HAIR HOW TO: Waterfall braid for spring/summer 2013


We can almost smell the muddy whiff of festival season, which gives us a good excuse to start planning our summer hair now. Preparation really counts for everything when you're camping, y'know.

Luckily the pros at Charles Worthington have introduced us to the waterfall braid, the perfect, effortless hairdo to give us that 'I just woke up like this' vibe.

Charles Worthington's Art Team Director, Marc Trinder shares his expert step-by-step for the waterfall braid below...



STEP 1: Begin by taking 3 pieces of hair on one side of the head by the temple. Start to plait these strands. This is done by picking up a section of hair on top of the braid (from below the parting) and taking it into the middle.

STEP 2: The next natural step would be to do the same for the underneath strand before placing it in the middle, however, you need to drop this strand and take a new piece of hair from underneath where the braid is sitting.  This becomes your strand of hair which you then place in the middle. The next strand is taken on top and merged in the braid. Continue and repeat whilst working round to the other side.

STEP 3: Once you reach the opposite side, simply braid down the length of the piece of hair remaining.  Secure with a small clear band.

The waterfall braid is guaranteed to be a strong trend this summer, so much so that Charles Worthington have included it in their new in-salon masterclass programme.

Book in for a masterclass with the International Art Team - who tend to the tresses backstage at BAFTA & LFW – and achieve professional look styling at home. Charles Worthington Masterclass from £50. Ring 020 7631 1370 for more info or head to Charlesworthington.com.

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