DIY swiss braids braid crown hair tutorial


i’ve been doing this hair-do for years and every time i wear it people love it and say “how do you do that!?” i definitely did not make up this hair style – it’s called Swiss Braids or a Braid Crown but i think it looks like the storybook character Heidi’s hair so i called it the “Heidi Doody”… let’s trend this people #HeidiDoody

check out other posts here where i’ve worn Heidi Doody and in the video and below where i styled Back To School, Office and Out On The Town outfits…


DIY Swiss Braids Braid Crown Hair Tutorial

watch the video above for the full tutorial

Prep It:

  • brush or comb
  • lots of bobby pins
  • hairspray – optional


  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.

Back To School look:

  • ASOS pants
  • Zara top
  • Zara shoes
  • vintage backpack
  • Mr. Kate jewelry

Office look:

  • Cathrine Maladrino skirt
  • Marc Jacobs pumps
  • Nasty Gal shirt
  • H&M blazer
  • vintage necklace
  • Mr. Kate ring

Out On The Town look:

  • Johnson shorts
  • Zara shirt
  • Zara faux leather jacket
  • The Stylish Wanderer x Mr. Kate Le Cadeau ring
  • shoes from Kyle by Alene Too



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I have longer hair and the braids were too long so it looked weird.. any tips?


looks so awsum omigawd


Thank you so much! I always wanted to rock a Heidi hairdo but I wasn't quite sure until now. Mwah!


It's so beautiful!


The hair bow and crown braid tutorial is super cool and fantastic!! And your videos are so quirky and fab!!!!


Thank you thank you! Yours is the only crown braid that I have really liked! SO superbly simple and I love your outfit ideas 🙂