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How-To: Basket Weaving with Amanda Epstein

01.11.2016

Amanda Epstein, Bangstyle Artist and Matrix Educator created this modernized basket weave using the STITCH by Daniel Roldan and the Sam Villa Textur Iron. See her wonderful step-by-step or get inspired to create your own unique style with the STITCH. You can also see this tutorial on Bangstyle!

Start off by sectioning out the top mohawk area, stopping at the base of the crown. Then, section away the remainder of the hair.


To get the gorgeous texture, I used my Textur Iron by Sam Villa on the top section.

After texturizing, use the STITCH to start off with small sections on one side and create a basket weave across the top.

Use STITCH to create a basket weave over the top.
To create the basket weave, comb the mohawk parting from hairline to the back (almost like you’re creating a ponytail.) Leave a diagonal section out on one side (I chose the left.) This section is what you’ll use as you’re weaving the hair.

Leave out a side section on each side to braid later on.
Leave out a side section on each side. You’ll be braiding this later on.

Pull each (weaving hair) section through the loop of the STITCH. Use STITCH like a needle and basket weave one direction then pull the hair back through in the other direction. For example, if you started your first weave over-under-over, the next weave is under-over-under and so on.

Once you’re finished with the basket weave, I used the sections I previously left out and corn-rowed them on each side, splitting the section into two braids. The top braid used the hair left over from the basket weave.
  
Braid the sections you left out earlier.
The top braid used hair left over from the basket weave.
Lock the hair in the back of the crown however you see fit for your model’s hair length. Be creative!

Secure the back of the crown however you see fit.
I made the back of the hair really big by teasing and curling. You can also mold the remaining hair into a gorgeous updo.

Thanks for the step-by-step, Amanda! See more of her looks on Instagram and purchase the STITCH to start creating. 

Photos and Content Courtesy of Bangstyle

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