Waterfall and Fishtail French Braids

Waterfall Fishtail French Braids | MissySue.com

Waterfall and Fishtail French Braids is a twist on Braid 20 – Double Headband Waterfall Braids and something I’ve been wanting to try for a long time.

I often psyche myself out on certain hairstyle thinking they are too difficult to do and immediately forgetting about them. I thought this one would be the case and tried it a few times with a dutch braided waterfall first before finally convincing myself it had to be a french braided waterfall. Suddenly it was easy peasy. I love the seamless look of both braids and will continue working on a Dutch braided version because we all know how much I loooooove the dutch braids.

Follow theses steps or jump down to the video tutorial:

Step 1 / Start by brushing the hair and parting it on the right side.

Step 2 / Next, separate out a portion of hair from the forehead to about 2″ back and down to the left ear.

Step 3 / Tie off the back portion.

Step 4 / Next, take a section of hair right at the part and divide it into three sections.

Step 5 / Cross the back strand over the middle.

Step 6 / Now cross the front strand over the middle.

Step 7 / Then drop the back piece over the other side of the head and pull in a strand below it in its place.

Step 8 / Next, cross the right strand over the middle and bring in a section of hair.

Step 9 / Repeat steps 7 and 8 until reaching the end of the hair.

Step 10 / Tie off the braid with an elastic band.

Step 11 / Let out the back hair that was tied off previously.

Step 12 / Create another section of hair by drawing a line from the back of the crown down to the nape of the neck.

Step 13 / Tie off the back portion of hair.

Step 14 / Now create a fishtail french braid pulling in the waterfall pieces on the front side.

Step 15 / Once the braid reaches the neck, let out the tied off portion and begin adding it into the braid.

Step 16 / Finish the braid by creating a regular fishtail braid over the left shoulder.

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  1. ritzcy
    December 13, 2014 / 11:12 PM

    i just got to say you motivate me to try new hairstyles thank you and i love your hair

  2. Mindy
    August 22, 2014 / 3:04 PM

    Just found your website via Pinterest! Love this look and thanks so much for a video tutorial. In the few minutes I’ve looked thru your hair gallery, loved everything I’ve seen. Very creative the way you mix & match braids. Can’t wait to practice on my daughter’s hair–mine too, when it’s longer.

    • August 26, 2014 / 12:47 PM

      Thank you, Mindy!

  3. Magdalene
    June 17, 2014 / 6:30 PM

    This is so creative and beautiful! I can’t wait to try it! God bless!

    • June 18, 2014 / 11:34 AM

      Thanks you, Magdalene!

  4. June 16, 2014 / 2:41 PM

    I’ll have to try this one! I’m constantly looking for new ways to get all my hair pulled out of my face!

    • June 18, 2014 / 11:33 AM

      I bet it’ll look great on you!

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