27 September 2016

3 Braided Hairstyles For A Lob Or Mid-Length Hair

braided hairstyles for a lob or mid-length hair

Ladies with lobs or mid-length hair: you can rock beautiful braids! Today I've put together 3 braided hairstyles for a lob that will ensure your shoulder-length hair is just as versatile as your long haired buddies.

After seeing bucket-loads of amazing feedback after my last hair tutorial for lobs and mid-length hair (blushes), I'm back with another! I have to say, I am surprised that is becoming a regular 'Daily Luxe' thing, as I have about as much hair as a three year old baby. 

Nonetheless, get thee to a mirror, as your lob's about to become one heck of a braidy lady!

Boxer Braids

Boxer braids are totally the in-thing! And as the biggest 90s kid, I just had to find a way to create boxer braids for my lob! 
boxer braid lob mid-length hair
Separate your hair into two halves, tie one side. Begin to braid one half of your hair by taking a one inch chunk close to your parting. Begin to do a dutch braid (crossing over, rather than under) and pick up hair to add to the outer strands as you go. Pull tightly as you go along.

braided hairstyles for a lob 

When all of your hair is included in the braid, braid the lengths in a dutch braid. Repeat on the other side.

boxer braids lob mid length hair

Out of all the braided hairstyles for a lob, I really think that this one takes the trend crown!

 The Triple Threat

Ok.. so I sort of stumbled across this hair braid by accident, hence the made up, utterly ridiculous, X-Factor style name! When I was just sitting and messing with my hair, as you do, I ended up combining three braids and looping them around each other to create this cute ponytail braid. 

braided updo for lob shoulder length hair

 Scoop the two sections of hair above your earlobes backwards and grab a chunk of hair from the center of your head at the same height. Ensure the bottom section of your hair is still loose. Create a dutch braid (crossing the hair over each other, rather than under). Secure with a hair tie.

braided hair tutorial

Take the bottom section of hair and divide into two. Dutch braid both sections.

braided ponytail for lob

Cross the two smaller braids over the large braid and then tuck the loose braid ends over the braid.  Secure with bobby pins.

blonde braided lob ponytail braid tutorial for mid length hair

Wonder if this is the type of triple threat that gets Simon Cowell going?

Half Up Half Down Ponytail Braid
Half up and half down braids are some of the prettiest out there, and this lob ponytail braid is made for mid-length hair!
half up half down braid tutorial

Begin by taking a small chunk of hair from close to your parting and french braid for about three inches. When the french braid has reached behind your ears, braid the rest of the hair as a detached braid. Secure. Repeat on the other side.

half up half down fishtail braid lob

Take the two braids and secure in a low ponytail behind your head. Undo the rest of the braids length and create a fishtail braid. Secure with a hair tie, spritz with hairspray and then pull the strands gently with your fingers to add volume.

how to create effortless beach waves for your lob

Give your lob beachy waves by curling with a curling wand, then gently separating.

wavy beachy lob with braid

Ta-da! Lob braid wins again!

Did you try any of these braided hairstyles on your lob? Let me know!!

P.S. I took my other half to his first ever fashion event this week (Cairns Central Spring Meets Summer Launch) and he had to sit in the front row with me! **Insert evil laugh** Here's a GIF for your amusement:
Cairns Central Spring Meets Summer launch fashion blogger
Ah... the perks of being a Cairns fashion blogger.

cairns fashion blogger Rachel Holliday


  1. Aww the gif is so cute Rachel! seriously, I am so bad about doing the hair lol I need to watch YouTube and follow every step lol

  2. Love it!

  3. I hadn't heard the "lob" word before, I'm guessing it's long and something? Anyway you make these styles look so easy to do, very impressed

  4. I love all those styles!!!

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  5. I wish my hair was this easy to braid. All styles are so cute and seem to be super simple. Practice is always key. It's hard with all my curls though.

  6. The last two braided hairstyles are quite new to me, and I hope this will work for my thick hair. ♥ Hope you could check out my latest travel and challenge posts. Hope to hear from you soon!

    Love, Airish
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  7. These are the cutest hairstyle! Love them! :)

  8. I love the look! You look great!!!

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  9. haha love the gif!
    Great styles too!

    x Sandra

  10. I absolutely love braided hair styles but always thought my hair was too short to wear them myself. I'm definitely going to try out your tips, starting with the boxer braids which I'm going to try and do for work today :) x

  11. The first style is definitely favourite, featuring two individual braids - they look so pretty in your hair Rachel!! :)

  12. I love all 3 hairstyles! You really suit them! :) xx

  13. I'm amazed at how well you braid your own hair, Rachel! I can braid other's hair beautifully but am a hot mess with my own. Like I have two feet instead of hands.

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  14. I love these different ways to braid your hair! It is very helpful especially if you are going out to an event or just casually going about with your day. These are such versatile looks that work for any occasion :)

  15. What a great post :)
    Thanks for sharing!
    xx Katha

  16. These hairstyles are the bomb... love! My favorite is the triple threat.

  17. Those braids, you're looking so adorable sweetie! <3 Happy Thursday! xxx Frederique

  18. Oh very cute ideas darling

  19. You're so talented at braiding! I think the half up half down style is my favourite but they all look great!

    Hope you're having a wonderful week :) The fashion event sounds like fun!

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  20. Oh I was really excited when I saw it was another hair post! I don't normally search for those but I really enjoy yours. The triple threat and half up look are my faves!


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  21. hehehe love love this!
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  22. Such a nice post! I'll try these tips, look very easy :)) thanksfor sharing and have a nice day!

  23. Ooh I need to try this, love this style :)

    Happy Friday xx

  24. Cute hairstyles! I have a lob and didn't know how to braid it before you!


  25. I love braids, especially on bad hair days! You created some lovely hairstyles here, I love the second one, so romantic!


  26. Oh I wish I was able to do all these cute fun styles with my curly hair but it's not as easy for me, plus I have long hair. All your styles are so cute and seem to be super simple for you to do. xx

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  27. The half up half down braid is so pretty!

  28. I love it, babe!I tried only this boxer braids. But love braids in general! :)

  29. Wow you make it so easy to do. But I struggle dong my own braids. :D

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  30. Thanks for these wonderful hairstyle ideas! I love the last one :)
    You are so pretty

    Such an interesting and creative post! Love it! The outfit ideas are amazing! Thanks for sharing beauty

  31. These all look so cute, need to try them. I usually only do boxer braids.


  32. Oh, you're good at this. Nice!

  33. All of the looks are lovely ones, especially the last one! Have to try that for myself! Xx

  34. Amazing! I'll definitely try! Thanks for sharing Rachel!
    Happy new week

  35. Oh my, such fun braids! I love the lob braid best myself, but all are super cute. I bet you guys had a great time at the fashion event!


  36. Oh wow ! Amazing Hair styles - you looks so fabulous ! Thanks for sharing.

  37. Love these hair styles! Great post beautiful, Rachel.
    Xx, Raysa


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