Is it possible to get a chic, royal or boho look without spending your whole paycheck at your hairdresser?
Of course it is! All you have to do is put your imagination to work!
With a crown braid, you can explore your creative side and recreate your favorite hairstyle (and have fun while doing it).
Take a look at some of our favorite examples below!
1. Full Crown Braid
One of the most popular ways to rock a crown braid is with a halo approach.
In other words, you use all of your hair to create the braid that wraps all the way around your head. You can make it as tight or messy as you want.
2. Braided Crown with Chignon
There’s not a doubt in the world about the refinement of chignon hairstyles. Even more so, they can also be the base for hairstyles that continue from them.
To help you understand, take a look at this photo that features a crown braid with a chignon underneath.
3. Crown Braid with Weave
In some situations, you may require hair extensions to get a smooth crown braid. The good news is that you can use a weave to make the braided crown of your dreams.
We recommend going for your natural hair color, but feel free to explore other options too.
4. Pull Through Braided Crown
This year, the pull-through braid is just as fabulous as ever. We have to admit that it’s a seriously splendid braid style to choose, especially for the extra volume and dynamism it provides.
5. Easy Braid Crown
Regardless if you prefer effortless hairstyles or you just don’t want to complicate your routine, you can opt for an easy braid crown.
Weave a traditional braid and wrap it around, pinning it in place with bobby pins. The loose strands top off the look gorgeously.
6. Crown Braid with Bangs
If you have bangs, you can rest assured that your braided hairstyle will look phenomenal.
Crown braids with bangs look absolutely adorable, adding a touch of sweetness to your look. Try it out whether you have arched or side-swept bangs.
7. Braided Crown Updo
When talking about sophisticated hairstyles, updos are definitely at the top of the list.
You can make your updo hairstyle unforgettable by adding a crown braid to it. It will have a headband aspect to it that will complement your look terrifically.
8. Two Tone Braided Crown
If you sport shadow roots, ombre hair or a balayage, make the most of it with a braided hairstyle.
When opting for a braided crown, you will be able to amazingly highlight the differences between the two colored areas of your hair.
9. Dutch Braid Crown
Women with thick hair can instantly nail a Dutch braid crown. However, this style also serves as inspiration for gals with fine hair who want a thicker look.
As a result, you can use the Dutch braiding technique no matter what type of hair you have.
10. Pigtails Crown
Plenty of crown braids start with pigtails and continue with the wrap around method.
As a result, we want to show you how you can maintain your pigtails in the back with a middle part, bringing them up and around in the front.
11. French Braid Crown
Another wonderful braiding technique you can use for your crown is French braiding.
It’s usually among the styles that most girls are familiar with, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble with it. Keep it cool and messy!
12. Spiral Lace Braid
Make your hairstyle look like a maze with a spiral lace braid. We’re aware that it’s not the easiest hairstyle to create, but we guarantee that the results will be super special.
It’s an intriguing look to witness, and it will also express your uniqueness as an individual.
13. Diagonal Braided Crown
Nobody ever said that a crown braid had to follow a specific set of rules. Actually, we warmly encourage you to experiment with your version of the hairstyle.
Braiding your crown diagonally is a nice way to start, but don’t be afraid to try out more ideas.
14. Black Crown
Braided crown hairstyles for black hair are quite generous. In addition to a classic crown braid, you can also play around with extra braids.
For instance, you can pair the main braid with a thinner one along your natural hairline.
15. Half Crown Braid
Every now and then, you just feel like letting your hair down and going cozy for your look.
If you’re in this mood, you can spice your hairstyle up just a bit with a half up braided crown. This way, you’ll get the best of both worlds without too much effort.
16. Low Ponytail with Braid
If you’re in middle or high school, we have a feeling that you’ll come to love this look.
It’s a playful and stylish hairstyle that works perfectly for school, even more so if you have long hair. Continue your crown in a low ponytail and you’re good to go.
17. Crown Braid Short Hair
We can’t lie; it will be a little trickier to get a crown braid if you have shorter hair. Nevertheless, it’s not impossible, especially if you put your creativity to the test.
