Braid 11-Sideswept Waterfall Braid


Braid 11-Sideswept Waterfall Braid is the cool older sister of the Ultimate Waterfall Braid. Edgy, modern, chic; hands-down my new favorite braid.

The braid of all braids. Right? A waterfall braid?! These are cool.

I have to stop right here though because there is no video for this braid. I know! What was I thinking?! I was not obviously; how could I forget about a video for YOU guys! I WILL make a video for this hairstyle if you reeeeeeally want one. I think you do so I think I will.

Do you love it though? I think it is pretty darn rad. I had a completely different hairstyle in mind which I tried to do twice. It wouldn’t work out so I just started braiding away to see what would happen and this awesome-ness was made. It is definitely Waterfall Braid meets Sideswept Waves.

I will list the steps below though for any of you pro-braiders out there who see this and think “Psh, I totally got this!” You do got this and I want to see it so tag me on Instagram, Twitter, or Google+ when you post your pic!

Get your friends in on this action too and pin your favorite image! xo, M


Step 1 / Take a section of hair at the front of the head; a sort of triangle shape with your part.

Step 2 / Cross the left strand over the middle, then the right strand, then drop the strand in your left hand.

Step 3 / Pick up a section of hair right behind the strand you dropped.

Step 4 / Cross the strand you picked up over the middle strand.

Step 5 / Continue steps 2-4 of the waterfall braid pulling in hair from across the back of the head to bring into the braid.

Step 6 / When all the hair from the right side of the head is pulled in finish with a regular braid.

Step 7 / Tuck the braid underneath the hair and pin it in place.

Step 8 / Smooth down flyaways and curl the ends of your hair for the finished soft, sideswept look.


  1. Joyce
    March 15, 2017 / 11:33 AM

    Love this!!?

  2. Hunnydew143
    February 2, 2015 / 7:48 PM

    Beautiful hair!

  3. Catherine
    April 28, 2014 / 8:50 PM

    I have been trying to do the waterfall side braid and “around” the head but I think my hair is too fine and it’s so sad hahahah

    • April 28, 2014 / 11:35 PM

      Oh no, I am sorry ): I have fine hair too and it works a lot easier when it’s super dirty (:
      Oh my goodness, imagine a waterfall braid around the head! I gotta try that, haha!

    • April 25, 2014 / 10:56 AM

      Thanks you, Kat! It’s not as difficult as it may seem especially if you love braiding already ((:

  4. Amy
    April 24, 2014 / 10:19 PM

    Loveeeee this style!!!

    • April 24, 2014 / 3:27 PM

      Thank you, Chantel! ((:

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