BEAUTY BAR: Crown Braid

Doing your hair in the summer can be such a drag. It’s hot, you get sweaty, your baby hairs can get all frizzy and you just can’t find a cute hairstyle that works well with the weather. Problem solved! Braids have been all the hype lately and the crown braid especially can aid these issues. Regardless of the summer’s heat, the braid crown pulls in those troublesome baby hairs, makes for a stylish up-do, alleviates the heavy weight of your hair and cools you down. Although you may need an extra set of hands to help you style it, once that beautiful braid crown is up, it’s easy coasting.

This Fashionista is a great example of how to rock a braid crown. Not only does she have beautiful hair, she doesn’t skip a beat by adding some bold purple eyeliner complementing her already edgy, monochromatic style. She pairs this look with a black slit top, strappy bra, white and black striped skirt, lace-up stiletto booties and gold jewelry. Her hair is a statement on its own and by combining it with a chic wardrobe makes for a very fun yet sophisticated look.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR? To complete this look you will need brushed out hair, a comb, bobby pins and hairspray. To create a braid crown, begin by French braiding a section of hair. Continue to French braid around your head until the two ends meet and intertwine them so they blend together. Fasten loose ends with bobby pins and hairspray to finish. If you are struggling to do the back of your hair, ask a friend to help assist you.