Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Genius New (Promise!) Ways To Braid Your Hair

  1. Begin Slideshow
    braid-hair-tutorial-opener

    382

    SHARES

    comments
    See All Slides

    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.

    Photographed by Guang Xu

    Photographed by

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

This Is What Death Really Looks Like

In Western cultures, we tend to avoid death at all costs. We avoid thinking about it and talking about it, and when faced with it, we often go to extraordinary measures to delay it. Photographer Cathrine Ertmann decided to confront death head-on. Her project "About Dying" is a "photo essay from the morgue" that "works as read