Waterfall French Braid Messy Bun

Waterfall French Braid and Low Messy Bun

This hairstyle is a spinoff from the Double Waterfall Braids Fishtail Bun from “12 Braids for Summer.”

I love this braid because it looks complicated; the secret though is that it’s actually a waterfall and french braid thrown together. I’ve created a few different styles with this combination and always fall for how cool it looks in the end. Since prom is right around the corner, I’ve had a few requests for fancier updos that are perfect for a dance and decided to spice up this style with a little clip on one side.

If it doesn’t seem too tricky, I hope you will give it a try and let me know what you think! Be sure to tag me on instagram so I can see your version of the look!

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Waterfall French Braid Messy Bun

  • Step 1 / Separate out a section of hair from the part to the left ear and clip off the back section.
  • Step 2 / Divide the front section into two halves and pin off the front portion.
  • Step 3 / Create a waterfall braid and tie off the braid with a hair elastic.
  • Step 4 / With the front section create a french braid and pull in the waterfall strands to create a combined braid.
  • Step 5 / Sweep all the hair into a low ponytail.
  • Step 6 / Wrap a hair band around the hair and on the last wrap only pull the hair halfway through.
  • Step 7 / Pull the top of the loop up against the head and pin it in place.
  • Step 8 / Take the hair that is hanging down at the bottom and wrap it around the left side of the bun, pinning it in place.
  • Step 9 / Pin up any strands that are hanging loose.
  • Step 10 / Spray the style with hairspray and add a pretty clip.

Waterfall French Braid and Low Messy Bun


  1. Raine
    December 4, 2015 / 2:54 AM

    Genius! And so well explained!

  2. Kim
    May 25, 2015 / 4:36 PM

    Thanks for sharing and I can’t wait to try it ! Your video is perfectly shown!

  3. April 5, 2015 / 11:38 AM

    Just wanted to say, I’ve just discovered your blog and love it!! For the past few months I’ve wanted to do some pretty new hairstyles. I love braids but my go-to is usually just one long standard braid.. pretty boring lol! I love all the gorgeous pics and ideas on here and your videos are easy to understand. xx

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