Game of Thrones hair inspiration

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for years, you’re probably well aware that Game of Thrones hair inspiration is a pretty big deal – the fantastical, medieval toned dos have been consistently incredible for years.

 

If you haven’t noticed this, now is the time to! Lots of brides to be find wedding hair inspiration in their favourite TV shows and GoT is one of the hottest series out there. You’ll want to prepare yourself for the inevitability of being asked to create a ‘Khaleesi’ hairstyle at a trial at least once (and probably lots more than that!), or get yourself ready for next time you’re asked, if you’ve already had this posed to you and you weren’t sure what to do.

 

One of the most popular Game of Thrones hair inspiration looks is the Mother of Dragons multi-tiered braid style; so in today’s blog we are going to give you a quick ‘how-to’ on creating that look.

 

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Game of Thrones Hair Inspiration – Khaleesi Braids

Begin your style by creating the right foundation. This is the key to all great hairstyles and is something that we talk about a lot on our courses!

 

For Khaleesi braids, you’ll want to give the hair a bit of root lift and volume which can be pulled back in later; you’ll also want to have the hair looking as sleek and smooth as possible. Set the hair in rollers. Once these are done, you can begin your hairstyling.

  • Grab hold of about a two-inch section of hair on the front left of the head to create your first your Dutch lace braid. Not sure how to Dutch braid? Split this section into three, cross the right piece under the middle, then the left under the right adding small amounts of hair from the top of the head to each section as you go. Continue this until you reach the crown.
  • At this point, switch from Dutch braid to a traditional braid and plait right the way down to the end of the hair length. Secure with a small (preferably clear) elastic.
  • Repeat steps 1 and 2 on the right hand side, making sure to keep those braids as symmetrical as possible.
  • Now it’s time to move down a bit and create the second tier of this hairstyle. Repeat steps 1 and 2 again, but this time leaving a small section out on the right hand side for wrapping later and taking the main section of hair from just in front of the ear and switching to the traditional braid at the nape of the neck. Do this on both sides. You should now be left with four hanging braids over loose hair.
  • Once you have completed these braids, it’s time to go onto the final stage of this Game of Thrones hair inspiration style. Twist the top two braids together, making a single section and secure at the crown with a small, clear elastic.
  • Take that now single section made up of the first two braids and combine with the remaining two braids to create an extra large traditional braid. Leave the loose hair loose and plait the braids down the the end and secure.
  • To finish, gather up that remaining loose section of hair at the nape of the neck, drench in hairspray and then wrap around the new large traditional braid, at the top elastic, to neatly hold in place. Secure with a pin using the up and over technique.

For the premiere of Man Men series 7 January Jones rocked a twisted French braid and a unique makeup look – blue eyeliner on the top lashes and gold on the bottom. This pretty summer style is actually three braids in one using a trio of techniques to create an undone, twisted look.

How to

Step one: Begin with freshly washed hair and while it is still damp apply some mousse which will help to make styling easier.

Step two: While you are blow dying, back comb the hair and mist over with some finishing spray to tame flyaways.

Step three: Now that the hair is dry apply a small amount of oil through the mid lengths to the ends as this will make the hair much easier to braid.

Step four: Now you can begin braiding. Split the hair into three sections, left, right, and bottom, allowing the parting to fall naturally. Start with the section on the right and form a French braid. It should begin right at the very top of the head and finish at the lower neck. Secure with a clear hair elastic.

Step five: Next, take hold of the section on the left hand side. This should be used to make a rope braid right along this side. When you have finished you can connect this braid with the one on the right, using a clear hair elastic.

Step six: You should have one section of unbraided hair left. Use this to create a regular braid, braiding tightly from the top to the bottom. Fix with and elastic when you get to the end.

Step seven: Take hold of the three separate braids and plait together to make one finished braid. Secure it with another clear elastic. If there are strands which naturally frame the face then gently bend these with hair straighteners. Once you are happy you can spray all over the hair with finishing spray.

We thought that we had seen every type of smokey eye variation there is until Joan Smalls rocked up at the CFDA Awards with a full on ‘Denim’ smokey eye. Her simple style halter neck dress guaranteed you could spot her eyes from a mile away.

