How to Create a Crown Braid
Braids aren’t going anywhere, so we are breaking down the easiest way to pull off a pretty crown braid (they look hard, we know, but it’s easier than you think). Plus, why buy a headband, when you can make one using your own hair?
Whether you have an event and need a quick style or you simply want your hair out of your face for weekend errands, this easy updo does the trick. The pulled together style can be dressed up with a few studded pins and it can double as your daughter’s new go-to ‘do for ballet practice, gymnastic meets, or soccer matches.
Follow These Steps
- For fuller braids—and if you have spare time—curl several large sections of hair beforehand and spritz with a texturizing spray, like Amika Un.Done Texture Spray ($24, sephora.com).
- Divide your hair down the center, creating two equal sections.
- Create a three-strand braid with each section, making sure to keep them on the side of your head (not behind) and secure with a clear elastic, like Goody Ouchless Mini Elastics ($5, target.com).
- Pull one of the braids on top of your head, keeping it several inches away from your forehead, and use bobby pins to secure it across your head.
- Do the same with the other side, tucking the tails of both braids underneath the larger sections to conceal them. Tip: Don’t try to loosen up the braids, as this will happen naturally as you wear them. Spritz again with the texturizing spray to lock everything in place.