This week we are doing another fun Halloween Hairstyle tutorial for any of you who may be thinking of dressing up as Princess Leia this year! This would also be a great hairstyle to wear to the theatre for the upcoming new Star Wars Movie "The Force Awakens." Although, I think this style is actually very pretty and not too "weird" to wear for other occasions as well. ;)
When I picture "Princess Leia hair" in my mind, I most often think of the famous large pigtail buns she wore wrapping over her ears, which is probably her most iconic hairstyle. But, I recently watched several of the older Star Wars episodes and noticed this elegant braided updo from the ceremony in "New Hope." We thought this braided style was so gorgeous, we wanted to give it a try.
If I had to guess, the original hairstyle (done on Carrie Fisher) most likely involved using some extensions for both thickness and length. Either that, or she has some seriously crazy long and thick hair! We thought it would be fun to try and achieve a similar result with just "The Princess's" natural hair and a bun maker. Although our braided bun didn't turn out to be quite as large and glamorous as the original style, I think it still turned out cute. This style should be achievable even with fairly thin hair, although you will need some length. If your hair is on the shorter side, you may in fact have better luck using some extensions, a braided hair piece, or a wig
Princess Leia Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)
Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
- Bun maker, hair donut, or sock bun.
- 1 ponytail holder or large hair elastic.
- 2 medium size hair elastics.
- 3 small, clear, hair elastics.
- Several bobby pins.
- Fairly long hair.