4 ways to style your hair like Princess Leia

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4 ways to style your hair like Princess Leia
4 ways to style your hair like Princess Leia
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Princess Leia is a popular character from the Star Wars franchise. Recreating your famous buns is easier with long hair; however, if you have shorter hair, it is also possible. If cinnamon rolls aren't your thing, then you can try some of her other hairstyles like her braided ceremonial bun or the braided crown she wore on Hoth during The Empire Strikes Back.

Steps

Method 1 of 4: Making Long Hair Buns

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Step 1. Brush your hair and then part it in half

Comb your hair to remove knots or tangles. Use the handle part of a rat tail comb to part your hair down the middle. Make a part that goes from the forehead to the nape of the neck.

This method is ideal for those who have very long hair, at least at the elbow

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Step 2. Raise your hair in two high ponytails

Take the left side of your hair. Pull it up into a high ponytail about 1 inch (2.5 cm) above your ear. Tie it up with a rubber band that matches your hair color. Repeat the process on the right side of your head.

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Step 3. Twist a ponytail like a rope

Don't touch the other ponytail for now. For a more elegant Leia-style bun, braid the ponytail and tie the end with a light hair elastic.

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Step 4. Wrap the rope around the base of the ponytail

Place the end of your hair under the bun after winding it up. Princess Leia's bows are not like normal bows. Rather, they are rolled in the same way as cinnamon rolls. This is the effect you want to achieve.

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Step 5. Secure the bun to your head with bobby pins

You will need a good amount of bobby pins to secure the hairstyle; otherwise the bun will fall off. Plan to use a bobby pin for every 1 inch (2.5 centimeters). Make sure to wear something that matches your hair color.

You may need to add some bobby pins inside the bun so it doesn't fall out

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Step 6. Repeat the process for the other ponytail

Make sure to wrap this ponytail in the same direction as the first one. For example, if you started wrapping her first ponytail towards the back of your head, you should wrap the second one the same way towards the back.

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Step 7. Repeat the same process with the other bow

Roll your bun in the same direction as the first one. This way, they will look the same. For example, if you rolled the first bow away from your face, roll the second that way as well.

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Step 8. Spray your hair with hairspray

Now find other rebels with whom to overthrow the Empire!

Method 2 of 4: Making Short Hair Buns

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Step 1. Brush and part your hair in half

Comb your hair to remove knots or tangles. Use the handle of a rat tail comb to make a neat, even part in the center that runs from forehead to nape.

This method works best for those with shoulder length hair

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Step 2. Tie your hair into two high ponytails

Gather all the hair on the left side into a high ponytail. Place it about 1 inch (2.5 cm) above your ear and secure with a hair tie that matches your hair color. Do the same on the right side of your head.

Make sure the hair that goes into each ponytail is straight and neat

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Step 3. Make a pair of stocking bow

Find a clean pair of tights that match your hair color. Cut off the toes and roll each stocking top to bottom to form a donut.

The stockings should be long enough to cover your ankle; otherwise, the bows will come out too small

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Step 4. Slide a ponytail through one of the stocking bows

Thread the entire ponytail through the stocking bun first, then place the bun at the end of the ponytail. Leave the other stocking bun aside for now.

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Step 5. Spread the ends of your hair around the top of the stocking bun

Try to spread the hair as evenly as possible. Tuck it under the stocking bun so that the bun and the body of the ponytail form a nest.

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Step 6. Use both hands to roll the stocking bun toward the base of the ponytail

This step can be tricky and it may take a few tries to get it right. Place your thumbs on the top edges of the stocking bow and your other fingers on the bottom edges. Push in with your fingers and pull out with your thumbs. This will make the bun roll. Continue until the bun reaches the hair tie.

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Step 7. Secure the stocking bun to your head with bobby pins that match your hair color

Use a bobby pin on the top, another on the bottom, and two more on each side of the bun. Use more if necessary.

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Step 8. Repeat the entire process for the bow on the other side

Take a look in the mirror to make sure both bows are the same size and height. Make any adjustments if necessary.

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Step 9. Spray some hairspray on the bows

Now you are ready to rebel against the Empire and save the galaxy.

Method 3 of 4: Making Leia's Braided Ceremonial Bun

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Step 1. Brush your hair up into a high ponytail

Secure the ponytail with a hair tie, preferably one that matches your hair color. Make sure the hair that goes into the ponytail is straight.

This hairstyle works best on long hair

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Step 2. Divide the ponytail in half horizontally

You should have a top section and a bottom section. Use the handle of a rattail comb to part the ponytail if necessary.

