Thursday, May 5, 2011

Braided Crown Tutorial




Where I live, summers are suffocatingly hot. Because of the humidity and heat, my hair normally finds it's way into a ponytail. However, this is a fantastic alternative to summer's signature hairstyle. This my friends, is a Braided Crown - the slightly more sophisticated version of Heidi Braids. However, I have to admit that I saw this first on A Cup of Jo.

Here is a little tutorial for this updo. You can either watch the video or follow the photos.



You're going to need some hairspray. My roommate in college got me hooked on this stuff.

You'll also need bobby pins, lots of bobby pins.

First, make two loose braids.

Wrap the first braid around the front of your head, fairly close to your hair line and pin in place.

Wrap the other braid around the back of your head and tuck the ends into the first braid.

This is what the other side will look like. You can twist your hair to cover the bare spots.

Now all you have to do is spray it all in place! Voila! 


40 comments:

Chelsea said...

very pretty!!!!!

Olivia Grace said...

LOVE this! We need cute updo's like this in Louisiana with all our heat and humidity! You look so pretty:)

Alexis Kaye said...

I love it! I'm all for new ways to pull my hair up in the hot summer! Thanks for your comment yesterday. I love the Dove campaign too, I just wasn't getting the point yesterday! haha, I posted a follow up today :) I feel much better! You're awesome!

Natalie @ NS Pottery said...

You are gorgeous! I just cut my hair so no fun braids for me :(

Wiccan Witch said...

pretty hair indeed :))

Home-style Hodepodge said...

It looks so good! I wish ,my hair was long enough :( boo.

ps. your husband is one lucky guy. you sure are a looker!

jessica said...

so pretty! i love braids!
definitely have to try this out!!

ps: i'm hosting a giveaway... hope you'll join in!

SavedthruLove said...

you look gorgeous! :)

♥cheche

Jen Hammer said...

i love your version! as i was scrolling through i was like, why is this hair tutorial SO familiar? then i realized i just saw it this morning on a cup of Jo too! haha. i like how you added the cute headband :) oh and your eyes...they're insane! i'm jealous!

Lindsay J Neumann said...

I would definitely try it out but...well I don't think I have enough hair :) haha! It looks very gorgeous/elegant on you though.

Laura Nelson said...

you look gorgeous, I love your hair! I just tried this too, my hair is barely long enough...but it's still cute :)
You are a greek goddess! :)

Tunes and Spoons said...

so so very beautiful! i can't wait for my hair to grow out a bit more so i can do this!!!

Stephanie said...

I saw this on Cup of Jo and loved it! It looks great on you! My hair isn't quite long enough, but now I want to grow it out even more. Beautiful!

Stefany said...

I love this! I saw it on Joanna's blog too and fell in love. I need tons of practice though, I suck at all things that have to do with styling my own hair, haha. :)

Missy said...

so cute! I wonder how it would look with curly hair. hmm. One of these days I should try it out.
And I use the same hairspray. sometimes even if I don't need any in my hair, I just like the smell of it.

Jhen.Stark said...

So cute!

Vivienne said...

you've got THE most gOrgeOus eyes!!! wow x love the braids x

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Brooke said...

oh my goodness so pretty and I love your headband :D

The Soul Anchor said...

I'm going to do this over the weekend!!!!! Thank you!

arielle @ a beautiful journey. said...

aw woohoo, i love braids. i'm definitely going to have to try this! it looks beautiful! :)

Alyssa Rae said...

your so cute:P
someday I'll have enough hair for that:P

Tatiana said...

You are gorgeous! I loved this!
To bad my hair will never make it to that length. I would so rock that style if I had enough hair, though.

Amylou said...

very pretty! I love the headband. It really adds to it and makes it elegant!

Bon Bon said...

Stunning! Love the headband too! And the fun outfit. You look like your ready to travel the world:-) xoxo

Lori said...

pretty!! :)

Janette said...

So nice..but I don't think my hair is long enough to wrap around my big ol' head...
Janette, the Jongleur

Leanna said...

This is so pretty! I wish I could do this with my hair... I have SUPER thick hair, though, so I think it would fall down after 10 minutes. haha. Perhaps I'll try it out sometime, though, just to see. :)

Carlota said...

WOOO!! I love it, I´ll try it :). I´m a new follower. kiss kiss

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Emily said...

Loved it! You make it look so easy. And I may or may not be offended by the learning at 6 or 10 how to braid hair... I have no clue how old I was (but I think a lot older) and suck at braiding my hair. ;)

Hannah said...

Ooh I love this! My mom is getting remarried in June...my sister and I may need to try this out for it :)

xo

Megan said...

doing this...

Heart n Soul said...

What a great idea...nice to find your beautiful blog.

Abigail said...

Awww! Now I REALLY want my long hair back!!!! ;( I just got 10 inches of my hair cut off about a month ago, and donated it so that it could be a wig for some who has cancer.... Now my hair goes *just barely* to my shoulders. Oh well... it'll grow back... *hopefully*
Anyways, I LOVE your blog! I just found it the other day, and it's awesome! I'm a 13 (almost 14!) year-old, red-headed, piano-playing, homeschooled, pastors daughter.
Also, I was just wondering... What denomination are you and your husband? Presbyterian, Baptist, Catholic, etc,....
Giving GOD the Glory!
~Abby♥

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Ali said...

ooo that is very pretty! must try :)

Mrs. Julius said...

you have the most gorgeous eyes! so pretty. i love the hairdo too. thanks for following! I'm now a new follower! :)

Yean

Kaycie said...

You look stunning!!

Elizabeth said...

lovely style you look stunning hun

Glory said...

Gorgeous!
Thanks for the tutorial!
& you look beautiful!!
<3

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Anonymous said...

It is very helpful!

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