If you want to try something new, then crown braids are a stylish and trendy way to wear your hair.
Also known as a halo braid, the elegant crown braid is a stunning hairstyle, whether you’re rocking a casual daytime look or dressing up for a special occasion.
Not only do crown braids look chic and sophisticated, but they’re also practical for keeping your hair out of your face.
In this tutorial, we’ll be showing you how to create a beautiful crown braid in a couple of ways that will turn heads and keep your hair looking chic all day long.
So, grab all the things you need and let’s get braiding!
How to Create a Crown Braid
Below you will find the step-by-step instructions to do full and half crown braids.
Method 1: Full-Crown Braid
To begin, divide your hair into two equal sections by parting it down the middle. To keep the two sections separate while you work, use a hair clip or scrunchy to secure one side of your hair.
This will prevent the two sides from getting mixed up. As you style your hair, be sure to contain any stray hairs that may escape.
Take the loose section and begin at the nape of the neck. Divide this section into 3 smaller strands.
If you find it difficult to keep the strands separate, you can use hair clips to hold each strand in place. This will make it easier for you to work with the hair as you move on to the next step of your styling process.
Create a reverse-French braid or a Dutch braid by crossing each strand under the other rather than over. Keep the braid somewhat tight as you make your way around the side of the head, starting at the nape of the neck.
It is important to keep the braid tight as you work to achieve the desired look. If the braid gets loose, you will not have the desired “crown-like” appearance.
To complete the braid, continue braiding across the top of your forehead until you reach the end. Use an elastic band to secure the braid in place. Leave the braid hanging down until you have finished the other side.
If you are worried about the braid coming undone, you can use a hair clip to secure it to the top of your head temporarily until you are ready to create the “crown” style.
Take the other section of your hair and starting at the top of the head, divide this section into three smaller strands. As you make your way around the side of the head, create a Dutch braid by crossing the strands under one another, as you had done earlier.
Keep braiding till you reach the nape of your neck. Once you have finished the braid, use a hair clip or elastic band to secure it in place.
To create the crown, take the braid on the left and gently pull it over your head from left to right, positioning it a little above your forehead. Using a bobby pin, secure the braid in place.
Next, take the other braid on the right side and gently pull it over your head from right to left, positioning it against the first braid. Using another bobby pin, secure the second braid also. Once done, the hairstyle will look like a crown at the top of your head.
Method 2: Half-Crown Braid
If you don’t want a full crown braid and want something more trendy and versatile, then you can try out the half-crown braid using the steps described below.
Using a rattail comb, section off the hair that will be braided and pull the tail of the comb in a “C” shape from behind one ear to behind the other ear.
Tie the rest of your hair with a scrunchie or clips to keep it out of the way while you’re braiding.
Sweep the crown section to either the left or right side, brushing the hair in the desired direction you want to braid and brushing out any knots or tangles.
Take a section of hair from the crown and separate it into three strands. Start French braiding from the base of the crown section and keep braiding over the head (just above your forehead) until the braid is behind the ear lobe on the opposite side.
Guide the braid down behind the ear lobe and continue braiding until you reach the end. Then, secure the end of the braid with a transparent elastic.
At the nape of the neck, join the braid with an unbraided section of hair and then secure the two sections together with a transparent elastic as close to the nape as possible.
Add some finishing touches by curling the unbraided hair with a curling wand. You could curl the face-framing hair towards your face to complete the look.
Now that you’ve learned how to create a beautiful crown braid, you can try out this elegant and versatile hairstyle for special occasions or add some sophistication to your everyday look.
With a little bit of practice and patience, you’ll be able to master this classic braid and impress your friends with your hair styling skills.
You can get creative and add your personal touch to your crown braid by incorporating colorful hair clips or accessories or experimenting with different braiding techniques to create a look that is uniquely yours. Happy braiding!