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How To Do A Crown Braid — Step By Step To Get Kerry Washington’s Look

Fri, May 15, 2015 6:30pm EDT by Add first Comment

As we continue to obsess over the ‘Scandal’s season finale, we wanted to take a breather by focusing on Kerry Washington’s bold crown braid. Click here to get Kerry’s stylish and sweet hairstyle!

All hail queen Kerry Washington! The 38-year-old Scandal star’s hairstylist gave us a behind the scenes glimpse of how she created Kerry’s beautiful crown braid. Is it just us or does Kerry look like she has the best time with her glam squad!? We want in on the pampering party!

Kerry Washington’s Crown Braid — How To Get Her Look

“Braids and a group shot all in 1 with the FABULOUS Kerry Washington! Hair & makeup ready!!!!” captioned her hairstylist Takisha Drew on May 14.


We have been following how Takisha takes Kerry’s locks to a whole new level for some time now! In order to emulate the actresses’ up-do, prep your hair by adding a dime size of the Neutrogena Triple Repair Fortifying Leave-in Treatment.

After making sure that the Scandal star has shiny locks, Takisha then braids her hair and wraps her bold braids around the crown of her head into a halo. Indeed, Kerry is a true angel! Take a tip from Takisha and be sure to secure your braids by using matte Bobbi pins.

How To Get Kerry Washington’s Makeup

If her ethereal up-do seems familiar, well, it should! Takisha did a similar style for the star back on May 4 when she looked like a pretty pink princess in Prada at the 2015 Met Ball.

Above all, we love that the leading lady continues to keep her hair off her face. With her stunning features on full display, we are inevitably drawn to her rosy cheeks and those full lips!

Although channeling Olivia Pope with a glass of red wine may warm up your skin and give your lips a crimson stain, we suggest that you add a pop to your cheekbones with blush beloved by Kerry’s makeup artist, Sheri Knight.

Her cult favorite? Dab on some Stila Convertible Color in Camellia and layer it under an irridiscent pink powder such as Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blush in Pure.

As for her lips, Sheri often swipes on Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Warm Caramel.

And, now with a full-proof look, you’re ready to win over the red carpet (and Washington D.C.) just like Kerry!

HollywoodLifers: will you try Kerry’s braided crown? Do you have her beauty vote?

— Jordyn Shaffer