Are you ready for me to sound egotistical and obnoxious? Just kidding. I hate what I am about to say, but it has to be said. When Frozen first came out a lot of people posted tutorials for Elsa's Coronation hairstyle. I looked at them and they were all very nice, but they weren't quit there for me. They were all missing something. So I took a stab at it myself. And this is what I came up with. I'm totally geek about how much this looks how it should translate (in my mind) to looking like Elsa's hairstyle in real life, not animation.
I shot this hairstyle way back in September and I had all the intentions in the world to post it before Halloween, but that just didn't happen. It's a rather lengthy tutorial with lots of pictures. So bare with me. I am going to do my best to translate this hairstyle and break it down for you to recreate.
First you have your partings. You will basically be working with three sections. Start with your part. Make sure it is not centered. I like mine on the right just above the outside part of that eyebrow. Then part to the left going behind the ear down to the neck. This part arches over the head. You can see it a little clearer in the next picture.
You then part off the right side again behind the ear and all the way down to the neck.
Secure the back into a low ponytail. Then ignore your front to sections we will work with those in a moment.
Lace your ribbon under the rubber band.
Wrap the ponytail in one direction, we twisted clock wise on this one. Then once it is wrapped tight wrap the ribbon around the ponytail like a candy-cane.
You will then twist the hair into a bun in the same direction you twisted the ponytail. Again, this was clockwise for us. Use pins (or bobby-pins) to secure the hair as you work the hair into a bun.
Now we will work that front section on the left into the beautiful side twist. This is VERY EASY! Don't complicate it or over think things. Start by taking a small section from the top closest to the part. And twist it away from the face, or up, or clockwise if you are standing to your models left (where I am standing in the photo).
Start adding in a little more hair as you work the twist back. I add this is a section at a time rather than grabbing hair aimlessly. That way you can get that little extra texture in the twist. I like to keep this twist a little loose especially on top. And work your best to keep the twist going as close to or over the part to hide that back parting line.
The hair should look like this at this point. You just want to twist the hair past the last add in. My model has VERY THICK long hair. So this hairstyle works great on her.
Now work that twist into the outer most part of your bun. This will build up the bun and be incorporated into the overall style nicely.Use pins or bobby-pins to secure as you wrap.
Now for the final section. and this is a big one. This was the one that made it come together for me and made this style translate to real life for me. This is kind of what I felt like other tutorials were missing. All great tutorials, but missing one key thing in my opinion. You are going to work this style in small sections. You will pick up the section of hair and cross it over the length of the head joining next to the twisted section on the other side.
You'll fold the hair under slightly back toward the start and secure with bobby-pins. Just leave that tail down FOR NOW. Repeat with your next section and the next until you find yourself out of hair and (hopefully) next to the bun.
And once you get to the bottom you are going to have a lot of hair that should be hanging to the left side of that bun in back.
Smooth that hair down and swing it back to the other side of the bun.
Twist that last little end and stuff it under the bottom of the bun and secure out of sight with a bobby-pin. Stand back and have a look at your finished hairstyle. Doesn't that look amazing.
Here are a few more finished photographs and a few different angles for you. Hairspray this style and be on your way. You look amazing, just like a queen!
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