Instead of struggling with pulling all of your hair up, opt for a half-braided crown to the side.
18. Braided Crown Bun
Have special plans tonight? Consider this hairstyle to make jaws drop.
It’s mostly based on a swirling bun, but it has an amazing detail that makes the whole difference. The bun is embraced by a charming crown braid that’s sure to impress.
19. Crown Braid Natural Hair
There’s no denying that natural hair is incredibly beautiful, no matter how you style it.
Among other options, we definitely agree that the braided crown is a fantastic choice. Ensure that you use a good hair product to relax your curls prior to braiding.
20. Side Braided Crown and Low Bun
If you truly want to create a memorable look, consider blending your crown braid with a low bun. As you can see in this photo, the loose braid delicately wraps around the bun, resulting in a formal hairstyle that will melt hearts.
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21. Halo Braid with Cornrows
Make the most of your African roots with a hairstyle that expresses your heritage.
To put it otherwise, you can use a halo braid as the foundation for additional braiding styles. This intricate cornrows design is just an example out of many.
22. Goddess Crown Braid
If you’ve been with us at HairMotive for a while, you already know that we adore braid styles.
As far as crown braids are concerned, we encourage you to look into African hairstyles for inspiration. For example, you can base yours off a goddess braid.
23. Twisted Crown Braid
Not into complex braiding? Twist your way to hairstyle perfection!
This simplified crown braid is not only easy to make, but it’s also highly aesthetically pleasing. It looks fabulous, whether you have medium-length or long hair.
24. Twist Around Braid
As a full alternative to the half up twisted crown we talked about above, feast your eyes on this twist around beauty.
As opposed to the former example, this one works by twisting all of your hair inwards, like you would with a chignon.
25. Jumbo Braided Crown
Go big or go home! If you have an outgoing personality, play around with big hairstyles that will draw attention in a positive way. You can try to make your crown extra-large, wrapping it in a halo-like fashion.
26. Fishtail Crown Braid
We’re certain that heads will turn with admiration. Also, this look gets extra points for being a top trend this year.
27. Crown Braid with Curls
What do you say about a textured crown braid? Well, if your hair is naturally curly, you can easily get one.
Even if you weren’t born with curls, you can use a curling iron to recreate the look. Go for a half up braided crown to accentuate your curly locks.
28. Knotted Braid Crown
Ah, Drew, can you get any more beautiful? For this red carpet appearance, the beloved actress chose a funky crown braid that focuses on a knotting technique.
It’s easy-going yet elegant at the same time and will flatter any complexion.
29. Braided Crown with Hair Down
Until now, we have covered crown braids that are either fully styled up or with a half up half down approach.
But what if you braided just a part of your hair at the crown of your head and left the rest down? You can easily see its heart-stopping impact.
30. Loose Crown Braid
Never underestimate the impact of a loose hairdo, no matter what style you go for.
When dealing with a braided crown, loose is actually better than tight. It will look cooler in most cases, and it will be more comfortable to wear.
31. Pixie Halo Braid
Surprising as it may seem, you can get a braided crown even if you have an extremely short haircut.
If you have a pixie cut, for instance, you can work with your longer bangs to get your crown braid.
Tuck the end of the braid behind your ear after you’ve finished.
32. Waterfall Braid Crown
Waterfall braids are an absolute joy to look at. Just like you can guess from their name, they aim to mirror the effect of a waterfall.
This type of braid focuses on the sides and back of the head, usually a bit farther down than others.
33. Halo Braid Afro
If your curls are popping in a magnificent afro, contour them even more. You can create a thin crown braid to outline your afro, accentuating both your facial features and your glamorous hair texture.
You can try it out no matter how small or large your afro is.
34. Crown Braid for Medium Hair
Emma Watson shows us how to slay with a crown braid even if we don’t have waist-length locks.
In fact, having medium hair can be a major advantage if you want a cute and classy approach to your hairstyle.
Sweep all your strands up and rock it with pride!
35. Mixed Up Braids
Want to get an awesome optical illusion out of your hairstyle? Have fun with it!
