Pleated Ribbon Braid Hairstyle Video

Loose French Braiding, Unique "Pleated Ribbon Braid"

loose french braiding with ribbonThis loose ribbon hairstyle is a variation on a 4 strand ribbon braid that I first saw on my friend Jenn's Youtube channel (Girly Do's.) After doing some research, I believe the official name for this braid is "jewel in the middle." My daughter wears the regular tight version of this braid quite a bit to school, for sports, gymnastics, dance, and other occasions. I wondered what the plaits would look like stretched out (as we have done with other french braids) so... we tried it and we both love how it turned out! This hair style can also be done without ribbon (using a 4th strand of hair) but I prefer the look of the colorful ribbon running down the middle. :) We're excited about the unique bunched up and "pleated" look of this hairdo.

pleated ribbon hair styleWe actually ended up filming this hairstyle twice because our camera battery died halfway through the first video! The princess didn't mind though, as she loves the style and got to wear it twice in one week. ;) As you can see in this second hairstyle photo, I braided down to the ends of her hair instead of stopping the braid where the french braid ends (like the first photo.) I love the style both ways.

Here's the video tutorial, enjoy!


I think this would be a lovely hair style for a special occasion. Maybe a flower girl, prom, or even a bride?
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32 comments:

  1. can this hair style be done on a shorter hair length? my daughters hair comes to her shoulders and this is so beautiful I wonder if it would work?

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  2. Hi LaDawn,

    This style could maybe work for short hair by doing a small section of the braid on top of her head where the hair is longer. I'm not sure it would work using all of her hair though. Good luck!

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    1. my hair is up to my arms and will it work if i tried to do bow tails

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  3. That is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This is cute!

    I just wanted to say that adding the curtain/backdrop behind your daughter elevates your videos a lot. Not that they weren't good before, but it just gives them the added something to make them look more thought out.

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  5. Thanks so much for the video! I can't wait to try it, I hope it works on my Goldilocks' hair :) Princess's hair looks so pretty and I love the color of the ribbon and flower :)

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    1. same to you I also love this hairstyle

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  6. Oh I LOVE this one! I love how to work in the ribbons in your hairstyles!

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  7. Perfect hairstyle for the princess of my life. :")

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  8. As I was reading the comments above I realize I disagree with Jill. I have been reading your blog for a while now and I wish that you wouldn't put the curtain up. It makes it hard for me to concentrate on the actual hairstyle. Anyways don't take offense, I love your blog and all, but I just wanted to let you know. :)

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  9. This is such a beautiful hairstyle. I so wish that I had a little girl to try some of these out on.

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  10. I can't wait for my little girl's hair to get long enough to do this! I bet it's long enough to do the tight one at least. I'll have to wait to do the loose look.

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  11. omgosh, I cannot have my youngest read this site. I'm trying to get her to cut her hair because she looks adorable in short hair but OMG, I see these hairstyles and I find myself thinking that long hair is the way to go. This is beautiful!

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  12. hair regrowth shampooOctober 8, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    I love that hairstyle. It looks so elegant and very presentable to look at.

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  13. Love it! Got any styles using bandanas?

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  14. That is so pretty! You are so creative, your daughter is lucky. When I was a little girl, I wasn't allowed to cut my hair and all my mom did was give me two braids...

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  15. That is gorgeous! You're daughter is one lucky girl!

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  16. That's beautiful! I JUST learned how to french braid (not that great at it) and my daughter is thinking since I learned that we can do all these cool hairstyles. I haven't had the heart to tell her it could be years before I can do them if it took me this long to get the simple french braid down LOL

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  17. Great job! I love that braid!

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  18. so cute I have a hair blog too:
    www.ccrandom.wordpress.com
    Thanks!
    ccrandom,

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  19. I cant figure out how to pull the loops out without making it look like a total mess .:-(

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  20. They look like bows it's really clever xx :)

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