February 28, 2009

The Original Waterfall French Braid | Braided Hairstyles

This is a very beautiful and elegant variation of a French Braid that is perfect for moms, teens, tweens, and little girls! (If you cannot tell, I use French Braiding a lot in many of my hairstyles.)

We have done this braided hairstyle for about a year or so now after learning it from a German hairdresser.  He called it a Fairytale Braid, but my girls said it looked like a waterfall so that is what we named our version…

Waterfall Braid Hairstyles
This is also a style that is very tough to teach via photos, unless I wanted to post 20-25 pictures enough to demonstrate the exact technique. I thought a video tutorial would be more helpful, so you will have to let me know how you like it.

{I would recommend not accessorizing this hairstyle, but you may opt for a ponytail in the back if your DD is going to be active that day. That is what I did when my DD had a soccer game on Saturday!}

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

Waterfall Braid Hairstyles
This “Fall-Through” or Waterfall/Fairytale/Curtain French Braid took me less than three minutes to complete after I had lightly straightened my DD’s hair! You may choose to continue the braid across the back of the head, or do another on the other side and join them in the back for an even prettier look!

I promise … you will get so many compliments on this hairstyle!  Enjoy!!!

Items Needed:  Brush, rat-tail comb, water bottle, one clear rubber band, hairspray, accessory {if desired}.

Time Requirement:  3 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Video Tutorial:

Happy Hairdoing!

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