Beauty stylist Kristen Ess has created another adorable braiding craze with the Beauty Department Crown of Braids style. Dressed up or down, the cute summer style is a breezy way of adding some phizazz to your hair without too much effort.

The concept is relatively simple, but actual execution is where it's important to have stylist Kristen Ess's simple and awesome instructions to get the chic look. Ess ensures that she has a way for both long and short-haired girls to rock the braided style this summer. Creating the looks that you find in fashion magazines is a specialty of Ess, a celebrity stylist who works alongside Lauren Conrad at the Beauty Department website that has become a huge hit for some great, easy styling.