Four Strand Braid Or "Jewel In The Middle Braid" Video Tutorial
Vacuum Ponytail) so we wanted to make a tutorial for you. FYI, this 4 strand braid is not our creation... it has most likely been around since the beginning of braiding. ;)
This braid is called "jewel in the middle" because of the strand that runs down the center of the plait. We have shown french braided versions of this braid in a couple of our videos before, but not the regular braid until now (which surprises me because it is actually one of our favorite braids and the Princess wears it all the time!) To see a french braided version we call the "pleated ribbon braid" click here: 4 strand french braid And a lace braid version here: 4 strand lace braid
How to 4 strand braid video tutorial:
As shown in our video, the middle strand of hair in this braid can be replaced with ribbon, beads, fabric, leather, a braided strand... whatever you want! This braid is so unique looking, especially when the edges are stretched. It's just so pretty!
The photo below is the braid with an added ribbon as the middle strand....
A woven flat 4 strand and a round 4 strand (which we have not done a tutorial on yet.)