Dare to mix your braids, crisscross and overlap them until you obtain your very own unique design.
Remember, you can always transform beauty into art!
36. Side Braid Hairstyle
Why not continue your crown braid with another hairstyle? Your fusion possibilities are limitless.
To help get your gears going, get inspired by this lush side braid idea. All you have to do is continue your braided crown down and to the side.
37. Crown Rope Braid
We have countless reasons to praise this hairstyle, but there are two that stand out the most.
Firstly, we want to point out the rope braid as an alternative for classing braiding.
Secondly, we love the way the ribbon was used to emphasize the crown braid. A+!
38. Starburst Crown Braid
Just when we thought this hairstyle couldn’t get any cuter, here comes the starburst crown braid.
It’s an incredibly versatile hairstyle; you can make it graceful or sporty, depending on your outfit. Moreover, it will prove to be a lifesaver on a scorching summer day.
39. Braided Hairstyle with Hat
What better way to make the most of your braided crown than with the perfect accessory?
For a super sweet hipster look, pick your favorite hat and rock it with your halo braid. Make sure the brim of the hat doesn’t cover the plait.
40. Boho Crown Braid
With a boho crown, it’s all about keeping it loose and natural. The best way to accomplish this is to leave a couple of loose locks with your braid.
Not only will you get that boho shine, but you’ll also have your face prettily framed.
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41. Braided Headband Hairstyle
Speaking of boho style, why not use a hippie accessory to get a similar look?
By using a braided headband as your crown braid, you can save significant time that you would have spent on styling.
This is a must if you’re on the run (and even more if you’re planning to go to a festival).
42. Greek Goddess Crown
If this hairstyle doesn’t take your breath away, we don’t know what will.
With a loose crown braid and a metallic laurel wreath accessory, you will glow with the beauty inspired by Greek goddesses.
Rock it at a fancy event or even for a lovely Halloween outfit.
43. Protective Braided Crown
We’re back to the beautiful natural hair community for this example. It uses the crown braid as a protective hairstyle for healthily growing your natural locks.
Aside from the textured braid, you also get a cute low bun puff with it.
44. Crown Braid Headband
As you already know, you can use your hair to remake your favorite accessories.
While you can always use a traditional headband, it’s a lot more fun to braid one with your very own locks. It looks especially eye-catching if you have bangs.
45. Braided Bridal Crown
For a bride to be, details are everything. Although the main focus will be on the dress, the bridal hairstyle matters just as much.
If you’re getting ready to walk the aisle, think about using a crown braid for your hairstyle, topped with white flowers.
46. Feed In Braids
The laurel wreath idea we briefly mentioned earlier can be created with your own hair.
The technique is known as feed in braiding, for the large to small effect it creates.
You can either wrap the braids around or leave them down as pigtails.
47. Crown Braid with Ponytail
We’ve talked about braided crowns with low ponytails, but what about mid or high ones?
You don’t have to worry because your crown braid will look marvelous with any ponytail style.
As always, keep it messy for a cozy and tasteful result.
48. Double Crown Braid
We have included a few hairstyles on our list with more than one braided crown, but we want to shine some spotlight on this double braid specifically.
It’s a stunning look inspired by hairstyles from medieval times that you should definitely keep in mind.
49. Complex Mermaid Braid
If you want to take your mermaid hairstyle to the next level, think about venturing into a complex hairstyle idea like this one.
It begins with a sweet crown and ends in multiple braids throughout the hair. Think about it like a fishtail braid reloaded.
50. Braided Crown with Side Updo
We’ll wrap up our favorites with another idea for weddings. We recommend that you try a loose crown braid with a side updo.
It can be a chignon or low bun – experiment with styling to the side for added elegance.
So, What Is YOUR Hair Motivation?
To conclude, the crown braid is indeed a fun hairstyle to express your femininity.
You can rock it in a multitude of ways, depending on what your personal style is or the occasion you’re getting the braid for.
Never hesitate to go beyond the norm and create a halo braid with your very own touch.
Which one do you like the most? Tell us in the comments below!