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The Basket is Back

Create the perfect accent or foundation for so many looks with the Basket Weave by Sam Villa

Looking for a way to switch up regular styling this season? After whipping up a social media storm at Paris Fashion Week for the Atlein S/S19 show, the basket weave is the latest technique which is sure to be trending during the season ahead.

Versatile and eye-grabbing, Sam Villa explains that “this simple two strand twist technique can easily be transformed into many different styles, and the pattern draws a lot of attention to long, medium and short hair. Basket weaves are all about rhythm, get your rhythm down and your sections will be uniform, and your confidence will soar.”

The Basics:

  • Take a section, slice into 2, twist away from face.
  • Take a section from top surface, drop in between, twist away, continue rhythm and secure end with elastic.

Things to keep in mind:

  • The pattern can be customised to be straight across or diagonal.
  • Each row should mirror the sections of the previous row – they don’t need to be exact, but more uniform than relaxed pancaked patterns.
  • It’s ideal for one-length hair, if working with layers; the pattern might have to start lower (top of ear to nape area).
  • When creating patterns, minimise the time hair is loped through elastics by twisting the elastic multiple times to tighten around hair and just loop through once.
  • Once the pattern is created, hair can hang naturally, be folded under or sculpted into an up do or ponytail.