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DNA Braids Have Arrived and We Absolutely Can NOT Look Away

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Summer’s not over yet, which means there’s still plenty of time to try out all of the viral hair-how-to trends you can get your hands on. Well, look no further because DNA braids have hit the ‘gram, and they’re getting a ton of attention.

In case you couldn’t tell by the name, DNA braids are braids in the shape of a double helix, much like the shape of the DNA inside your body. NGL, we haven’t been this shook by a braid since the fossil braid hit the web earlier this summer! Take a look:

Clearly, you have to be an extremely talented hairstylist to be able to create a braid that’s this complex. In this case, the viral braid was created by Rhode Island-based hairstylist Alexandra Wilson who actually got her inspiration from Instagram!

The stylist told Bustle, “I have actually seen the DNA braid done before, but it’s just not a popular braid. I wanted to recreate it taking smaller sections so that it really made the braid look intricate. I attempted it because I wanted to try something new and different that a lot of people haven’t seen before.”

Well, it’s safe to say she succeeded!

If you’re feeling daring and want to at least try to create some DNA braids yourself, Alexandra was kind enough to upload a tutorial on her Instagram as well. See?

DNA BRAID TUTORIAL!!! Starting off with 3 strands, the middle one being smaller then the others as that will be a stationary strand. When taking a strand from left side you are going over that section, under the middle and adding to right side then taking a small section from right side is then brought under and then over the middle section and added to left section. Make sure your being consistent with that pattern, the braid naturally starts to twist towards left as you go down so you have to keep it tight while braiding or else it will become more difficult. Small sections are always better, they make the braid look more intricate. It’s always hard to fit a tutorial in 1 minute so I may post slower/longer one on IGTV! Happy Braiding ?? . . . #behindthechair @behindthechair_com #modernsalon @modernsalon #americansalon @american_salon @hair.video #hairvideo #beyondtheponytail #beautylaunchpad #hotonbeauty @hotonbeauty @evahairofficial @hair.videos @hairvideoshow #tutorial #braids #dnabraid #hairgoals #hairofinstagram #stylistssupportingstylists #samvilla #hairinspo #hairinspo @mastersofbraids @hairvideosbystylists

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So, what are you waiting for?! We’re already well into July and you need DNA braids… like, STAT.

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