The Boho Crown Braid Tutorial

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In addition to being a super talented music maker, my gal pal Brooke White is a beauty school drop-out. Which means that she is also crazy talented when it comes to pretty hair styles and beauty tips and tricks.  You may remember that my single birthday wish was that she braid my hair in her famous boho crown braid–wish granted. So then, because she’s about as awesome as they come, Brooke spent some time with me the other afternoon so we could put together this “how-to” for everyone.

You can find Brooke here:

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And be sure to visit her at her wildly popular blog, The Girls With Glasses.

And now, take it away Brooke:

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  • Start with some second (or 3rd, 4th… 5th might be pushing it) day hair, the boho braid works best with a little bit of dirt. Tip: if your hair is clean, just add some dry shampoo for more grit and texture. Next, create an extreme far part on whichever side floats your boat … Nope, farther! Keep going, a little more… Ah ha, perfect!
  • Ok, so the trick to the boho crown braid is to NOT OVER THINK (also, trick to life ). It even helps me to not look in the mirror while braiding… Like, Braille method style. Do a few practice rounds of the inverted braid (i can’t explain how to do this, but quite simply its a braid, in reverse, thats helpful right? you’re welcome) on some one else’s hair or on your own just to get the feel/muscle memory in your hands. Then step it up with a French braid, then boom! You’ve got an inverted French braid, you’re ready, you got this!!
  • When starting the braid, try to get the braid going as close to the part as possible. And then, as you see in the photo, take roughly 1 inch-ish slices of hair at a time from the surrounding area, into your French braid.


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  • You’re doing great, so you’ve braided about a third of the way and now you’re about to turn the corner to the back of your head. Don’t be scared, but you will need to reposition your hands to accommodate the direction of the french braid. You’re fingers might get confused, don’t worry, notice in step 15 and 16 how the braid gets a little wonky, consider it as character, because the boho braid isn’t perfect, and that’s the way uh huh uh huh I like it 🙂
  • You’re almost there, your poor lil’ boho arms are tired, don’t quit now! Ok, you’ve made it around the back,  time to switch those hands and finish it up, when you finally make it to the other side of your part, and you’ve run out of hair to add to the French braid, keep braiding the remaining hair down to the tail. Next take a few pins and secure it in place! I like to layer it just behind where the braid begins, tucking the tail in with pins.

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  • Finally, it looks really great, you’re really great, but you just need to junk it up a bit, to get that elegantly disheveled look. Tweak it for balance, i don’t need perfection but I do ask for symmetry! Oh and this tip is mui important… Dangly earrings are a MUST for the boho crown braid. Trust me! Now throw on some lipgloss and get going you lil’ boho babe! Woowoo Sexy lady!!




Ashley Stock
I'm Ashley. Sometimes I craft, occasionally I cook, everyday I write, and I'm always Momma. This is my blog. I keep it real while still seeing the rainbows and butterflies in all of life's lessons.
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  1. Love this hairdo, being a busy mama, having my hair off my face is a must, so this looks like a great alternative to a pony tail or a simple braid!

  2. Well, mine turned out more boho than braid, but hey, that’s what bobby pins are for, right? : )
    …needed a little pick-mom-up today, thanks for the post.

  3. Beautiful! I’d like to try this on my daughter…

  4. Ohhh Ashley I can’t wait to meet you at CW! I am ecstatic, over the moon that I get to go!! It has made my month and maybe even the whole year? 🙂 So glad you left a comment to say hello, I think you are beautiful and brave and you have great taste in names (Sawyer is my #1 boy name of all time). See you soon!

  5. So pretty!! Ah – I’ve got to try this.

  6. Brittney says:

    so pretty, the girl, the braid and the tutorial.

  7. I love this so much! I’m rubbish at hair but I’m gonna give it a try! I need a hairstyle for when I’m a bridesmaid at my sisters wedding in Portugal and this could be it! Brooke is so beautiful. If her eyelashes are real could you ask her how she gets that great curl to them pretty please?! Mine are long but straight even with curlers 🙂

  8. michelle says:

    Brooke is stunning! Great pictures too! Wish my hair was long enough.

  9. Whitney s. says:

    Wait, you are friends with Brooke White from American Idol? ! Lucky!!!

  10. Help! I cant turn the corner on my head!!! Does anyone have suggestions?!

  11. Tried it with shorter hair, worked just fine (and my hubby told me that i am extra pretty today).

  12. Kirsten Brusse says:

    Love your makeup! Can you share what you are wearing? Thanks!

  13. just did it in under ten minutes 🙂 thanks!!

  14. Such gorgeous hairdo! It’s a fun and creative way to play up a simple updo, such as a ponytail or usual bun 🙂

  15. I can’t do it *cries*

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