We have some top tips to help you achieve this look:

Eye makeup first

Remember when creating your look that any eye shadow can fall onto your cheeks which could ruin your finished look. Working on your base after your eye makeup means that it isn’t the end of the world if you mess up. Craft your lids and then sharpen the edges with tinted moisturiser and concealer before perfecting the rest of your face.

Begin small

When you want to create an exaggerated shape it is important that you start close to your lashes and then use the excess product on your brush to work the shape outwards.

Use more than one shade

By using more than one shade you will achieve a look that is more dimensional. Having created your shape with liner, select two or three navy jewel tones. Take a deep navy, a jewel navy, and a silver toned navy. Press each one onto the lid making sure you keep the crease and above clean for a modern finish.

Add some contrast

Having worked in the navy you can now define the inner eye with an azure shade. Follow this with navy mascara which will actually look black in some lights.

The perfect hair

To really make your makeup stand out slick all of your hair back into a ponytail, really making your face the sole focus.Learn how to create this beautiful, sleek, high pony tail – finished to perfection – on our Online Hair Up Course

Make it your own look

If you feel like you can’t pull this look off then consider trying navy liner which actually suits everyone. Apply navy liner to your top and bottom lashes and then apply lashings of navy mascara.

Smokey eyes are a go to look for many of us but what do we do for clients that want that sexy look, but a little lighter for warmer weather or daytime wear? Smokey eyes is a very popular look with clients, both bridal and special occasion, so it’s an important one to learn! We go through this look thoroughly on our 2 & 4 day makeup courses, so if you’re struggling, why not join us on one of our courses for Pam’s expert guidance? Here are some top tips and tricks to help you achieve a softer smokey eye:

Create A Lighter Look

Shimmer bronzer is your friend when it comes to the summer smokey eye and it is a great product to warm up your eyes. It is also perfect for giving a look that can be worn both day and night.

Give It Staying Power

For a look that won’t melt down your face in the heat, first apply a shadow primer followed by your shimmering and smokey eye shadows. A dot of Vaseline in the centre of the lid will help to highlight it. Long wearing and waterproof products are also a must during the summer months.

Get The Look

Begin by using a matte skin coloured shadow applying it from the lash line to the brow. With a medium to dark smokey shadow define the crease in a windscreen wiper motion. Blend this downwards towards your lashes making sure that you avoid the inner third of your eyelid. Take a darker shade and create a ‘V’ shape from your outer eye line right to the outer crease and blend towards the centre of your eyelid. Finish the look with gel eye liner along your lash line and then smudge.

Fix Any Mistakes

Don’t worry if you make a mistake, you can repair this with some makeup remover on a cotton bud to clean up and then reapply your makeup after. Just stay calm, and continue!

Don’t Shy Away From Shine

Metallic shades look great this season whatever colour you go for. Just remember that if the eye makeup is bold then choose a sheer lip colour.

One of our favourite Oscars hairstyles has to be from Julia Roberts who wore vintage Valentino to the 73rd Academy Awards back in 2001. She selected a gown from Valentino’s 1992 collection, looking the epitome of old Hollywood glamour when she collected the award for Best Actress in Erin Brockovich. Julia Roberts wore this vintage Valentino gown to the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001 where she won best Actress for Erin Brockovich. The black velvet gown with white piping was paired with subtle jewellery and make up and the most beautiful updo. Take a look at how to create our take on it.

Step one: Start with freshly washed and thoroughly dried hair. Apply a hair mousse that will lift the roots and evenly cover the hair from the roots to the tips. With the hair dryer and a large flat brush create extra body and shine.

Step two: Next create a side parting on the left side of the head. Then create a section from the parting to the top of the ear on both sides, and a final section from ear to ear at the back. Clip the bottom section out of the way.

Step three: With the back section you need to backcomb it to build in more volume. Smooth over the top of the section and create a loose ponytail. You can mist over the section with hairspray to tame any flyaways. Unclip the bottom section and then pin the ponytail into the base.

Step four: Now take all of the loose hair and roll it up into the base of the ponytail allowing it to spread out. Take hold of a large bobbypin and pin it right into the base.

