Braids shouldn’t be worn exclusively by blushing brides and bright-eyed little girls. This delightfully feminine hairstyle is versatile enough for all occasions, further bolstered by the popularity of the animated blockbuster hit. We don’t know about you, but when we watched it, we were 100 percent envious of Queen Elsa’s hair. Who wouldn’t be jealous of her lush, icy blonde plait?
We probably won’t be able to perfectly replicate Queen Elsa’s hair in this lifetime, but it sure won’t hurt to try! This is not an official list, but merely inspirations that we have derived from the movie character. Here are 8 gorgeous braided hairstyles inspired by her:
8 Queen Elsa Hair Ideas
1. Braided ponytail
This braided hairstyle is incredibly easy to recreate: Just tie your hair into a high ponytail, braid, and secure with an elastic. This one’s a really versatile style that will make you look effortlessly stylish, whether you’re spending all afternoon at work or sweating up a storm at the gym.
2. Gravity-defying braid
Here’s a fun twist to the braided ‘do mentioned above: Gather your hair into a sleek, tight ponytail and tie it with an elastic, but don’t pull all the hair completely so you have a small ponytail-bun at the back of your head. Then, braid the rest of your hair until you reach the ends.
3. Be-ribboned braid
Sure, you can always secure your braid with a silk ribbon to add an ultra-feminine touch to your #OOTD. But tying the ribbon around your hairline to create a chic headband? Now that’s more groundbreaking.
Editor’s tip: Apply TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops on the ends for extra shine and to keep the rest of your hair sleek and neat for a polished look.
4. Braided pigtails
Going to the beach or a music festival soon? This boho-chic braided ‘do is the perfect hairstyle for you. The scarf adds a fun to your look, while the tightly braided pigtails ensure that no hair will be sticking to your neck even on an extremely humid afternoon. It’s the perfect hairstyle for the tropical Filipino climate, don’t you agree?
5. Messy braid
Don’t know how to braid? That’s fine–you’ll get the hang of it eventually! Besides, your plait doesn’t always have to be perfectly neat. Take a page from this braided look: It’s voluminous and messy with lots of wayward strands, but you have to admit, it’s still a look you’d happily sport to a formal occasion.
Editor’s tip: Maintain your hairstyle with TONI&GUY Body Amplify Creation Hairspray, to achieve a messy ‘do that’ll stay in place all day long.
6. Braided crown
Since you’re already channeling your inner Queen Elsa, why don’t you go ahead and wear a crown as well? No need for a sparkly tiara: This pretty braided version will make you feel like royalty in a jiffy.
7. Milkmaid braids
We get it: “milkmaid” is a far cry from “queenly.” But this look is absolutely stunning, don’t you agree? We bet Queen Elsa will wear this when she’s not busy ruling–it does make you feel like you have a crown on, after all!
Editor’s tip: Don’t forget to spritz on some TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray to lock your braid in place.
8. Zig-zag parted braid
You’d be surprised at how much your hair part can switch up your look! While a center part looks prim and proper, a deep zigzagged part transforms the shape of your face. As for the braid, don’t overthink it–a messy side plait can be quite charming!
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