How do I create the braided crown?

For several seasons, the braided crown has continued to attract women with bohemian and romantic styles. Its major asset? It provides you with an elegant and elaborate finish whilst being an easy style to create. We look at this trend in detail.

This winter, the braided crown is a must-have you can adopt in all situations. Furthermore, it has attracted attention at several fashion shows during the Autumn-Winter 2015-2016 Fashion Weeks, notably that of Mara Hoffman in New York. As seen on the catwalk models, this style is set back from the forehead, completely opposite to previous seasons! However, it is still supposed to be loose and relaxed for a trendy and laid back look.

Who is it for?

This crown only suits people with mid-length to long hair. It is perfect if you wish to obtain a sophisticated look without overdoing it. In fact, this simple and modern hairstyle can be worn on all occasions, whether it be during the day or at night. In addition, it can be created in 5 minutes flat and suits all clothing styles, each time adding an irresistible easy-chic touch to your look.

How do I create it?

Firstly, wait 24 hours after shampooing your hair before you begin. This will prevent your hair from being too slippery. Untangle your hair carefully using a boar’s hair hairbrush. Mark out a clear middle parting, then form two classic plaits on each side. Hold them in place at the ends with a clear hair tie.

Pull the right hand side plait onto the top of your head and flatten it down, then hold it in place with flat hairpins. Repeat this with the left hand side plait, in keeping with the first plait. Use hairpins to hold this plait in place too. There you have it, your crown is formed. All you need to do is pull lightly on it to loosen it. To finish, apply Fix Spray for maximum hold.

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