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When she’s not studying for her PhD in social neuroscience, Silvousplaits (a.k.a. Shannon Burns) is creating and posting weekly instructional videos on her YouTube channel of DIY hair art that mimics the hairstyles of valiant men and women in the best historical, sci-fi, and fantasy shows and movies. Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Vikings, and The Hunger Games--oh yeaWhen she’s not studying for her PhD in social neuroscience, Silvousplaits (a.k.a. Shannon Burns) is creating and posting weekly instructional videos on her YouTube channel of DIY hair art that mimics the hairstyles of valiant men and women in the best historical, sci-fi, and fantasy shows and movies. Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Vikings, and The Hunger Games--oh yeah, she's done them all. In Badass Braids she shows you how to transform your hair step-by-step. You'll look just like your favorite heroes and heroines in no time. With an introduction to the styling techniques for different kinds of basic braids, interviews with behind-the-scenes stylists and actors, and original styles inspired by fan-favorites.The perfect gift for geeky men and women of all ages!...

Title : Badass Braids: From Vikings to Game of Thrones, 45 Maverick Braids, Buns, and Twists for Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fanatics
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ISBN : 9781631064388
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 192 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Badass Braids: From Vikings to Game of Thrones, 45 Maverick Braids, Buns, and Twists for Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fanatics Reviews

  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    2019-05-11 19:38

    5 Words: Hair, braids, fantasy, historical, Vikings.My problem is that I suck at braiding my own hair unless it's a three or four strand side braid, so I can't do these on myself. But there's a handy guide at the beginning of the different types of braid and how to do them.But with other people? This was easy.I did them all on my sister. And the tutorials are easy to follow, the diagrams worked better for me than the explanations as I'm quite a visual person. Some are harder than others (obviously) but all of them worked.I've been practicing on myself (it's painful) because the Lagertha and Ragnar styles looked amazing on my sister, and I want them on me.This was a fantastic book of truly bad-ass braids.

  • ❇Critterbee
    2019-05-10 14:41

    A wonderful and timely publication on how to obtain fantastical and intricate braids, from easy Sailor Moon inspired half-buns to intricate Elizabethan updos. Specific characters are included, like Princess Leia Organa and Rei from Star Wars, Katniss from Hunger Games, Eowyn from Lord of the Rings, as well as the television shows mentioned in the title. The hairstyles included cover a wide range from practical and sensible for adventurously active heroines, through modest and romantic for regency-era reserved lady-types, all the way to regal and magnificent for powerful ruling ladies. There are also a few more masculine styles.Optimistic (in my opinion) difficulty levels and time required to complete the looks are suggested, as well as lovely photographs and drawings explaining the steps involved to achieve the braids and short descriptions of the necessary hair tools and techniques. Although most of the braids are suitable for formal occasions, many styles can be simplified for everyday use.Great fun for anyone who likes experimenting with hair styles, fans of fantasy and sci-fi characters, or anyone trying to emulate the style of these heroines. I frequently braid my hair, and am excited to try some of these styles.*eARC Netgalley*

  • lexlooksatbooks
    2019-05-02 15:33

    OMG YES! This is the book that I feel like I have been waiting years and years for and I'm so so happy I've got my hands on it! I've always loved braids - my grandma used to give fench and dutch braids when I was younger and then taught me how to do them on myself and they're something I do to my own hair even now, years on, for work and going out. Braids are just such a simple way to make it look like you've made a load of effort with your hair and they always look fantastic!So imagine my delight when I saw this beauty on NetGalley, I knew I had to request and I'm so glad I did. This is written by Shannon Burns (A.K.A Silvousplaits) who also has a youtube channel & a website and in it she re-creates a lot of famous hairstyles from a lot of famaous TV programmes, films and games. There's such a great range of hairstyle in here which cater for every experience level. In the front it contains sections on what tools you may need and also all the simple braids which are used in book such as a normal braid, french braids, dutch braids, fishtail braids and 2 strand braids with simple explanations on how to do them. And each hairstyle itself has a skill level, time it will take and tools you will need. There's a massive range of both updo's and also hair half up/half down and a great range within those categories too - there are some which are very formal and regal looking which I probably wouldn't wear everyday and also more badass and simpler looking which are perfect for everyday to make it look like you put loads of serious effort into your hair.This features hair from Game of Thrones, Vikings, Sailor Moon, Leia and Rey from Star Wars, Outlander, Hunger games, Final Fantasy and Wonder Woman just to name a few! It's absolutely brilliant being able to re-create your favourite hairstyles from your favourite moveies, TV and games which is great.The only thing I would have liked was slightly clearer images as they are pencil sketch style drawings which could end up being a bit confusing however there are also explanations on how to carry out each step and I think if you know the basic braids mentioned to be used in that hairstyle, then it shouldn't be too hard to re-create the looks!I would definitely recommened picking this up if you're a braid lover like myself and I honestly can't wait to try some of these on myself! If you want to take a look at Silvousplaits work before you purchase the book, she does have a website where she posts some of her braids.Thank you so so much to NetGalley and especially to Silvousplaits / Shannon Burns for writing this beauty of a book which is my new hair bible and also to Race Point Publishing for providing me with the Advanced copy. I would also like to state that all opinions on this book are my own and are honest. I will definitely be picking this up in a physical copy when it's published as I have a feeling I'm going to be using it on a daily basis!*** I haven't put a read date on this because it's an instruction book and I therefore don't want it to count towards my Goodreads challenge. I did look through the book and read the instrucitons in detail and I 'read' this on January 19th 2018 ***

