Crown Rope Twist Braid | Updo Hairstyles

October 06, 2013

Yes, it is time for another super cute updo, especially with all of the school homecoming dances going on nationwide.

Today we want to show you an updo that we love, which is actually a variation of our own Crown Braid {Milkmaid or Carousel Braid} tutorial from exactly two years ago. That tutorial now now has nearly 2.5 million views on YouTube!

Crown Twist | Cute UpdosCGH#3 volunteered to be my model for this one, and she was the one who wanted me to show you how to do this using a rope braid/twist.

I personally love how this version tucks in better than the regular crown braid did, and that the hairstyle still maintains no part lines on top…

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Notice how radiant CGH#3 looks while wearing this braid… it simply is beautiful and a definite comment getter! {In fact, imagine this adorable hairstyle with little flowers tucked into the twist for a wedding or other formal occasion!}

I think you will all agree that this hairstyle is simply FANTABULOUS!

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If you take a photo of your own recreation of this hairstyle, on either yourself or your daughter, please be sure to tag us on Instagram with @CuteGirlsHairstyles and hashtag #CGHCrownTwist and your photo may be reposted on our IG this week! My girls are the judges, so please be creative!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 small hair elastic, 2-4 bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by creating a deep part on the left side of the head…
  2. Pick up a small section of hair by the left ear and begin forming a rope braid {you want to twist both strands of hair to the right first, then cross the front strand over the back strand, which which will keep the twist from unraveling}…
  3. Continue the rope twist, adding hair only to the front side of the hair {as you twist, keep it close to the front of the face, then move around just above the opposite ear, and then near the nape of the neck, etc}…
  4. When your twist gets close to the other ear, you will not have enough hair to add into the twist. {It is very important to keep the twist tight against the head at this point, or you will have loose hair when you place the rest of the twist on the head.} At this point, continue a regular rope braid with the rest of the hair and secure with an elastic…
  5. Now take the end of the rope twist and wrap it up and around the beginning of the twist in front, gently placing it directly behind the original twist…
  6. Feel free to tuck the twist under the front twist, in order to create the look of a seamless braid…
  7. Simply add bobby pins to secure any place in the braid where things do not look right, or you need additional security.
  8. Add hairspray {if desired}.

Please feel free to leave me a comment below letting us know what you think of this cute updo hairstyle!  As always, if you loved this hairstyle, please feel free to share it!

Happy Hairdoing!

20 thoughts on “Crown Rope Twist Braid | Updo Hairstyles

  1. Sorry this is my. Second comment but I have a school prom coming up in a few days and I wondered if you had any simple hairstyles for my prom that are suitable for someone with a fringe thx xx

  2. I love your all your hairstyles and think they are absolutely amazing but sadly my mum struggles with the daddy do hairstyles do you have any tutorials which are really really easy please???

  3. I luv ur hair tutorials I am only 10 and ur tutorials make my hair look amazing thx sooooo much .

    Teasy xx
    P.s. could u do a mermaid braid tutorials thx

  4. very easy to do on yourself!! I did this one for my school musical to get my hair out of my face and have done it for everyday doings too!

  5. Hi, Mindy! All of your hairstyles are incredible! I was wondering if you would do a video on hairstyles for super long hair. (My hair goes to my hips). Thank you!

  6. Oh my gosh, this is soo darling! When I have twin girls(I’m only 15) I’m definately going to do this for church! Love it!

  7. You’re daughters seriously have amazing hair to work with. Now I can do hair and my daughter’s hair is not as silky and has to be practically wet to make a hairstyle like this. She inherited a bit of my natural curl. I love all your hairstyles. thanks for sharing. I wish my daughter smiled the whole time I did her hair! lol

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