Friday, 14 February 2014

Jennifer Lawrence Inspired Hair Tutorial


Hi everyone!
So yesterday I watched some “Jennifer Lawrence funny moments” video’s on YouTube. Can we just appreciate the fact that there is a series of 22 video’s and a 23rd on its way.
I love Jennifer Lawrence, she’s my favourite actress, not only because of the great work she does, her personality is amazing. Jennifer is down to earth and really funny, even though she’s a celebrity, she doesn’t come across like one.
I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful her hairstyle was during the 38th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, so I decided to recreate it and make a tutorial.
It’s kind of an inspired tutorial, because my hair isn’t similar to Jennifer’s and not the exact hairstyle, because I’m not an expert.
I’m very boring when it comes to hair, and just wear it down every single day. So if I’m a beginner and I can do this, well... that must mean it’s very easy.
As for preparations, I washed my hair, blow dried it and teased the roots a little for some volume and texture, but that’s pretty much all. For this hairstyle it doesn’t matter if your hair is straight or curly, but you do need medium to long hair.
All you need to create this hairstyle is two small (clear) elastic hair bands and a few bobby pins, preferably small and in your own hair colour.
So enough talk, let’s start with the tutorial!

The first thing you need to do is create a centre part. It doesn’t have to be exactly in the middle, just let it fall naturally in a middle part.

Next you take the two (clear) elastic bands and create two ponytails behind your ear, located quite low. It is important to only wrap the elastic band around your hair once, if you want to take them out later. You can also keep them in for this hairstyle, in that case, wrap them around as much as you need. I prefer taking them out, because there is no chance of them showing.

The third step is to pull out your bangs. If you don’t have bangs, take out a few strands of hair where the bangs should be.
Then start braiding the ponytails. Just a normal, regular braid, nothing special. Secure the braids with a bobby pin.

After braiding the ponytails, gently roll down the elastic bands, it you want to take them out. If you want to keep them in to make this hairstyle extra easy, skip this step. If you want to take them out, but can’t roll them down, you can also cut them, but be very careful you don’t cut your hair or your ear!
Gently pull the braid, making it look more voluminous and thicker. I like to set the braids with hairspray after doing this, but that’s all up to you.

Now on to the hardest part of this hairstyle, pinning the braid on your head. Take your time with this step, because it’s important you place them right.
Gently flip your braid at the starting point so the end points up to the sky. If you want you can secure the base with a few bobby pins. Then bring the braid over to the other side of your head, creating a “crown” or hair band. Your braid needs to pass the centre part for this hairstyle to work, hence the medium to long hair.

When you’ve placed the braid in the position you want it to be, pin it with a bobby pin. I found it looks best to pin them parallel to the braid and not across, this way you can hide the bobby pin easily.
Repeat this with the braid on the other side of your hair, placing the braid over the previous one to hide the bobby pin and hide the end of the braid underneath the braid you placed before and secure with a bobby pin.

Secure any extra parts you need to secure with a bobby pin spray with hairspray and you’re finished!

If you want you can curl your bangs if you’ve got long bangs, because I think that would look cute. If your bangs are short, I wouldn’t curl them and just leave them as they’re are.

You can make this hairstyle look really neat, although you need more skill for that, or quite messy. I prefer this hairstyle looking rather messy, but that’s just personal preference.

Let me know what you thought of this tutorial. I’m not a professional or anything, but I thought it would be fun to show how a beginner creates hairstyles.

Will you be trying out this hairstyle? Leave a comment below, I love reading them.



  1. This would be perfect for a hot summer day! X

  2. Jennifer Lawrence is my favorite actress and I cannot wait to try this hair-do!
    Cortney x

  3. Love this! Deffo recreate in the spring/summer! xx