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Recreate Jennifer Morrison's braided updo

/ 07.28.2014
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  • Jennifer Morrison on day 2 of Comic Con in San Diego, July 26, 2014
  • Jennifer Morrison on day 2 of Comic Con in San Diego, July 26, 2014

As far as summertime hairstyles go, updos are pretty much indispensable. We're not just talking about a quick ponytail either! In fact, the need to keep your hair up off your face and neck offers up a lot of exciting, not to mention cute, styling options. Take the crown braid, for example. Jennifer Morrison attended day 2 of Comic Con in San Diego with an especially pretty take on the look and one we just had to recreate! We were so taken with this hairstyle that we put a tutorial together so that anyone with medium or long hair can get the look.

Thugh slightly intimidating at first glance, this style is actually pretty straightforward and, with enough pins and hairspray, it'll hold your locks in place all day long!

What you need:

Hair ties
Bobby pins
Strong hold finishing spray

Step one

Brush the hair through before you begin then part your hair in the middle. Split it into two even halves and clip one side up while you work on the other.

Step two

Start braiding from the nape of your neck on the loose side using a French braid technique. Pass each piece underneath the braid rather than over the top as you would for other plaited looks. Work your way around the side of your head, keeping the braid fairly tight.

Step three

Go across the top of your forehead then braid the hair all the way down to the ends and secure with a small elastic. Silly though it both looks and feels, just let it hang over your face while you work on the other half.

Step four

With the B-side, start the braid at the top of your head and work your way around to the nape of your neck. Again, braid all the way down to the ends and tie.

Step five

Wrap the braids around your head to complete your crown and secure with bobby pins. Spray your new 'do liberally with finishing spray and you're all set!

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