Dutch Lace Braided Headband | Braid Hairstyles

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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

Side view of Lace Braid Headband | Cute Girls Hairstyles

Top view of Lace Braid Headband | Cute Girls Hairstyles

Portrait of a little girl modeling 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.

Top view of Lace Braid Headband | Cute Girls Hairstyles

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

Portrait of a little girl modeling 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.

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Happy Hairdoing!

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    1. 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!

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