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 do a waterfall braid on yourself? We’ve joint forces with influencer Laura Byrnes from Laura’s Little Locket to create this easy, step-by-step waterfall plait how-to to finally help you master this pretty braid for yourself.
Hit play on the video above to watch or read on for more detail and styling tips to get the look.
Apply texturising spray.
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.
Start your waterfall braid.
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 steps are the most important: 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 hair tie.
Repeat on the other side.
Secure your waterfall braid.
#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.