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Boho Crown Braid Tutorial

How to style easy boho "messy" crown braids.

Today I’m sharing something a little different than my typical fashion posts. I’m doing a tutorial for easy-peasy Boho Crown Braids. AND to top it off, I’m giving away an entire kit from Sally Beauty to create your own Boho Braids, at the bottom of this post! 

A super simple messy crown braid tutorial that takes less than 10 minutes, wearing Anthropologie's blue and white Meadowbrook Blouse

Let me start by saying, I can literally do only 4 hair styles by myself. Down & straight. Down & wavy. A ponytail. & Crown Braids. So that’s basically proof that this tutorial I’m about to give is easy as pie!

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Step 1: Prep those Locks

Start with dry “dirty” hair. Wavy is preferred, but straight works too!

I always spritz a bit of anti-frizz spray before I do anything, to calm the crazy. (Thanks, Houston humidity!) I’m loving Noodle Head Frizz Defying Shine Spray. It’s a great “prep” spray that softens and smoothes your curls.

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Step 2: Prep Some More! 

Before I braid, I like to apply BTZ’s Keep it Together Braid Cream. (Yes, braid cream is a thing! & it’s marvelous!) My hair is layered, so often times the ends of different layers pop out of my braid making it look much messier than the “messy-chic” I’m usually going for.

So swoosh in that braid cream all over! You can apply to both dry & wet hair. With dry hair, I try not to use too much so it doesn’t feel gooey. A little goes a long way. 

A super simple messy crown braid tutorial that takes less than 10 minutes

Step 3: 

Part your hair in the middle. And it’s totally okay if it’s not a perfectly straight middle part. Remember, we’re going for boho!

A super simple messy crown braid tutorial that takes less than 10 minutes

Step 4: It’s Time to Braid

Braid each side and secure with a small elastic rubber band.

Once each side is braided, loosen your braids a bit to create a thicker/fuller look to your braid

A super simple messy crown braid tutorial that takes less than 10 minutes

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Step 5: Give Yourself a Pippy Longstocking Moment

You’ve earned it!

A super simple messy crown braid tutorial that takes less than 10 minutes

Step 6: It’s Time to Pin

Grab more bobby pins than you think you’ll need, and start pinning those braids down!

A super simple messy crown braid tutorial that takes less than 10 minutes

I typically just stab pins here and there, with no rhyme or reason, trying to secure it all in place. The most important thing to remember is to hide the rubber bands at the ends of your braids.

I’ll often end up having to pin a bunch of stray hairs and funky looking pieces at the back of the braids too.

A super simple messy crown braid tutorial that takes less than 10 minutes

Step 7: Spray It Down 

Once everything feels secure, pull down some strands in the front to frame your face. Then go at it with your hairspray!

I just started using ion Styling Solution’s Textured Spray Wax. First of all, it smells divine, and second of all, it not only gives a firm hold but also adds texture. A great two-in-one for less than $10!

A super simple messy crown braid tutorial that takes less than 10 minutes, wearing Anthropologie's blue and white Meadowbrook Blouse

Ta-da! Boho Crown Braids in 7 Easy Steps!

A super simple messy crown braid tutorial that takes less than 10 minutes, wearing Anthropologie's blue and white Meadowbrook Blouse

A super simple messy crown braid tutorial that takes less than 10 minutes

Feeling inspired to do this ‘do on your own? Today I’m giving away all of the tools I used above to achieve this very same look! I’m also giving away a $50 gift card to shop Sally Beauty! (Think of all the gel nail polishes you can buy with that! Swoon!)

To enter, just enter your email and follow the steps in the rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway ends a week from today!(Aka, next Thursday!) Goooooood luck!

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Photos by Lauren Beatty

*Thank you to Sally Beauty for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make this blog possible!*

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  • Alice! This is so cute, and the steps seem easy enough for me to do! I wish I had some festival to go to and I would totally rock this with a few sprigs of wildflowers 🙂

  • OMG this is waaaaay too cute! I feel like it would be a great post-workout ‘do as well. As long as your workout wasn’t completed outside in Houston right now 😉 Thanks for the inspiration.

  • PriscillaL

    My favorite way to style my hair is a high messy, but cute bun.

  • Bridget

    You are such a doll! Thanks for sharing this super cute look with all the tips!

  • Aubrey Heath

    Such a cute look!! My current go-to is a half-up mini bun. Working with the humidity can be quite the challenge!

  • Amy Gougler

    Too cute! I love this look…especially on you! I need my hair to grow back out so I can give it a try 🙂

  • Brittany Boone

    Love this little post! You make it seem so easy I must do this to my hair too!

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  • Catherine Ross

    So cute I have always wanted to try this hairstyle.

  • Bonnie Scott

    Absolutely love this look! I love how you break it down to make it so simple. Am definitely going to try soon!

  • Naomi Trevino

    Cute. My hair is so thick that it’s hard to hold. I love this look.

  • So cute, Alice!! You definitely made this look easy!

  • Just the cutest. I love these braids on you!

  • LeAnn James

    This look is beautiful! I’m hopeless with hair, but I think even I could attempt this!

  • Lindsey Lyons

    What a cute hairstyle!! I love this!