A half-up French braid crown is a chic way of doing your hair in a braid. The hairstyle is a versatile half updo that gives you a professional yet casual seamless look. It refers to the top half section of the hair styled on a French braid across the crown of the head while the bottom half section is freely falling over the shoulders. This style works well on both long and short hair. Whether it’s a boho style fashion trend, a formal event or any casual daily wear, the half-up French braid crown is a wonderful way of styling naturally beautiful hair.
What Is the Difference between a French and a Dutch Braid Crown?
A French braid crown is simply creating a French braid across the crown of the head. Compared to a typical braid crown, the look is more difficult to make because a regular braid is done by simple parting the hair two and braiding the hair. The two braids are tied together at the back of the head to form a crown.
While the French braid refers to adding sections of the hair as the braid is overlapped, the Dutch braid is done by adding sections of hair and crisscrossing it under the braid. This creates a smoother and more prominent style over the head as compared to the French braid.
Half-Up French Braid Crown How-To: Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1. Start off by parting the hairline at the center of the head to create two equal portions of the hair. Grab a line of hair-following the hairline — and backcomb from the middle part of the hair all the way to the roots. This adds volume to extremely thin hair.
Step 2. Start French braid by taking three parts of the hair right at the hairline — begin on which is the preferred side first. Cross over the right section of the middle section and overlap the left section over the middle section. Alternatively make a crisscross pattern by adding parts of the hair and overlapping the right over the middle section, and the left over the middle section of the hair.
Step 3. Do the braid only until behind the ear, and continue braiding the hair until it reaches halfway behind the head. Continue braiding the rest of the section of the hair in a regular braid. Secure the braid with a rubber tie and start braiding the other side of the crown.
Step 4. Repeat steps 1, 2 and 3 until all hair is incorporated into the braid. As you braid along, tug the patterns along the side to create a bigger or a modified French braid. This adds volume to the hairstyle since a tight French braid would result to a thin crown over the head.
Step 5. Grab both ends of the braids and wrap one over the other, and secure them into place using bobby pins.
Step 6. After securing the braids into place, untangle the bottom section of the hair. Take sections of the hair and curl them using a flat iron.
Video-Tutorial How to Do a Half-Up French Braid Crown
Whether you’re looking for a new way to sport your short or long hair, a half-up french braid crown is a style that works for all and for all occasions. You don’t have to go on a special occasion to look and feel feminine like a princess. This is a wonderful half-do that doesn’t require extra accessories or extra care to keep it on the whole day. Trying on new ways of wearing your hair is pretty simple, all you need are pins and braids and you’re off to sport a new and trendy look.
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