Waterfall Braid- Cute Hairstyles For Girls

My daughters love to have their hair done. My oldest loves for me to fix her hair. My skills are pretty limited. ¬†Even as a kid, there are only a few things I have done with my hair. I know the basic braid, a mermaid’s tail, which is really a fishtail braid but since Serenity has always loved mermaid we call it a mermaid’s tail, and the french braid. A few years ago, I saw some cute pictures of hair styles my friends did on their kids and thought, I have to start looking for more cute things to do with the girls’ hair.



Waterfall Braid- Cute Hairstyles For Girls


When Serenity got her hair cut before school, we went to Sweet and Sassy and they did a beautiful waterfall braid. Since it was so cute, I wanted to recreate it for her. I found a great video online that shows how to make it. It is pretty simple.

My first attempts at a waterfall braid. It was pretty easy. Start by doing a regular braid. Take 3 pieces up at the top. As you start to braid you are going to do a lace braid, which means only picking up pieces of hair from one side. Then as you pick up a piece, you are going to drop a piece on the other side. Keep going for as long as you plan the braid to be.

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This is such a cute and easy braid. In Serenity’s hair this works pretty well. If I drop the entire piece on the bottom side, the braid does not stay and will slip out. I found what works best for her hair is to drop half of the piece.

In Willow’s hair, the braid completely falls out. Her hair is too fine for it.


  1. It looks really nice, I’ve seen so many creative and some awkward braiding techniques; it’s amazing what you can actually do with hair.

  2. Now that my daughter is getting older, I need to look into learning more. I know even less than you do!
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  3. I love this look and have yet to do it successfully! Looks so pretty in her hair!
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  4. Oh how cute. I might try to do this with my daughter’s hair. But her hair is so naturally curly, I may have to straighten it first. Thanks for the how to.
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  5. This is easy?! Quantum mechanics looks easier to me.. Kudos to you for pulling it off. It looks beautiful!

  6. This is a very beautiful braid. I’ve always loved to see it in other people’s hair but I’ve never known how to do it myself. Thank you for the explaining.
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  7. Wow that looks cute.. my niece has a lng hair maybe I can try this on her.
    Thanks for sharing

  8. Oh, it’s so pretty!!!
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  9. I have to admit that even though I am 29, I would so try to do a Waterfall Braid! Since I don’t fine hair (it is actually pretty frizzy), I wonder if it will end up looking a mess. Only one way to find out!
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  10. I love super pretty and complicated looking braids, but I can never do them! The words just seem absolutely lost on me. I have to find guides that have step by step pictures in order just to figure out what to do. ^_^;; I guess I’m just too visual for my own good?
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  11. Jennifer Brown says:

    I love braids! I got my first ones in Mexico on the beach, didn’t want to take them out.

  12. That is beautiful! My daughter never sat still long enough for me to do anything like that with her hair when she was younger! She has very fine hair too so it may have slipped out like your other daughter’s.
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  13. This looks fantastic. I am braiding deficient. I always end up going sideways and making it look a bit lopsided.
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  14. I like the different videos on the internet that show you how to do things that can’t be explained in words.

  15. I’ve always been envious of people who can do things like this with their hair. I was never one to be able to do anything fancy with my hair; I’m lucky I can even brush it on a daily basis. LOL
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  16. Aww, this looks pretty Debbie! And I love waterfall braid! My sister always do this for me :) Thanks for the share!
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  17. I love braiding hair. I never really grasped how to do this style. Looks very pretty!
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  18. Ohhh, I want to try! I wonder if my daughter will let me play with her hair to do this. She’s 13 so sometimes she’s too cool for that….but I love the braid!
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  19. Cara @ Craftdictator says:

    I love waterfall braids! I think they look so cute on girls. Now if I could just figure out how to do it on myself! :)
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  20. I really love the way that looks. It has such a pretty, gentle look rather than a tight, severe one. Love it.

  21. That is adorable! I’ve seen that before but had no idea how to do it! Thank you so much for sharing! I can’t wait to try it out!
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  22. This braid looks so pretty

  23. This is so cute, wonder if I can do it to my own hair?
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  24. Nice! looks fairly easy too- thanks for sharing~

  25. This braid looks so beautiful. You did a really good job! I have absolute no hair styling talent.

  26. It looks beautiful on her. Ive never heard of this particular braid; we learn new things daily! TY!
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  27. Love it! Looks cool, but since I have short hair I will try this braid on my niece! ;)
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  28. Looks nice! I like the overall look of it.
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  29. Could you please email me steps on how to do the waterfall braid??!! :) I’m wanting to get my hair done as a waterfall braid for my wedding.
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  30. I am awful at complex braids but I have been practicing and slowly getting better! Maybe I will try this one on my daughter tonight!
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  31. good ideas for hairstyling.thanks


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