How-ToHow To Do A Waterfall Braid
  • Step 1: Prep hair by curling with an iron if you want the option of soft curls. Then, leave the front pieces out (1/2 inch to an inch in front on each side).

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  • Step 2: Begin braiding on your right side. For the first section, split into three (like a normal braid). Cross the right side over the middle and then cross the left section in, but instead of threading the left through, just drop it down so it "waterfalls."

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  • Step 3: For the next piece, add in your left section and your center section and then drop out your right section (essentially like French braiding, but leaving a strand to fall each time).

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  • Step 4: Continue down the side of your head dropping pieces out.

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  • Step 5: Repeat on the opposite side and secure both ends by criss-crossing bobby pins together at the back of the head.

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  • Step 6: Go back through your braids and loosen a bit so they aren't as taut as a French braid.

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  • Step 7: Show off your fancy new braid!

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How To Do A Waterfall Braid


How To Do A Waterfall Braid

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Braids aren’t going anywhere, ever. They will always be the quick hairstyle that you can resort to when you are having a bad hair day, or you didn’t have time to shower, or you need to dress up for a party and need something that well, even you can handle!

Luckily, the braid is always making advancements, from the ever-famous side braid that eclipsed the Alexander Wang runways to the streets back in Spring of 2010, to the Lauren Conrad hide-my-grown-out-bangs braid. Now, one of the trendiest bangs of the moment is the waterfall braid, with gorgeous cascading pieces of hair falling out of the braid (like a waterfall).

In the above slideshow hairstylist Heather Olexa walks us through how to get the look, giving us yet another braided hairstyle to add to our books.

Photos by Spencer Wohlrab for Beauty High. Model: Natalia, Q Management

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