  • Beth
    2019-04-23 15:30

    I have wanted Lagertha's Viking braid/fauxhawk 'do for years now, so imagine my extreme delight when I saw this book. Beautiful full-page photographs of the completed hairstyles and illustrated step-by-step instructions will show you how to look like your favorite characters from history, movies and books - Lagertha, Daenerys Targaryen, Lucrezia Borgia, Sailor Moon and more. Can't wait to try some.*Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  • Ashley
    2019-04-22 22:40

    I really, really, really wish I was capable of braiding my own hair. Every time I try it turns out looking weird and lopsided. Because I can't see the back of my own head while I'm braiding it. Ugh. Either way, this book is a guide to do your hair like all your favorite characters from period dramas, sci-fi and fantasy and even anime and video games! I am so jealous of all the hairstyles in this book. I have the hair for it, just not the talent or the patience. Or pain tolerance for having my hair yanked.

  • Den
    2019-04-26 15:28

    I am reviewing this book for Shannon Burns, Race Point, and NetGalley who gave me a copy of their book for an honest review. Beautiful braids of differing abilities. The step by step instructions make them seem so easy to follow and great photography. I could just look at the amazing designs again and again and wonder if I can ever recreate these. I also liked that some of the designs were shown on male models. I also loved how they were based on characters from popular shows – many of which I’d seen so I could imagine the design on that particular character. Need my nieces to grow up a bit more and then I can test my ‘braiding skills’

  • Kitty
    2019-05-04 16:43

    This was great! I've been a subscriber of Shannon's YouTube channel for years, and I was so excited to see that she had come out with a book. She's really good at breaking down complicated hairstyles and making them easier to replicate through clear and concise instructions. I loved how this book was organized by genre, and there was such a wide variety of hairstyles from a lot of different shows and movies. Highly recommended!

  • roxi Net
    2019-04-29 14:42

    I love it when books are on the sixth-sense level! I've literally been searching for insane braids, and this book won me over (it had me at the title - Westworld and GOT-inspired braids?! AWESOME). This book was perfect for me, since I'm a bit instruction-challenged. I need pictures and simple instructions and the fact that the braids are inspired by amazing shows just tickles me pink. It's exactly what I've been looking for!

  • Kristin Davison
    2019-05-02 21:26

    I would like to thank netgalley and Quarto Publishing Group – Race Point Publishing for the opportunity to read this book.There is a wide range of styles from all through sci-fi, historical fiction and animation. The photos are beautiful and the drawings used to explain the styles clear and easy to follow. Basic plaits are explained and there are styles for men. The author also has a Youtube channel ( that has lots of videos going other some of the styles in the book, others and basic plaiting techniques.

  • Inês
    2019-04-22 18:21

    I don't think there's a lot to say about a book that teaches you how to do braided hairstyles. The hairstyles shown looked cool and I think that the fact that they all had the level of difficulty in their description was helpful. It had a nice variety of hairstyles, and I liked the fact that some of the braids were exemplified on men. Because I have shoulder-length hair, I was only able to try a few of them, but I liked the way they looked.My only complaint about this book was that not all the hairstyles mentioned the length of hair needed in order to replicate them, but nevertheless, it's a good book to learn how to do some original hairstyles.Pre-order now:

  • Mary Ellen
    2019-04-27 21:40

    Some very lovely dos here. The author gives clear directions.

  • Jessica
    2019-05-02 17:41

    This book is awesome! I love the look of the different braids in here and was even able to do a couple. Can’t wait to try some more!