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Dutch Crown Braids

THE LOOK

Dutch crown braids create a crown of hair that sits on and over your hairline, and is one of  the prettiest ways to wear your hair up. This style is great if you don’t like to show your ears, as you can pull the braids forward  to sit over the top of them. Dutch crown braids are formed by making a diagonal part down  the back of your head, and two Dutch braids, starting at the part, circle around your head and follow your hairline. Finishing in pigtails at the back, the ends curve round to complete the crown. This style perfectly frames the face, making it a gorgeous look for any occasion.

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DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Hard

IDEAL HAIR LENGTH

Medium to long

HAIR EXTENSIONS NEEDED?

No

ASSISTANCE NEEDED?

Yes, but you can do this in your own hair with practice.

ACCESSORIES

For an extra-romantic look, sit a flower crown behind your Dutch crown braids. You can weave fresh flowers through your braid or add small diamanté pins for a little sparkle.

TRY THIS

This type of crown braid is perfect for very long hair, as you can pin the braid all the way round to create a double crown.

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Top : Hairstyling, photography, and modeling by Suzy Wimbourne Photography.
Bottom : Hairstyling, photography, and modeling by Christina Butcher.

HOW TO GET IT DUTCH CROWN BRAIDS

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Brush
  • Tail comb
  • Hair clip
  • 2 clear hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairpins (optional)

1). Brush your hair and with your tail comb, make a deep side part on the right side of your head, and run the part diagonally across the back of your head to the left side of your neck. Clip away the right section of hair so that it’s out of the way.

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2). Take a 1-inch section of hair on the left side of the part and split into three. If you have bangs, you can leave them out or add them in. Start to form a Dutch braid following your hairline, but only add in sections from along the part line, not from your hairline.

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3). Keep the Dutch braid going all the way round your hairline, adding in hair from the part line. When you reach your neck, finish in a regular braid and secure with a clear elastic. Repeat the Dutch braid on the other side of your part, braiding all the way around your hairline and finishing in a regular braid.

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4). To finish the style, stretch the braids out.

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5). Pin each braid up into the opposite braid and tuck the ends underneath.

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TOP TIP : Angle the braid as close as possible to your hairline. As you braid, keep your hair taut and ensure the braid frames your face. You can then further stretch your braids to sit out and over your ears (if you want to cover them up!).

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