HOTD| Braided Crown


I was going out for lunch with a friend today and with the sun shining, I put it upon myself to have one last crack at this summer hairstyle. And to my surprise, it worked and I was very pleased!

First up, on ‘day old’ hair, I waved it using the Tony and Guy Deep Barrel Waver all over as I was aiming for a messy look. I spritz through some salt spray for some texture then moved on to the fiddly bit.

I parted my hair from the back of one ear to the other just in front of the crown. I tied up the remainder of the hair and swept the front to one side and grabbed a small section behind the ear, split it into 3 sections and started my plait. I did a ‘Dutch Braid’ and continued to add sections to my hair from the loose front section moving around my head towards the other ear. Before using all the loose hair, I untied the back of my hair to allow me to continue all the way around. The hair had run out behind the original ‘starting’ ear, you carry on the braid without adding hair, most important continuing holding the hair plaiting upside-down. This ensures the plait can be pulled forward and sit nicely.

Tie with a small elastic, and bobby-pin into place round your hair. Give the plait a tug and fluff to make it ‘messy’ and loosen some strands around the ears to get that boho look.

What do you think? Have you tried a Crown Braid?



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