After finishing A Dance With Dragons, I immediately set about to watching HBO’s adaptation of the books. In addition to being delighted at the cast, the sets, and everything overall–I loved the hairstyling. I was definitely inspired by the world that HBO created for some of my favorite novels.
I’ve been meaning to hunt up screencaps for awhile, and I finally got around to do it last night with hanging out with a friend. I’m excited to try out my braiding skills to create some of these wonderful looks.
I’ve decided to divide the looks based on character, and I’ve attempted to hunt down different perspectives of all the hairstyles to get the best idea of how to create them.
Let’s start with Queen Cersei:
I’ll be honest and just say I have no idea how to create this. I’m think i could play with it enough to figure it out though. Some rats and rolls and it could quite possibly work.
Twists into braids! Seems easy enough. It’s probably more difficult in execution though.
She only wears about three styles (that I remember) one of which is just like Cersei’s above.
Easy. I’m actually attempting this one tomorrow. I don’t anticipate it giving me any trouble.
I actually did this one on my friend the other night. It’s relatively simple. Sadly, I forgot to take pictures but I’ll probably be doing it on myself (or someone else) again soon enough.
The variation of Queen Cersei’s. I actually like Sansa’s better, even though it looks more difficult.
Daenerys, the Khaleesi:
Daenerys has the most varied hairstyling of the show with lots and lots of braiding involved. I was (so far) unable to find the picture of the one look I wanted but that simply means I’ll have to rewatch the series.
Daenerys’ hair is simple here, her brother’s is a bit more interesting. It gets more complicated as it goes, however!
From one braid to two. Queen Cersei’s hair does something similar (above).
I wish the first one of these wasn’t so tiny, but you get the gist! I anticipate that I’ll easily be able to create this in someone else’s hair (maybe a little easily in my own).
I was lucky to find a back shot of this one! This one would be simply enough to do if I had long enough hair! I might be waiting for my hair to grow out before I can attempt it.
This one is stunning, and I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite. Hopefully I can figure out some way to achieve it!
It looks like a twist or two twined together, I think. I’m hoping experimentation will yield a similar result!
After seeing all of these, I’m hoping my hair will be a lot less boring this year! I’m going to brush up on my braiding skills and create some wonderful looks. I just hope my wardrobe will be able to keep up.