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Genius New (Promise!) Ways To Braid Your Hair

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    By this point, you probably feel like you’ve seen every possible option of plait, braid, twist, and knot that exists. Well, we’ve got just the thing for your hair ennui: new braids! But these aren’t just any old plaits. We knew we would have to come up with some pretty spectacular criss-crossed coiffs in order to catch your seasoned eye, so we went to the major leagues for this one.

    Here, Isabel Guillen, one of the master weavers from the Braid Bar at the John Barrett Salon, will show you how to craft two seriously amazing, unexpected woven 'dos. Check the step-by-step guides, then start flexing those fingertips — you’re going to need them nice and limber before you try and tackle these twisted tresses.

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