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    3 Easy "Game Of Thrones" Hair Tutorials Everyone Can Try

    Easy breezy braids that you can do at home.

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    Every episode of Game of Thrones gives us major braid envy.

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    Except you'd need to be a braiding ninja to achieve some of the styles.

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    So we asked braiding gurus The Braid Bar to come up with three easy styles for Game of Thrones fans.

    There are four things you'll need for the below tutorials:

    Products

    - A spray to soften and protect your hair (we're using Bumble and Bumble Tonic Lotion

    - A pomade or wax, to tuck in any edges or flyaways (we're using Bumble and Bumble Semisumo)

    Tools

    - A brush

    - Hair elastics (these are great, as you can just snip them off without disturbing the braid. If you don't have them, then normal hair elastics are OK).

    There are two styles of braid we'll be working with:

    We'll walk you through each style of braid below.

    A Dutch Braid

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    1. Choose the section of hair you want to braid

    2. Starting at the crown of the head, divide the top layer of the section into three strands.

    3. Bring the right strand across, under the centre strand.

    4. Bring the left strand across, under the centre strand.

    5. From the right side, gather some new strands, and include them with the right side. Bring all this hair across, under the centre strand. This is now all part of the right strand.

    6. From the left side, gather some new strands, and include them with the left side. Bring all this hair across, under the centre strand. This is now all part of the left strand.

    7. Continue until the braid is finished.

    If you'd prefer an audio-described tutorial, here are some good walkthroughs.

    A Fishtail Braid

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    1. Choose the section of hair you want to braid.

    2. Divide the section into two, holding a section in each hand.

    3. Bring a small piece from the outside of the top section into the middle, and then across to the bottom section.

    4. (Essentially you have two sections again)

    5. Next, bring a small piece from the outside of the bottom section into middle, and across into the top section.

    6. You should essentially have two sections again, now with an x in the middle.

    7/8. Continue until the braid is finished.

    If you'd prefer an audio-described tutorial, here are some good walkthroughs.

    The One for Curly Hair:

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    1. Part your hair in the centre and spray your hair with product.

    2. Brush to detangle. If you'd like a messy look, or if you'd like to keep your curls visible, you can skip this step. If so, your curls will show through the fishtail braid.

    3., 4., 5. We're going to do two small fishtail braids on either side of the head.

    6. Continue your braid 3/4 of the way down the side until it can reach the back of your head.

    7. Secure with elastic, and repeat steps 3,4,5,6 on the other side.

    8. Join the two fishtail braids in the centre with an elastic.

    9. Remove the two original elastics. You could stop the braid here, if you like, or continue on. Next, join the ends of the two braids into one fishtail. You can let the braid secure itself (use a little wax at the end if needs be.)

    10. Loosen the braids near the crown a little.

    11. Admire your fantastic creation!

    The One for Short Hair:

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    1. Brush your hair and apply product.

    2. Part your hair in the centre.

    3. Take a section from either side of the parting. Next, take a 1cm border from each parted section. This border will make up your two outer plaits (aka the rim of your braid crown).

    4. Merge the two centre sections. So now you should have one small section on each side, and a ponytail in the middle. Parting and sectioning your hair is the most time-consuming part of this style so congrats, you made it!

    5. Dutch braid the first outer section.

    6. Secure with an elastic.

    7. Repeat steps 5. and 6. with the second outer section.

    8. Dutch braid the centre section. If you like, you could also choose to French braid this section.

    9. Secure all three braids with an elastic.

    10. If you want to take things to the next level, then thread in some hair rings. these ones from Regal Rose are super cute.

    The Easy Peasy Khaleesi:

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    (This style looks tricky, but it's just five Dutch braids, all joined up.)

    1. Brush your hair and apply product.

    2. Part your hair in the centre, all the way down to the nape of your neck. Then section your hair into four quarters, either side of your central parting. Essentially you are going to have a braid per quarter.

    3. Take the top quarter on the first side, and Dutch braid along the perimeter of the section and towards the back. You don't need to secure this, as it will become part of a larger braid. Repeat for the top quarter on the second side. You've made a beautiful crown of braids!

    4. Next, Dutch braid the two top braids together all the way down, and secure with an elastic. You should have a crown of braids, ending in one long Dutch braid.

    5. On the lower quarters, begin the process again. Make sure you stay close to the edge of the section – follow the hair line.

    6. Secure with an elastic.

    7. Repeat step 5 on the other lower quarter.

    8. Now, connect all the hanging braids (bottom left, the centre braid and the bottom right) with a Dutch braid.

    9. If you have layered hair or any flyaways, smooth any layers with wax or pomade. Enjoy!

    Hair: Joy Matashi at The Braid Bar

    Curly Hair Model: Stephanie at Mustard Models/Makeup: Bunny Hazel Clarke/Photography/ Design: Matt Tucker and Lynzy Billing

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