18 July 2012






I first saw this hairstyle being done at the Clothes Show London about2 years ago and i've been obsessed ever since. I think it's a great alternative to your everyday up-do.(i like to make my plait quite loose and messy, but the neatness and look of your braid is obviously entirely up to you!)

001. Flip your hair over and at the base of your head grab three strands of hair, exactly like you would when doing a normal plait.

002. Now start plaiting! While braiding collect new little bits of hair as you go down, just like you would when doing a french plait.

003. Continue going all the way down your head gathering more hair each time you loop one of your three strands.

004. Now once you've got to your forehead, plait the rest of the hair all the way down to the tips. (at this point you'll look a little bit like boy george - which is fabulous).

005. Hold the tip of your hair so that the plait doesn't come apart and make a U shape to the side of your head. Holding your hair in place add a few bobby-pins until it is secure. I like to make mine in a swooping motion, but it's up to you where you want to place it.

006. Now using your index finger and thumb gently pull on the braided area making the loops bigger, do that all the way up to the crown area.

007. Never forget to smooth out any dodgy bits and bobby pin any flyaways. Always remember this is your hairstyle so style it how ever you want.

And ta-da! it is done. I'd say the only difficult area is the french plait, but if you already know how to do one you can do this with absoluteease. If not, just practice, practice, practice and you'll get there in no time xo





46 comments

  1. And you've been scared of putting your blog up why!? Grace this is absolutely beautiful. I still won't be able to do this (I'm useless with hair) but wow!
    Your blog is beautiful! I can't wait until you post some more
    xo

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    1. Aw you are so so lovely! thank you so much! you better get posting too missy xo

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  2. Lovely, you're just too lovely.

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  3. So happy you've finally posted and started your blog! The layout and everything is so lovely!
    Love your hair here, definitely need to try this xx

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    1. aw yay thanks so much beautiful! Post it when you do, do it i wanna see!
      xo

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  4. wow. the hair look is very nice *_* i love it!
    so im a new follower <3

    love
    beauthi.blogspot.com

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  5. Amaziiing ! love this
    Greets from Berlin
    ♥, BronZingEyes

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  6. This is lovely! I really like how you've done the gifs to further the explanation. Question-- how do you get it to hold with layers? Do you have layers? Mine are growing out, slowly, and it makes styling challenging. x

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    1. thanks so much girly! I do have layers, the easiest way to not have them pop out is at the beginning when your hair is flipped over run a bit of hair serum through the hair - Something for frizz possibly and that should do that trick :) xo

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  8. Love this! Wish I had thicker hair so I could do this too. I'll be awaiting your posts. x

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  9. So adorable! You're so cute making gifs to go with it. Fab tutorial!
    xxx

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  10. it's really helpful that you made the gifs. amazing tutorial!

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  11. i wish i could do my hair like that! your hair is soo gorgeous and thick, jel! <3

    www.ohabbiee.blogspot.com

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  12. what lovely blog you got over here. i'd feel too guilt not to follow! lol... and thank for sharing this tutorial!

    oh and please join my giveaway over here.

    -abby

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  13. This is amazing! I'm so glad i found your blog ! xxxx

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  14. such a great how to, will have to give it a go xx

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  15. ahh this is amazing, lovely post :) x

    jodieolivia.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. This is so cool, really wanna try it.
    Alsooo tagged you for the liebster award:)) Theres more about it on my latest post..

    Xx
    www.staceyfromtheblog.blogspot.ie

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    1. Ooo i'll take a look! thank you girly xo

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  17. i love the animations you've done very professional xx

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  18. Would you like to follow each other? On blogger and blogloving?

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  19. Oh, I was always asking myself how to do such a plait!
    And you taught me right now, thank you for that!

    xx
    Esther from esthiontherun!

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  20. Love it, looks so good!!! I shall definitely try this for myself.

    It's Just a bit Fruity Fashion Blog

    Emma x

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  21. this is amazing love your new blog xo

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  22. Great hairstyle idea :)
    Nice blog, I have to follow you:)

    DIY&MOORE blog
    http://somethingthatimadeforyou.blogspot.com/

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  23. Love your blog, I'm following now :) Feel free to check out mine!

    Laura x
    Petit Chatons

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  24. I really want to try this! Ive just found your blog and i love it, ive added your button to my blogxxxxx

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  25. I may try this, and whenever I do try it, I will have pictures of it on my blog and will mention that I learnt it from your blog

    I am following you, I hope you can also follow me

    www.personalautographs.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. I've seen this hairstyle all over Instagram and i've been dying to try it out :) thanks for such a great tutorial :)
    I'm your newest follower, hope you'll stop by and check out my blog too :)
    http://sophiameola.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  27. your layout and style of posting is very unique, i'm loving the multi-media combinations! If i have longer hair I would definitely try this out! followed :) xx

    http://abudhabifood.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. Love this! Your hair looks absolutely amazing, I'm definitely gonna try this!
    JS xx

    http://januarysublime.com

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  29. Will definitely be trying this out! Looks lovely, the GIF's helped as well :D xx

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  30. Hi!! :)
    I really like your blog, I´m following you :D
    ... maybe if you have time, you could visit my blog too, and if you like it, follow me back ;)
    Kisses!
    http://modacapital-blog.com

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  31. thanks for all the lovely braids, love your blog! Am following you. I just started out, come on over, follow back if you like,
    xx
    Simona
    www.lakenmoon.blogspot.com

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  32. very cool look :)
    I like your blog :) If you want we can follow each other :)

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  33. love this so cool how you present it!!
    i just created a new blog i would love if you can visit if you follow me i promise to follow you right back xoxo
    http://closet2fashion.blogspot.com thank you

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  34. this is amazing!! when my hair grows back i am so trying this

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  35. This looks so pretty! Honestly wish I could pull this off. Thank you for following my blog, I really appreciate it ♡

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  36. just stumbled upon your blog today and i just wanted to compliment the amazing graphics and blog design!! i'm totally in love. also your hair tutorials are completely amazing! you are so talented!! <3

    xo
    fizz
    www.freshfizzle.com

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  37. i'm doing my hair like this, this evening :)
    hope you're well xx

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