How to Do a Half Crown Braid

by Anna Liesemeyer ; Updated September 28, 2017

Create this look for your next night out. It works best for medium to long length hair, and all you need are some bobby pins. This look works well for a bridal party look, a date night, or even a casual day out.


  • To prep your hair, you can do the loose waves tutorial and add a little dry shampoo for some volume.

Gather one section of your hair from the right side of your head. Enough hair to split into three strands.

Start to braid from the top of the section all the way to the end of your hair.

Wrap the braid behind and around the back of your head and secure with bobby pins. If your hair is longer, leave the extra length hanging (you will come back to it!).

After you have secured the first braid, gather a second section of hair on the left side of your head. Use the same amount of hair to braid a second braid all the way down the length of your hair.

Wrap the second braid underneath the first around the back of your head and secure with bobby pins.


  • Stick a few of the bobby pins through both braids to keep them closer together.

Once you secure the second braid, take the end (if you ended up with extra length), and twist and tuck it underneath either braid and secure with bobby pins. Do the same for the opposing side of your hair so that both ends are tucked and secured behind the braids.

If you would like fuller looking braids, you can tug gently on some of the strands to pull them out slightly for a bigger braid look. You can also do this before you pin them depending on your preference. Secure with hairspray!

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Anna Liesemeyer is the lifestyle blogger behind In Honor of Design where she gives accessible style, home, travel and general lifestyle tips and advice. She is also the founder of The Brand Market workshops. She is usually juggling at least a few creative projects in between adventures with her kids. She currently resides in the Atlanta area.