Two mini rope braids clipped together are quick way to do your hair if you run out of time in the morning since it can be done in the car. I keep a non-descript barrette in my purse for just such a situation. For the fairy-tale look, I like to braid/twist below where I want to clip it and let the ends untwist as they will.
One hairstyle I have yet to master is the cascading crown. I’ve tried Dreamweaver’s instructions, but my hair won’t cooperate and ends up in tangles. The style on the right is what I do instead. Here’s how to make your own rope braid faux crown.
The basic concept is similar to my woven crown tutorial.
1. Do a rope braid on each side of your head all the way down.
3. Keep wrapping/knotting with each end until you reach where the braids started. I did 2 or 3 wraps on each side. For something a bit more modern, you could stop now, but for the full crown look . . .