Half Up Dutch Crown Braid for Short Hair: Easy Steps in Creating This ‘Do

Who says you can't braid short hair? Learn how to make a half up Dutch crown braid for days when you're in the mood for girly and romantic hairstyles.

Seeing braids on short hair is fascinating, especially because braids are often thought of as hairstyles for long hair. With the right hairstyling tricks, you can rock braided hairstyles even if you have a chin-length bob, a medium bob, or even a lob. Whatever braid you see on long hair, oftentimes, there is also a short hair version of it, like the half up Dutch crown braid for short hair.

You may have less hair to work with when you don’t have long, cascading locks. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t wear a half up Dutch crown braid for short hair. And today, we’re going to show you how to do it with this tutorial.


Prep hair

We recommend using shampoo and conditioner that can help boost the volume of your hair. This way, your hair looks and feels fuller when you create the half up Dutch crown braid for short hair. Try Dove Nourishing Secrets Thickening Shampoo and Dove Nourishing Secrets Thickening Conditioner for this. 



SpritzTONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray on your hair to give your strands more grip. This way, braiding short hair will be easier. 



Start braiding

Get a section of hair near your hairline on one side of your head. Divide it into three sections and create a Dutch braid. To do this, cross the left section under the middle section, then cross the right section under the new middle section.



Make a crown

When your Dutch braid reaches your ear level, hold it close to the back of your head while you continue to braid. Add more hair to the braid as you go along. 


Keep braiding

Continue braiding all the way to the other side of your head. When your half up Dutch crown braid has gone past the back of your head and starts to approach your other ear, add only a few sections of hair as you go along.


Tie the end of the braid

When you no longer have hair to add, secure the ends with an elastic. Then, gently pull the sides of your braid to loosen it and make your half up Dutch crown braid look thicker. 


Pin and spray

Get a bobby pin and use it to secure your half up Dutch crown braid and finish the look. Make sure the pin is well-hidden. Then, spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray all over your half up Dutch crown braid to smooth out frizz and make your hairstyle last long. 



With the half up Dutch crown braid already finished, your hair is now ready for a party or even a simple gathering like Sunday brunch at your favorite restaurant. It’s also a great way to spice up your everyday look so you’re not stuck with the same down ‘do for your short hair. 

Lovin’ the half up Dutch crown braid for short hair? Here are other braids you can make when you have a bob or lob.

1. Crown Braid for Short Hair

Asian woman with a crown braid for short hair wearing a red top and black skirt
Why wear a tiara when you can create your own crown? Credit: Hariono Halim

If you can create a half up crown braid for short hair, you can definitely create a full one! A crown braid for short hair works on bobs that have grown below your chin and almost shoulder-length lobs. Simple create two braids, put them up, and pin the ends on top of your head.

2. Half up French braid

Back shot of an Asian woman with braided short hair wearing a striped top
Add this chic hairstyle to your list of half updos for short hair. Credit: Hariono Halim

It’s almost like creating a half ponytail, but instead of tying the upper half of your hair, you braid it. Don’t forget to add a few sections of hair as you go along with your French braid.

3. Fishtail Braid for Short Hair

Back shot of an Asian woman with fishtail braid wearing a white top
A fishtail braid can jazz up a plain-looking bob. Credit: Natasha Estelle

You can also put the upper half of your bob or lob into a fishtail braid. Just make it neat and polished by using a clear elastic or one that’s the same color as your hair.

4. Bob with Side Braids

Asian woman with bob braid wearing a black shirt and denim jacket
With this hairstyle, you can showcase your hoop earrings or ear cuff. Credit: Hariono Halim

Style your bob this way for that edgy, hip-hop-like vibe. You just need to part your hair deeply on one side and create two small braids on the side with less hair. Pin the braids, and you’re done!

5. Chunk Dutch Braid for Short Hair

Back shot of an Asian with braided short hair wearing a denim jacket
Yes, you can create a Dutch braid on short hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Is your bob in that awkward length? Style it this way to keep it from misbehaving. It’s also a presko hairstyle you can wear on hot and humid days.

With all these braids for short hair, you now have plenty of ideas on how to style your bobs and lobs. And whether you’re simply jazzing up your everyday look or styling your hair for a party, we bet at least one of these braids will be your favorite hairstyles.

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