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Cute hair for school: rock the crown

 

Tired of that plain old ponytail or that bun thrown on top of your head every morning? All those go-to ‘dos need is a little intention and just a few minutes of your precious time. Work in these gorgeous crown details to snag swoon-worthy hair on the daily. 

 

The low pony + crown

Pinned by Alexis Grant

Aussie hair insurance Leave in Conditioner, $4, walmart.com

Tools needed:

  • Bobby pins
  • Clear hair tie
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Leave-in conditioner
  • Hair spray

Instructions:

1. Spray damp hair with leave-in conditioner to keep your ‘do healthy. Once hair is dry, figure out your preferred part. Then pull some pieces out from two front sections to make your braid/twist. 

2. Lightly tease the crown of your head with a fine-toothed comb to give the hair texture and volume. This will make twisting or braiding easier and will hold up better.

3. Starting on the heavier side, twist or braid the front section of your hair tightly to your scalp, working down and to the back of your head. Secure the twist or braid with a couple bobby pins. Criss-cross the pins to keep things in place.

4. To add another twist or braid to your ‘do, take the rest of the hair that’s on the other side of the part, and twist or braid directly to the back of your head and pin in place.

5. Pull the rest of your locks into a low pony, gathering the ends of the twist or braid in the elastic and removing the bobby pins if necessary. Spritz the braid or twist with hairspray to prevent flyaways and lightly spritz the base of your ‘tail, too. 

The low bun + crown

 

Pinned by Eleonora Avona & Melody Schrieber

 

John Frieda Luxurious Volume All-Out Hold Hairspray, $7, walmart.com

Tools needed:

  •  
  • Bobby pins
  • Strong hair tie
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Leave-in conditioner
  • Hair spray

Instructions:

1. Spray damp hair with leave-in conditioner to keep strands moisturized. Once hair is dry, make your go-to part. Then tease the crown with a fine-toothed comb. 

2. Pull out a section of hair on the heavier side of the part towards the front. Braid or twist this section tightly to your scalp, working down and to the back of your head. Secure the twist or braid with a couple bobby pins.   3. Criss-cross the pins to keep things in place.

4. To add another twist or braid to your ‘do, take the rest of the hair that’s on the other side of the part, and twist or braid directly to the back of your head and pin in place.

5. Pull the rest of your locks into a low bun, gathering the ends of the twist or braid in the elastic and removing the bobby pins if necessary. Use more pins to keep the bun in place, using the criss-cross method. Spritz the braid or twist with hairspray to prevent flyaways and lightly spritz the bun, too.

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by Georgia Milton | 2/1/2016
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