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.
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?