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How to create our new favorite hairstyle: the waterfall braid

From the moment Pinterest introduced me to this slightly disheveled romantic look last year, I’ve been trying to figure out how the heck to get my hands on an easy waterfall braid hairstyle tutorial. Finally, enlightenment: This month, we convinced Davines hairstylist Christine Zilinski to create the look on Birchbox editor Meredith’s hair. As it turns out, this soft, braided style is much easier than it looks. If you’ve mastered the French braid and are getting a little bored with the fishtail braid, the waterfall braid should be next on your list to try. Here’s how you do it:

1) Pick three sections of hair near your temple and begin braiding as if you were doing a French braid.

2) Once you cross the top section of your hair over, drop that piece so it hangs.

3) Pick up another piece of hair from the bottom to replace the dropped section.

4) Continue adding hair to the top section as well, as you would add to a French braid.

Watch this video to see the braid in action and learn how to finish the style. Zilinski recommends using a cream styling product like Davines Momo Cream to make hair easy to manage while braiding, and a hair oil like Davines Oi/Oil Absolute Beautifying Potion to add extra gloss and get rid of flyaways.

—Lorelei

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  1. Would it work the same way if you have front bangs?

  2. Literally just spent the past 20 min. trying to braid my hair all cute for going out, and saw this! Um perfect timing, ah thank you!