Crown Braid

Processed with VSCO with f2 preset Processed with VSCO with f2 preset

Recently I FINALLY mastered the crown braid (after months of trial and error), so I wanted to share my method of success with all of you!

There are several ways to create the crown braid, but I've found this to be the easiest way:
  1. Begin by parting your hair down the middle and braid your hair into standard, low pigtails and secure each with an elastic.image
  2. Next, pull the braid apart a bit to add volume and texture. Be careful not too pull too much, especially if you have a lot of hair like me!
  3. Place one of the braids across the top of your head and secure it tightly with bobby pins. Spray your bobby pins with hairspray before putting them in your hair to help keep them in place. Repeat with the other braid and lie it in front of, behind, or on top of the other braid, depending on how thick/long your hair is and what type of look you're going for. I layered mine one in front of the other.
  4. Be sure to pin down your hair by your ears where the braids started — it may stick up and bit when you pin the braids up.
  5. Finally, secure with hairspray and pull out some baby hairs out to frame your face.
    You're done! 
I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial and this hairstyle as much as I do! If you recreate this look, tag me in your photos on Twitter and Instagram @abbysaylor — I'd love to see it!

If you're having trouble following this tutorial and would like to watch it being done, I found this video to be helpful. :)

Check out my other hair tutorials:


  1. Justin Armbruster
    July 9, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    You are so pretty and smart! You must make someone every happy!

  2. Justin Armbruster
    July 9, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    Darn autocorrect! Very not every!

  3. July 14, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    Wow, this hairstyle looks so much more complicated than it actually is! Haha, I have ALOT of hair too so pancaking braids can be a little bit of a struggle!
    Aleeha xXX

    • July 29, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      Right?! This is definitely the easiest method by far, whether you have long, short, thick, or even thin hair! Thank you so much for reading, Aleeha! 🙂

  4. July 20, 2016 / 10:42 am

    This is so cute!

    • July 22, 2016 / 12:09 pm

      Thank you, Lys! It’s the best way to keep your hair up and out of your face on hot summer days 🙂 Thanks for reading!

    • July 29, 2016 / 4:49 pm

      Thank you so much, Evelina! It’s such a simple undo that looks anything but simple. Thanks for reading & I hope you enjoy my previous and upcoming hairstyle posts as well! 🙂