I have received so many requests for prom hairstyles and have been looking for something especially pretty. I love how this updo has a beautiful braid that wraps around it. If you are new to braiding, it can be a little harder to do. It’s actually a French braid and lace braid combined together to make a fancy bun. I think it’s the perfect style for every special occasion. If you love that, then look at the ornate braided updo!
Love this style, but do you want something lighter? Try the French Braid Updo. It’s similar, but made with a simpler technique.
French Lace Braid Updo
- Step 1 / Start by cutting a portion of hair from a right part to the left ear. Cut off the front part.
- Step 2 / Repeat step one with the hair on the right side.
- Step 3 / Next, separate a portion of hair from the ears, make an upside-down U-shape, and cut off the top.
- Step 4 / Sweep the bottom of the hair into a ponytail.
- Step 5 / Wrap the ponytail with a rubber band and pull the hair in half in the last loop.
- Step 6 / When the hair sticks out of the rubber band, put it back to create a second loop on top.
- Step 7 / Place pens around the bun and secure it to the head.
- Step 8 / Leave the top section of the hair and split it in half.
- Step 9 / Now let the hair hang on the left side.
- Step 10 / Take a section near the part and create a French braid, braiding the hair down to the left ear.
- Step 11 / Once the braid reaches the ear, bend it around the top of the knot and switch to a lace braid, pulling only hair from the top of the head.
- Step 12 / When the braid reaches the other side of the bun, braid the hair into a regular braid and tie the end with a rubber band.
- Step 13 / Hang the hair on the right side. Sweep it counterclockwise around the bun and stuck the end with hairpins.
- Step 14 / Wrap the braid clockwise around the bun and fix the end.
- Step 15 / Mist the style with Hairspray and flatten all overflights.