Crown braid: Closeup shot of an Asian woman wearing a red top with black hair in a crown braid

Crown Braid Tutorial: Easy Steps to Create This ‘Do

You may not be an actual princess living in a palace, but you can have a crown of your own. This crown braid tutorial will teach you how to make one. Check it out.

You may not have an actual tiara complete with diamonds and crystals, but you can have your very own crown. How? Using your hair! It is indeed your crowning glory. Feel like royalty every single day by putting your lob or shoulder-length hair in a crown braid. Here’s how.

How to Make a Crown Braid for Short Hair


Start with clean and soft hair

Before you create a crown braid, wash your hair with a nourishing shampoo and conditioner. This way, you start with hair that’s moisturized and free from damage. making it easy to style. 

Asian woman wearing a red top with shoulder length black hair
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Pair it with Dove Botanical Hair Conditioner for Damaged Hair Restore, which is also made with 100% botanical oil with pink Moroccan rose extract.


Part your hair

Get a tail comb and use it to part your hair in the middle. Begin parting from your hairline, then extend it up to your crown.

Asian woman parting her shoulder length black hair using a tail comb

Divide hair

Divide your hair into two vertical sections. Simply follow your center part and extend it all the way to your nape as a guide in dividing your hair. Put each section on the left and right side of your hair.

Back shot of an Asian woman dividing her shoulder length black hair into two vertical sections

Start braiding

Create a three-strand braid on one section of your hair from the ear level down to your tips. Secure with an elastic.

If you don’t have an elastic, you can form a knot at your tips by sticking your fingers in and flipping the ends twice or thrice.

Asian woman braiding one side of her shoulder length dark hair

Pin the braid

Lift your braid and pin the tips on top of your head. The braid should now run from the top of your head to the side, and down to your ear level. You can use as many pins as necessary.

Crown braid: Asian woman with shoulder length dark hair pinning her braid on top of her head


Do the same on the other section of your hair. Make sure that the braid is securely pinned on top of your head.

Crown braid: Asian woman braiding one side of her dark shoulder length hair

Pull your braids

Pin the stray hair strands on top of your head. Then, gently pull your braids at the sides to give them a fuller look.

Crown braid: Closeup shot of an Asian woman pulling the sides of her crown braid

Loosen up

Pull a few strands of hair and make them frame your face to create a softer, more romantic look.

Crown braid: Asian woman loosening a few strands of her dark hair from her crown braid

Hey there, princess!

It’s time you fulfill your royal duties, and one of these is being your best self every day. You can wear this ‘do if you want to add a bit of glam to a casual outfit, or if you want to put your short or medium-length hair in an updo. This hairstyle is pretty versatile, and it’s perfect for summer.

Asian woman with a crown braid hairstyle wearing a red shirt

Crown Braid: Crown Yourself with These Hairstyles

1. Half Up Crown Fishtail Braid

Girl's back view is shown to reveal her hair's crown braid
Accentuating your crown braid with pearls and pins is a great way to look good. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Got medium-length? You can try the half up crown fishtail braid. You can even add hair accessories to glam it up.

2. The Goddess Braid

Asian girl has a nice crown braid on her head
Nail that Greek goddess look with this hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Leave a couple of sections of hair down to frame your face and give your crown braid a Greek goddess-like vibe. It looks chic and relaxed, and can even help make your hair selfie stand out!

3. Waterfall Crown Braid

Girl is facing sideways and her waterfall braid looks beautiful
Short and long hair look great in braids. Credit: Natasha Estelle

The waterfall crown braid also looks great on short and medium-length hair. Just part your hair in the middle and braid your hair from your hairline all the way to the back. Easy, right?

4. Curly Half Up Crown Braid

Girl is wearing a striped top which matches her curly hair
Your curly hair can be styled like this. Credit: Natasha Estelle

With this type of crown braid, you can showcase your curly hair and braiding skills. It’s a great way to style your curly hair when you want to give it a break from ponytails and buns.

It’s fascinating how two three-strand braids can be upgraded into an updo. This goes to show that you can create fab hairstyles by using simple hairstyling techniques. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to put your hair in a crown braid.