ESC: E!ssentials, Crown Braid, Julianne Hough

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ESC: E!ssentials

The crown braid is a look that will never go out of style.

It combines the sophistication of an up-do to the fresh, youthfulness of braids for an ethereal style that's appropriate for any occasion. You can spot the look at red carpet events, galas, bridal showers, movie dates and more. Plus, it's an easy go-to for the holiday season.

At first glance, Julianne Hough's hair, with its many twists and bends, seems out of reach for novice skills—don't sell yourself short. It's not hard to do with the right products and steps.

Ready for an easy, fast holiday go-to? Follow PRIV hairstylist Robby LaRiviere's steps for the crown braid below! 

ESC: E!ssentials, Crown Braid, 1

Apply a texturizing spray to increase the volume and grip of the hair.

Mineral Fusion Beach Hair Texture Spray, $14

ESC: E!ssentials, Crown Braid, 2

Divide the hair into two sections.

ESC: E!ssentials, Crown Braid, 3

Gather the hair from the back and start the braid along the hairline, braiding forward. Then, secure with a hair band.

ESC: E!ssentials, Crown Braid, 5

Pull the braid apart to create an effortless look.

ESC: E!ssentials, Crown Braid, 6

Repeat steps 2-4 on the other side. Then, secure each braid on the opposite side with a bobby pin.

ESC: E!ssentials, Crown Braid, 8

If needed, apply texture cream to surrounding hair for an undone look.

SteelMclean Texture Cream, $25

ESC: E!ssentials, Crown Braid, Final, 9

Add a pair of statement earring for a fabulous look! 

Baublebar Shamia Drop Earrings, $42

With the PRIV app (now part of the NBCUniversal family), you can book a hairstylist any time, any where. Use PRIVnow10 for $10 off your first service!

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