Yesterday, as part of our three-day road trip hairstyling series, I showed you how to achieve easy beach waves. On day two of your road trip, you may see your hair falling flat or getting greasy, and might be tempted to just whip it into a ponytail or bun. If you’re seeking an alternative to these fall-back styles, why not try a braided crown? Just like beach waves, this look can work with a multitude of hair lengths, looks great with day-old waves, and can be whipped up in your rear-view mirror in no time flat!
For this style you’ll need: A rat-tail comb, dry shampoo, light-hold hair spray, small clear elastic bands, and bobby pins.
1. A quick spritz of dry shampoo will quickly nix any build-up you may be experiencing. Brush out your roots.
2. At the crown of your head, separate the top layer of your hair, tease it for extra lift, and pin aside.
3. Starting at one side, grab a section of hair beneath the separated portion.
4. Split this section into three, and braid down to the ends, secure with an elastic.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 on the opposite side, so you have two braids coming from either side of your head.
6. Release the portion of hair at your crown. Take one braid and wrap it up and over your head like a headband, tucking the end out of sight.
7. Once you decide on placement, pin into place with a few bobby pins.
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 with the opposite braid, overlapping it with the first. Pin into place.
9. Spritz lightly all over with hair spray and hit the road, your braids will hold your hair in place while you drive to your next destination.