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Last updated: February 05, 2018

Medieval-Inspired Braids

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The latest season of “Game of Thrones” may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a little hair inspo from the ladies of the cult drama back to your salon. Have a devoted Daenerys fan in your chair dying to rock her intricate, medieval-inspired braids? Now she can with this how-to from Butterfly Studio Salon stylist Jason Dougherty. See how it’s done!

Artist: Jason Dougherty
Manufacturer: Oribe, @oribe; Shu Uemura

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    Split her hair down the middle and create a section around the temple to be used for the top braid.

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    Place a light gel or serum like Shu Uemura’s Touch of Gloss on the crown for shine.

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    Then, create an inverted braid along the head on both sides and connect the two in the back.

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    Prep the remaining hair with Oribe Dry Texture Spray.

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    Start a waterfall braid along the head on both sides and connect with the first braid. 

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    Finally, use a curling wand to create loose waves.

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    Use your hands and a comb to backcomb the hair for a textured look. Place an ornate necklace as a headpiece for an added touch.

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