There is a lot you can do with your hair if you like to braid it. And you don’t even have to braid all of your hair. As a matter of fact, this twisted crown braid style is just one of your options if you only want a portion of your hair to be braided while the reset flies free with the wind.

Not to reinforce gender stereotypes but this style really does give you a princess look. So maybe men with long hair could also give it a shot and look like princes from ancient civilizations. They certainly could’ve tried that with Brad Pitt in Troy, couldn’t they?

Hollywood hits and misses apart, if you were looking for a guide for yourself, we’ve got it right here.

Step 1: Release the Hair to Your Dominant Hand

Depending on whether you are left-handed or right, you should let your hair fall to your dominant side. Then you should pick two strands of your hair near your hairline and hold them each in one hand.

Step 2: Braid the Hair

Start braiding your hair in such a way that one strand is at the bottom while the other is on top. Add some hair to the strand that is at the bottom. Now move the bottom strand to the top and the top to the bottom.

Step 3: Add Hair to the Bottom Strand and Twist

Continue the above-mentioned pattern till both strands reach your ears. Remember to keep adding hair to the strand at the bottom while also flipping both strands to the opposite side simultaneously. This is to make sure your crown braid is twisted.

If you’re not able to do this organically, you should try curling your hands as you go along the braiding process. Adjust the strands when you reach your ears. If it looks the way it is supposed to, continue the process till you reach the neck. Do the same on the other side.

It’s important to make sure that the braid is tight to get the crown look.

Step 4: Stop Adding Hair to the Bottom Strand

Continue the process till you reach the end of your hair length. Make sure you don’t add more hair to the bottom strand if you run out. That’s why you need to make the calculation before you start braiding.

Step 5: Tuck the Rope

Twist the last part of the crown braid to make sure it looks like a rope. Then you should tuck the rope part under the braid and secure the whole arrangement using Bobby pins.

This is one of the easiest braiding hairstyles you could go for if what you’re looking for is an elegant look. You could also try this if you are aiming for a hipster look. You might just be able to pull it off if you’re confident enough. If you can get the braiding about right, the rest is all about presentation, don’t you think?