October 06, 2011

Braided Crown | Updo Hairstyles

I have been wanting to upload this Braided Crown hairstyle for along time, having been asked for it a ton, but I wanted it to be perfect just for you!

Crown Braid {Side}

There are so many tutorials out there that teach you how to do the crown braid, but ours was intended to be one of the most clean and crisp variations of the style. What I mean is that some variations use a ponytail on top from which you pull strands down into the crown braid. I do not particularly like that version as it leaves a bump and hole on the top of the head. {It also makes the crown appear more like a braided wheel with spokes.} Our version is intended to look like a braided halo was simply placed on the head.

The Crown Braid uses the Dutch Braiding technique, but you simply pull the hair in on top only from the front. This is what makes the hairstyle to look so simple and clean, and allows for the braid to pop out.

Crown Braid {Front}

Crown Braid {Back}

This braid style is perfect for so many occasions such as Renaissance festivals, Oktoberfest, Halloween princess hair, weddings, flower girls, prom, homecoming, graduation, baptism/communion, etc. It is particularly great for cheer, gymnastics, ballet, and other sports due to its tight braiding.   The style even makes for very pretty skirt curls in a second-day ‘do!  Enjoy!

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

Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Happy Hairdoing!

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