What’s the one accessory that can make you feel like a Queen?
A crown, of course!
But, not all women can afford a diamond-studded tiara. The easiest solution? A crown braid! Crown braids are chic and elegant with just the right amount of edge. They look great on all hair types and textures. Also, if you’re working in a field that requires you to be on the go constantly (like a chef or a fitness trainer), you’ll most likely want to keep your hair off your face with style. A crown braid serves that purpose perfectly.
Check out the next section to learn how to do a crown braid yourself and look like the queen that you are!
How To Do A Crown Braid
A crown braid consists of a braid (or two braids) that follows the circumference of your head. Start off by figuring out what type of braid you want. Do you want a fishtail crown braid? Or one done with a Dutch braid? To know more about the types of braids you can choose from, check out this article.
What You Need
- Hair brush
- Texturizing spray
- Bobby pins
- Elastic bands
How To Do
- Brush your hair to remove all knots and tangles.
- Part your hair the way you prefer it – down the middle or on one side. Your crown braid will begin and end on either side of the parting. You can also weave a crown braid without any parting.
- While the crown braid most commonly starts at the front of the head, there are some exceptions like the milkmaid braid. If you want to start the crown braid from behind, you can part your hair at the back and weave your braid forward.
- Pick up some hair from the front and divide it into the required sections based on the type of braid you want. Begin weaving the braid from any one side of the parting. Keep adding hair to the braid as you go.
- Once you reach the back, bend the braid to align with the curve of the head. Continue braiding until you reach the other side of your parting.
- If you have long hair, continue braiding a regular braid with the remaining hair. Tie the ends with an elastic band, tuck it within the main crown braid, and pin it in place.
- Pancake the braid to make it look bigger. Insert bobby pins throughout the crown braid to secure it in place. It’s always good to use bobby pins that match your hair color.
- Finish off the hairdo with a generous hit of hairspray.
Now that you know how to do a crown braid, check out these 20 stunning styles that you’ll definitely fall in love with.
20 Stunning Crown Braid Hairstyles
1. Classic Crown Braid
The classic crown braid is extremely easy to achieve. Start a Dutch braid from the front of your head and follow the curve of your head until you reach back the starting point. This timeless hairstyle is perfect for weddings and prom.
2. Fishtail Milkmaid Braid
The fishtail milkmaid braid begins at the back. But you can always take it up a notch – like in this hairstyle. Weave a cascading braid at the front until you reach the back and then continue weaving a regular fishtail braid. This gorgeous hairdo looks great on sundresses and boho outfits.
3. Scarfed Crown Braid
Using a scarf as a part of a braid is a huge trend right now. Take some hair from one side of your head and clip up the rest of your hair. Fold the scarf and hold it at the center. Placing the center behind the middle section, join each half of the scarf to the side sections. Weave the braid into a crown. You can do this crown in a half updo style to create a fun beach-ready look.
4. The U Dutch Crown Braid
The U Dutch crown braid is one of the most common gym hairstyles, and rightly so. It keeps your hair off your face while looking stylish. There are two ways you can achieve this look. First, you can weave a Dutch braid and curve it to form the ‘U’ before continuing to braid till the end. Or, you can weave two Dutch braids (one on either side), and fold them at the back to form the ‘U.’
5. Crown Braided Updo
Doesn’t this look hairdo look heavenly? This crown braid is pretty easy to do by yourself. Braid your hair from the front. Once you reach the back, continue to weave the braid until the end of your hair instead of following the circumference of your head. Do this on either side. Wrap the braids at the back to form a braided bun. Use hair pins to secure the updo. Finish off with a hint of hairspray.
6. Pancaked Crown Braid
Weave a crown fishtail braid. Once your hair is all secure and pinned up, pancake the inner side of the braid to add volume to it. Pull out some loose strands from the front to frame your face and add a romantic vibe to the look.
7. Inside-Out Crown Braid
The inside-out crown braid is also called the Dutch braid. The middle section goes over the two side sections in the Dutch braid. Part your hair on one side and begin weaving a Dutch braid. Keep adding hair to the middle section as you weave the braid. Once you reach the front again, weave the remaining hair into a regular braid and tie it with an elastic band. Tuck the end of the braid into the main crown braid and pin it in place. You can pancake the crown braid to make it look bigger.
8. Half Fishtail Crown Braid
Who doesn’t love a good boho hairstyle? Weave two fishtail braids with the hair at the front and tie them together at the back near your crown with an elastic band. Wrap some hair around the elastic band to hide it from view. This hairstyle looks perfect on a floaty maxi dress.
9. The Hippie Crown Braid
We’ve all been through that phase where we wished we were hippies just grooving to music and roaming free. You can look like a happy hippie with this lovely hairstyle. Pick up some hair from the front on one side of your head and weave it into a fishtail braid. Secure it at the end with an elastic band. Do the same on the other side. Pin both the braids at the back below the crown, with one braid overlapping the other. Twist and tuck the ends, and use bobby pins to secure them in place.
10. Tri-Braided Crown
This lovely tri-braided crown is really easy to achieve. All you need to do is weave two fishtail braids with half your hair and pin them at the back of your head. This intricate style is perfect for bridesmaids and first dates.
