My first attempt at making a dragon braid left me with an idea: What if I created the little "ponytails" first and then did the "braid" second?
I got the same coworker to play model for me again and give it a try.
And this time I was actually happy with it.
I feel this time, the separations got neat and clean to highlight the structure. Nothing slipped for me so it was a lot easier to create too! And I got a lot more stability in the structure to really get some volume into the "braid" part too.
I do however think she will absolutely hate me once she has to take 50 or so tiny little silicone elastics out of her hair... aheum...