Everyone remembers this Gone In 60 Seconds, right? Well you should, there are awesome cars, a bit of illegal activity, and Angelina Jolie looking great with platinum blonde hair as the character Sara ‘Sway’ Wayland. And more than that she has it styled with sort-of faux twisted dreads that are super edgy for when the movie was made.
The new MTV show The Shannara Chronicles joins several other new post-apolyctitpical dystopian future style science fiction and fantasy shows like The 100, Into The Badlands, and Vikings. I’m, obviously, eating it up because I love just about all fantasy shows that aren’t disastrously terrible; and thus far, it’s been a great immersive and cinematic experience getting into a new worlds mythos. While it still has the feel of a CW teen drama, mtv seems to be pushing a bit on the limits of nudity, and the show will hopefully get a bit grittier as the season progresses.
If you haven’t seen StarWars The Force Awakens yet, you should. Then you should read this. Anyhow, Daisy Ridley, one of the stars of the new Star Wars movie (Episode VII The Force Awakens), rocks an interesting and functional tri-knot hairstyle. Obviously, her predecessors (Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia) hair was a unique hairstyle all it’s own with the ear covering giant buns. Rey’s hairstyle is more functional and less regal. Which makes sense for the movie plot, not knowing where she really comes from, and living essentially abandoned as an orphan. But it is functional and stylish. Almost like a samurai warriors topknot, just for longer hair that isn’t undercut. And so I call it a triple knot, not triple bun, because it’s really not a bun style.
In The Huntsman Winter’s War, and after helping Snow White defeat Ravenna in the previous movie Snow White and The Huntsman, Eric must save everyone again. This time with the help of his forbidden lover the warrior Sara played by Jessica Chastain. And it’s not just defeating the evil queen Ravenna but also her sister Freya the ice queen. Charlize Theron again has a stunning Queen’s style complete with great hair styles and a beautiful gold crown like she has in the previous movie The Huntsman. Check out all 4 characters great hair.
Given the impending release of the new Star Wars movies, I thought I’d re-watch the first six and pick out a bunch of the amazing hairstyles the character designers and stylists imagined. The first movie is an ideal place to start with Natalie Portman’s seriously epic hairstyles as the Queen or the Naboo people and in contrast her styles as the Queen’s handmaiden, Padmé.
The Queen obviously needs a bit of an ostentatious style that her position and the gaggle of hand maidens affords. Even though this isn’t practical for real life, some of the styles are super cool. Maybe inspiration for a halloween or themed costume party?
I can’t for the third season of The 100 starting on March 28, 2016. The photos that have come out already show season three will add more badass braided hairstyles
Jodelle Ferland’s hair color is pretty cool in the new syfy series Dark Matter (based on a graphic novel of the same name). Jodelle, Number 5, is so far the outlier on the show. Not a wanted (alleged) criminal like the others. It seems like Dark Matter as a whole is trying for a Firefly kind of feel, but I’m not convinced of Jodelles character being weird enough, maybe I just don’t believe the acted indifference (as I did with Serenity) to the strange dreams and technical curiosity. Anyhow, her blue and green hairstyles is a super cool look for dark wavy hair.
Emilia Clarke’s hair in Game of Thrones Season 5 is looking great. Having dragons like Daenerys Targaryen would probably make anyone look awesome. Check out the fly around gif of her hairstyle in the latest episode. Braided hair is all the rage these days in movies and tv shows. From Katheryn Winnick in Vikings to Marie Avgeropoulos and the “grounders” in The 100. But who has the time for all that? Well when you do here’s some more classy braid inspiration for when you feel like a queen or the mother of dragons.
Lagertha’s Hairstyle in Vikings is super cool all the time. I guess you need bad-ass hair to be a shield maiden. Anyway, the side-braid is so hot right now, like the shaved side undercut that Natalie Dormer made look so hot, but without having to shave the side of your head. And Katheryn Winnick adds all kinds of flair and variations to the braids that makes her look like she is Viking royalty. Must have been nice to not have internet and smartphones so you can sit around and get your hair braided for hours every day.
