'You won't be able to do this at home, unless you call a friend,' said hairstylist Eugene Souleiman backstage at Donna Karan. The hairstyle in question was a four-strand braid that was really freakin' awesome, really freakin' hard to do, but not quite as impossible as you'd think.
To make the braid look as impeccable as blown glass, Souleiman and his team doubled up-that meant two hairstylists per model. The hair was divided into four sections and each hairstylist took two. First, one hairstylist would cross his sections, then the other, and they would keep alternating until they reached the ends. 'I love it because it looks unusual and different, but it's still very beautiful,' said Souleiman. To make it look even smoother, he went over it with big kabuki brush sprayed with hairspray.
Now, to do this at home you can either beg two of your friends to come over, or you can work on your dexterity and try to teach yourself. A quick search of 'four-strand braid' on YouTube brings up plenty of tutorials that range from super simple to simply impossible. The trickiest part is keeping track of all the sections, which becomes easier if you pull all your hair to the front and make it a side four-strand braid. However, if you do decide to keep it at the back of the head, I might suggest doing more overhead tricep extensions at the gym to prepare your arms for being held behind you for twenty minutes. And if all that sounds too daunting, there's also nothing wrong with just uploading this to your Pinterest board and calling it a day.
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