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Lace Braid

THE LOOK

The lace braid is a half French braid with a delicate scalloped edge. By brushing your hair forward you can create a braided layer of hair that frames your face. The way the long sections come down to meet the braid on your hairline makes this style look like an upside-down waterfall braid.

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DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Medium

IDEAL HAIR LENGTH

Medium to long

HAIR EXTENSIONS NEEDED?

No

ASSISTANCE NEEDED?

Yes, but you can do this in your own hair with practice.

ACCESSORIES

You could weave a fine ribbon through the braid to give the style an extra accent of pretty! Finish the braid with a small bow or decorative band.

TRY THIS

This braid looks beautiful if you start with a center part and mirror the braid on both sides around your face.

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Top : Hairstyling and photography by Christina Butcher, modeling by Nicole Jeyaraj.
Bottom left : Hairstyling and photography by Christina Butcher, modeling by Dorothy Jean Joly.
Bottom right : Hairstyling by Christina Butcher, photography by Xiaohan Shen, modeling by Hitomi Nakajima.

HOW TO GET IT LACE BRAID

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Brush
  • Clear hair elastic

1). Brush your hair and make a deep side part on the right side of your head. Take a small section of hair at the start of the part and split it into three.

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2). Start the French braid here, but only add in hair from behind (not from your hairline).

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3–4). Keep adding in very small sections to your braid until you reach your cheekbone or jaw line.

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5). Finish in a regular braid and secure with a clear elastic.

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TOP TIP : Angle the braid right onto your face and in front of your hairline. You want the braid to sit grazing the edge of your eyebrow and come down the left side of your face.

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