How to Make Braids Along the Hairline

by Alice Stewart ; Updated September 28, 2017

A French braid will sit neatly around the hairline.

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Braiding is the technique of weaving together strands of hair or rope to create an interlaced pattern. The best way to braid along the hairline is to use a French braid. A French braid uses new sections of hair throughout the braiding process to create a neat braid that lies close to the scalp. You can adjust the thickness of the braid to create an individual hairstyle that reflects your personality and style.

Items you will need

  • Paddle brush
  • Hair elastic
  • Hair grip
  • Hairspray
Step 1

Run the paddle brush through the hair to remove any knots.

Step 2

Separate a 1-inch thick section of hair on the the hairline, just above the right ear.

Step 3

Pull all of the remaining hair back into a ponytail and secure it with a hair elastic.

Step 4

Divide the 1-inch section of hair into three equal-sized sections. Separate the three sections of hair so that one is on the left, one on the right and one in the middle.

Step 5

Cross over the section of hair on the left into the middle position. Cross over the section of hair on the right into the middle position.

Step 6

Pick-up a 1-inch thick section of hair from directly underneath the braid on the hairline. Add this new section to the original middle section of the braid.

Step 7

Repeat Steps 5 and 6, until you have braided along the entire hairline.

Step 8

Secure the end of the braid in place with several hair grips. Shield the eyes and spray the braid with the hairspray.


  • Braiding along the hairline requires hair that is at least shoulder-length.

    If the hair is frizzy you may want to straighten it with heated straighteners prior to braiding.


  • Only spray hairspray in properly ventilated areas.

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About the Author

Alice Stewart is an experienced freelance writer who has specialized in creating unique and informative Web content since 2005. Her previous clients include the Times Online, Wizz Air, Cyprus Air, BMI, Highland Experience and Scottish Tours. Stewart studied English language and law at Oxford F.E. College and completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in performing arts in 2007.