Day 13 – Lace Braid

Lace Braid tutorials - there are so many ways that you can use this super simple and easy braiding technique!

We are on day 13 of our 30 Day Braiding Challenge – 30 Days of New Braids.

Today’s challenge is the lace braid.  This is such an easy braid and a fun one to get creative with!  A lace braid is basically half of a French braid… but really you can do any other braiding technique “lace” – it just means that you are adding in hair to only one side of the braid.  I think that’s why it’s so easy to get creative with this technique, because you could take any of the other braids you have learned thus far in the challenge and make them a lace braid. 

I’ll share some great tutorials to give you ideas on what you can do, but if you have other ideas, then go for it!  I can’t wait to see what you create.

The Technique

Lace Braid tutorial by me.  I think that a very easy way to learn the technique and do a fast style is to do a braid-back style like I teach here.

DIY Tutorial



French Lace Braid tutorial by Lilith Moon.  She teaches it similar to how I teach in my tutorial above, but she also shows you a couple of other ways to wear it and go for a different look.  I love it!

Additional Ways to Use the Technique



French Lace Braid Updo tutorial by Missy Sue.   This gorgeous style would be perfect for a wedding or other formal occasion.  It would even look great as a pretty style to wear to work or just to wear out!



Lace Braid into a Fishbone Braid tutorial by Babes in Hairland.  I think that the lace braid looks amazing going into a fishtail braid like she teaches here, it just flows perfectly and is so cute!

Lace Braid Rose Hairstyle tutorial by Princess Hairstyles.  I love this gorgeous style!  It looks so difficult and complicated, but it’s really not as hard as you would think!


2 Lace Braid Boho Hairstyles tutorial by me.  This is a buildable hairstyle tutorial – you can start with just the one accent braid or you can keep braiding and do the double braided ponytail look.  This is definitely not a style that you will see everyday, but if you like a unique look, give it a try! 

3 Ways to do a Lace Braid tutorial by Jenni’s Hairdays. Jenni teaches you how to use the same simple technique to create 3 very different looks!  These are so quick to do, you’ll love them! 



Laced Fishtail Tieback tutorial by Cute Girls Hairstyles.  As I said in the beginning of my post, you can take pretty much any braiding technique and do it as a lace braid.  French and fishtail are my two favorites!  And any lace braid would work great on short hair like you see here.



Lace braids - Cute Girls Hairstyles

Cute Girls Hairstyles has so many awesome tutorials that feature lace braids, it was too hard to pick just one to share with you!  So if you need any more ideas for today’s challenge, here are 3 of my favorites by CGH.  You can click to go to the tutorial (left to right)  Boho Lace Tieback, Laced Fishtail Braid, and Upward Lace Braid.

The lace braid is definitely one of my favorites!  I hope you love it to and that this post helps show you that there are just endless possibilities for it!   I’d love to see how you do today’s challenge if you want to share.  You can share a photo on my Facebook page, tag me in a photo on Instagram – @hair_by_lori or just use the hashtags #30DaysNewBraids #30DNBDay13.

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#30DaysNewBraids Favorites from 2015’s Braiding Challenge – More Braid Inspiration

I’ve gone back through all of the styles on Instagram that were done and tagged#30DNBDay13 as well as all the styles shared on my FB page and I wanted to share some of my favorites with you.  Check out these great lace braid hairstyles!

Lace braid hairstyle ideas! These are so pretty and surprisingly easy to do!

From top to bottom, left to right:

  1. Lace braids into a fishtail braid by IG @braiderina
  2. Four strand lace braid by IG @foxsparrow41 
  3. Four strand lace braid to side bun by IG @jehat
  4. Double lace braided style by IG @365goodhairdays
  5. Double lace braid back style from FB, credit Mayumi Mayumi Inukai Stephenson
  6. Lace Dutch fishtail braid by IG @hairbykennn
  7. Spiral lace braid by IG @fastbraids
  8. Lace braid by IG @miriamtogether
  9. Lace braid hair bow by IG @kattbie
  10. Lace braid updo by IG @braidsbykati
  11. Lace braid updo by IG @annies_hairstyles
  12. Tiered lace braid style to braided ponytail from FB for that sweet little one’s 4th birthday! Credit Kristen Stevens

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