Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mini Hair Series - Double Waterfall Braid

Welcome to day two of my mini hair series. 

If you missed it, yesterday I posted the Double Braid
Tomorrow I will share the Triple Braid

Today I'm going to show you the Double Waterfall Braid.

I actually came upon this by mistake. I was doing the triple braid and stopped to take a picture at this point. Then I realized this is really pretty! It's a very classy hairstyle. I want to try it in my own hair one of these days.

For this braid you need to know how to do a waterfall braid. You can find a great tutorial here.

I started by parting the hair on the side, then began the waterfall braid on the side with more hair. 
I braided diagonally across the head, ending at the ear on the opposite side of the head.
I braid it down a ways and have my daughter hold onto it for me.

Now start your second waterfall braid right below the first.   When you grab a piece of hair to add to the top grab just the "waterfall" pieces.

Braid all the way around. When you get to the end, you have a few options. You could add the first braid into the second braid and continue braiding to the end. Or you could tie it off with an elastic and add a cute bow.  

Do you like it?  Tell me what you think. 


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    1. It stays pretty well, as long as she doesn't rough house to much. It's a good Sunday hair do.

  2. This is so beautiful. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

  3. Rachel,
    This is beautiful! Your daughter is so lucky you are so talented. My daughter does a much better job on her hair then I do. I've had simi short hair all my life and never ever wore a French braid if you can believe that :)

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great weekend.


  4. So pretty! I can't wait to try it on my daughter. I'm hosting a linky party "One Creative Weekend" at I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you'd like to share.

  5. My 10-year-old is the only one in my house with long hair. Now someone just needs to post a tutorial for how to get a tomboy to let you braid her hair! I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend! I love it!

  6. Simply stunning!

  7. Very nice, I have long hair and I did something similar while learning the waterfall braid several months ago.. my coworkers loved it.

  8. I love this braid. Makes me wish I could bend my arms so I can do this to my hair. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.