Braids, Buns, and Twists!
The waterfall plait is one of the most captivating plaits, and when woven into a simple side bun it manages to transform a normal bun into an elegant masterpiece. The waterfall sections of this style combine into the bun to create a soft, yet chic, effect. The waterfall bun is a stunning hairstyle for a wedding or formal occasion.
IDEAL HAIR LENGTH
HAIR EXTENSIONS NEEDED?
Yes, but you can do this style with your own hair with practice.
Create a focus on the side bun with a flower corsage or your favourite jewelled hair clip.
For long hair, plait the ponytail and pin it round into a plaited bun. This style also works well in shorter hair and you can either do a short ponytail or fold the ends over into a small chignon.
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Start forming a waterfall plait.
Brush all of your hair back and away from your face. If you have a fringe, you can leave it out. To start, take a 2.5 to 5cm section of hair from the left side of your head and split it into three equal parts.
Begin plaiting by crossing section 1 over 2 and then section 3 over 1. Add in hair from the top of your head to section 2 and then cross it over section 3.
Next, instead of crossing section 1 over 2, drop it out and pick up a new piece of hair from just behind it. Cross this over section 2 and continue plaiting.
Only add in hair from the top, and drop out the bottom piece as you go, remembering to pick up a new piece from behind it.
When you reach the right side, stop adding in hair, finish off the waterfall plait, and secure with the hairband.
If you have any shorter layers on the first few waterfall sections, use bobby pins to secure them in place. Gently tease or backcomb the ponytail and pin into a messy bun.
Angle the plait diagonally from the top right of your head down towards the lower left side. You can stretch out your waterfall plait and pull it down to make it appear more diagonal. This style looks great with larger sections, as shown here, or you could do a very fine waterfall plait across as well.