Step-by-step hairstyle tutorial
- Let your hair part at the side or wherever your natural part sits. If you have a fringe / bangs, you can leave them loose of include them in the style.
- Take a section of hair above your left ear and split into three. Begin to braid bringing the left over the middle, and the right over the left. Add in hair to the sections on the right (top side).
- Continue braiding straight across the back of your head, just above the level of your ear. You can gently loosen the braid to keep it in line.
- Keep braiding in a straight line until you reach the middle of your head, then start to curve your braid down.
- Keep adding in hair until your reach your right ear. Angle your braid down. When you find it hard to reach, move your hands around to the front.
- Finish your lace braid in a regular braid (plait) and secure the end with a small, clear hair elastic.
- Return to the left side and start your second lace braid underneath the first.
- Continue braiding in the same way, only adding in hair from the top side.
- Curve the lace braid around once your reach the middle of your head. Now add in hair from your hairline into the bottom of the braid. It’s still adding in hair to the same side, but it twists around into a circle.
- Once your’ve added in all your hair, finish your lace braid in a regular braid (plait) and secure the end with a small, clear hair elastic.
- Roll the second braid up into a spiral and pin in place with bobby pins.
- Curve the first braid around the second braid and pin in place with bobby pins.
- If your hair is shorter, you can also fold the end of the first braid under itself and pin in place at the back.
- If your hair is longer, start your braids a little higher at the back of your head, so you have more space to twist them into a spiral.
- This is stunning in curly or textured hair, and works best if your hair is a little dirty as it will hold the style better. If you hair is freshly washed, use some dry shampoo or texture spray to add some grip so your braids stay in place.
- This style looks best in lighter coloured hair, or hair with highlights. It will be hard to see the detail in your braids in very dark hair. In dark hair, just do the first braid and put the rest of your hair into a bun. Then wrap your braid around the bun to achieve a similar look.