February 22, 2015

DIY Faux Waterfall Headband

Since Bailey has cheer in the mornings, and early-morning seminary before that, she has to get up at 4:45 am to get ready for school.  As such, she’s become a master at quick and easy hairstyles, and this DIY Faux Waterfall Braid Headband is one she absolutely loves!

Faux Waterfall Braid Headband

This hairstyle is one Bailey has been wearing a lot lately, and it literally only takes 2 minutes to create! In fact, it is so easy that even a daddy can do it! Learn how by clicking the video below…

To see your own photo recreations of this style featured in our app, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHFauxWaterfall

If you know how to create a simple 3-strand braid, you can do this! This is also a perfect hairstyle if you are growing out your bangs, as the faux braid keeps them out of your face in that in-between growing phase {with your bangs becoming the waterfall-en strands}.

Faux Waterfall Braid Headband

Faux Waterfall Braid HeadbandAt the end of the tutorial, Bailey also shares a few tricks to help keep the waterfall strands looking great!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, water spray bottle, 1 small hair elastic, 2 small bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 2-3 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin with your hair curled {Bailey used a flat iron to get her curls}…
  2. On your preferred side, create a deep side part {it needs to be very deep, we started near the end of one eyebrow}…
  3. Next, create a small section of hair next to the deep part line and begin a regular 3-strand braid…
  4. Braid down about 8 inches and secure the braid with a small hair elastic…
  5. On the side of the braid closest to the crown, you will be working with the backside bumps along the braid, also called the elbows…
  6. Grab the outside edge of the very first stitch and pull it away from the braid a ittle bit, and sticking your pointer finger and thumb through the hole you just created…
  7. Now, grab a small section of hair from the front of your head by your forehead and pull it through the loop and towards the back of your head…
  8. Continue Steps #6-7 for each elbow of the braid, until you have reached the end of your other eyebrow and used up all your bangs {usually 5-6 sections}…
  9. Next, take the end of the braid and tuck it under the hair on the side/back, and secure into place with a bobby pin…
  10. Allow the hair to fall back over the top of the braid…
  11. Lift up the waterfall strands on top, and using a rat-tooth comb, tease the underside of the hair to keep the strands laying straight back and volumized…
  12. Optional: Feel free to pancake the front elbows of the braid to create and added pop and accent to the braid.
  13. Add hairspray.

Please comment below if you loved Bailey’s DIY Faux Waterfall Braid Headband hairstyle today, and feel free to leave suggestions for future tutorials.

Happy Hairstyling!

Don’t forget to watch BrooklynAndBailey‘s video from last week where they filmed the What’s in My Mouth challenge! It’s hilarious! Simply click below to view…

  • mandy wong

    I love this hairstyle! It’s so easy to do and it looks great!

  • Nancy Brigido

    Love this hair style one of my favorites!!❤️❤️

  • Yaneth Barrera

    Love it! 🙂

  • Chelsea gaudet

    This is actually one of my go to hairstyles! Love it!

  • Paula Salinas

    Lovely! She looks adorable x

  • cortney brown

    One of my favorites! Bailey looks amazing like always!

  • Gianna Davila

    I love this post/hairstyle beacause its so cute and adorable & it keeps your hair away from your face
    #favhairstyle I❤️IT so much😘

  • Julianne Boudreau

    This is my favorite post!

  • Audrey K

    Omg this one is adorable!!

  • Jana Klement

    So beautiful. Need to try it!!

  • Bren Steinaker

    Love your blog!!!
    Hope u post babies hairstyles!!

  • Morgan

    Love the hairstyles
    Can u do more short hair styles with Bailey cuz I have almost the same short hair as her and I need more hairstyle

    • Morgan


    • Morgan

      Please put more DIYS

  • Saylor

    Where does your family live? I know a Brook and Bailey who are your guys age.

    • Maia

      They live in TX

  • rida

    Wow!! It is soo cool. Soo beautiful. LOVE IT♡♡

  • Kaitlin

    I think Cute girls hairstyles are very cool and I love challenges

    • Kaitlin

      I love all the cool hairstyles

  • anonymous

    Love it!!!! Bailey you are a master. I tried this hairstyle but couldn’t do it because I have really thin hair. Can you make some more DIY hairstyle tutorials please! Thanks, keep up the good work.

    • mrshairdo

      Planning on it! Thanks, Courtney! xoxo

      • clare

        yes can you please do some more diys

  • clare

    hi mindy,just wondering if you had any suggestions on what to do with really frizzy hair, also i don’t have a hair straightener. please reply.

  • Ana

    hey my bad for commenting so late but can u show ur curls tutorial fast i wanna wear it to school tom marrow

  • can u show how to do ur curls asap i wanna were it to school tomorrow but my hair is long

  • can you show how to do ur curls now cuase i want to do my hair tomorrow for school
    or can ur mom post it like asap plzzzz

  • your hair is short but mine is long i wanna know if you can do a video and post it on how to do your flat iron curls and i don’t want that braid and you are pretty and your hairs cute and this is kinda hard but can you post the video under easy ways to curl hair with flat iron thanx and plzz read asap because i wanna do my hair tam arrow and if not can your mom show

  • Olena Kush

    I did a recreation with the faux water fall braid up into a pony. But then I fishtailed it and put elastics on it to make the bubbles.
    So it’s a water fall braid into a bubble fishtail. It looks amazing and I think it’s a great hairstyle for sports. It goes with the water theme.

  • clare

    so cute.

  • Joy

    Can you do a updated flatiron curls tutorial. Recently cut my hair and can not figure out how to curl it with a flat iron.

    • hey my bad for commenting so late but can u show ur curls tutorial fast i wanna wear it to school tom marrow

  • maya

    please do pwer hour on the wbsite