Badass Braids

From Westworld to Game of Thrones, 50 Maverick Looks for Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fanatics

Badass Braids From Westworld to Game of Thrones, 50 Maverick Looks for Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fanatics
Format: Trade Paperback , 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781631064388
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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 popular YouTube channel of DIY hair art that mimics the hairstyles of valiant men and women in popular historical, sci-fi, and fantasy shows and movies like Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Vikings, and The Hunger Games.

In this book she presents step-by-step instruction and photography on how to transform your hair into the style of your favorite heroes and heroines. Including an introduction to the styling techniques for different kinds of basic braids, exclusive interviews with “behind the scenes” stylists and actors these TV and movie fan favorites, and original hairstyles inspired by different historical epochs, this hairstyle book is the perfect gift for geeky women of all ages.

The author

Silvousplaits, also known as Shannon Burns, runs one of the most influential movie and TV hair tutorial channels on YouTube ( By day she is a social neuroscience PhD student, but in her free time she specializes in making videos and pictorials that replicate the fantasy, sci-fi, and historical hairstyles of popular media, such as Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Vikings, Star Wars, etc. She started her Internet hair adventures in February 2013 after a post to went viral. Since then, her tutorials have been featured on HBO Watchmtv.comBuzzfeed, and the History Channel. She also posts tutorials for her own original designs from time to time, as well basic hairstyling tips and haircare information based on scientific research. Outside of YouTube, she provides personal hairstyling services. 

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Format: Trade Paperback , 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781631064388
Illustrations: 100+ color photos
Size: 7.52 in x 9.25 in / 191.01 mm x 234.95 mm

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