The crown braid is reminiscent of the Greek goddess trend that we are embracing now. Pull some tendrils around the edges or braid the crown around a loose chignon and you’ve got a classic Greek look. Or you can wear the crown braid on its own for a cute feminine look or even an elegant updo. It’s all about the details. Here are a few popular crown braid looks you can try (with info about how to pull them off):
Instead of braiding your hair right next to the hairline, set it back a few inches to expose your bangs and some other framing pieces. If your hair is long enough, just start braiding the strand from just under one of the ears, and wrap the braid around your head to tuck under the nape of your neck. If your hair is shorter, braid two pieces starting from the nape of your neck and pull them to meet at your crown. Tuck them under and pin in place.
For a classic look, try this chunk braid. Like the headband braid, you’ll start with two braids from the nape of your neck, but you’ll be using all of your hair for the braids, not just a small section. Create two chunky braids and wrap them around your head, right next to the hairline. Tuck the ends under and pin in place.
The classic crown braid is basically a French braid that you run sideways along the hairline. You can either run the braid to the nape of the neck and tie it off, or you can continue the braid all the way around, using up all your hair. Just tuck the end under and pin it, like a chignon.
Instead of braiding your hair like the classic braid, tie a fishtail braid instead. Then wrap the two (or more) braids around each other to form a crown. You can use all your hair to create an updo look, or you can focus on the upper half for the braid and then leave the rest hanging down straight in the back.
If you have shorter hair, you might struggle with the crown braid. With the faux crown, you can create the look even with shorter hair. Just divide your hair into four quarters, and braid each into a long braid (or as long as possible). Then wrap each of the braids into the crown around your head, tucking under the tails as you go. If you have very short hair, you won’t be able to pull this off, but those with shoulder length hair should have no trouble.
Crown Braid with Flowers
This one’s easy: Just choose any of the crown braid looks you like and add fresh or faux flowers just behind the crown. You can even use a flower headband and just braid it into the style.
What is your favorite crown braid look?