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The braided crown, a reigning hairstyle for long hair

You don't need to marry a prince to wear a crown! To gracefully reign over the hairstyle kingdom, long locks are all you need. Let's take a closer look at the braided crown, the key to stylishly ruling this season's hottest trends...

Everyone wants to wear the crown!

No need to invest in a bejewelled band to wear a crown: a braid, plaited all the way around your head, is a much finer option. Those lucky ladies with lots of hair can even cheat a little, wrapping a regular braid along the contours of their face. Regal or bohemian, you get to choose how to wield your royal power.

Hair born for the throne

According to Delphine Courteille, hairstylist at L'Oréal Professionnel, all shades of long hair can try the braided crown. Rather, it's the type of hair that can make or break the style: 'For this look, it's best to have medium to thick hair, and lots of it, to create the necessary volume so the braid doesn't fall flat.' For layered hair, this style is best avoided, as holding it up would require too many pins!

Long live the hairstyle

You need more than regal posture to keep your crown in place. So that sections of the braid don't slip out and undo completely, like Rapunzel in the tower, you need to add grip to the hair using texturising products. Delphine Courteille recommends Next Hair Day or Texture Dust by L'Oréal Professionnel for both professionals and amateurs alike.

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