I love just playing around with my hair. It’s such a relaxing thing to do, to start a braid with no end in mind. That’s how today’s style began! I’ve really been loving lace mermaid braids (like I used in my last tutorial). I did this lace braid boho ponytail hairstyle a few months ago and wore it out for date night. I had so many people stop me to ask how I did it and to tell me how much they loved it!
I love how delicate the braid looks! It makes it look complicated. The truth is, if you can do a 3 strand braid, you can do this style! It’s so much easier than it looks… and I love styles like that 🙂
Today I’m going to teach you how to do the Lace (refers to adding hair on one side only) Mermaid (refers to brining a section of hair across other hair that is just hanging down) Braid Boho Ponytail that you see above as well as using the technique for just an accent braid with the rest of your hair down. This is a buildable style, so you can start braiding and do the accent braid, decide to stop there and wear that. Or you can keep going and finish it off to achieve this really unique looking ponytail. It’s up to you!
Here is Look 1 – The Accent Lace Boho Braid…
And here is Look 2, this unique and delicate looking Lace Braid Boho Ponytail…
Let’s get started on our 2 in 1 lace braid boho hairstyles tutorial!
Time to complete: Look 1: 5-7 minutes, Look 2: an additional 7-10 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Look 1 – Accent Lace Mermaid Braid
Step 1. Begin by creating a part off to one side. Go back a few inches and pick up a small section of hair along your part line. From the back of that section, create a vertical part going down to your ear. Keep out the hair in front of that and secure the remaining hair, including that small section along the part line, out of the way.
Step 2. Pick up a small section of hair by the front of your part line. Divide it into 3 equal parts and begin to braid it. As you come to the back, pick up a tiny section of hair from the top of your vertical part line. Add that in to the back section of your braid and braid that over. On the front side, pick up a tiny section of hair from your hairline and add that into the braid. Continue this process, adding tiny sections into both sides of the braid.
Step 3. When you have braided all the way across the top of your forehead and your hairline starts to cut in at your temples, stop adding hair in on the front side. You will continue adding in hair on the back side only until you have pulled hair in from the entire length of your vertical part line.
Step 4. Once you have braided in hair from the entire part line, you can pick up tiny sections of hair from underneath the braid and loosely braid them in to keep the look of the braid going. Continue braiding out a few stitches of a 3 stand braid and then secure with a clear elastic.
Step 5. Go back up and gently pull on the hair going into the bottom of the braid as needed. This will loosen the hair and soften the look. Let down the rest of your hair.
Look 1 of this tutorial is complete! You can wear this cute accent braid as is, or continue on to create a unique boho ponytail.
Look 2 – Lace Mermaid Braid Boho Ponytail
Step 6. Begin by parting your hair down the back of your head. Tie the rest of your hair out of the way.
Step 7. Along your part line, pick up that small section of hair that we left out at the very beginning of this tutorial. This section sits above your first vertical part line and braid. Divide it into 3 pieces and begin to braid. On the back side, you are going to pick up a tiny section of hair from the top of your new vertical part line. Add that into your braid and continue braiding like this, adding tiny pieces of hair into your braid on the back side only.
Step 8. Once you have braided in hair from along the entire vertical part line, continue braiding out a few stitches of a regular 3 strand braid and then secure it with an elastic.
Step 9. Let down the remainder of your hair and sweep it all to one side. Gather the loose hair and the braids together and secure with an elastic. Adjust the braids as needed. Now take a yarn needle or a topsy tail and stick the end down through that elastic, so only the opening is sticking out the top. Pick up a section of hair from the underside of your ponytail, wrap it around the elastic, then pull the end through your craft needle or topsy tail. Pull it though the bottom to tighten it. (demonstrated in video)
Which of these two looks do you like the best? I’d love to hear, leave a comment below! Or feel free to try out your favorite and then share a photo, I’d love to see. You can post it on my Facebook page, tag me in a tweet on Twitter or tag me in your photo on Instagram.
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