The following is a guest post from our friends at The Beauty Department.

Just in time for your holiday party circuit, here's a holly jolly hair idea for you party-going pretties. This braid could be cute for any occasion at any time of the year, but would be particularly sweet for all those festivities as 2013 comes to a close. This Dutch crown braid is easy to achieve, as long as you know how to, in fact, do a Dutch braid—otherwise known as the inside-out braid.

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