Snake Braid feature

Whenever the words 'snake' and 'hair' come together it's not unusual to picture a full-on Medusa-inspired 'do. But our snake braid look is far from a fancy dress one-hit-wonder. 

Instead, it’s a sophisticated twist (well more of a tug – you’ll see!) on a classic, that will make you look a braiding pro. Psssssst! It’s actually super easy to do, but we won’t tell if you don’t…

What Will I Need to Create a Snake Braid?

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Step 1 – Straighten Section

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To give yourself the best starting point, brush through the section of hair that you’re planning to braid and straight if your hair is wavy/curly.

Step 2 – Braid

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Split your chosen section into three and braid from root to tip. This braid is as basic as they come, but if you need a little help all you do is take the outer section and swap with the middle section, then alternate sides.

Step 3 – Tug braid upwards

Snake braid 3

Once you’ve reached the bottom of your braid, do not fasten. Instead tug at the braid and pull upwards. Then readjust the braid until it forms the snake-inspired shape. Once you’re happy with your braid, secure with an elastic band.

Step 4 – Finish with hairspray

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To keep your braid in place for longer, finish with a spritz of hairspray. You can choose to style your braid however you want, pull it into a ponytail for a quirky daytime look or go for a glamorous bun if you’re heading to a more sophisticated soirée.