20 Flowing Waterfall Braid Styles

A waterfall braid is a style that allows you to weave a circle, horizontal or diagonal plait throughout loose hair with strands flowing through it like streams in a real waterfall. You can wear this just as easily during an everyday activity, like an office meeting, as you would to a formal event. Long or short, blonde or brunette, this hairdo looks beautiful on every woman.

The Beauty and Practicality of Waterfall Braids is super cute, and it can look a bit or even a lot different from style to style. But that’s not all. Waterfall braids are very handy for long or thick hair that you love to wear loose, but need to pin to prevent it from falling into your face.

Choose the braid pattern you like the most and test a few half updos from the gallery below to find your most appealing half up half down waterfall look.

#1: Silver and Smoke

long ash blonde balayage hair with waterfall braid

One of the best ways to show off a trendy dye job like the silvery grey balayage, for instance, is with a waterfall style. The twisted effect allows you to bring the darker base colors to the surface to be seen in a way they normally wouldn’t. For an added detail, wind the tail tightly to achieve a nice contrast to the romanticism of the braid.