Day 28 – Ladder Braid

Ladder braid tutorials - I LOVE these!! Such gorgeous braids, and fairly quick and easy to do!

We are on to day 28 of the 30 Day Braiding Challenge – 30 Days of New Braids.

Today’s challenge is the ladder braid.  I love the unique look of today’s technique, it’s one of my favorites!  It’s so eye catching and it’s one that is sure to get you lots of compliments.  You can dress a ladder braid up into a formal style or wear it in a ponytail for a great school or sports style.  I think you’ll find a tutorial here perfect for any occasion. 


Feather Waterfall & Ladder Braid Combo tutorial by Cute Girls Hairstyles.  This is the first tutorial where I saw the ladder braid done and it’s still the first style that comes to mind when I think of a ladder braid.  I just love how unique and beautiful the style is to do!  And, I love how quickly this can be done once you get the concept down!


Ladder Braid Ponytail DIY tutorial by Bebexo.  I love how easily this style dresses up an ordinary ponytail.  It’s eye catching and gorgeous for all ages!


Waterfall Twist Ladder Braid Hairstyle tutorial by Princess Hairstyles.  If you have little ones, then you know that not all hairstyles are going to stay in their hair for long!  I love that this style is so secure, it will last them through school, sports or other activities and still look beautiful.

Half Up Ladder Braid tutorial by Missy Sue.  This is a great hairstyle for any age and can be worn for a more formal occasion or as a cute everyday style. 


Ladder Braid Updo tutorial by Jenni’s Hairdays.  This stunning style would be perfect for a wedding, school dance, church or anytime you’d like to look a little more done up than normal. 


Ladder Braid tutorial by Lilith Moon.  This is kind of a peek-a-boo style and is edgy and cool!  It adds the perfect amount of interest to a down style.

2 Lace Braid Boho Hairstyles tutorial by me.  This gives you a similar look to the one from Lilith Moon above, but it isn’t quite as subtle.  I also shared this on day 22 of our challenge for the Mermaid Braid theme.  Anytime you are bringing hair over and across hair that is hanging down to braid it into a style, you are doing a mermaid braid.  Mermaid braids almost always give you a cool ladder effect as well! 


Round 4 Strand Ladder Braid tutorial by Babes in Hairland.  I wanted to share with you how a ladder braided ponytail can be done with braids other than just a 3 strand.  This round braid is particularly beautiful with it!


Double – Half French Ladder Braid tutorial by Babes in Hairland.  Here is another gorgeous way to do a wear a ladder braid!

Ladder Braided Drop tutorial by Chikas Chic.  This is another unique hairstyle!  This should hold up nicely for sports and other activities. 

I hope that this post gives you some great ideas on how you can do a ladder braid.  I’d love to see how you decide to do today’s challenge!  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 #30DNBDay28.

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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#30DNBDay28 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 beautiful ladder braid hairstyles!

Ladder braid hairstyle inspiration - love these cool hair ideas!

From top to bottom, left to right:

  1. Waterfall twists ladder braid by IG @ninnidoesbraids
  2. Ladder braid style by IG
  3. 4 strand ladder braid ponytail by IG @creativetangles
  4. Elastics & Dutch braid ladder braid style by IG @hair_by_haife
  5. Triple ladder braid style by IG @elisabetsisters
  6. 3D Waterfall braid and 3D braid ladder braid style by IG @riileh
  7. Ladder braid style by IG @365goodhairdays
  8. Double ladder braid style and flower braid from FB, credit Vivienne Maria Wykes
  9. Ladder braid and flower braid by IG @hair.creations_

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