Whether you just love to braid or you’re an avid Game of Thrones fan, waterfall plaits are perfect for adding instant boho-chic vibes into your hair! Fun, flirty and super-stylish, a waterfall hairstyle is also one of this season’s hottest ‘dos, being ideal for taming flyaways, while achieving a breezy and effortless look.
Now, if you thought there was only one way to rock a waterfall braid, think again! From buns to half-up, half-down ‘dos (and even bold hair colours), there are plenty of ways to make this trend your own. Want to see the proof? We’ve put together some of our favourite looks from Instagram, so just keep scrolling!
Waterfall hair looks from Instagram
If you’re new to this trend, and want to take things slow, where better to start than a tried and tested classic? And what’s more, waterfall plaits look incredible on ombre tresses, as braiding around the crown really helps to accentuate the different hues!
Cute pastel colours
Rainbow hair has been a huge hit this season, and although this look might not be for everyone, it’s ideal for making a bold and colourful style statement! Featuring a whole host of pastel colours, a waterfall hairstyle is the perfect way to enhance and show off your mermaid-inspired hair.
Trust us, with this bright styling combination, no one will be able to take their eyes off you. Credit: @Shelleygregoryhair
Want to rock an intricate-looking updo for prom? Then a waterfall braid bun should be at the top of your list, especially if you’ve opted for an elegant, backless dress you need to show off! This updo not only looks amazing, but will also help keep your hair out of your face while you’re dancing the night away – see, pretty and practical! Credit: @lilithmoonlife
Editor’s tip: To give your waterfall hair bun some extra staying power, just grab your bottle of the TIGI Catwalk Work It Hairspray and give your mane an allover mist!
Loving all the amazing waterfall plait styles splayed over social media, but feel like you can’t rock the look because of your medium-length tresses? Well, the good news is, that the waterfall braid looks great with almost any hair length!
Yes, it’s true: just take the above look as a prime example. It’s simple, fun and super chic, and works to really enhance the look of same-length locks! Credit: @janinus2009
The triple weave
Not satisfied with just any ordinary waterfall hairstyle? Need something that will turn heads wherever you go? Say no more. One of our favourite colourful waterfall braids has to be this beauty, which works a triple asymmetrical braid to showcase the mixture of pink and blue hair colours! Honestly, have you ever seen anything so mesmerising? Credit: @hairbyjoel
All these luscious waterfall plaits got your thirsty for more? Well, if you want to give waterfall hair a rest, you can always check out the other woven looks on our Braids page! Trust us, it won’t be long before you have a fresh and fanciful look.