The Chronicles of Riddick

My version:

Reference images:

Analysis (whoo, scientific): The hair is pulled straight back, where it is braided into lots of little braids. The braids are swept back and up in the funky shape shown in picture 3. Another braid with gold threaded through it is wrapped around the base of the style.

Directions: Put the hair in a ponytail, and braid one section of it with a yellow/gold ribbon. I taped a slightly larger lid to a slightly smaller piece of tupperware, put the whole tupperware thing over the ponytail, pulled the hair around it, and held it with an elastic. Then I wrapped the extra hair around the whole thing, and wrapped the braid around that. I think I should've gone with a smaller piece of tupperware... I definitely didn't have the time to do all of the little braids, but at least this gave me the same general shape of style.