is it!I can’t choose please let me know.

  15. Two of my little sisters have short hair and bangs they are growing out. I did a lace braid headband on the younger one (who couldn’t sit still long enough for me to do the dutch braid I still need to practice), and the dutch lace braid headband on the other. They turned out great and kept their bangs out of their faces. Thanks so much! I’m a big fan.

  16. This is a good blog style tutorial. I can see that the step-by-step guides can be very helpful! Great job! This is a perfect style for a flower girl at a wedding. She is adorable.

  17. Hi, love that hairstyle. I was wondering if you could post some hairstyles for people with really layered hair, like me. Love your hairstyles and your children are adorable.

    • For braids, layered hair is tough because of all of the loose ends and fly-aways throughout the braid… however, messy braids are very popular right now! I say rock it and own it! xoxo

  18. Dutch lace braid is simply adorable. It seems to braided hair-band that looks distinctive from every angle. Some prefer to leave the hair strait after braid and some curl at the end.

  19. Hi I was wondering about the coupon that you have on here. Does it work for the 4 play wand or does it just work for the curling wand where it you choose and it comes with just one? (A.k.a the magic wand.) I wanted to buy the one with multiple heads but I didn’t know if it would work. Please answer me ASAP! I would love to get one soon. Thanks! And cute hairstyle! :)

    • Hi Sarah! I am not sure, because I am traveling right now and cannot check. I know if you tweet @NumeProducts, they can answer you. Thanks!

  20. Her hair has gotten long!!!!! I have watched you guys since the very beginning! and i REALLY want to subscribe but i dont have a youtube channel and my mom will not let me get one…
    :(

  21. This is so adorable! I cannot wait to try this on both of my girls. My youngest has almost waist length hair, and this would look so cute to hide the bangs she is growing out as well as when we do your sock curls! Thanks so much for sharing all of these tutorials! God Bless you and yours!!

  22. One word,incredible
    can you do first communion hairdos
    PLEASE and THANK YOU!:)
    I <3 CUTE GIRLS HAIRSTYLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. This hairstyle is really super cute. I tried this on my 10 years old today (she is just sitting next to me) and she is looking beautiful. She wants to say Thank You Mindy :)

  24. I love, love this hairstyle. It’s cute, quick, and easy to do! Also, thanks for the coupon code. I ordered my want tonight and can’t wait to get it! :)

  25. You call her hair short? It’s as long as mine and I’ve been growing it for more than 3 years now. I’m finally able to call it “long” and now you’ve ruined my pride. But I love the headband, tried it myself, doesn’t look so good and I’ve lost about 30 hairs doing it. I will keep trying.
    CGH#4: you are quite adorable, I love the blue eyes (just like your mum’s) and I hope we will see you a bit more often in the upcoming videos.

    Love from Germany
    Christina

  26. Me encantan tus videos Mindy!!!!siempre estoy esperando a que subas un nuevo tutorial para poder hacerle a mi niña!CGH#4 esta grandisima y muy linda!!!
    Desde Uruguay te mandamos muchos saludos y bendiciones(somos LDS members too!!!)kisses Yessi :)

  27. Hi! I love your website! I’m always waiting for a new tutorial, and I request my mom to do them on me. I’m also two months younger then the twins, so I’m really going to watch their youtube channel! I love seeing the difference between your culture and mine (I live in the Netherlands) and it’s just so exciting! All those vlogs! I don’t have a youtube channel, so I van’t subscribe, but I’d really like to know what Brooklyn and Bailey want to do when they grow up, and if they have a University they would like to go to. I’m considering goign to America for University myself! Well, I’ll see your next tutorial!

    • Hi Estrella! Thanks for your thoughtful comment! I showed the girls your kind words and they want me to tell you “Hi” from the both of them! Brooklyn wants to be a dentist and a mommy while Bailey wants to be a fashion designer and a mommy. They are not sure which university yet, but are leaning towards BYU. Thanks for asking!

      • Well, tell them I said hi back! Thank you so much for your comment, you just made my day! I love the girls’ rooms, they’re really cool! I’m so jealous, my room is about to three metres and is really tiny, and I don’t even have a closet! I’m going to check out the books they recommended, because I’m also a huge fan of reading, and I noticed they have the ‘Wings’ book series by Aprilynne Pike, which is so cool, because I have them too! Are the girls on anything like twitter or facebook? I would really like to chat with them if they’d be okay with that. Or maybe you could email me their emails? It’s okay if you don’t want to share their email adresses, I completely understand. Well, you probably get my email address above, so if yes, couls you please email me?
        Thank you, and I just wanted to say I completely love both hairdos! Brooklyn and Bailey did really well with the tutorial, I enjoyed it very much. The do looked really cool, and I used a gray flower at the end of the braid.
        Bye!

  28. I’m new to braiding and have completely taught myself using your tutorials. I also have identical twin girls that are almost 5 and they love the braided headband. You reference pulling a hair so that the braid is on top and I’m not quite sure what you mean? It’s not a regular french braid? If you could just give a little more explanation, I would be terribly grateful. Thank you again for all of your tutorials.

    • This braid is a Dutch lace braid. That means when braiding you pull the side strands under the middle strand, instead of pulling them over the middle strand. Hope that helps!

      P.S. Mindy has a regular dutch braid tutorial on this site too. Watching it might help you understand better.

      • yep, I agree. To give you even further instructions, it is a dutch braid( braiding strands under middle strands instead of over) and it is like a french braid but instead of taking more hair from both the top and bottom, you only take hair from the bottom. Hope this helps! :)

  29. I was wondering what happened to CGH4. I agree, her freckles are adorable! I am super excited for Brooklyn and Bailey, but unfortunately I don’t have a youtube account so I can’t subscribe. But I’ll still watch all their videos!

    • Beautiful. For some reason the simpler hairdos i do like a small braid by my face the more comments i get. This is a great hairstyle, my little sister has short hair as well so i’m always looking for great hairstyles for her.

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