Good morning, friends!
It's been a while since I've done a hair tutorial so here's a hair tutorial. Today I would like to show you how to create a Sophia Lucia lace braided bun. I have no idea why it's called a Sophia Lucia lace braided bun, the person who taught me how to do it called it that so... yeah!
Many thanks to Sophie for being my model! Don't you think it's fitting - Sophia Lucia bun with Sophie as the model??? :)
This will be a heap easier for you if you already know how to french braid or lace braid (just french braiding but only taking hair from one side). If you can't do that, you could either check out my old tutorial on french braiding or just enjoy the pictures. :).
See photo below.
Hair band / tie
Bun maker (I often use an old sock that has had the toe cut off and been rolled up, it gives you the same shape)
Are you ready? Find someone to practice on and let's go!
Scoop the hair into a ponytail.
Now place your bun maker over the ponytail, pulling almost all of the hair through it so it's around it like the hairband. Make sure you leave out a small section as shown.
Have the person tip their head forward so the bun maker is right on the top of the head. 'Scatter' the hair evenly around the bun maker, letting it fall loosely.
Take hold of three sections of hair - one is the section you left out of the bun maker, the other two are just from the hair through the bun maker.
This is the tricky bit. You'll now be lace braiding with those three strands. Lace braiding is french braiding but only picking up sections to add to your braid from one side. In this case, each time you do a braid stitch on the left side you'll be picking up a section of hair from the hair that is falling loosely from the bun maker. You will want to save enough hair to get all the way round the bun maker so don't pick up like inch wide sections to begin with!!
As you lace braid your way around the bun maker, I like to pin the braid into place as I go. You don't have to at all but I find it helps to keep everything shipshape until we get to the end.
See how her head is tipped down? This bun is difficult if the bun maker isn't right on top of the head.
Annnd... we're at the end! You should now have a lot of hair in your hand and no more loose hair in the bun maker. Continue braiding the hair but just use an ordinary three strand braid.
Now take that braid and wrap it underneath your bun
Bobby pin your lace braid over the three strand braid you just hid to ensure it remains hidden and to secure the bun.
And there you have it - a Sophia Lucia lace braided bun.
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