EXPERT HOW-TO: Mastering The Waterfall Braid

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Posted 02/03/12 at 06:46PM by Total Beauty

Braids are all the rage these days. Everyone I know is obsessed. In fact, my friends and I were so taken with this beautiful waterfall braid that I saw on Pinterest last week, I thought it would be fun to ask our resident hair expert Michael Dueñas to walk us through re-creating the look ourselves. Here's what he says to do:

Step 1: Start a French braid on one side of your head near your temple. (Don't know how to French braid? Watch this.) Start braiding like you normally would until you're about three inches away from your temple.

Step 2: Grab a section of hair from above your braid and bring that section into the middle of the braid.

Step 3: Pick up a piece from the bottom section of the braid, but before you pull it across to the middle, drop half of the new bottom section (that originally came from the top of your hair) out of your hands.

Step 4: Pick up a new section of hair from underneath your braid so you have three sections again.

Step 5: Repeat steps 2 through 4 until you've reached the other side of your head (try to angle the braid as you go so it ends up near your ear). Make sure you are holding each section of hair tightly as you braid.


And, there you have it -- one gorgeous waterfall braid.

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