Winding Lace Braid Ponytail

You all know that we absolutely adore Lace Braids in our home!

A little over a year ago, a fan emailed us the lace braid ponytail photo that had been circulating on Pinterest and we filmed a tutorial on CGH#3 at that time. The video ended up being super long, lace braiding all the way around, and since we had just bought a new camera, the lighting was pretty awful, too. So, we decided to re-film the hairstyle a few weeks ago, before we moved to Texas.Winding Lace Braid Ponytail | Cute Hairstyles

When we filmed the hairstyle, Brooklyn and I decided to find a shortcut to shorten the braid time without sacrificing the look of the spiral braid.

Winding Lace Braid Ponytail | Cute Hairstyles
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The key is that you do not actually Lace Braid all the way down the ponytail.

Every time the braid wraps under the ponytail, I simply did 3-4 stitches of a regular braid and then wrapped it around behind, picking back up with the Lace Braid on the other side! You can’t tell the difference, and it makes the braid so much easier to do!

Here it is! I like it much better!Back view of Winding Lace Braid Ponytail | Cute Hairstyles

Back view of Winding Lace Braid Ponytail | Cute Hairstyles

Profile of young girl modeling Winding Lace Braid Ponytail | Cute Hairstyles

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 2 bobby pins, 1 large hair band, 1 small hair elastic, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Base Hairstyle: I began by doing a pompadour in the front of the hair to add a little volume…
  2. Next, gather the rest of the hair into a high ponytail and secure with a hair band…
  3. Take a small piece of hair and wrap it around the rubber band, and secure with a small bobby pin, to hide it…
  4. To begin the Winding Lace Braid:  Take a small section of hair at the top right side of the ponytail and divide it into three sections…
  5. Begin using a simple braid technique by creating one stitch of a simple braid…
  6. Now, add hair into the top {left-most) strand of the braid {you will only add hair into the top strands, never the bottom – this is what forms the lace braid}…
  7. As you add hair and continue the braid, begin to move from right to left across the top of the ponytail…
  8. When you reach the other side of the ponytail, stop adding in hair and continue with 4-5 stitches of a simple braid…
  9. Now take those 4-5 stitches and wrap it under/behind the ponytail and back around to the left side. You should now be directly under where you began the braid, by about 3 inches…
  10. Begin once again to add hair into the top strands of the braid, creating another lace-braided section, as you move across the ponytail in a slightly downward angle…
  11. Repeat the processes {Steps 8-10} above when you hit the left most edge of the ponytail…
  12. Continue until you run out of hair…
  13. At the very end of the ponytail, secure the entire braid/ponytail together with a hair elastic.


Happy Hairdoing!

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Also, feel free to watch this room tour video my twins uploaded to their YouTube channel BrooklynAndBailey!  It has been a popular one!

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  1. I just discovered this site this morning in my search for braids. My granddaughter will love it. The room video was awesome. The twins are adorable.

  2. Hi Mindy! My name is Laura. I wanted to know what state you guys live in, cuz I live in Pennsylvania and would really love to meet you! Please send your reply to [email protected]
    That is my dad’s email. Lol. Or, you can look my mom up on Facebook: JoAnna Klabe. Thanks for the videos and ideas! Write back soon! P.S. Tell Jenny Showmecute that I love her videos too!

  3. OM Double G! You guys have the best room ever! I love everything about it, but my favorite part is the closet! I love the way its put together! 😀

  4. LOVE IT!!!!!! You are totally ninja at braiding. I love Brooklyn and Bailey’s clothes, where does your family shop?
    Thanks. Moving such a long distance has to be busy! I did it last year!

  5. Thats awesome! I just bought some of those colored polka dots to put up! Thanks for the idea girls!!!! 🙂

  6. Hi Mindy,

    This ponytail is very pretty: I tried it right away on my daughter and she liked it very much!

    I think it is great of you, sharing all your ideas, tips and tricks for making all these lovely hairstyles: thank you!

    Greetings from The Netherlands,

  7. Cute room, but trust me your not going to need all those jackets in Texas-I live there! What is opinion about it? tell us! please no negatives though!

  8. Cute room, but trust me your not going to need all those jackets in Texas-I live there!
    When are you going to do a video in Texas? What is opinion about it? tell us! please no negatives though!

  9. Love, love love! If we have a picture to send you, could we send you a message through Facebook? I don’t have a twitter account sorry 🙁 but I have this hairstyle that’s really pretty! Please respond back when you can, because I know traveling and moving can be a pain! 🙂

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