Day 11 – Infinity Braid

Infinity Braid tutorials - such an easy and different looking hairstyle!
We are on to day 11 of the 30 Day Braiding Challenge – 30 Days of New Braids,
Today’s challenge is the infinity braid.  It gets its name from the fact that you are essentially wrapping one piece of hair in a figure 8 or infinity symbol the entire time.
This one looks a bit similar to a fishtail braid, but the edges are more rounded and you do this braid tightly whereas with a fishtail, you can do it pretty loose and pull it to soften it up.  It’s a neat looking braid though and one that I love knowing how to do.  I hope that you will give it a try!

The Technique




Infinity Braid tutorial from Jenni’s Hairdays.  She says in her video that if you have layers or shorter hair, you won’t want to go all the way down.  If you have longer hair though, you can make a nice long infinity braid if you’d like. 

DIY Tutorial




Infinity Wrapped Side Braid tutorial by Missy Sue.  This is a fun and different way to spice up a side ponytail and great for any age! 

Additional Ways to Use the Technique




Infinity Braid tutorial by Ffashionails.  They teach this just a bit different than the first one above teaching the technique.  They show us how to do it with adding bobby pins into the braid as you go to secure the piece of hair that is wrapping around.


Infinity Braid Tieback tutorial by Cute Girls Hairstyles.  I love the look of this tight braid against the soft curls in this tutorial, but it would look great on short hair too.  It’s a perfect way to keep your hair out of your face this summer! 


Rope Braid into Infinity Braid tutorial by Confessions of a Hairstylist.  I love how she contrasts the soft, loose rope braid with the tight infinity braid, but you could do the rope braid tight and it would look very pretty too!    




Infinity 3D Box Braid tutorial by HairAndNailsInspiration.  They teach us how to take the flat infinity braid and make it a 3D braid by wrapping our infinity piece around four strands instead of two.   Quite a complicated looking braid, but give it a try if you have already mastered the Infinity braid and are looking for a challenge!

I’d love to see how today’s challenge comes out for you!  You can share a photo on my Facebook page, tag me in a photo on Instagram – @hair_by_lori or just use the hashtags #30DaysNewBraids #30DNBDay11.

Have you signed up for my email list yet?  You’ll receive an email every day so that you will get the daily challenge right in your inbox.

#30DaysNewBraids Favorites from 2015’s Braiding Challenge – More Braid Inspiration

I went back through all of the styles on Instagram that were done and tagged#30DNBDay11 as well as all the styles shared on my FB page and I want to share some of my favorites with you.  Check out these awesome infinity braid hairstyles!

Infinity braid hairstyle ideas - I love how quick and easy this braid is, but it looks so unique and different! Everyone shoul

From top to bottom, left to right:

  1. Infinity braid by IG @hairandnailscat
  2. Infinity braid with hair bow accents by IG @kares84
  3. Infinity accent braid by IG @madisonshairart
  4. Side infinity braid by IG @lou_en_lies
  5. Half up infinity braid by IG @la.chica.bella
  6. Infinity braid pigtails by IG @riileh
  7. Infinity bubble braid by IG @prettyhstyle3029
  8. Infinity braid by IG @foxsparrow41
  9. Infinity braid wrapped bun by IG @hair_by_kellyb
  10. Rope braids into infinity braid from FB, credit Elizabeth Martinez
  11. Half up infinity braid style from FB, credit Jennifer Reed
  12. Mommy & me infinity braids from FB, credit Shelli Garrison

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