June 27, 2011

Waterfall Braid with Lots of Variations


Welcome to HAIR WEEK!!!  I wanted to start hair week off with one of my new favorites.  It's called the "Waterfall Braid" and it's popped up all over beauty and hair web sites.  If you can french braid, then the concept is simple and there are a LOT of variations you can do.

I'm going to break it down here.  This first video will show you the basic how-to of the Waterfall braid to get the look above. 

The nice thing with this particular style is that your hair can be pretty short and you can still do this. (Click HERE to see a video of a girl with chin length hair do a waterfall braid. She's the one I first learned the waterfall braid from.) 
Next, I'm going to show you how I built off that style to get this woven hair I showed you a couple of weeks ago.


Here are a few different versions of the Waterfall braid I found when searching blogland.  These ladies rock the waterfall braid at an angle, cascading down and ending with a regular braid.

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(left to right) love Maegan, My Yellow Sandbox (who'll be here Thursday!)

This next one I couldn't find the source for the picture but I thought it looked cool just going straight across the back.

So let's get braiding.  I love that braids are so hip right now.  There are a billion different ways to braid.  Today was just the beginning!

That's all for today.  Tomorrow we have a special guest from Australia with a fun, easy style.  See you then.

46 comments:

Brittany @ My Decoupaged Life said...

ooh I love it! My hair is pretty long and I get tired of putting it in a plain ponytail so i'm excited to try your variation.

Anonymous said...

Oh man I love this!! So pretty and fun...and it looks relatively easy even! Fancy. I am so loving hairstyles that are as easy as ponytails but look fancy - thank you!!!

Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker said...

I love this so much, thanks for the tutorials! I had just pinned pictures of the waterfalls braids the other day! I have very curly hair, I'm wondering if I can do it without straightening my hair, guess there's only one way to find out! Thanks again!

K Blue said...

First of all, you are so pretty and cute!
Thank you so much for sharing these styles! I saw a photo of a waterfall braid somewhere and was so mesmerized by it but had no clue how to recreate it. Gotta practice my braiding now! I love it.

Mik said...

I love it! Thank you for your post. I'm so going to try this out.

Jennifer said...

I love hair week...I am so excited!! I remember last time you did it and I loved it then. The problem is, I am backwards when I try to do it on my own hair...LOL! This waterfall braid is a great alternative for the summer :)

Ash Nichols said...

Now I'm going to have to try this. I always feel like my hair isn't long enough for braids but this seems like it would work.

The Tuckerbag

Rachel said...

Very cool! I've never seen that before, and I can't wait to try it!

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...

YAY HAIR WEEK!!!!! I can't wait to try this!!! you rock!

Andrea said...

That is so so cute and creative!!! Love the videos :) Thanks so much! :)

Leigh Anne said...

Woot!! Woot!! So excited bout hair week. Love the waterfall braid and so excited bout trying it on myself :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful! I am going to try this. My hair is long but really fine so it doesn't stay in braids very well but maybe I can spray the heck out of it!

Unknown said...

Adorable! I think I'll have to try this tomorrow as I already hair-sprayed the heck out of my head.

Laura said...

LOOOOVE THIS!!!! I am going to give this a go this week :)

I also LOOOOOVE hair week :) YAY!!!!

Thax for sharing :)

Heather Feather said...

I love hair week! I'm so excited!
I love the waterfall braid too, and you made it seem less intimidating! Thanks!

Brianna said...

Thanks so much for this post!! I was just thinking about chopping off all my hair, but I'm going to keep it for a while now and can't wait to try this style out (for my two daughters as well!) You are just too awesome!! :)

Very Shannon said...

LOVELY! so excited for hair week! You look gorgeous as usual my dear :)

Unknown said...

Love it! So pretty. I may just try that right now...

MommaWard said...

Yea Hair Week! I have such a mental block when it comes to the sideways french braid. I try and try to do a plain french braid across my head instead of straight down and I can't get it!!! Maybe the videos will make something click. Can't wait to try this and then see what's next!

Andrea said...

Hair week is the best idea ever!! I really appreciate this! Bring on the ideas :)

x said...

