Faux Crown Braid Tutorial

easy braided crown tutorial

The crown braid is a very popular hairstyle right now, but it’s a difficult braid to do.  With this in mind, I came up with a quick and easy braided crown tutorial that’s perfect for beginners.  Pretty much anyone can do this faux crown braid, unlike the true crown braid, which is an advanced braid.

crown braid tutorial

The three hundred and sixty degree effect of this braid is so pretty!  I get tons of compliments every time I wear my hair like this and it’s really easy to do.

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I love how feminine this hairstyle look from the front!  It pairs perfectly with a ruffled top or summer dress.  This hair style is also great for casual up-dos for summer parties and weddings.

easy braided crown

In the back, make sure to pin the braids as close together as possible so they look like one braid.

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5-10 bobby pins
2 clear elastic rubber bands (these are my favorite)
hair extensions (optional)

Tutorial Steps:
1. Part hair either on the side or in the middle.
2. Next separate out a 3 inch wide section of hair at the part line on one side.
3. Dutch braid the hair by crossing the outer strands over the middle sections as you incorporate hair into the braid.
4. Then gently pull apart the braid to make it big and fluffly.
5. Finally, secure with a rubber band.
6. Now, repeat steps 1-5 on the other side. (Now you should have dutch pigtails)
7. Then, wrap one of the braids around your head and secure it with bobby pins.
8. Wrap the second braid around the back of the head placing on top of the first braid and secure with bobby pins.
9. Now, tuck the tails of the braids under the opposite braid and secure with a bobby pin.
10. Finally, gently adjust braids and loose hair to make braids appear full of volume.

See more hairstyle tutorials here and see my tips for perfect braids here.


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