Melting Braid Tutorial and Cute Hairstyle Ideas

Melting braid hairstyle tutorial

This week's hair tutorial is a fun and unique braid which we are calling the "melting braid," as it looks like the bottom strand is literally melting away from the rest of the braid.  ;)  This technique could be used to create an endless amount of hairstyles and variations.  We featured just a few ideas at the end of our video as examples. The braided flower (shown below) was my daughter's favorite, since the looped part of this braid looks just like flower petals!

The Melting Braid Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Cute braided flower made with "melting braids"

Flower made from hair. Video tutorial

Melting braid tie back hairstyle tutorial

Pretty hairstyle, the melted braid.

As shown in our tutorial (above) it may be helpful to work with wet hair, or to add some product (gel, pomade, wax, etc.) to help control flyaways and keep the small strands of hair separated while you are braiding.

Although this braid looks quite intricate, it really isn't that hard to create once you get the pattern down and I think the end result is worth the trouble!

If you love this technique, we have done a few similar braids in the past which you may like:

The cookie cutter braid
The scallop edge braid
The folded Feather Braid

Thanks so much for watching our hair tutorials each week!  We love you guys.
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  1. Can you do this on shoulder length hair?

    1. You could maybe alter the braid and just make a couple of loops until you run out of length. Good luck!