Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hair Crown with Renaissance Braid Accents

 I love the hair crown and was so excited when I saw someone had done these little braids.  I hope you like it, too.

Start by creating a dutch braid that is going to wind its way around the top of the head.  I started mine at one corner of the bangs, continued behind the bangs then finished the circle.  When you are above each ear, pull a section of hair near the crown that will be used to create the basic braids.  Have your little model hold each section you separate out until you finish the crown braid.  Continue dutch braiding after you pull each section until you are back to where you started the crown braid, then finish braiding the ends with a basic braid and secure with an elastic.

Pin the basic braid on top, or beside, the begin of your dutch braid, tuck the end under the dutch braid and secure with more bobby pins.  Now, with the sections of hair you pulled aside earlier, create two basic braids of approximately equal length and secure the ends with elastics.  Loop each braid and pin the end 2/3's of the way to the other braid.  Try to make each loop approximately equal.  Now is the time you use hair spray, if you are going to.  Today, I forgot, by the hair held up just fine.  After all the braids were done, because this was for Easter Sunday, I choose to add some Crystal and Pearl hair pins from Sunny Days Boutique.

Happy Easter Everyone!

 Time: 15-20 minutes
Difficulty: medium
Hair length: medium+


  1. That is beautiful. I love all the draping braids.

  2. Thank you. These are a simple way to up do almost any style.

  3. That's so pretty! What little girl wouldn't love a crown on her head :-).

  4. Ooooh, I love this one!