A Waterfall Braid, With A Twist.... Or Two. ;)
This week, our hair tutorial (the "scissor twist waterfall braid") is a variation of a lovely braid we first saw on a Spanish YouTube channel ("ViriYueMoon") called the "waterfall scissor braid."
Our Princess has worn the original scissor braid several times and loves it! In the original version of this braid, regular strands of hair are used in the plaiting. We wondered what this unique braid would look like if we added some "twists" or rope braids in place of the regular strands, and we both ended up loving the outcome of this variation, so we wanted to share our results.
This tie back hairstyle has a similar look to a waterfall twist braid (or more accurately... a double waterfall twist braid with rope braided strands.) But as you can see in our video tutorial (below) this technique is quite different.
As shown towards the end of our video, you can choose to spread these twists apart to create a ladder braid type of effect (which is what we chose for our photographs here.). Or, keep the twists closer together for a completely different look. Also, we chose rope braids for our individual strands, but you can really use any type of braid you want.
We wanted to include a front view of this hairstyle. ;) The Princess doesn't have bangs, but we left some hair out of the braids around her face for a soft and feminine look. After the braiding was complete, we curled her hair using a curling wand.
- Several "temporary" hair ties or clips to help hold the braids while you are working.
- 1 clear hair elastic (or an elastic which matches the color of hair you are working with.)
- Gel, pomade, finishing hairspray (optional.)
- Curling Iron, Wand, or similar (if you choose to add curls.)
Scissor Twist Waterfall Braid Video Tutorial (click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)
In the picture below, we used the same technique shown in our video (above) but instead of using rope braids, we substituted regular 3 strand braids. Love how this turned out!