Photos: Jane Houle
Waterfall Braid Tutorial

Start with dry hair and layer in your favorite texturizing product. If hair is too soft, a product that many backstage teams keep in bulk is a thickening spray called TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen for a Day. This product creates the ideal working texture for braiding without any product stickiness.


  1. Using a tail comb, separate the front section of hair horizontally from ear to ear. Once that is done, make a deep side part.
  2. Gather three small sections of hair above the eyebrow opposite the side part and begin braiding. When you have reached the last turn of the first braided section, release the last strand of hair so that it frames the side of your face like a waterfall. Gather a new small section of hair from above to replace the section of hair that you released and execute another braided section, making sure to release the last strand to create the desired cascading effect.
  3. Once you reach the ear, braid the remaining length of hair tightly.
  4. Wrap the braided length around the back of your head and tuck it in with a small bobby pin. Arrange the hair so that the pin is obscured and secure with a soft hold hairspray.

Thank you to Andrea Donoghue from White Rose Collective, a full service beauty agency offering hair and makeup services, for helping us create our lovely waterfall braid!