The Legolas Fishtail Braid

Yes, Jackson made it come to life better than Tolkein’s imagination as well! They added parts not written and left out things that were in the book! Hmmm, and now we have to wait until this summer for the end of the movie, part three. Tolkein wrote a book for children, but I’m not sure he’d recognize it on screen at this point! All that being said, I enjoyed the movies, part 1 & 2, and will see the last part this summer!

Having just seen The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, I’m riding high on the wave of J.R.R. Tolkien’s amazing wonderland and Peter Jackson’s genius ability of making it come to life better than our own imaginations.

Among my favorite characters in these epic novels is Legolas. I’ve always been attracted to elves in various forms and in various tales – but none have ever been portrayed as well as in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and now The Hobbit trilogy. I’ve admired their luscious long hair and gorgeous braids since 2003, and as such decided that this is a great opportunity to share how to achieve a fishtail braid like Legolas and other elves are seen sporting in the movies.

Before I knew how to fishtail or what this braid was even called, I was mesmerized by the braids on the sides of Legolas’s hair for a couple years…

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