Thursday, July 3, 2014

Elsa's Updo

Hi everyone,

I hope you're having a good week!  Thanks so much for following my hair posts; yesterday I tried a hairstyle that reminded me of Elsa's coronation hairstyle on "Frozen."  This version is an inside-out lace rope braid, wrapped around into a low bun.  I know hers is technically a French braided fishtail, but this is a fun version for really long hair.



  1. I didn't realize that Elsa's 'do was a french braid fishtail, I thought it was just a rope braid (except I call it twists, didn't realize that was called a rope braid) After we watched Frozen I tried the same idea. I started with 2 strands, crossed them and kept adding in sections from the outside and twisting. Is that the same as rope braiding?

    1. Thank you for your comment! Yes, if you're twisting your two-strand braid, then it's a rope braid. A fishtail braid, you take a small strand from the outer-most section on one side and add it to the other side, then visa-versa. To French-braid it, you just gather a little extra hair to the section before doing the cross-over step. Lilith Moon has some really great videos showing both techniques. Thanks again!