This double waterfall braid updo is so many things I’m not sure where to start. When I planned this out in my mind I wanted to create an updo that was intricate yet simple. The first time I attempted it, it was messy and disheveled and overall, was unhappy with the result. A second attempt, with a little more attention to detail, I was able to achieve this fun updo that will definitely wow the crowd.
The back section is a lot easier to achieve than you might think which makes me love it that much more. The front portion being more difficult because of the double braiding. If you are an avid braider then I have no doubt you will love the challenge of creating this double waterfall effect. Styles like this literally give me life! I have been so excited to share it with you; I hope you love it as much as I do!
Some other great updo hairstyles to test your braiding skills:
Double Waterfall Braids Updo Supplies:
Double Waterfall Braids Updo Instructions:
- Step 1 / Brush through the hair to smooth any tangles. Then part the hair on the right side.
- Step 2 / Divide off two front sections, from the part down to each ear, clipping off the front pieces.
- Step 3 / Create a horizontal section from the top of each ear and clip off the top section.
- Step 4 / Wrap the lower section into a messy bun, pinning the edges against the head.
- Step 5 / Let down the top section and split it into three parts, a left and right side and top section.
- Step 6 / Twist the top section together and pin it against the head to create volume at the crown.
- Step 7 / Take a 1″ section of hair from the left side, twist it together and wrap it counter-clockwise around the bun, pinning down the ends.
- Step 8 / Separate off a 1″ section of hair from the right side, twisting it together, wrapping it around the bun, and pinning it against the head.
- Step 9 / Continue wrapping small sections of hair around the bun until all the hair is twisted and wrapped and the clipped section on the left side is the last piece left.
- Step 10 / Let down the clipped section on the left and separate off a small piece of hair at the back of the section, near the part.
- Step 11 / Divide this section in to three pieces for the braid.
- Step 12 / Create a waterfall braid, braiding the hair down towards the left ear, tying off the end with a clear elastic band.
- Step 13 / Pick up a new section of hair, near the part for the second waterfall braid.
- Step 14 / Braid a second waterfall braid, keeping a 1″ spacing between this braid and the previous one.
- Step 15 / Tie off the end of the braid before pinning both behind the left ear and wrapping the ends underneath the base of the bun.
- Step 16 / Twist the waterfall pieces from the braids together, wrapping them over the bun, and pinning down the ends.
- Step 17 / Spray the finished style with a firm-hold hairspray and curl any extra pieces framing the face.