Rey was one of the best parts of The Force Awakens and her three knob hairstyle has become instantly iconic. Me being me, I a) regretted somewhat recently cutting most of my hair off and b) immediately tried to see if I could get her hairstyle to work. What I figured out isn’t an exact replica but it is easier to do than the actual style and it actually holds up really well in the gym. I can honestly say that I’ve worn this style at least five times to the gym and it’s lasted through an hour of cardio. And hey! Why shouldn’t we get to be geeky while working out? Another benefit is that I’ve found that this hairstyle will hold up decently well regardless of whether you style your hair while it’s wet or dry.
All you need for this style are four things: 3 hair ties and a clip.
Step 1: Brush your hair out and start to gather the top part like you’re doing a half ponytail. Gather less than you usually would so there’s about an inch of hair above your ears that you’re not gathering.
Step 2: Pull the gathered hair through the ponytail holder twice. On the third pull, only pull it through a tiny bit– just enough to form a small loop that’ll be about an inch wide. Leave it like this.
Step 3: Pull hair from the sides and back again. We’re repeating exactly what we did above. Try to make these top two knobs smaller than you think they need to be so you’ll have more hair left for the bottom. It’s up to you how much of the hair left from the first knob you want to put into the second one. Any that you don’t use will just go under and can be used in the final one.
Step 5: Now you’ll want to gather any hair that you have left. If you can, try to pull from the sides and the bottom and go over the hair that was a part of the top two knobs so that it won’t stick out.
Step 6: Pull the hair through the elastic twice. Now you’re going to make the third knob but this should be more of a longer loop that hangs down. Pull your hair through as much as you can without any layers sticking out.
Step 7: You’ll be left with some ends. Tuck what you can under the hair between the middle and bottom knobs and clip it place if you’re working out. You can also take the hair and wrap it around the elastic to hide it and then bobby pin that hair in place. I don’t recommend this for working out as the bobby pins went flying when I tried.
And that’s it! You now have awesome Rey hair and can take on the First Order! Don’t worry if this takes a little bit of trial and error. I almost always have to redo at least one of the knobs when I’m putting my hair up but it’s a fairly fast, easy, and cute way to style your hair! Plus, because the first knob starts relatively high up, you won’t have to worry about quite as many fly-aways in your face. Experiment with this style and see what works for you!
As always, you can check out our previous hair tutorials and be sure to tweet us pictures if you try this one out!
It’s still summer which means that those of us with long hair are probably still looking for more creative ways to get our hair up and off of our shoulders. The leading ladies of Star Wars with their very long hair certainly have plenty of different hairstyles to choose from so today, we’ll look to Padmé Amidala, Queen of Naboo, for inspiration!
While Padmé certainly has a heck of a lot more hair than most of us along with hairstyles that (let’s face it) probably utilize a lot of fake hair, she does have a few styles that can be adapted. Such a hairstyle is the one that Padmé and her handmaidens Rabé and Eirtaé wear during the Battle of Naboo in what is referred to as their ‘Battlemaiden’ outfits.
You definitely need to have long hair for this hairstyle but the good news is that you don’t need much in the way of extras to pull it off: just a brush, two hair-ties, bobby pins, and hairspray.
Step 1: Brush your hair out and put it into a low-to-mid ponytail. Only twist the elastic twice though because you’re going to need that final twist in a minute. I just went ahead with the ponytail here so you could see.
Step 6: Hair spray it. A lot. Especially the bottom part. Then bobby pin the rest of the flyaways/escapees as necessary.
At the end, your hair should look something like this! (Apologies that mine looks somewhat crooked. Photographing the back of your head can be tricky.)
And that’s it! You now have fabulous Battlemaiden Hair and are ready to take on the armies of the Trade Federation! In all honesty, this hairstyle is a little trickier than the previous two I’ve posted tutorials for. I’m actually still working on completely perfecting it myself so don’t worry if it takes you a little time to make it work. As always, you can tweak the tutorial to make it work best for you. You can check out our previous two Princess Leia hair tutorials and as always, feel free to share with us your pictures of these hairstyles.
Tomorrow is May 25th; the 36th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi being released in theatres! In honour of that and because I’m desperately wishing that I could be at Star Wars Weekends in Walt Disney World, it’s a Star Wars post.
Summer is coming and if you have long hair like me, that means you might be looking for a more creative way than a ponytail or messy bun to get it all up and off your shoulders. Who better to turn to for ideas than Leia Organa and Padme Amidala? While their hairdos are intended for people with far more hair than most of us, they serve as great starting points and inspiration. Today, we’re going to use Princess Leia’s hairstyle from Return of the Jedi as a decently quick yet pretty way to put your hair up.
Step 1: Brush your hair out. I prefer to do this while my hair is wet but it’s your choice. I’m putting a picture here of my hair down to give you an idea of how much hair I’m working with here for this style.
Step 2: Put your hair in a low ponytail and then divide it into three sections. The middle section should be decently thicker than the outer two. How thick you choose to make the outer sections is up to you and depends on how far up on your head you want the braids.
Step 3: Do a basic braid to all three sections and braid as far down as you can.
When you finish, your hair should look something like this.
Step 4: Take the skinny braids and wrap them around your head, adjusting where you place them so that the ends will overlap. Bobby pin and hairspray until you think they are secure.
Step 5: Wrap the fat braid in an oval around the ponytail holder. Tuck the end beneath the rest and bobby pin securely.
And that’s it! You now have a do worthy of Princess Leia! Now get out there and save the Rebellion!