Crown Braid for Short Hair: Learn How to Make This Intricate Style

Short hair, don’t care! Step up your braid game with our crown braid for short hair tutorial.

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Another day, another braid we’re obsessed with. Whether you love a French, fishtail or four-strand style, braids are more popular than ever. Our new go-to? The festival-worthy crown braid. Not just for longer locks, this style is also great for shorter hair—and we’re proving it with our crown braid for short hair tutorial.

It might look like a complicated styling feat, but this hairstyle is actually as easy as it is elegant. Suitable for occasions that call for more of a ‘done’ look, a crown braid is a perfect way to spice up your look. Learn how to master the style in a few easy steps with our handy beginner’s guide to creating a crown braid for short hair:

Crown Braid for Short Hair Tutorial: Our Tips and Tricks

Crown braid for short hair TIGI Superstar Spray


This style is much easier to master if your hair has a little grip. Spray TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen For A Day Thickening Spray all over your tresses to add a little texture. This will set you up for the perfect crown braid.

Crown braid for short hair divide hair

Divide your hair.

Start by taking a small section of hair from behind your ear and divide it into three equal strands. Starting your braid from this point on the head will help your crown braid appear more seamless.

Crown braid for short hair start braiding

Start braiding.

Begin weaving a Dutch braid into your hair by crossing an outer strand under a center strand, then weaving the opposite outer strand under the new center section.
Crown braid for short hair follow your hairline

Follow your hairline.

Continue this process, following the hairline from one side of the head to the other and then round the back of your head, back towards your starting point. Include small sections of hair into the braid as you go. You’ll start to see your crown braid forming.

Crown braid for short hair braid the remaining hair

Braid the remaining hair.

Once you are almost back at your starting point behind the ear, weave the remaining hair into a three-strand braid and secure it with a hairband.
Crown braid for short hair add volume

Add volume.

Using your fingers, gently pull apart the braid to give it more volume. This will help your crown braid for short hair look fuller.
Crown braid for short hair tuck and pin

Tuck and pin.

Tuck the end of your loose braid under the crown and use a pin to secure it in place. The goal is to make sure your crown braid looks seamless, so make sure any loose ends are hidden from sight.


Use hairspray to secure.

Set the look by misting Dove Style + Care Flexible Hold Hairspray all over your head from front to back. This will keep your crown braid locked in place all day.

Crown braid for short hair dove hairspray
Crown braid for short hair complete

Crown braid complete!

Who said styling short hair was difficult? Day or night, our crown braid for short hair tutorial is an easy look to fall back on.

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