This style is not easy to do by yourself, and usually I have to attempt it 3 or 4 times before it either passes, or I get impatient and decide to do something else with my hair. It helps to learn this on a friend and then once your muscles are trained you can braid behind your own head.
I started the braid just above my ear, went around the back, over the other ear, and then whatever is left gets braided and laid around my forehead and above the start of the braid. When I get to the end of the braid I secure it with a hair elastic. The end gets tucked into the top of the main braid and then I pin the tail. This is a pretty style to enhance with tiny flowers like strawflowers for a special occasion.