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Step 3. Pass the top half of the ponytail through the bun sponge

Bring the bun to the base of the ponytail. Pin the hair in the bun sponge with a bobby pin and leave it there for now.

  • Use a sponge to make large buns that match your hair color.
  • Bun sponges look like donuts, except they are made of a fluffy, meshed material.
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Step 4. Braid the bottom half of the ponytail

Divide the bottom half of the ponytail into three sections. Cross the left and right sections over the middle one until you reach the end of your hair. Secure the braid with a clear hair elastic. You are done with this part of the hairstyle.

If you have fine hair, gently pull the outer loops that make up the braid to make them puff up and give them some volume

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Step 5. Spread your hair over the bun and secure it with an elastic

Release the top half of the ponytail. Use your hands to smooth the hair around the sponge until it is no longer visible. Pass a transparent elastic over the bun and press your hair down with it.

If you can't completely cover the sponge with your hair, use a smaller one

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Step 6. Divide the excess hair into three sections

After the previous step, your hair will stick out from under the sponge. Gather all that hair and pull it towards the back of your head. Divide your hair into three sections.

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Step 7. Braid each section separately

When you're done, you'll have three mini braids sticking out of the back of your bun. Secure each braid with a clear hair elastic.

We recommend holding the other sections with a bobby pin while you do the braids

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Step 8. Wrap the right braid around the top of the bun and secure with bobby pins

Take the right mini-braid. Pull it up and wrap it counterclockwise around the top of the bun. Make sure the center of the bow is still visible. Tuck the end of the braid under the bun and secure everything with bobby pins.

Use bobby pins that match your hair color

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Step 9. Wrap the middle braid around the bun

Bring the mini braid in the middle up and wrap it counterclockwise around the bun, just below the top braid. Just like you did before, tuck the end underneath and secure everything with bobby pins.

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Step 10. Wrap the final braid around the base of the bun

Take the final mini braid. Wrap it counterclockwise around the base of the bun. Try to cover the space between the middle braid and your head. Tuck the tail under the bun and secure everything with bobby pins.

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Step 11. Set the hairstyle with hairspray

Now you are ready to attend important ceremonies and reward those who helped you save the galaxy!

Method 4 of 4: Making Leia's Braided Crown in Hoth

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Step 1. Brush your hair and create a deep side parting

It doesn't matter which side you part your hair as long as the part is deep. It should be at the level of your eyebrow.

This hairstyle is easier to do with long hair; However, if you have short hair, you can also give it a try

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Step 2. Divide the hair at the height of your hairline into three sections

Gather some hair from the thickest side of the part. It should be perpendicular to the stripe, rather than parallel. Divide it into three sections. Each one should be no thicker than your finger.

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Step 3. Make a braid of two

Cross the front strand under the middle strand and cross the back strand under the middle strand. This will be the beginning of your Dutch braid. It is very important that you cross the left and right strands below the middle strand and not above; otherwise, you will get a French braid.

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Step 4. Begin to do a Dutch braid on your forehead

Take some hair from your hairline and add it to the front section. Cross the front section below the middle one. Grab some hair just behind the back section. Add it to the back section, then cross it under the middle section.

Keep the braid about 1 inch from your hairline

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Step 5. Continue with the Dutch braid towards your nape

When you reach the nape of your neck, brush your hair back to hide the part and continue adding it to the braid as before. Braid the back of your head and stop.

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Step 6. Gather the rest of your hair and make a regular braid

Pull all the hair on the other side of your head into the Dutch braid. Finish with a regular braid. The braid should be long enough that you can wrap it around the side of your head and reach just past the part.

If your hair is not long enough, continue with the Dutch braid until you reach the part and finish with a regular braid

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Step 7. Wrap the braid around the top of your head

Keep the braid just against the inside edge of the Dutch braid. Tuck the end under the braid and secure everything with bobby pins.

  • Use bobby pins that match your hair color.
  • Depending on the length of your hair, you may have to wrap the braid several times around your head. And it's OK! Leia herself had very long hair!
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Step 8. Set the hairstyle with hairspray

Now you are ready to face the cold and save your friends from AT-ATs and wampas.

Advice

  • If you have very short hair, you may need to wear a wig.
  • If you have fine hair, we recommend wrapping a hair extension around the base of your ponytail before turning it into a bun.
  • Your hair doesn't need to be brown like Princess Leia's.
  • Don't be discouraged if your hairstyle doesn't work out the first time.
  • If your hair is black, you can use black elastics instead of transparent ones.

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