I am totally in love with this braided crown princess hairstyle. The simple braids come together to give a natural crown that reminds you of a beautiful crown. This is definitely an updated elegant hairstyle that works great for everyday style as well as ideal for weddings, prom, and any event. If you’ve been looking for a new way to braid your hair, this is going to become your new favorite!
Braided Crown Princess Hairstyle
This braided style reminds me of my favorite looks from Princess Leia from the Star Wars movies. She always had unique braids and updos that really showed her looking like a princess. On those days when I feel just a little more special than normal, I definitely want to wear this braided hairstyle. It’s super easy to do, and it just looks so pretty!
This braid is great for those days when you don’t feel like washing your hair, but want to look pulled together. It’s elegant, and the braids give your hair a bit of “oomph” on those otherwise blah days. I also love that it is a great choice for helping tame hair that just doesn’t want to lay down properly.
I love this half up half down hairstyle is another option that is elegant and feminine. Waterfall braids and this mermaid half braid are also favorites for creating a natural and beautiful look that works for multiple purposes. This is another great princess braid style you might want to try.
Can You Add a Tiara to This Style
What’s a princess hairstyle without a crown or tiara? While this braided style is a crown in itself, I love the idea of adding a simple tiara to the look. If you are wearing this braided style for a wedding, then it is definitely easy to add that extra special accessory. It also works wonderfully under a veil at a wedding.
If a tiara is just a bit too much for you but you still want something extra, find some beaded barrettes or combs that can slide into the area between the braids as a fun accent. There are a huge variety of simple pins and clips that have beads, pearls, or flowers that would add a beautiful accent to this style.
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How to Create a Braided Crown Princess Hairstyle
Begin by combing or detangling your hair so that it is easier to part and braid. I like keeping a parting comb on hand to make parting to braid easier to manage.
This braid is different than others as it is braided forward on your head versus back toward the back of your head. To begin, you will divide sections of hair creating a center section and combing down the two sides so you only focus on that middle part to begin.
Starting at the back end section you just parted, you will begin braiding pulling the braid forward to the front of your head.
Stop braiding when you reach your forehead as shown.
Now, you will take the remaining unbraided hair in this section, and divide it into two sections.
You will need to clip or hold one section to the side, while you braid the other section.
Secure the bottom of that braid with a hair tie, then repeat the same process on the other side section.
Tie the two braids together at the bottom with a hair tie in front of the face. You will be removing one soon.
Remove one braid of the bundle, and bring it back to the side and pin in place against your scalp as shown.
Now, you will pull the loose end of that braid underneath the rest of your hair, and pin in place at the back of your head underneath your hanging hair.
Repeat this process on the others side securing with bobby pins as needed.
Now you can pull the rest of your hair over the pins, and add any accents you want at this time.