We can’t think of a more romantic do than a pretty crown of plaits, especially with Valentine’s Day just around the corner. For those of you that may be intimidated by this seemingly complex style, all it takes is sections of braids (the messier, the better) and a handful of bobby pins to help them stay in place. And for someone with shoulder length hair, I can even rock this look thanks to this tutorial from the ladies at The Beauty Department. Happy braiding!

(images from She Lets Her Hair Down, Elle.comMr. Kate, Style.com, Keiko Lynn, Kristen MarieSea Of Shoes)