Today I did a Dutch lace braid wrapping the left side of my head into a braided bun. It sounds complicated, but it only took a few minutes to do it. Unfortunately, I don’t have a good camera or good light.
Basically, if you know how to do a Dutch braid, you can do this. It takes a small hair band and a few pins (I used my Spin Pins because I love them). A “lace” braid is an attached braid (French or Dutch) that is only attached on one side. You do this by adding strands only on one side, rather than both sides. I added from the hairline, but left the rest free until the nape of my neck, where I added in the rest of my hair for a free-hanging braid. Once I banded off the braid, I twirled it into a bun. It feels a little loose, but I haven’t gotten this many compliments on my hair for months.
Strange, though, when I tried to tell my short-haired co-workers that it wasn’t so hard, they just didn’t believe me.