Looped Half Up Crown Braid

I am literally obsessed with this hairstyle and considering I don’t say that too often it’s really saying something! How could you not love this looped half up crown braid? I mean seriously, let’s be serious. This hairstyle features a few braids in one starting with a lovely waterfall braid with the dropped strands gradually incorporated back into the braid. Then it is carefully wrapped behind the head and secured with a hair pin. Easy enough, right?

I loved this hairstyle with only one side braided, see that version here, but thought I’d take it up a notch and throw in a lace braid on the other side. After which I lined them up in the back to create this lovely half up do.

I hope you love it and give it a try! If you do, be sure and tag me on instagram so I can see it with the hashtag #mshloopedcrownbraid! Now on to the tutorial!

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Looped Half Up Crown Braid instructions:
  • Step 1 / With a part on the right side, separate off a section of hair near the forehead and the part.
  • Step 2 / Divide this section into three equal pieces and begin a braid by crossing the side strands over the middle.
  • Step 3 / Cross the back strand over the middle and bring in a piece of hair to create the waterfall braid portion.
  • Step 4 / With the bottom strand, carefully split it into two equal strand then cross one of the halves over the middle strand.
  • Step 5 / Repeat steps 3 and 4 until there are four waterfall strands hanging down.
  • Step 6 / Cross the back strand over the middle and bring in hair per usual.
  • Step 7 / Now this time, split the bottom strand, crossing over half the strand, but also pick up the first hanging waterfall strand and incorporate it into the braid as well.
  • Step 8 / Cross the back strand over the middle and bring in a section of hair.
  • Step 9 / Split the bottom strand and cross over one of the halves, then incorporate the second hanging piece into the braid as well.
  • Step 10 / Cross the back strand over the middle but stop bringing in hair so the braid lays smoothly when cross behind the head.
  • Step 11 / Cross the front strand over the middle, without splitting the strand, and bring in the third hanging waterfall piece.
  • Step 12 / Repeat steps 10 and 11 until all the hanging pieces are brought into the braid.
  • Step 13 / Continue braiding the hair down into a regular braid and tie off the end with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 14 / Next, pin the braid out of the way to work with the hair on the other side.
  • Step 15 / Pick up a section of hair on the other side of the part, the right side and divide it into three pieces for the lace braid.
  • Step 16 / Cross the side strands over the middle strand one time.
  • Step 17 / Next, cross the back strand over the middle.
  • Step 18 / Then, cross the front strand over the middle and incorporate a section of hair into the braid.
  • Step 19 / Repeat steps 17 and 18 until the braid reaches the top of the right ear.
  • Step 20 / Continue braiding the hair in a regular braid until it reaches the end.
  • Step 21 / Wrap the braid across the back of the head and pin it in place, hiding the pin underneath the braid on the other side.
  • Step 22 / Let down the first braid, lay it across the lace braid, pulling the tail underneath before pinning it against the head.
  • Step 23 / Finish by pulling some hair loose around the face and a few spritzes of hair spray.

Looped Half Up Crown Braid

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6 Comments

  1. Charmaine
    January 29, 2016 / 1:13 AM

    Wsweetheart this is fabulous and so creative…well done

  2. touchofa
    March 10, 2015 / 12:08 PM

    I absolutely love it! Too bad my bangs are too short for this atm. Will pin it for later when I’ve grown my hair again.
    Love from Dubai,
    Aena

    http://www.TouchofA.com

    • March 21, 2015 / 10:42 AM

      Thank you, Aena! (:

  3. November 4, 2014 / 11:36 PM

    Gorgeous! The highlights show it so well.

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