Big Primpin’: Braids

Learn the basics, then get crazy

Beginner: Hollywood salon owner Benjamin Mohapi talks through the steps for making a rope, fishtail, and twist on the three-strand plait.

Intermediate: Practice your French, then try this “reverse Heidi” hairstyle that looks cooler than the Swiss Alps.

Expert: A head full of fishtails becomes an artfully mussed updo with a little styling effort and a massive number of bobby pins.

Learn to cut your own bangs, wear a bold lip, and create a colorful smoky eye on our YouTube channel. Then find out how to do a sporty hairstyle that holds up — even on the professionals.