GAME OF THRONES: Daenerys Targaryen's Braided Hairstyle

By Lauren Salapatek | 06/13/2014 2:16:00 PM


The Game of Thrones season 4 finale is just days away, and to celebrate the season, what better way than with a how-to of one of our favorite characters, Daenerys Targaryen (character played by Emilia Clarke). Butterfly Studio Salon stylist Jason Dougherty gives his expert step-by-step guide on how to create one of Daenerys’ fabulous braided looks:

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STEP 1: Split hair down the middle and part out a section around the temple of the head to be used for this top braid. 

STEP 2: Place a light gel or serum on the crown for shine. 

STEP 3: Then create an inverted braid along the head on both sides and connect in the back. 

STEP 4: Prep the remaining hair with Oribe's Dry Texture Spray.

STEP 5: Start a Waterfall Braid along the head on both sides and connect with the first braid.  

STEP 6: Finally, use a curling wand to curl the hair.

STEP 7: Use your hands and a comb to backcomb the hair for this textured messy look. Place an ornate necklace as a headpiece for an added touch. 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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