I only wish I would have known about the waterfall braid before I got married last year...I totally would have done this--woven baby's breath through it--oh! Beautiful. Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

I love this, and I'm really excited about Hair Week! I'm linking up to this post on my beauty blog!

The Smith Family said...

I'll have to give this a try, but me and cool hair are not synonymous!! Side note...you met my husband today! You were shopping the Bella Bird stuff at Walmart. He called me right after he talked to you, he knew I would be excited!

The Airharts said...

Oh my! Thank you so much for the ideas! I really need to figure out how to braid my own hair...I can do my daughters, but on myself...i have issues! Love the videos!

Stacey said...

So awesome! I have swooping side bangs that don't fit into a ponytail (like yours but slightly longer) and it annoys me to always keep pushing them out of the way if the rest of my hair is up, so I always end up french braiding them and adding it to the ponytail that way. I've never seen the waterfall braid done before, so I'm pretty excited to try that out instead of what I normally do! Plus, the double braid looks amazing! Can't wait for what else is in store this week!

perle181 said...

Thanks! The double-braid looks so awesome! I have to try it out - and maybe wear it to my best friends wedding! Thanks!!

The Andersens said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I started reading your blog last time you did hair week. I simply did a google search for how to curl your hair with a flat iron, and lucky me your blog came up because you had just done a tutorial early that day for the same thing. So I really love hair week, and all the creative ideas you give your readers!

-- Courtney

Unknown said...

Wow, I love that weave and I cannot wait to try it. I have long, thick, very curly hair so I wear it up a lot in the summer. You have inspired me to try braiding again.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thanks for hair week! I'm going back to work on Monday after being off on Maternity Leave for the last year. I am in definite need of some stylin' :)

Too bad I can't just hire someone to dress me and do my hair every morning - wouldn't that make my life so much easier?! :)

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

Yesterday was so busy I totally forgot to check the first hair week post! I love that it stays here forever. I saw a girl at church with the waterfall braid and I couldn't stop looking at it! She had curled her hair, much like my hair curls naturally, and I loved it! I will definitely have to try this one. Thanks for the video too!

Joanna - To a Pretty Life said...

Oh, these braids are making me kick myself for cuttng my hair short! I'm just at that horribly awkward stage between chin-length and shoulder length, with growing out bangs too. I couldn't have worse hair right now. But maybe I'll see what I can do with the waterfall braid.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I am going to practice on my girls and then try it on myself!

The Trappett collective said...

I love braiding my hair, it is in two french braids today, but this looks cool and since I didn't chop it this pregnancy, a first, it is long enough to do these, thanks for blogging about hair. I have never seen a hair blog feature before but glad I have now!

Anna said...

wow, totally awesome job! I was going to ask you how many takes it took to get it all recorded, you were awesome!

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

Cool, I learned something new and can't wait to try them on my daughter! You need one of those! :)

Katy said...

Can't wait to try this! Thank you again for an awesome tutorial!

Lauralee Altice said...

I love the waterfall braid! Have you seen the video of it on youtube that has the braided flower at the end? It is way cute!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdqJIjCd0EE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI8D_3cnS1w

Halfrida said...

My daughter had her school photos today and as I had watched the tutorial yesterday I did the waterfall braid on her. She looks gorgeous as she has curly hair and the waterfalls went in to little ringlets. Thanks for sharing!

Emily @ RemarkableHome said...

How pretty! I have layered hair and french braids never seem to look right but I bet this would work!

Jenn@TheCakeDish said...

So, so pretty! I can't wait to try this.

Kim Rosema said...

I love the waterfall braid! You make it look so easy! Thanks for the video tutorial!

Laura said...

Cool beans! I love French braids & have never heard/seen of the waterfall braid before. It's nice & elegant. Thanks!

Laura said...

Excellent tutorial. You made this look really easy. I can't wait to do the double braid woven mass lol!

Ashley Ziegler said...

I've been working on this for so long but I can never get it!!!! :( Thanks for sharing another tutorial that I'm going to have to look at!!

Melissa (Melly Sews) said...

Trying to refresh my memory on how to do this and your videos aren't showing up anymore :(

Melissa (Melly Sews) said...

Sorry - figured out it was an issue with my browser and not your videos!

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