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Thursday, May 17, 2012 Lessons From The Pros: The Perfect Braid Crown

We’re always secretly jealous of cute braiding styles we see on blogs and out in the street, but always end up opting for the five-second bun or ponytail instead. That is, until our hairstylist showed us how easy it is to re-create this awesome braid that will crown you babe for the day. Here’s how to master your favorite new braid in five simple steps.

1. First things first, split your hair down the middle. Don’t worry about making a perfectly straight line, just get as close as you can.

2. Starting at the nape of the neck, braid your hair forward toward your forehead. Fasten with a small elastic band. Repeat on the other side. When you’re finished with this step, you should have have pretty awkward front braids (see below).

 

 

3. Wrap your braids to see how it will look, then decide which one you want to be on the bottom.

4. Cross that one over your head like a headband and pin into place with a few bobby pins. Repeat on the other side, crossing it over the first braid.

5. Pull a few pieces of hair out around your face to make it look more messy and modern.

 

 

6. Toss on a ’90s floral dress, sheer blouse or rocker tee to add a little edge to your sweet new ‘do.

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  1. McKenna

    I actually did this look this morning! I did it the exact same way. I did it after being inspired by the hairstyles in the pictures on your website! Love it

    May 17, 2012 at 9:15 pm

  2. Courtney

    I tried it. It was my first time french braiding so that probably hurt my cause xD I really liked it. But my brother said I looked like Princess Leia. So I’m gonna let my hair grow out some more before doing it again. But I love it. It looks so good in the picture. I hope I can get that good someday!!! xD

    May 18, 2012 at 7:56 am

  3. dani

    sick

    May 18, 2012 at 8:56 am

  4. Patricia

    The model still looks so beautiful even when she only has two weird front braids (Jealous!!)

    I will def try this look. Very nice!

    May 18, 2012 at 10:05 am

  5. The Slim Diva

    I have been wearing wigs and weaves for a while and I think it’s time to start wearing my natural hair. I’m definitely going to try this. Thanks.

    May 20, 2012 at 9:52 am

  6. jennifer

    Oh such a beautiful girl and I love the hair! I just have to test it tomorrow before school.

    May 20, 2012 at 11:03 am

  7. María Figueroa (@Malejafigue)

    I Just LOVE this tutorials!! They are so very helpfull!!! Thanks!!
    XOXO, Maria from SS

    http://speakinginstyle.blogspot.com/

    May 21, 2012 at 9:09 pm

  8. Emily

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for finally explaining in a way that got through my thick skull. I’m gonna rock this ish all summer long. Y’all are the best.

    June 3, 2012 at 6:58 pm