For our braiding tutorial this week, we have combined a "cookie cutter braid" and a "waterfall twist braid" to create a beautiful and unique half up hairstyle design which we are in love with! The ever popular and fashionable "waterfall twist braid" is one of my daughter's favorite braids and she wears it often in a variety of hairstyles for school. Adding the whimsical cookie cutter design on one side of the head adds such an unexpected and eye catching element to this ordinarily simple style.
Although this hairstyle looks fairly intricate, as shown in our video tutorial (below) it is not difficult to create. This would be a cute hairstyle for school, church, special occasions, dances, recitals, proms, homecomings, weddings, etc.
Cookie Cutter Waterfall Braid Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)
Of course, if you wanted to add more than one cookie cutter braid inside your waterfall twist, you definitely could. It would be fabulous to place several braids, evenly spaced across the top of her head like a headband! Or you could add 2 braids to the waterfall twist, one on each side of her head.
Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
- 2 small, clear elastics
- 1 temporary hair tie or clip to keep your braid from unraveling while you work.
- Pomade, gel, or hair wax.
If you are wanting to wear this design for a more active event, I would suggest placing your remaining hair into a ponytail, bun, or other braid... instead of leaving it mostly down.