The Liz Braid Tutorial

My number one go to hairstyle is a “Liz braid.” It’s somewhere between a french braid and a lace braid on one side of my head. I mostly put it back into a ponytail, but you can pin in by your ear and leave the rest of your hair down too. Every time I do this style, so many people comment on it and ask me how I do it, so I thought a little tutorial on here might help some people out. With a little practice, this is a super fast, easy way to look classy and cute no matter what kind of a hair day you’re having. I’ve found that this braid works best when my hair is dirty and has dry shampoo in it, but you can do it with clean hair too. Enjoy!

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Directions:

  1. Part hair into a deep side part on the side you usually part it.
  2. Grab a small section of hair nearest to the part and divide into three sections.
  3. Start to braid away from your part, grabbing and adding sections into the braid as you go (like a french braid).
  4. As you braid, angle the braid away from your face, back toward your ear.
  5. Keep grabbing hair from both sides of the braid until the braid is as long as your temple. Then stop grabbing hair from the back sections, and just grab hair from the front. 
  6. Braid until you reach your ear, then stop grabbing extra sections and braid down to the end of your hair. At this point you can pin it, or add it to your ponytail.
  7. To add it to your ponytail, put an elastic on the braid to keep it from unraveling (or hold it in your mouth like me), then gather the rest of your hair into a ponytail in your hand. Add the braided section, then secure with an elastic. After that I gently tug on the outside sections on either side of the braid to make it look fuller.

Here’s some step by step pics I took (one day I’d love to do videos, but I have no idea about all that just yet).

 

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Hope y’all find this helpful. This is my go-to hair style at the moment since my hair won’t cooperate with anything else. 😐😔

If you try it out be sure to send me a pic and comment below!

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