Step five: Take the front section on the right hand side that you left out at the start, pulling it over to the left and wrap it around and under the roll. Pin in place and then do the same with the section on the left, pulling it over to the right wrapping it around and under the roll. Again pin it in place.

Today, we’re taking a look back for one of our favourite up dos which came from Nicole Kidman back in 2013. We have put together a quick ‘how to’ of our own version of this pretty curved lace braid for you to try your hand at…

Step 1: You need to start off by adding in lots of texture as it will not work well on sleek, glossy hair. If the hair has been freshly washed then comb through mousse and tousle it as you blow dry.

Step 2: Set the hair in hot rollers and leave them in for five minutes, or alternatively curl with tongs and once cool comb through with your fingers to separate up the ringlets.

Step 3: Take hold of a section of hair just above the left ear and create a lace braid from the left to the right adding in pieces of hair as you go. Once you have braided across the middle of the head you can begin to curve the braid down until you reach the right ear. Finish the braid off as a regular plait and secure with a clear hair band.

Step 4: Start at the left side again and create a second lace braid just under the first. Braid in exactly the same way again curving once you reach the middle of the head; make sure that you add in hair from the hairline as you curve round pulling in all of the hair. Finish with a regular plait and secure with another hair band.

Step 5: Roll up the second braid to make a spiral and fix in place with bobby pins.

Step 6: Take hold of the first braid and curl it round the second braid and again pin in place.

With braids all the rage, we took a look back at the archives and spotted this ‘do from Hilary Duff. Back in 2010 she rocked this look at the book signing of her novel Elixir. The beauty of it is that it is not initially clear how many braids there are, where they start, or where they finish. It is quite a difficult look to recreate but we have broken it down into a step by step guide for you to follow. The style obviously works best on those with long hair, either wavy or straight.

Step 1: Divide hair up into four separate sections; one at the top, bottom, left and right. Clip up all of the sections except for the one on the right.

Step 2: With this section do a slightly loose French braid until you reach just behind the ear and then change to a regular braid. When you come to the end secure it with a clear band.

Step 3: Now do exactly the same with the section on the left side.

Step 4: Take the section at the top of the head and again French braid until you get to the crown where you switch to the regular braid.

Step 5: Divide up the bottom section into five separate sections and braid each one into a regular braid, securing with clear bands.

Step 6: With each of the five bottom braids you now need to wrap them from left to right, pinning them as you go.

Step 7: Take hold of the side braids and weave them together to create a swirly shape, making sure that you tuck any ends under. Again as you go make sure to pin them in place.

Step 8: With the area that is left at the top of the head, fill this space by swirling the final braid. This should also give the style some height. Pin as you go and then spray over with some strong hold hairspray to keep everything in place.

Glittery gold gilded eyes were all over the ss15 catwalks and we have seen them popping up all over the place recently. The look is great for adding a touch of sparkle on a night out and is perfect for rocking at a festival. All skin tones can get away with wearing gold toned shades as they will warm up your complexion. Just remember that if you have dark, olive skin you should choose a dark pigmented shadow that is almost bronze. For those of you with fair skin a light yellow gold looks amazing.

 

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  • Shimmery brown shadow
  • Metallic shadow
  • Gold glitter pieces (preferably fine)
  • Loose gold glitter
  • Black mascara
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Get The Look

Step one:

Begin by prepping your eyelids with primer to give you a nice smooth surface and make sure that your makeup lasts.

Step two:

Wash over your lids with the shimmery brown shadow really focusing on the crease. Then blend the shadow up towards your brow bone.

Step three:

Take the metallic shadow and press it into the centre of your eyelids.

Step four:

With your fingertips apply the fine gold glitter pieces where you have just pressed on the metallic shadow as well as along the bottom lash line.

Step five:

With the loose gold glitter use a thin eyeliner brush to line your eyes with it. The brush will guarantee that your precision is spot on.

Step six:

To finish the look coat your lashes with two coats of black mascara. For even distribution zigzag the wand from left to right as you brush from the root to the tip of your lashes.

 

 

If you want to try this trend but would prefer a slightly more subtle look then you can choose a lighter more Champagne shade of eye shadow which will give you the same glow but will be more in keeping with the rest of your makeup look.