Friday, 31 August 2012

Waterfall Side Braid - Tutorial

Hello lovelies!

How is everyone? I'm in an especially good mood today because...

Tomorrow is the beginning of Spring! 

It seems like Winter has just gone on forever, so I just cannot wait for the warmer weather and blue skies, plus floral dresses and leaving my coats hanging up in my wardrobe! Just looking out my window now, the day looks gorgeous, and I can't wait until the weather is like this everyday!

So in celebration of the upcoming sunshine, I have a hairstyle tutorial which is perfect for the Spring time 

Taken By Surprise Tutorial: Side Waterfall Braid

This hairstyle is perfect for those sunny days where you want your hair tied back but to still look lovely! Braids are super pretty for Spring, they look great with a floral dress, a cardie, and cute little heeled booties, plus the waterfall effect makes the look a bit more interesting!

What you will need...
You barely need anything for this look, just a hairbrush and a hair tie.
My hair tie has a rose gold coloured metal bow on it which I thought would look pretty with my braid.
I bought it in a set of two from Sportsgirl.
1. Brush your hair so it's smooth and tangle/knot-free.

2. Using your hair brush, brush all your hair over to the side you would like your braid. I like mine on the left side, but it's up to you :)

3. Split your hair into two sections, so you have a front and back chunk.

4. Divide the back section into three smaller equal sections... we're going to braid it!

5. Begin braiding/plaiting the back section. Braid/plait about two or three times.

6. Once you've braided it a couple of times, grab the section of the braid at the front and hold it away from the braid.

7. Take a section of hair from the front of the front chunk, then pull it towards the section from the braid that you're holding and combine them together. 

8. Then braid your hair one more time, and repeat the process! Taking the front piece of the braid and combining it with the front piece of the front chunk of hair and braiding it in, then repeating until you reach the end of your hair.

See the cool waterfall effect that's happening?
9. Secure the end of the braid with a hair tie. Then gently pull apart the braid to make it a bit bigger and give it that messy effect.

10. From the other side of your head, pull down some small strands of hair to frame your face.

And we're done!

 Would you try this look? Let me know in the comments below, and if you have any beauty tutorial requests, feel free to suggest them! 



  1. Oh I've always wanted to a waterfall braid! Your posts must be fuelled from my mind haha! The weather was a little bipolar today with windy rainstorms and then sunshine but it is Spring tomorrow! Can you believe it's gonna be nearing the end of 2012 already? I love how there's only two things you really need for this braid! The bow hairtie is so cute :3 Your photos are so clear and concise, it'd be heaps easy for a step to step demonstration for a braid! c: I got so excited scrolling down to see the waterfall braid forming! And it looks like something out of Tumblr, you look so adorable and chic! :D I will definately try this look and I hope you win the Rimmel Beauty insider comp! :)

    1. We must be telepathic haha Today was over 20 degrees, I was actually thinking it was too hot! Though I admit I was wearing a warmer outfit haha I'm so glad you like this tutorial lovely, and feel free to send me a photo when you try it! I'd love to see it :) And thank you! I'll let everyone know the results when they come out :) x

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    1. I tried to make it as easy to follow as possible :) x

  3. LOVE that!
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  4. Thanks so much, I'm always interested in braid tutorials!


  5. that's great tutorial, thank you for sharing this!

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  6. lovely tutorial!! this is such a great braid!!!!! super pretty!

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    A Fashion & Lifestyle Photography Blog: Ginger and Lace

  7. Amazing tutorial! You look so cute in these pictures! :D

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  8. thats really cool... will have to try that!

  9. Cute braid :) It looks good~ My hair is too short to try this right now lol. Love this tutorial :)

    Joyce @

  10. haha yay for the arrival of spring! :) the waterfall side braid looks amazing on you. haha it seems so simple in the steps but it would probably fail on myself (I rarely get cute hairstyles right!) ooh and your polka dot jumper is really adorable :)

  11. Nice hair tutorial! x Romi


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