One of our most popular pins from yesterday’s Springtime Maidens story is the pretty hairstyle of one of our lovely bridesmaids, so I’m thrilled to share the tutorial on how to recreate this crown braid chignon at home. This wedding hairstyle for long hair is particularly lovely because it incorporate the french braid and chignon. Please let us know how it goes if you try this wedding hairstyle for long hair at home. Enjoy!


1. French braid front section of hair from one ear to the other. Leave end of braid out until Step 7.

2. Take the top section of hair, tease it and pin securely with bobby pins creating a half up – half down look.

3. Then starting on one side of the hair take a section of hair, twist it and bring it the opposite side and pin it with bobby pins. Make sure to cover the previously secured bobby pins from Step 1.

4. + 5. Then take the remaining “tail” from the section of hair just pinned with an additional section of hair, creating one section of hair, twist and bring it the opposite side and pin securely with bobby pins directly under the previous twist.

6. Repeat the process until there is no longer any more sections on either side and you are left with just the “tails”.

7. + 8. Pin the remaining “tails” by twisting and overlapping, mimicking the overlap twist look.

9. + 10.  After all hair is twisted and pinned, bring the braid into the back and secure with bobby pins. Making the “tail” of the braid mimic the already pinned twists.

11. After all is hair and braid is pinned securely, gently tug at hair creating a looser more full look.

Photography: Rylee Hitchner // Styling & Design: Ginny Au // Hair & Makeup: Amanda Paige // Bridesmaids Gowns: Nordstroms

Check out more popular hair tutorials:

Fishtail Braid Tutorial

A Tutorial on Long Wedding Hair Updos

French Braid Bun Hairstyles

Waterfall Braid Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair

Fishtail Bun Wedding Hair Tutorial


Comments (13)

Tailored Engagements | Reply

I LOVE this braided hairstyle! So elegant!

Katie O'Keefe | Reply

So chic and soft – wish my hair was long enough :-)

neo | Reply

it’s easy, basic.. and nice.. ~~

Baby Shower Invitations | Reply

Love the relaxed and slightly messy look of this style! Thanks for sharing this brilliant tutorial

sandra | Reply

Love it!
So pretty and cute!

Julia | Reply

This is such a great style and your guide makes it look so simple! Looking at the finished picture, you wouldn’t think the steps were so simple. Lets see how easy it is when I try it for the first time :)

Wedding Dresses | Reply

Thanks for sharing it!It’s so useful!Love!

Laura | Reply

This hairstyle is perfect for so many wedding styles. Love it!

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sunidhi | Reply

please tell me which haircolor it is exactly and really great style

Weddalia Deutschland | Reply

Thanks for sharing! I will try this weekend… :)

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Easy and perfect for any bride. Congrats!