How to Do a Waterfall Braid at Home

Jeanette | 07 March 2019
How to do a waterfall braid: Side view of influencer Laura's Little Locket with blonde short curly hair with a waterfall braid
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A waterfall braid is a romantic half-up half-down hairstyle created in a similar way to a traditional French braid, only sections of the hair are dropped to create an intricate waterfall effect.

Hair accessories are huge right now but what if we told you there was a way you could make your hair the accessory? A popular bridesmaid and prom hairstyle, the waterfall braid adds detail to the top of your head, making it a great option for those with flat or fine hair looking to add some volume.

Love the style but not sure exactly how to waterfall braid? We’ve joint forces with influencer Laura’s Little Locket to create this easy, step-by-step waterfall plait guide to finally help you master this pretty braid for yourself.

How to do a waterfall braid: Influencer Laura's ittle locket with short blonde wavy hair spraying the VO5 Dry texturising spray
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Apply texturising spray.

Before you start creating your waterfall braid, apply the VO5 Dry Texturising Spray to your tresses.

This will give your hair a little grip and make creating your braid easier. It’s also the perfect product for reviving your hair before you start dry-styling.

How to do a waterfall braid: Close-up of influencer Laura's Little Locket braiding her blonde wavy bob
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Start your waterfall braid.

To start your waterfall hairstyle, take 1-2 inches of hair from close to your parting and divide it into 3 equal sections.

Begin weaving your braid across the back of your crown by crossing the section of hair nearer to the top of your head over the middle section. Then cross the bottom section over the (new) middle section.

Now, these next waterfall braid steps are crucial: pick up a new top section, cross over the middle section and then drop it. After crossing the bottom section over your dropped section, begin the weaving process again, working your way to the back of your head. Then secure with a hairband.

How to do a waterfall braid: Influencer Laura's Little Locket with short blonde wavy hair creating a waterfall braid
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Repeat on the other side.

Repeat all of step 3 again on the opposite side of your head to create a half-up half-down look.

How to do a waterfall braid: Laura's Little Locket with short blonde wavy hair and waterfall braid sprinkling the Toni&Guy Root Lift Sculpting Powder
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Secure your waterfall braid.

Join the two braids together with another hairband, before removing the two individual hairbands.

#HairHack: Make your braid stand out and give it texture by applying the Toni&Guy Root Lift Sculpting Powder. Then gently work the powder into your braid.

How to do a waterfall braid: Influencer Laura's Little Locket with short blonde wavy hair and waterfall braid spraying the TRESemmé Ultimate Shine Hold Hairspray
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Spray hairspray.

To finish this waterfall braid tutorial, complete your ‘do with a spritz of the TRESemmé Ultimate Shine Hold Hairspray to fix it in place.

How to do a waterfall braid: Final look of influencer Laura's Little Locket with short blonde wavy hair and waterfall braid
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Final look.

And just like that, your waterfall braid is complete! Now you know how to do a basic waterfall braid, check out more of our favourite waterfall hairstyle looks for more styling inspiration. While it makes for a great formal or party look, there’s nothing stopping you from rocking it every day if you want to!

 

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