Create a Lace Braid Updo in 15 Minutes

You don't need to spend hours just to look chic and elegant. Try the lace braid updo and be party-ready in minutes! 
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Morning weddings and daytime parties call for hairstyles that are elegant yet laidback and relaxed. For these occasions, it’s best to do away with super sleek and tight updos and go for dainty-looking and creative braids and buns. One hairstyle that you can go for is the lace braid updo. Read on to learn how to create this hairstyle for the next party you’re going to.

Step 1

Wash hair

Say hello to soft hair that’s easy to style! Wash your tresses with Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Shampoo. It even has five flower essences so your hair stays fresh and fragrant all day! Follow it up with Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Conditioner for best results. 

Lace braid updo: Asian woman with long black hair smiling
Step 2

Divide your hair

When your hair has dried, create three vertical sections. Put the left and right sections in front of your shoulders to separate it from the middle section. This way, you can work on each of them smoothly. 

Lace braid updo: Back shot of an Asian woman dividing her long dark hair into three sections
Step 3

Work on the middle section

Take the middle section (the one by your nape) and divide it into two horizontal sections. Take the upper section and twist it to form a small pouf. Secure it with a bobby pin. 

Lace braid updo: Aside view of an Asian woman styling her long dark hair
Step 4

Braid it

Tie the rest of the middle section in a low ponytail using an elastic. Then, create a three-strand braid and secure it with an elastic as well. 

 

Lace braid updo: Back shot of an Asian woman braiding her long hair
Step 5

Create a flower bun

Pull the sides of your braid to widen it and make it look thicker. Then, wrap the braid around the base of your low ponytail to create a flower bun. Secure it with bobby pins. 

Lace braid updo: Back shot of an Asian woman creating a low hair bun
Step 6

Braid one side

Now, work on the left section of your hair. Create a lace braid from your hairline down to the tips of your hair by making a three-strand braid and adding more strands of hair as you go along. When you’ve reached the tips, secure your braid with an elastic. 

Lace braid updo: Closeup shot of an Asian woman braiding her hair
Step 7

Pin it

Wrap your braid around the base of the flower bun that you created earlier. Secure it with a bobby pin. Make sure the braid stays in place. 

Lace braid updo: Back shot of an Asian woman styling her dark hair
Step 8

Repeat

Do the same steps to the right section of your hair. When pinning the braid around the base of the flower bun, you can use several bobby pins if necessary. 

Lace braid updo: Closeup shot of an Asian woman braiding her hair
Step 9

Make it shine

Spritz TONI&GUY Finishing Shine Spray all over your hair to create a smooth and polished look.

Lace braid updo: Asian woman spraying hairspray on her hair
Step 10

Widen your braids

Again, use your thumb and index finger to gently pull the sides of your lace braids and create a fuller look. 

Lace braid updo: Side view of an Asian woman widening her braided updo
Step 11

Let loose

Make your updo look more relaxed by loosening a few strands of hair near your face using the tip of your tail comb. 

Lace braid updo: Side view of an Asian woman styling her hair
Step 12

All done!

Now that you’ve created a beautiful lace braid updo, it’s time to pick a dress that will go well with it. Long dresses in pastel colors or dainty patterns suit this hairstyle. Keep your makeup light and fresh as well so you look classy instead of overdone. 

Lace braid updo: Closeup shot of an Asian woman's dark hair in lace braid updo

Get the products you need for this look by using the following links:
Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Shampoo
Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Conditioner
TONI&GUY Finishing Shine Spray

Ready for more updos? Here are some must-try hairstyles.

1. Sleek low bun

Asian woman with sleek low bun and side part
This hairstyle is perfect for cocktail parties and daytime events.

Make a low bun look more romantic and feminine by putting it on the side. Then, spritz hairspray all over your hair when you’re done creating your bun for a sleek and smooth finish.

2. Lazy bun

Bridal hairstyle: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with dark hair in a low bun wearing a blue dress outdoors
No need to make this hairstyle perfect. Just leave it a bit loose and lazy.

If you’re worried about not being able to create a flawless hairstyle, we have good news for you. Go for a lazy bun. It’s equal parts elegant and laidback. Plus, you don’t have to make it perfect for it to be beautiful.

3. Half updo with bun

Casual Hairstyles: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long dark hair in a half updo with bun smiling and wearing a green dress
Put a pretty twist to your usual half updo by going for this hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Don’t want to pull all your hair up? Look stunning and elegant with a half updo with bun. Aside from daytime weddings, you can also wear this ‘do at special brunches with your family or even in afternoon tea parties. It’s a sweet and feminine look that will definitely make you a head turner.

Ready to create a lace braid updo? Prepare and everything you need and have a great time styling your hair. Make sure to bookmark this page so you can come back for more hair tutorials and trends.

Next read: If you love to reminisce and look back, or if you feel you’re an old soul living in the wrong decade, check out these vintage hairstyles that still look elegant today. Try them out and make them timeless looks! 

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