Queen Elsa Braided hairstyle tutorial! About time I put up something about Frozen, now that it’s over a year old and the highest grossing animated movie of all time. Lets state with Queen Elsa and her more casual look with long braided hair. We’ll get to the crown up-do in another post.
If you don’t know, Cowboy Bebop is one of the best and to-soon canceled anime shows out there. It was definitely ahead of its time in styling and acceptance of more progressive social norms. One of the regular characters throughout many of the episodes is Fay Valentine. “Fay Fay” has a really great bob cut hairstyle. Similar to Charlize Theron in Aeon Flux, and fitting too for both being scf-fi themed shows. You’ll have to check out the show for a bunch more of her hair, but check out a few screen shots from a couple episodes.
Anne Hathaway in the movie One Day. One Day was a great movie from a hairstyle perspective. Anne has such a variety of hairstyles that you can see what your own hair can do. From short to shoulder length and longer hair styles with bangs and without and even some updo styles. Anyhow check out the pictures!
In the latest episode of The 100 (Season 2 Episode 5), Octavia has an awesome grounder hairstyle. A cool Fishtail braid in the back. And a faux undercut little braid on one side like some popular styles worn by Cara Delevingne and Natalie Dormer. I guess out of necessity the grounder people have cooler hairstyles to keep their gritty hair out of the way and looking good. Fitting with the simpler hunter/gatherer lifestyle they also probably have more time and build better communities braiding others hair. Something we could all take a lesson from and get off our phones for a minute.
Natalie Dormer Hairstyles as Anne Boleyn in The Tudors. She seem to like being the queen. If you take the tv show as an accurate portrayal of Anne Boleyn, it would seem she wore a different crown every day of her life. Not that that’s exactly a bad thing. 🙂 Just gives us more costume inspiration for royal affairs! And there are sooo many more styles and hats and accessories that she wore throughout the episodes she was in, you’ll just have to watch The Tudors for yourself!
The second Hunger Games movie Catching Fire again had some amazingly cool hairstyles. Not that I would wear a bunch of them out in public, but they are still really inventive and colorful. One of the main draws to the movie was seeing Katniss in her wedding dress that turns into a mocking jay like magic. So let’s check that out first, Jennifer Lawrence in the Hunger games wedding hairstyle that’s a really classy up do with just a bit of flair with the braided bun and white sparkly accessories in her hair.
Dressing up as a queen? Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman has a few great hairstyles fit for a modern queen. The braid to reinforce the look of the crown and to hold that thing in place is really nice. It gives the heavy metal spiked crown a softer glowing blonde edge. It even looks good without the crown on.
There are a lot of things about the first Hunger Games movie from 2012 that bothered me. First, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is supposed to be from the poorest of the 12 districts, so why is she healthy, almost plump, looking? You’d think if they’re so hungry that they are risking execution to hunt a few birds (and fail at hunting a deer) in the next district they would actually look hungry and at least reasonably skinny. Secondly, those family genetics are pretty strange. Katniss has black hair but her sister Primrose Everdeen (played by Willow Shields)and her mom is blonde or dirty blonde? That doesn’t seem strange to anyone?
If you need a super bad-ass look for Dragon Con next year this is it. Olga Kurylenko had this great long sexy, half up-do, pulled back, hairstyle in the 2010 movie Centurion. It’s a pretty awesome look if you have lots of long wavy to curly dark brunette to black hair. Carrying around a sword and some war paint helps with the bad-ass killer look too.
Hackers the movie Hairstyles – 90’s Punk. 1995 Angelina Jolie looking hot in a super short punk style cut. Her bangs are cut at varying length to flow with her eyes and eyebrows and the sideburns are left long enough to hang down to her jaw line.
Natalie Dormer‘s amazing Hunger Games – Mockingjay (part 1) hairstyle as Cressida.
The new Hunger Games movie in coming in November is going to be great. But you don’t know just how great because you haven’t seen Natalie Dormer’s shaved head with a braid and floral tattoo yet! This is amazing, I’ll see the movie just for her haircut.. and her, obviously. The braid down the side with the undercut makes me think of a long horse mane. Check out these new photos of Natalie Dormer as Cressida in The Hunger Games: