To do this look, you center part your hair. Then you push your hair behind both ears and fish out a one inch piece just above each ear. Then you braid each section, pull them back and fasten them together with a hair elastic. Just be careful to keep the braids clear of the other hair and stray bits out of the braid. My hair was dry when I did this so I wet my fingers first to give me more traction on the slippery hair.