It’s been nearly a week since the world lost legend Carrie Fisher, also known as Princess Leia. I remember watching Star Wars as a kid admiring Leia’s many hairstyles— most of which consisted of buns and braids. Carrie wore so many beautiful hairstyles during her time as Princess Leia, which inspired many different versions of double buns and braided ‘dos.
In honor of Carrie, I recreated two of my very favorite Princess Leia hairstyles. Believe it or not, my favorites were not the buns, but these more wearable yet sophisticated braided styles.
The first style I recreated was Princess Leia’s braided bun ponytail that she wore to the ceremony in Star Wars: A New Hope. I think this is such a beautiful yet unique style which I made more wearable by toning down the bun.
The second style is a go-to of mine: the crown braid. I love wearing crown braids when I’ve got 4th day hair that’s bordering on just plain greasy. It hides everything as your hair is tucked into one huge braid, and can be dressed up or down for any occasion.
Watch the video above for the full step by step tutorials.
What is your favorite Leia hairstyle? Tell me in the comments!