The BB Challenge: Five days to wear five celebrity braids! 

One of Game of Thrones’ greatest attractions is in fact Queen Khaleesi’s hair. Kudos to her stylist, whose braided masterpieces featured in every episode this season and has inspiring international designers (think Donna Karen, Armani, Mara Hoffman and Jeremy Scott) to feature braids in a big way in their latest shows.

Braids are also big news on the red carpet, with Chrissy Teigen, Lupita Nyongo, Emily Woods and even Jared Leto spotted sporting them recently.

We jumped on the proverbial bandwagon and test-drove some of these pretty plaits for you. Here’s the lowdown on how to get the looks…




 Braided Low Buns FotorMonday: The festival braid (Also known as ‘pigtails for grownups’)

            -       Separate the hair on either side of the neck, plait and secure with a hair tie.

            -       Curl each braid in on itself, creating a bun and secure with bobby pins.

Red Carpet Inspiration: Adriana Grande on Instagram  

Side Braid

Tuesday: The tousled braid

         -       Pull hair to the side of the nape of the neck

         -       Braid and secure with a hair tie

         -    To achieve this effortlessly cool look, remove strands of hair around the hairline to create the tussled effect.

Red Carpet Inspiration: Emma Stone at the Met Gala

Braided Bun FotorWednesday: The braided chignon (Also known as ‘three-days-since-my-last-wash-hair-in-disguise’)

       -       Pull hair into a low ponytail, braid and secure with a hair tie.

       -       Curl the pony tail into a low bun and secure with bobby pins.

Red Carpet Inspiration: Anna Kendrick at the Golden Globes.

 Jennifer Lawrence1Thursday: Braided crown

The sleek and sophisticated look is deceptively easy.

          -       Split hair into two pigtails at the nape of the neck, braid each section and secure with a hair tie.

          -       Pull each section up and around the head and secure with two bobby pins in an “X” formation.

Red Carpet Inspiration: Jennifer Lawrence at the Critics Choice Awards.  

KhaleesiFriday: The Khaleesi

A piece de resistance to mark the end of our intense week of braiding…

       -       Take two small sections of hair on either side of the head near the temple, braid each strand individually and then merge into a single braid at the back of the head.

       -       Follow the same process with the remaining hair below each ear, allowing the braid to come together in a single braid at the base of the skull.

Red Carpet Inspiration: Queen Khaleesi herself on Game of Thrones

Inspired to join our braid brigade? Upload a pic of your masterpiece to the BB website, or tag us in Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @beautybulletin. Don’t forget to add the #BBbraidbrigade




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