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Leather and Lace Braid: Give This Romantic Half-Updo a Try

Braids and curls give any hairstyle a romantic, feminine feeling, and this Dutch lace braid half-updo is no exception! You can wear it with a casual outfit to add a bit of glamour, or wear it with a dress to look feminine and chic.


Add a little romance to any look with this half-up lace braid hairstyle. It's just as easy as a French braid—arguably even easier—but is sure to impress your friends and coworkers. So, if you are feeling uninspired in the hair department, this half-updo is a great option. Follow these steps to achieve the look.

Dutch Lace Braid: Steps 1-2

1. Pick up three strands of hair.

2. Cross the lower strand over the middle one.

Dutch Lace Braid: Steps 3-4

3. Cross the upper strand over the middle one and the lower strand over the middle strand again, but don´t add any hair to it.

4. Add some hair to the upper strand, and cross it over the middle strand.

Dutch Lace Braid: Steps 5-6

5. Continue like this all the way across the head to the other side, adding hair only to the upper strands.

6. When you reach the other side of the head and it´s time to turn the braid around, braid a few times without adding hair; then start to braid in the opposite direction.

Dutch Lace Braid: Steps 7-8

7. Again adding hair only to the upper strands, continue braiding all the way across the head in the opposite direction.

8. When you reach the starting point of the braid, stop to incorporate some hair and then braid a normal three-strand braid. Secure it with a small elastic the same color as your hair.

For more hair tutorials like this, visit Ulrika at Yet Another Beauty Site!

Ulrika Edler

Ulrika Edler is the creator of Yet Another Beauty Site, a site about beauty and fashion and with a passion for hair! As a certified makeup artist, a fashion stylist, and with training in hairstyling, she loves to share some tips and tricks and to do step-by-step tutorials. She mostly does the hair tutorials on her own hair but sometimes she convinces her sweet daughter to be her model to show some hairstyles for kids!

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