Ever wondered how to do a snake braid? Check out our braid hairstyle tutorials below!
Bored of your classic braided styles? Looking to inject a little jazz into your everyday ‘do? Then look no further than the snake braid! Okay, we know that snake braid hairstyles conjure up images of Medusa’s wild serpent mane, but hear us out.
This look boasts an intricate braided pattern that’s perfect for an evening of glitz and glam. And although it may look difficult, it’s actually pretty easy to achieve! So, if you want to learn how to do a snake braid, simply read on for our easy-peasy step-by-step guide.
Snake braid tutorial
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Section your hair.
Tip: If you have lots of hair, clip the back section so it doesn’t get in your way.
Plait your hair.
#HairHack: Keep the braid loose as this will allow the snake pattern to form easier.
Slide your braid.
Then gently pull these strands away from the root to form the snake pattern
Secure & repeat.
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Snake braid hairstyles: How to do a snake braid-inspired bun
Begin with clean hair.
Section your hair
Tip: Snake braid hairstyles can be a little tricky, so we recommend using sectioning clips to separate each portion of hair, as this will aid the braiding process.
Plait the sections.
Tip: For the front 2 sections, you can start braiding your hair from eyebrow height.
Plait the middle and back sections.
Once you’ve plaited the front sections, you can move onto the middle and back ones. Unlike the front sections where you started braiding from around eyebrow height, you can begin braiding these sections from just above the nape of your neck.
Create a mini bun.
Wrap the braided sections over the bun.
It’s now time to move on to your front sections. Working on one side at a time, take the braid and wrap it over the top of the bun, before securing it in place. Then repeat the same process on the other side.
Final look: Secure with hairspray.
For the finishing touches to your snake braid hair bun, spray some TRESemmé Ultimate Shine Hold Hairspray over your updo. This will help tame any flyaways, as well as give it plenty of hold.