Over at Dreamweaver Braiding, Mary Bertke has tons of examples and tutorials on how to braid hair from the classic three strand to the more complicated eight strand, without forgetting twists and Herringbone. Once you know the basics, you can create complicated assemblages such as Arwen's do in the cut Helm's Deep scene (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - 2002).
Using a Herringbone and French Braid technique, she also shows us how to create Legolas' hairstyle.
The resemblance in uncanny.Orlando Bloom as Legolas Greenleaf, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Finally, while looking through her pages,. I also found this style. Does it remind you of anything?
Think back to your childhood, from a Galaxy far, far away...
That's right folks, it's Princess Leia's other hairdo; the one from the medal giving ceremony.Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa, Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)
Of course, I choose to present only movie hairdos today (as they can be very useful for costuming), but Dreamweaver Braiding has many more examples, many of which are perfect for weddings or RenFaires. Check it out!
On my end, since my hair is not as long as it once was (currently at mid shoulder blades level, but butt length a few years back), I think I'll use Nancy-Raven as a guinea pig!