Feather Braid & Waterfall Twist

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I know I usually post new tutorials on Tuesday, but things have been more than crazy around here between getting ready for the Pinners Conference & Expo this Friday (more on that in a minute) and getting Halloween costumes finished.  I have less time than normal to get costumes done, as our neighborhood has a “Trunk or Treat” on Saturday which means costumes have to be done even earlier than I really have time for!  So on with our tutorial today.  I love, love, love this one!

Feather Braid & Waterfall Twist from BabesInHairland.com

Did I mention I’m seriously loving this one!?  This will work on long or shorter hair.  Check out our video to see how we did it. Hopefully it makes sense & you love this one as much as I do.

Step 1 – Part hair down the middle & to the ears

Step 2 – Make a feather braid on each side

You’ll only want to pull hair out from the bottom side of the braid for this “feather” braid.  You can watch our video on how to make a feather braid HERE — but only pull hair out on the one side for this style.

Step 3 – Secure braids in the middle of the back of the head with elastic

Step 4 – Behind the braid on the right start a waterfall twist

Add the “feathers” from the braid into your waterfall twist until you reach the center of the back of the head.

Step 5 – Repeat Step 4 on the left side of the head

Step 6 – Join the waterfall twists from both sides in the middle

Step 7 – Make a micro braid with the strands from your waterfall twist

Step 8 – Tuck the micro braid up and over the elastic

If you want, tie off the end of your micro braid with an elastic before passing it over the top of the elastic.  It will come down behind the “pony” that was formed by the braids.  It adds a fun look having that little braid to finish things off.

Here are a few pictures showing things closer up.  Feather Braid & Waterfall Twist from BabesInHairland.com

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So what do you think?  Share, Pin, Like, etc. if you do!

Like feather braids?  Check out our other styles we’ve used them in HERE.

Oh, and I mentioned the  Pinners Conference & Expo at the start… if you’re local, do you have your tickets yet?  PinnersConf1

I can’t tell you how excited I am for this class … Mainly because of all the swag & stuff I have to give away!!  I’ll be giving away things from All Things Ribbon, Ella’s Bows, Curlformers & Gimme Clips, along with some of our “favorite things” we use on a daily basis.  So ya, you’re not going to want to miss it!  We’ve got so much stuff — no one will go home empty handed.  If you don’t know what the Pinners Conference is – head over to our post HERE or to their website HERE.  Don’t forget to use code “hairland13” for 25% off your ticket.  You can go register HERE.  We hope to see you on Friday for our class.  :)

7 Responses

  1. elizabeth says:

    wow great hairdo! i personally like the part where the micro braid covers the band. its so cool! ;-0

  2. elizabeth says:

    Sorry i meant ;-)

  3. elizabeth says:

    do you know when the next hairstyle will be posted?

    • The Mom says:

      I try to post every Tuesday. Sometimes it’s in video form, other times just a step-by-step picture tutorial.

  4. Jamie says:

    wow love this one. So creative! And not too complicated!

  5. Karen says:

    Let me start out by saying that my girls have far less hair than your girls do. I think both of them together would not have as much as one of your cuties. So with that in mind, I did the waterfall braid, and it came out pretty well. Then I tried for the twists. They looked good to begin with but during the day they were sticking up from the scalp and the little feathers were getting pulled out. I put the microbraid over the band, but it ended up looking tangly instead of finished in 10 minutes. Any suggestions?

  6. Lius Smith says:

    its so cool!, I think both of them together would not have as much as one of your cuties.

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