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Dutch Braid Crown Tutorial

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Dutch Braid Crown Tutorial, Waiting on Martha | Kathryn McCrary Photography

A few weeks ago I shared a favorite new LBD complete with my very own Frozen braid and a promised tutorial.  Well Loves, here you go.  Ms. Jennifer C. Nieman is taking over today to explain just how easy it is to create what we’re calling a Dutch Braid Crown in four easy steps.  I feel confident that this is a style anyone can pull off whether your hair is long, short, straight, or curly and I hope this is the beginning of many more beauty tutorials to come here WOM.  Enjoy!  Truly, MKR

Step One.  First to add grip, and “dirty” the hair, spray liberally with texture spray.  I suggest using a mix of Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray and Dry Bar’s Triple Sec All In One Volumizer, Texturizer, & Dry Shampoo.

Step Two.  Begin by adding a dramatic part to whichever side you’d like to start your braid on.  It doesn’t matter which side, just choose a side that works best for you.  Once parted start your Dutch braid.  A Dutch braid is simply an “inside out French braid.”  Section the hair into three sections just as you would a French braid, but instead of taking the right and left pieces and braiding over the middle section you will take the right and left pieces and weave it UNDER the middle section.  Repeat, and continue braiding all around the crown of the head.  Once you reach the opposite side and can no longer continue with the Dutch braid (you’ll run out of pieces of hair) finish with a regular braid and tie off the end with a small hair tie.

Step Three.  Spray the braid and hair with hair spray and fluff the braid with your fingers so it gets fatter.  Take the end of the braid and wrap it around towards the beginning of the braid tucking the end under the beginning of the braid (which should be on top of your head) and secure with bobbi pins.  Pull some wisps of hair out around the face and ears.

Step Four.  Tie the remaining hair in a ponytail (you can leave it down for a half up-half down look as well), spray pony and fluff with your fingers to add volume.  Pin some sections up, leaving others down, to create a messy bun look.  Spray again, and voila!

ADDITIONAL CREDITS:

Photography: Kathryn McCrary  ||  Hair & Makeup: Jennifer C. Nieman

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