How-To Video: Fishnet Braid

(Sam Villa)

Believe it or not, when Redken Education Artistic Director Sam Villa isn’t doing hair, he’s usually found on the golf course or fishing. Combining two of his biggest passions, Villa created a hairstyle inspired by a fishnet. 

The style is created by simply tying a series of knots from the front of the head to the back. Villa suggests applying Redken Braid Aid 03 to hair before braiding to help keep control of sections and reduce flyaways as the knots are tied. It’s also a good idea to use single prong clips to separate each section in the beginning and to secure the knots throughout the weaving process.

Get the Look:

  • Take out a horseshoe section around the hairline and divide in four sections on each side of a center part. 
  • Pin them with single prong clips. 
  • Emulsify hands with Redken Braid Aid 03 and start with two center prongs. 
  • Lift both sections and eliminate the prongs. 
  • Work braid aid through sections and then tie a shoelace knot. 
  • Hold knot in the center and clip it down with previously used prong clip.
  • Repeat pattern across horseshoe section and then backwards towards the crown.