Half Updo Braided Crown Tutorial



While searching for fashion trends to recreate, I love to create hair looks from my favorite designers!
Reem Acra’s Pre Fall collection has the most coolest half updo braided crown look that I am currently obsessed with!

After weeks of trying to figure it out and finding the perfect dress (here with French Connection) to wear it with,
all the pieces have finally come together and I have the best tutorial to share with you today!

When starting any look, it best to make sure your hair is getting what it needs.
I color and style my hair often and overtime it hair it can leave my hair little lifeless and dull.

I’ve noticed that when I take some extra time and give my hair some attention,
pulling off looks like this tutorial makes it easier and I am more satisfied with the results!
Recently, I have started using the HASK Keratin Smoothing Hair Care Collection.
I love the shine it brings back into my hair, the manageability, and strength it brings to my hair.

It renews and softens my hair – we all know how the day looks brighter on those good hair days!

It’s definitely a product I am excited to use!

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So what are we waiting for?!? Let’s get started!!!

Half Updo Braided Crown Tutorial

You will need,

  • brush,
  • clear rubber band,
  • and bobby pins.
  • HASK Keratin Smoothing Hair Care Collection.

Directions,

  1. For this look I have used the HASK Keratin Smoothing Hair Care Collection, Shampoo and Conditioner.
    Come hair out and part onto one side, I love their HASK’s Smoothing oil and apply that all over before I get started.
    It helps maintain the wildness of all those flyaways, breaking ends, and creates shine. I love the oil!
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  2. Take some hair from the opposite side near the back,
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  3. Braid,
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  4. Continue to braid to the end of the strand,
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  5. Loosely tug strands of hair from the braid to loosen and thicken up the braided strand,
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  6. Wrap to the other side of the crown of your hair… like a crown!
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  7. Pin into place,
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  8. Camouflage the end of your strand with some loose strands near the end of your braid,
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  9. Pull hair from the sides of your face and pull to the back of your head,
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  10. Secure in place with bobby pins,
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That’s it!

Now, the original braid was a little looser at the top but my hair is a little longer and I liked it more tucked away on the other side.

So hopefully you can give it a try this season!
I especially loved pairing it with this sequined dress from the French Connection.
There’s always this notion that you have to have this super structured updo for hair when wearing sequins.
But I love the flirty playfulness a braid can bring to a look, especially this one.

If you are looking for ways to add some sequins to your every day,
The French Collection has a great collection and you can get 40% off storewide using this code: FC40BF
The code is just in time for black friday and valid Thursday, 11/26 at 11:59pm until Monday, 11/30 at 11:59pm.

Hope you all enjoy your thanksgiving here in the states!

xx/Riva

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    Shea

    I love how this turned out–the braid across the front looks so pretty and I love how the rest is loose. I’ve been growing out my hair for a while now and it’s finally getting long enough to do fun stuff like this with. Yay 🙂

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