Well, it’s the first Sunday without a new episode of Game of Thrones, now that season 6 has finished airing. I have to say, if that wasn’t the best season of the show, it was at least the most epic!
The pickings were a little slimmer this year in terms of hairstyles, compared to previous seasons. Sansa wore pretty much the same style all season, Arya just wore a half ponytail, and Cersei still had her pixie cut from last season. Daenerys also started with not much to show, but as soon as she gained control of her storyline again, the braids we all love came back!
So to help a little with that Game of Thrones withdrawal, here is a video tutorial for the two Daenerys braids styles seen at the end of season 6. Click on the link below to play the video, or follow the text instructions underneath.
Hair Length: at least armpit length
Materials: small hair elastics, bobby pins, hair beads
Skills needed: Dutch lace braid
Time cost: 20-45 minutes
ideal hair type: straight or wavy
For style #1:
Step 1) Pick off some hair along the hairline around your face and hold out of the way for now. Then pick up a small section of hair from the corner of your forehead.
Step 2) Dutch lace braid this around the upper side of your head until you reach the middle of the back of your head. Then finish the braid normally.
Step 3) Repeat on the other side of your head so that you have two braids encircling your head like a crown.
Step 4) Join these braids – I.e., two strands from each braid are merged to make one new, larger strand each, and one strand from each braid are joined together to make the third larger strand. Then braid these strands to the ends.
Step 5) Make a second tier of Dutch braids going around the middle of your head.
Step 6) Join these to the big middle braid as well, by making three larger strands out of one strand from each of the three braids. Braid to the ends again.
Step 7) Finally, grab a chunk of hair from behind each ear and braid these normally to the ends.
Step 8) Tie these braids and the big middle braid together with a hair elastic, at about shoulder height. Curl your hair and add a gold hair bead to finish it off!
For style #2:
Step 1) Like the style above, start with two Dutch lace braids encircling the top of your head and joined in the back. Also add in extra hair from the upper back of your head to this joined braid, in order to make it as big as possible.
Step 2) Make two Dutch braids on the sides of your head. Stop adding in new hair when you get to almost the middle of the back of your head, and braid normally until the braid reaches just a little past the middle of the back of your head. Then tie off with an elastic.
Step 3) Curl your hair and add a silver hair bead to each Dutch braid, sitting over the elastic.
Step 4) Pin these Dutch braids horizontally across the middle back of your head.
Step 5) Spiral up the big middle braid into a bun at the upper back of your head and pin in place with bobby pins.
Which of these styles are your favorite? Leave a comment below to choose the best one!2 by