This post is part of my 12 Braids of Christmas series – be sure to check out all the festive styles in this series!
Christmas trees in hair are so much fun!! I had a lot of fun doing different Christmas styles on my girls last year, when they both had long hair. We did so many creative braids and hairstyles!
Since last Christmas, I cut my youngest daughter’s hair to donate (you can read about that here). I was momentarily disappointed thinking about the hairstyles that wouldn’t work on her new short bob haircut. Thankfully the disappointment soon turned to determination, and I was excited to have a new challenge of coming up with Christmas hairstyles that will work great on short hair too!
Today’s Accent Christmas Tree Braid was filmed on Gracie’s short hair – so you know it works on short hair. However, this Accent Christmas Tree Braid is actually perfect for all hair lengths! (well, besides a buzz cut 😉 )
To create this style, I used my Hair by Lori EZDO Christmas Tree Braid Kit, available now on Amazon.com.
The kits come in 3 different options: Garland, Ornaments, and LED Lights.
I chose to use the Ornament option in Gracie’s hair for today’s tutorial – but you could use any of the 3 options on this style.
Another fun thing that you could do with this style is to replace the green ribbon for red ribbon and add a white pom pom at the top and some white ribbon at the bottom – then you have an adorable little Santa hat hairstyle! Either way, this is such a cute hairstyle! Let’s get how to do The Accent Christmas Tree Braid.
Time: 10-15 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Step 2. Now go a couple of inches back on that part line and part across her head towards her right side, angled slightly forward so that it ends around the end of her right eyebrow. Secure the hair behind the part temporarily out of the way (you’ll be braiding that front section that you just parted off, by her forehead).
Step 3. Take that front section of hair and braid it in a Dutch lace braid so that the braid sits along the part line. (Dutch means that you are going under, lace means that you are only adding hair on one side. See video for clarification if needed). Once you have added all the hair into your braid from the front section, continue braiding a few more stitches and then secure with an elastic.
Step 4. Now go to the point where your first braid begins and create another part line at about a 45 degree angle from it. Stop your part when it’s in line with the end of her right eyebrow (like your first braid). Secure the hair from back behind that part line temporarily out of the way.
Step 5. Braid the hair that is in front of that part line (in a triangle shape) with another Dutch lace braid, so that the braid sits along that new part line. Once you reach the edge of her right eyebrow, stop adding hair in and just braid it out a few more stitches then secure with an elastic.
Step 6. Take your piece of ribbon and go up to the top of the braid. Lace the ribbon through the inside edges of the braids, criss-crossing as you go, just like you’re lacing up a shoe. You may want to go every other stitch rather than every stitch since the stitches will be so close together – at least for the first half of the braid. When you get to the bottom of you Christmas Tree, tie the ribbon together into a knot or a bow.
Step 7. Decorate your Christmas tree braid! If you buy Hair by Lori EZDO Christmas Tree Braid kit and need to see how to install it, see this post here. You will install the decorations in the same manner with this braid, even though it’s a different style.
This style would look so darling finished with curls! Because the style is up on top of the head, you may find that it lasts longer. Gracie napped in hers and slept in it at night and it still looked cute the next day! I would just take the decoration out and then put it back in the next day, especially if you are doing the ornament option – then you don’t risk them falling out and getting lost while your little one sleeps.
This looks adorable on a little one like my Grace, but you could do it on older girls too. It’d be fun one for an ugly sweater party, a school holiday party or your next family event. I hope you’ll give it a try!
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 #HBLAccentChristmasTree – 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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