Step 1: "Divide the section of hair you want to braid into two pieces,” says John Barrett, owner of New York’s John Barrett salon. “Take a small outer piece from one side and cross it over to the inside of the opposing side."
Step 2: "Repeat with small outer pieces from opposite sides crossing over to become part of the inside of the first section."
Step 3: "Keep crossing small outer pieces into the opposite inside until braid is complete. Pull apart for a more relaxed look."