I recently came across an image on instagram of a half-crown braid and it instantly caught my attention. As most of the hair is worn down, there’s a youthful, relaxed feel too the look, yet, the braided crown adds that romantic, artful touch. And the draping back of the braids really flatters the face. I had to learn how to create this look and in turn share it with all of you!
I decided to enlist the help of some pro’s. One of my favorite Chicago beauty spots, Arch Apothecary (at 1359 N Wells St. in Old Town) offers 10$ braids and buns – fantastic value, in my opinion. I got into the chair while Abby, one of their braiding experts, got to work showing me how to construct the look.
This bohemian chic half-crown is absolutely a style you could do on your own at home. Or have a friend lend a hand if you need. Or go visit Abby (for the locals). She whipped this up in under 10 minutes!
Here are the steps:
The products Abby used were: