The 100 on the CW network just started its third season and is becoming increasingly popular as a post-apocalyptic drama show. One of the main characters, Commander Lexa of the Grounders, is also becoming increasingly popular with the fans. So today, we’re going to do her textured and edgy hairstyle.
In order to make your hair look unkempt and wild like Lexa’s, it actually takes a lot of work! For this style I used several tools including a teasing brush, hair elastics, volumizing hairspray, a crimping iron, and hair beads. It’s still possible to do the style without most of these, but the more you use, the closer to Lexa’s look you can get.
Difficulty: Moderately Hard
Hair Length: at least armpit length
Materials: small hair ties, teasing comb, hair beads, crimping iron, hairspray.
Skills needed: Dutch braid
Time cost: 25-50 minutes
Ideal hair type: straight or wavy
Step 1) Section off a panel of hair on the top of your head, and tease the base of the back half. With the front half, divide into four sections, tease the entire length of these sections, twist them up, and lay them back over the top of your head.
Step 2) Grab a section of hair from each side of your head, brush smooth, and tie together at the top back of your head underneath the hair from your top panel.
Step 3) Divide this ponytail in half, bring the halves around either side of the hair from on top of your head, and tie them together again on top. This holds the top panel hair in place. Put on a hair bead over this hair elastic and crimp the length of the ponytail.
Step 4) Grab a chunk of hair right behind the smoothed sections on either side of your head. Ponytail them each with a small elastic, slide on a bead, and crimp the length.
Step 5) Split the middle ponytail in half. Tie the left half to the left ponytail you made, and the right half to the right ponytail. Make sure these ties are symmetrical and at the same height. Put beads over both of these elastics.
Step 6) Tie these two tails together again, and put on a final bead. All of this forms a hair lattice at the back of your head.
Step 7) On the left side of your head right behind your ear, start a small Dutch braid. After a few stitches, stop adding in new hair and braid normally to the ends.
Step 8) Also braid the tail of your hair lattice.
Step 9) Tie these two braids together just below the level of your left shoulder and undo any braiding below this tie.
Step 10) Finally, Lexa has a few accent braids peeking out from underneath her hair, so grab a few sections from the nape of your neck and braid these down to the ends.
Phew! It’s a lot of steps, but in the end it creates a very detailed and eye-catching look.
Naturelle Pro sponsored this video and sent me some volumizing products from their Volumax line to try, so if you’d like to mimic the volume I got in this video, check out their website.
Finally, I also have a tutorial for the character Octavia from the same show, if you’re a fan of the 100 🙂 Check it out if you haven’t already!