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19 Mar 2016

Daenerys Braid

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Brooks and Brooks London, Daenerys braided hair

Last Thursday afternoon, I made my way over to Holborn for an afternoon of pampering. Not a manicure (I do my own nails), nor a massage (far too ticklish), but to have my hair washed, blowdried and braided. For me, few beauty treatments leave me feeling quite as refreshed and rejuvenated (and perhaps secretly imagining to myself that I'm turning heads a la any L'oreal advert) as when I leave a salon. So when Brooks and Brooks invited me down to have something done, I knew what I was going to ask for. 

Is anyone else counting down the days until Game of Thrones is back? I've been watching trailers like a genuine addict, desperate for more. Since day 1, Daenerys has been major #hairgoals for me and I've tried (and failed) to recreate her intricate braids many a time. So off I went, photo on my phone, wondering just how much of a geek this made me (and not really caring. I need her hair. Now).

After a wash and blowdry, the hair is first prepped with volume lifting spray and texturising mousse, then tonged into cutesy ringlets.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Brooks and Brooks London, Daenerys braided hair
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Brooks and Brooks London, L'Oreal TecniArt
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Brooks and Brooks London, Daenerys braided hair

These are then brushed out into large, gorgeous curls. Quite honestly, at this point I was tempted to just ask Kayleigh to let me walk right out of the salon with my hair as it was. Ombre works so well with curly hair!

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Brooks and Brooks London, curled ombre hair

Next, the hair is braided into four French braids, two at the top of the scalp and one on either side.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Brooks and Brooks London, Daenerys braided hair
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Brooks and Brooks London, Daenerys braided hair

The top two braids are joined together and wrapped with a piece of hair taken from underneath. The same then happens with the two on the sides. If you have ombre, highlighted or colourful hair, this kind of hairstyle will look awesome on you. Kayleigh left a few wispy strands on either side to soften the look, but you could also have the hair swept completely off the face. 

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Brooks and Brooks London, Daenerys braided hair
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Brooks and Brooks London, Daenerys braided hair

I left the salon with a boosted ego and all of the happy feels, having just met one of their two resident puppies:

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Brooks and Brooks London, resident puppy

Thanks to Brooks and Brooks for the styling; all thoughts / opinions are my own.

If you want a braided 'do, a wedding look or even just a blow dry, Brooks and Brooks is located on Sicilian Avenue, just 2 minutes from Holborn underground station.

20 comments :

  1. Wow! Ur braid is amazing!! I don't think I could pull it off so well as you! They did such an amazing job! Ur so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I'm glad you like it, and I'm sure it would look just as awesome on you.

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  2. Amazing hairstyle! Love it
    xoxo

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  3. Nice hair. So stylish!
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  4. Wow, Kamara, this is so beautiful! I love braided hairstyles in general, but the one Daenerys wears is one of my favourites. Btw, I am getting a bit obsessed with Game of Thrones myself as well, so I totally get you about the new episodes, lol.

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    1. Mine, too! One of my favourite aspects of GOT is the beautiful dresses and the braided hair, haha. Thank you, Yulia!

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  5. That's exactly what you wanted babe!!! Makes me cry over my once long hair! You look beyond stunning!!!
    Kira xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, my love! It did come out as I'd hoped :)

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  6. The braid looks absolutely adorable on you. And I just love your highlights as well. Great look as always :).

    Kia / KTS
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  7. Amazing hairstyle! Cute look and beautiful photo shooting!
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  8. Babe, your hair looks AMAZING! First off, the texture and color are perfect, your hair looks so thick and healthy, so this style looks wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have the best week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. I'm glad you like it, Jalisa! I feel like this would look amazing on you, too. X

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  9. Love this hairstyle!

    Xx,

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  10. I want to get this done! You look ridiculously incredible! WAH!

    T xx

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    1. You would look amazing with this style, Tara!

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