May 19, 2013
Are you looking for a trendy hair style that will give you the best of both worlds and will take less than five minutes? (aren’t we all!) Well guess what, I found one! Today’s hair tutorial is quick, easy and very versatile: The Half Crown Braid! Follow the steps below to tackle this adorable ‘do’!
Steps 1, 2, & 3: Start by taking a 1-2 inch section of hair on one side of your head (a little above your ear). Split that section into 3 pieces and start making a traditional (plait) braid.
Steps 4, 5, & 6: While making your braid, angle it so that it wraps around the back of your head. Then secure the end with a small elastic. Repeat on the other side of your head.
Step 7: Take the end of the first braid and gently wrap it around to the other side of your head. Place it where you like it, and then secure it in place with a bobby pin.
Step 8: Repeat Step 7 on the other side and tuck the end of the second braid behind the first braid, again securing with a bobby pin.
Depending on how much time you have or where you’re going, you can play around with this style’s finished look. To up the drama, before Step 1, you can tease the crown of your hair to give an elegant finish! Or once finished, you can curl the ends of your hair to soften the look as well! No matter what you do to make this style your own, you can’t beat the fact that the basic ‘do’ took you five minutes to pull off!