|[dress: Matty M, necklace: vintage]|
I've always admired this "part Renaissance maiden/part Boho" hairstyle. I played around last week and finally figured out how to do it. It's pretty tricky to try on your own since you have to make a braid going straight across the back of your head. If you're not experienced braiding hair you might want to enlist the help of a friend.
First things first, you'll need to learn how to make an under braid. An under braid is the reverse of a regular braid. The strands are crossed under instead of over each other. Here's a good tutorial.
|[Section off the front of your hair]|
|[Add a new section of hair from your crown every time you have a new strand a the top of your braid]|
|[Continue braiding until you reach the other ear. Remove the hair pins]|
|[Keep braiding in the same manner. When you get near your temple start guiding the braid upwards to go over the top of your head. I chose to leave a few strands out in front of my face]|
|[Continue braiding until you reach the start of the braid]|
|[Once you reach the start of the braid you stop adding new strands. Finish braiding the rest of the hair and secure with a clear elastic. Use bobby pins to connect the braids. If you hair is very long pin the new braid under the main one.]|