"No French Braid" Waterfall Braid!

"Topsy Tail Waterfall Braid"
I know lots of you have been wanting to try the floating french braid (or waterfall braid) but haven't yet mastered french braiding. Here's an alternative "cheat" for you! Quick, easy, and absolutely no french braiding required. Hope you like!
floating french braid The how-to hairstyle video.......
And, the picture tutorial:

Begin with an off-center section on top...
Make a braid on each side of her head and connect in the back.
Part the section on top in half. Starting on either side, take a small section of hair in front and bring it through the braid with a topsy tail. (If you don't have a topsy tail, you can find one here

Here's what it will look like with the first section completed. Continue taking sections and bringing them through the braid all the way back on both sides of the part.
The finished "non-french floating waterfall braid".....
waterfall braid Of course, we needed to add a cute flower to finish it off. I'm loving flowers in little girls hairstyles lately! So sweet and feminine....
hairstyle with flower
fairytale french braid
fairytale braid
The tutorial for the "double floating non-french braid" shown at the end of our video will be coming soon! :)
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29 comments:

  1. Ohh! I like the look of this one even better than the normal one. Where would you buy a topsy tail or a topsy tail jr? I'm thinking it's time for me to invest!

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    1. got mine on Ebay 3 piece set for get this ... $.78 free drop shipping from china!!! yay... it arrived today! took 2 weeks but didn't even cost me a dollar!

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    2. I got mine at Claire's. Two sizes together. Maybe Ardene's too. They are both inexpensive hair accessories, jewellery and novelties. All girlie stuff in general but all cheap. Probably can buy at a "As Seen on TV" store too.

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    3. I got mine at Claire's. Two sizes together. Maybe Ardene's too. They are both inexpensive hair accessories, jewellery and novelties. All girlie stuff in general but all cheap. Probably can buy at a "As Seen on TV" store too.

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  2. Hi Julia, we bought our topsy tail at the hair flair boutique. There's a link to their shop about halfway through this post. Both the regular topsy tail and the topsy tail junior come inside the package. I've also seen them being sold on Ebay and Amazon.

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  3. oh my gosh I can't wait to get home and try this. We don' thave a topsy tail, but I think I can make something work with a yarn needle for tonight!

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  4. That is SOO cute! I have tried the floating french braid a few times and my little girls hair just doesnt want to cooperate, either that or my fingers dont.. This makes it so much easier to do. Thank you!!


    By the way I got my Topsy Tail at our local Albertsons (grocery store) but have also seen them at Claires in the mall.

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  5. I love this one...very cute! I think it seems like it would hold better than the actually floating braid.

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  6. I just bought my Topsy Tail at Claire's in the mall last week! I think it was only $3!

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  7. Love this! Just darling and very clever!

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  8. This is so cute and simple! Thanks for the Scuunci topsy-tail link, too. I bought one at clair's a while back, and it broke the first time I used it:( Been looking for the Scuunci one ever since!

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  9. I just bought a knock off topsy tail off ebay. hopefully it won't break. It was just a buck, plus .89shipping!

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  10. I can't find the braid that uses the actual french braid. Could you link me to it?

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  11. I totally LOVE that style. Going to try it tomorrow. Wish I had the JR. I have the regular size. Maybe I'll just squeeze it more to keep dd from screaming. LOL.

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  12. I love this hairstyle, especially with the braid on both sides. Can't wait to try it!!

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  13. OMG!! I love this braid!! I just found your site today and now I've changed my mind about cutting my daughter's hair. I can't wait to try these ideas on her!!! lol

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  14. Truman Family,

    At the very top of this post there is a link to the original braid. (Look where it says floating french braid in the first paragraph and click on that.)

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  15. You are a hair genius. You have no idea how many times I have tried to do the floating french braid and well it just doesn't turn out. I did the double "fake" french braid a while ago and I'm telling you it was soooo much easier. I LOVE this idea.

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  16. This would work so much better witht he fine hair that runs in my family. I think I'm going to try it in my hair, since I'm a long way off having a girl with long hair (I have a girl due to arrive in October.)

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  17. I really love this hairstyle, and your blog. Wish I could come up with things that creative. :]

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  18. Very pretty, love the purple flower!

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  19. Thanks for this tutorial, we tried it yesterday and it turned out really cute. My daughter has very fine thin hair and it still turned out nice.

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  20. i LOOVE all of the hair styles but you should like a mommy and me hair style that you and your little girl can wear!

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  21. I watched the video and saw how easy it is to do, and i plan on trying it on my fiance' when she moves in later next year. By the way, i love your work, and have to say your styles are so beautiful. I hope to learn how to do the styles later on.

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  22. Ur really good I love it ��

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  23. How did you learn

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