How to make a crown braid

A step-by-step guide to this spring’s prettiest up-do, the crown braid.

It’s the glamorous red carpet mainstay with the charm of the girl-next-door – this spring the crown braid is BACK and more beautiful than ever. A favourite with actresses like Sienna Miller and Jessica Alba, it might look like the kind of up-do that requires three pairs of hands, but it’s easy when you know how! Learn how to create this season’s most romantic hairstyle – whether the French Braid or Halo - in just a few simple steps.

 

FRENCH BRAID

How to make a crown braid


1 First, wash your hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner, then apply a volumizing mousse to your wet hair before drying. This will add the guts and texture that stops the braid from looking flat or coming loose.

 

2 Use a cushion brush to form a side-parting. Take a 1-inch section of hair from the front, split into three sections and lace over one another into a traditional braid.

 

3  With the next braid-cycle, add in another 1-inch section of hair split into three, and keep going across the forehead to the ear.

 

How to make a crown braid

 

 

 

 

4  Continue braiding down through the lengths. Repeat on the other side and secure both braids.

 

5  Gently pull the braid out to the sides to create a hair-band.

 

6  Coil the braids into a bun on the side at the nape of your neck and pin. Fix with hairspray.

 

 

 

 

HALO BRAID

 

How to make a crown braid

 

 

 

1 Turn your head upside down and brush in a side-parting diagonally up from the nape of your neck to your crown, bringing the hair forward towards your face.

 

2 Start braiding from behind your ear, working it forward and framing your face with it.

 

3 Secure on the other side with pins and apply a fine mist of shine spray.

 

 

 

How to make a crown braid

TOP TIP
If you have fine hair, go for the French Braid, if it’s thick, go for the Halo! If it is difficult to do it with a mirror, get help from a friend!

TOP TIP
Try twisting the hair before braiding – it’ll stop stands from coming loose, making it less fiddly a job! 

 

ΚΕΙΜΕΝΟ: ΦΩΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΕΣ: Gerrit Olivier