How-To: Twisted Braid

Per usual, last weeks episode left us with more questions than answers. Where will Jon Snow go after leaving the Night’s Watch? What will happen to Rickon Stark now that he is Ramsay Bolton’s prisoner? And why doesn’t Drogon find his Mom, Daenerys Targaryen, and free her from the Dothrakis? We might not have the answers to these impending questions, but how to achieve the awesome braids and hairstyles we see every Sunday night? Look no further!  We asked Redken Artist Doug Treadway to provide step-by-steps using Redken so you can recreate your favorite GOT hairstyles at home.

Choose your allegiance, and favorite hairstyle, by recreating this Game of Thrones inspired look.


  • Spray iron shape 11 finishing thermal spray evenly onto the hair.
  • Curl the hair in sections using a 1-inch curling iron.
  • Take two sections on either side of the temple area and apply move ability 05 lightweight defining cream-paste.
  • Twist each section and secure at the back of the head. Take the sections and rub in-between fingers to expand the twist .
  • Grab two sections right above the ears (below your first twist) and apply move ability 05 lightweight defining cream-paste. Twist the sections and secure at the back of the head.
  • Take the ends and work move ability 05 lightweight defining cream-paste through the ponytails and create a three-strand braid. Secure with an elastic.
  • Wrap a small section of hair around the elastic for camouflage.
  • Finish the look with triple take 32 high-hold hairspray.

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