Part Renaissance Faire and part chic hair statement, the intricate braided crowns (which we dubbed cage braids for their scalp-encompassing effect) from Marchesa's spring '13 show have been haunting our dreams for the past few months. Clearly, extensions came into play for this look, but surely there must be some way to recreate this woven wonder without having to resort to fake hair.
Lo and behold, where there's a will, apparently there's a way. We teamed up with Woodley & Bunny stylist Adrian Clark to show you how to recreate this divine 'do at home. Best of all, we used a short-haired model to prove that you don't need Rapunzel strands to pull this bad boy off. Click through to get the scoop on this mane masterpiece, plus a few of Clark's best tips on braiding, updos, and how girls with short hair can master both.
Photographed by Jacqueline Harriet; Hair by Adrian Clark for Woodley & Bunny; Model Georgia Lifsher.