They say all bad things come in threes. While we’re not exactly the suspicious types, this four-strand braid does certainly provide us with a fun new spin on an old classic. It’s easy to do on your own, and it even looks fun with a bit of hair chalk at the ends. With our simple guide, you’ll have this look down in no time flat.
Divide your hair into four sections to one side of your neck. The best way to explain this braid is to name each strand 1, 2, 3 and 4, with 1 being the strand closest to your neck, 2 being the second closest, 3 being the third, and 4 being the farthest away.
1. Cross strand 1 over strand 2 and under strand 3.
2. Strand 1 should now be the third strand from your neck, and strand 3 should now be the second strand from your neck. Take strand 4 and cross under strand 1 and over strand 3.
3. You’ve now completed one cycle of the braid. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you’ve reached the end of your braid.
Voilá! Now that wasn’t so hard, was it? Now go out and wow your friends with your jaw-dropping braiding skills.
Have you ever tried a four-strand braid? What’s your favorite braided hairstyle? Tell us in the comments!
Photos: Joshua M Shelton
Model: Faith Xue