How to Do Your Hair Like Rey from Star Wars The Force Awakens

Whether she's fostering lost drones, piloting the Millennium Falcon, or crossing the galaxy in pursuit of Luke Skywalker, Rey rocks a practical hairstyle that's fit for a kickass leading lady. If you're looking to channel this Jakku Jedi-in-the-making, simply arm yourself with a brush, bobby pins and a few elastic hair bands. (No lightsaber required!)

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Things You'll Need

  • Bristle brush

  • Comb

  • Bobby pins

  • Elastic hair bands

  • Hairspray

Step 1

Before beginning, brush your hair out with a bristle brush. Then, twist and pin back the front part of your hair and use bobby pins to secure in place.

Image Credit: Michele Anderson
Image Credit: Michele Anderson

Step 2

Gather one third of your hair to create the first of three buns.

Image Credit: Michele Anderson
Image Credit: Michele Anderson
Image Credit: Michele Anderson

Step 3

Create the first bun with this section of hair, and secure with an elastic hair band. To conceal the hair band, take a section of loose hair, wrap it around the elastic and pin in place with a bobby pin.

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Image Credit: Michele Anderson

Step 4

Tease the side sections of your hair close to the hairline to add volume. Be sure to leave a few strands of hair loose to frame your face and get Rey's slightly undone look.

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Step 5

Take half of your remaining hair and sweep it up into a bun, placed directly below the first bun. Conceal the elastic with a strand of loose hair by wrapping it around the hair band and securing with a bobby pin.

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Image Credit: Michele Anderson

Step 6

Take the remaining hair and pull it into the third and final bun. Leave one strand loose and wrap it around the elastic hair band to conceal.

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Tip

Use bobby pins and a little hairspray to pin any large pieces of loose hair or unmanageable flyaways.

Step 7

Smooth flyaways with a comb and set in place with hairspray.

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Now you're ready to pick up a lightsaber and join the Resistance!

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