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If you’re tired of the boring old French braid, or if you’re just looking for something to spice up your summer ‘do, well then boy do I have a new hairstyle for you to try!
Check it out:
Waterfall French Braid
Thanks to my beautiful roomie for posing through my numerous practice attempts!
Now, in order to do this hairstyle, you’re going to need to be very comfortable doing a basic French braid. If you’re not quite there yet, then check out this video and this picture tutorial until you feel like you’ve got a grip on it.
Feeling confident? Okay, here we go.
Now, after watching approximately four bajillion tutorials on how to do this style, I came across three different ways to do the Waterfall French Braid. The style you see Kelsey sporting above can be found using this method by Evelina Barry, a fantastic hair and makeup artist.
I found Evelina’s method to be the easiest to follow for me; however, I really enjoyed the tutorials by Maegan of loveMaegan and Kaley of LetsMakeitUp, both of whom used slightly different variations to create similar, equally awesome results.
Watch their videos below:
Here’s Maegan’s tutorial. She uses a really interesting half-strand technique that might be really helpful for those of you having a hard time with dropping pieces.
Kaley’s tutorial is the perfect idea for a prom or other formal event! (I love this idea for a wedding!)
In addition to the fact that it’s just plain awesome, there are four main things I love about this style:
It allows you to keep your hair down and girly
It adds a really summery, boho vibe to pretty much any outfit you’re wearing
It makes people think you’re really awesome at doing hair (which, if you can pull this off, you are)
It works on literally every cut and kind of hair (the exception being a buzz…for which really, with this heat, I wouldn’t blame you)
My suggestion would be to try all three different tutorials and see which ones works best for you. Experiment on your whole head and on just the sides. Once you find a method you like, practice, practice, practice!
If you get a braid you like, I’d love to see you post a picture of your result!