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Crown Braids
Courtesy of Hairs How magazine

Crown Braids

By braiding the crown hair and allowing the remaining hair to frame the face you can achieve an interesting contrast of textures.


1

Crown Braids Step 1
Clip up the top hair on one side of your head, leaving the back hair free. Take a small section of hair at ear level and comb it straight.
2
Crown Braids Step 2
Start braiding quite tightly, doing one cross (right strand over centre, left over centre), and gradually bring more hair into the outside strands.
3
Crown Braids Step 3
Continue in this way, taking the braid towards the back of the head.
4
Crown Braids Step 4
Make another parting about 2.5cm/1in parallel to and above the previous braid, and repeat the process. Continue in this way until all the front hair has been braided. Scrunch the remaining hair into fulsome curls to increase the volume. Finally add a decorative Alice band.

Styling checklist

You will need...

large clip
comb
small covered bands
Alice band

Time: 15 minutes

Ease/difficulty: Needs practice.

Hair type: Mid-length to long, and naturally curly or permed

Tip

The volume of the curls can be increased by tipping your head forwards, then applying styling spray and scrunching the hair lying underneath.




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