TOP 3 BRAIDS TO CREATE THE CROWN BRAID HAIRSTYLE
For a great look at any time of the year, Crown Braids are where it’s at. Whether you’re looking for a subtle look or something a bit more whimsical, the variety of their appearances and multiple braids to choose from are endless. A crown braid, in our opinion, is your best headband. It adds great texture to your updo that can be seen from all angles.
Our top 3 braids to use to create this look are the ever so popular dutch braid, the gorgeous fishtail, or the versatile and super easy pull-through braid, (which has you using elastics rather than actually braiding). Keep on hand a few bobby pins for those ends to be secured in place and just like that, you are ready for any occasion.
Here are some of our favorites styled by talented artists from our Beyond the Ponytail community.
#1 The Dutch Crown Braid
The Dutch Crown Braid is an all-time favorite. With its traditional 3 strand braid that wraps around the head and is pulled apart for volume, this one might take a little bit of practice to get it right, (and your arms might ache a little). It’s definitely a great look for casual and formal occasions.
**(HOT TIP)** If your hair is long enough, you can part your hair down the middle and put it into two ponytails. Once the ponytails are braided, wrap your braids around the crown of your head and bobby pin into place.
#2 The Fishtail Crown Braid
If you want to explore different braids to use in your crown braids, the fishtail is a perfect choice. With its intricate detail, this fishtail gives it the texture and volume that without a doubt, will have heads turning for a closer look.
#3 The Pull-Through Crown Braid
The Pull-through braid is a fantastic one to use if you want the look of a braid but actually don’t know-how. Get your small elastics out and start making some ponytails around the head. This braid is a series of ponytails connected together and pull apart for volume and texture. An absolute stunner every time!