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Figure 8 Braid

THE LOOK

This intricate braid is sometimes known as an infinity braid because the figure-8 pattern looks like the infinity symbol. To create this style, you’ll horizontally wrap a small piece of hair in and around two sections of hair, forming the infinity “8” shape. In line with its design, the number of places you can wear this sleek, distinctive braid are limitless!

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Medium

IDEAL HAIR LENGTH

Long

HAIR EXTENSIONS NEEDED?

No

ASSISTANCE NEEDED?

Yes

ACCESSORIES

To add some color, try tying a ribbon around one of the winding sections and weaving it through the braid. A simple bow or clip at the end of the braid is also a nice touch.

TRY THIS

This unique braid can be worn in a half-up style or as a side braid, and you can incorporate this braid in your hair wherever you would wear a fishtail braid. It also creates beautiful texture when twisted up into a bun.

Top : Hairstyling by Christina Butcher, photography by Xiaohan Shen, modeling by Monica Bowerman .
Bottom : Hairstyling by Christina Butcher, photography by Xiaohan Shen, modeling by Dorothy Jean Joly.

HOW TO GET IT FIGURE-8 BRAID

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Brush or comb
  • Hair elastic

1). Brush your hair to remove any knots. Split your hair into two equal sections. Take a small piece of hair from the outside of the right section and bring it over the right section and under the left section.

2). Next, bring the piece of hair over the left section and under the right section.

3). Continue in a figure-8 pattern, wrapping the piece of hair around the two sections.

4). When you start to run out of hair, add in another small piece of hair from the side and continue in the figure-8 shape.

5). Continue all the way down your hair and secure the end with an elastic.

TOP TIP : It’s important to keep the looping figure-8 pattern tight as you braid. Keep the tension in the weaving piece of hair—this will keep the shape of the braid consistent.

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