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How to Do a Swirl Crown Braid With a Side Tail
You will need lots of bobby pins...
...two small hair ties, relatively close to the color of dyour hair...
...lots of hairspray...
...a handheld mirror (assuming you are doing this hairstyle to yourself)...
...and a brush and something to part your hair with.
First, part your hair with a curve, off to one side.
Tie the smaller side off for now. You should have about 1/3 of your hair on the small side and the other 2/3 on the larger side.
French braid the larger side from the top. I did mine really loosely but you could do a tighter, more detailed braid if you want. If its looser, though, the last step is easier.
Braid it all the way to the bottom of the hair, as long as you can make the braid.
Secure with a hair tie.
So far it should look like this. Go ahead and take the tie off the smaller side now.
Now French braid the smaller side. This one should be tighter and also follow your hairline down next to your ear. You don't want it to go back like it does on the other side.
Braid all the way to the bottom and tie off with the other hair tie. It should look like this.
Pull the larger braid up around your head in a curve, like this. Put in several bobby pins into it crossways to hold the braid to your head.
Continue to wrap it up the side of your head, right next to the other braid but not on top of it. You're going to curve this around like a crown but you don't want it too far forward.
It should swirl like this. Continue pinning all along the braid so it is nice and secure.
See the tied off end there? We want to hide it now, so the look is seamless...
So just tuck the hair tie and last loose ends inside of the braid. Secure with more bobby pins.
Ta da! If you have any loose pieces of hair that are sticking out anywhere, just tuck them in with more bobby pins.
Make sure to spray your hairstyle with lots and lots of hair spray, not just on top but also all along the tail braid as well. Otherwise strands will come loose throughout the day.
The whole thing from the back!
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