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Analysis (whoo, scientific): Probably my favorite style from the movie! I wore it this way when I went to see Revenge of the Sith. The hair is parted for the first several inches, then pulled back into a low, wide bun, which isn't twisted so much as coiled around in a complicated pattern (picture 3). A single braid hangs from the buns, with the end wrapped in leather lacing, tying it off (picture 4). Padme's hair is wildly longer and thicker here than it is at any other point in the movie, which is probably the biggest hair continuity error in the saga.

Directions: Part the first 4 inches or so of your hair and pull it into a low ponytail. Braid about one third of the hair; this is the braid that hangs down the back (first step-by-step picture). Now, you can coil the remaining hair into a regular bun, but personally I think it's easier (and looks almost the same) if you coil it into a sideways figure eight (step-by-step shots 2 through 4). You can also split the hair into two sections and make two figure eights winding around each other (step by step pictures 5 and 6). If you're a stickler for accuracy, make sure that the bun is low and wide enough to be seen when you're looking straight ahead, as in the original. Going back to the braid down the back, grab some leather lacing and wrap it around the hair, criss-crossing it as you go and tying the ends together at the bottom. That's it!