I’ve seen hair crowns made with braids and my problem with this look is that with thick hair is can turn out looking very Star Wars-esque. You know what I mean? However, SalonCapri’s Lead Stylist and Owner, Nicholas Penna Jr., was able to create a hair crown that looks simple and beautiful. This ‘do is perfect for any special occasion including a wedding – which I happen to be going to this weekend! Below are the steps Nicholas provided to re-create this look.
· If your hair is naturally straight, follow the sub-bullets below to curl the hair. If your hair already has a curl to it, you’re in luck since the “crown” looks best on hair with some texture and waves.
o Separate hair into top and bottom sections. Clip the top section up, leaving the bottom section to hang.
o Using a 1 ½ inch curling iron (PGH loves the Bombshell by Sultra), curl all of the hair that is down by working in small sections. Alternate the curling direction between counterclockwise and clockwise. Repeat this step with the top section of hair. Separate curls with your fingers to achieve a piece-y look, which will complement the “crown” once it’s completed.
· Take a ½ inch to 2 inch piece of hair slightly above one ear and pull it across the head to the other side and let the section drape slightly so there will be enough room to pull hair pieces around it. Combine the draped section with a small piece of hair right behind the other ear and pin the joined hair pieces with a bobby pin.
· Starting at the side of the head where the first hair section was taken from, select another piece of your hair from under the draped section. Lift it upwards, over, and then under the draped section, leaving it to fall underneath.
· Next, grab another piece of hair from under the draped section a ½ and inch to an inch over and follow the same step. Continue across the head by choosing random pieces and pulling them over and under the draped section until you reach the other side of the head.
· For the last pinned piece, lift it over and under but let it wrap over the first bobby pin used to secure the draped hair section (to make the bobby pin less visible). Take a second bobby pin and secure the final wrapped piece where the draped section was first secured above one ear.
· Finish with a light spray of medium hold hairspray. Nicholas Penna Jr. loves Shu Uemura’s Sheer Lacquer.