This post is part of my 12 Braids of Christmas series – be sure to check out all the festive styles in this series!
I first did this Loop Braid Christmas Tree last year. I absolutely loved how it came out and it was one of the first that I put on my list to do for this holiday season. I love the intricate detail of this braid! It really pops!
This was my photo from last year. It really looks fantastic on blonde hair as you can see the loops so clearly, but you can do it on any hair color and have it turn out beautiful!
I tried putting ornaments on the style and while it does look pretty, I think I prefer it without! I love to just enjoy the intricate beauty of this one.
Let’s get started on how to do this Loop Braid Christmas Tree!
Supplies you’ll need: hairbrush, few hair elastics, green ribbon (1/8” to 1/4” thick)
Time: 10-15 minutes
Skill Level: Easy-Medium
Step 2. Pull the hair half up with the elastic that you just tied the ribbon around, so that the ribbon is hanging down beneath the ponytail that you just created.
Step 3. Divide the hair from the ponytail into two parts and the ribbon into two equal parts. Clip one part of the hair and ribbon out of the way for later.
Step 4. Divide the section of hair that you left out into 3 equal parts, with a couple of pieces of ribbon in each strand (one strand will only have one piece of ribbon). Begin braiding a 3 strand braid, but as you go, leave out a tiny bit of hair and one piece of ribbon on the outer edge of the braid. Braid two stitches with leaving a bit of hair and ribbon out, then after you’ve left hair out on the second stitch – add the hair that you left out on the stitch above back in to your outer strand. Gently pull on the loop that you’ve created to make it stand out.
Continue braiding down like this 5 stitches or so, then stop feathering hair out and only bring the pieces of hair that were left out back in. Once all the strands that were left out are braided back in, secure with an elastic.
Step 5. Go back and pull on the loops of hair and ribbon to create the look of the edge of the Christmas tree.
Step 6. Repeat steps 4-6 on the other half of the hair that you had sectioned off in step 3.
Step 7. Take a piece of ribbon, tie it on the elastic, wrap it around the ponytail if you’d like to cover the elastic, then use that piece of ribbon to lace the two loop braids together: weave it through the inner stitches of both braids so that it pulls them next to each other. Continue weaving that ribbon through until you reach the bottom, then secure with an elastic.
I hope that you love the intricate, beautiful detail of this braid as much as we do!
If you try it and want to share, I’d love to see how it turns out for you! You can share it on my Facebook page, tag me in your photo on Instagram @hair_by_lori or use the hashtag #HBLLoopChristmasTree – if you use the hashtag, it might end up featured here on my page. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see!
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