11. Quadruple Crown Braid
This elegant hairstyle makes for a flawless bridesmaid look. Gather some hair at the front and weave it into a fishtail braid. On the same side, take some more hair and weave a regular three-strand braid. Secure both braids with elastic bands. Repeat the same on the other side. Take one fishtail braid, place it along the back of your head and pin it. Do the same with the other three braids.
12. Multiple Braided Crown Braid
This is one of those surreal bridal hairdos that will leave you (and everyone else) stunned. Part your hair deeply on one side and divide it into multiple small sections. Weave each section into a braid and tie them at the end with elastic bands. Wrap each braid along your head and pin it in place. Alternate the direction you wrap the braids in to give it a well-rounded look. Finish off with a generous spritz of hairspray.
13. Princess Crown Braid
All young girls want to look like a princess, and you can with this crown braid! Divide your hair into three sections: two small front sections and one large section comprising the rest of your hair. Weave one side section into a Dutch braid. Braid the hair along the curve of the head until you reach the front on the other side. Weave the remaining hair from the crown braid into a regular braid and place it in the front to finish the crown. Tie the rest of your hair in a high ponytail and insert a donut bun at its base. Divide the ponytail into four sections and twist each one until the end. Wrap and pin the twists around the donut bun to form a twisted bun. Finish off with a few spritzes of hairspray.
14. Greek Crown Braid
Divide your hair into four sections: two sides sections, a front to crown section, and a lower section. Weave all the hair in all the sections into two braids each. Pin each braid from the front-crown section to its respective side. Lift each of the braids from the lower section and pin it up to the crown, making sure they’re placed along the curve of your head. Now, just wrap the other braid along the circle formed by the front and lower sections. Use hair pins to secure all the braids in place.
15. Rope Crown Braid
The rope crown braid is made up of a twisted braid. Brush your hair to remove all knots and tangles. Part your hair deeply on one side. Pick up some hair from near the parting, from the side with more hair. Divide that section of hair into two and flip one side over the other to form a twist. Add more hair to the side closest to the front hairline and flip it over the other section again. Keep repeating this step as you weave the braid. Weave the twist until you reach the back of the ear on the other side of your head. Twist the remaining hair without adding more hair to it. Lift this part of the twist it and bring to the front, pinning it there. Pancake the twisted braid and spritz some hairspray onto it.
16. Viking Crown Braid
Now, this is a hairstyle that is truly fit for a queen. Part your hair down the middle. Gather the hair at the crown to create a bouffant. You can either backcomb your hair to create the bouffant or use a small chignon maker. Begin weaving a French braid from one side of your head until you reach the top of your ear. Then, weave the remainder of the hair from the braid into a regular three-strand braid. Repeat the same on the other side. Divide the rest of your hair into half to create a top section and a bottom section. Weave the top section into a French braid starting from one side. Once you reach the other side, weave the remaining hair into a four-strand braid. Place this four-strand braid in front of the bouffant, using pins to secure it. Unclip the last section of hair, divide it in half, and braid both sections into knot braids. Lift the braids and pin them to the sides of the bouffant.
17. Waterfall Crown Braid
For this hairstyle to really look like a waterfall, you’ll need to start off by curling your hair. Begin weaving a braid on one side of your head. After the first stitch, drop the top section of the braid and pick up a new top section. Keep doing this as you go. The dropping of the top section will make it look like a waterfall. Once you’ve reached the opposite side, pin the braid in place. Stunning, right?
18. Double Dutch Crown Braid
Part your hair in a slanted side parting at the front. Make sure your parting ends at the center of the crown. From the crown down, divide your hair into three sections: two side sections and one triangular center section. Weave the center section into a braid and pancake it. Roll up the braid into a bun and secure it to your head with bobby pins. Weave one side section into a Dutch braid and secure it at the end with an elastic band. Do the same with the other side section. Pancake both the side braids and pin them up near the bun.
19. Faux Crown Braid
This is also called the pull-through crown braid. Brush your hair to remove all tangles. Divide all your hair into small ponytails placed along the hairline of your head. Divide the ponytail near your left ear (the first ponytail) into two, and pass the ponytail above it (the second ponytail) through it. Join the divided hair of the first ponytail above the second ponytail and secure it with an elastic band. Now, divide the second ponytail into two and pass the third ponytail through it. Keep doing this until you reach the first ponytail again. If you have long hair, weave the rest of your hair in a pull-through braid, and place it along the front. Pancake the braid and spritz some hairspray on it.
20. Goddess Crown Braid
If you have kinky hair, this is the perfect crown braid hairstyle for you. It involves hair extensions, which really simplifies the hairdo. Apply some creme or gel to your hair to smoothen it down, and weave it in a braid. Wrap the braid into a low bun and pin it in place. Get yourself some Kanekalon hair extensions. Don’t remove the elastic band that is attached to the hair extensions. Weave all the extensions into a braid. Wrap the elastic band of the extensions around the bun and align the Kanekalon hair to your head. Secure it in place with hair pins.
Those were our picks of the 20 most stunning crown braid hairstyles. I hope these hairstyles inspire you to create your own version of the crown braid. Have any more questions about these beautiful hairstyles? Comment below to let us know!