Giggles and Glue GunsDIY Braid CrownMr. Kate

I love this hair-do. I like to call it the Heidi Doody – you know, like Heidi from storybook land? Other people might call this Swiss Braids or a Braid Crown, but whatever you call it, it’s a great bad hair day option!

Try it and tweet us @mrkatedotcom and @hellogiggles with photos of your #heididoody !

The Heidi Doody aka Swiss Braids aka Braid Crown

Watch the video above for the full tutorial

What You Need:

  • Brush or comb
  • Lots of bobby pins
  • Hairspray – optional

DO IT!:

  1. Tease the crown of your hair to give it height.
  2. Part your hair down the middle and down the back of your head – like you would to make pigtails. optional: leave two pieces out in front (face-framing) for smaller braids later.
  3. Take your bulk of hair on one side of your head and start a french braid up towards the crown of your head and gather hair as you braid down. repeat on the other side.
  4. One at a time, flip the braids upside down on top of your head creating a ‘crown’ and secure with bobby pins. Try hiding the bobby pins in the bulk of your hair and tuck the ends your braids underneath the braid and secure with a bobby pin for a clean look.
  5. Optional: braid two pieces from the face framing pieces of hair and pin them back into the larger braids for a more intricate look. finish with a spritz of hairspray if needed.

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  1. i tried to do this but my hair came out all funny because i have thick straight hair.

  2. Okay Mr. Kate, let’s talk products.