How to Create a Khaleesi-Worthy Waterfall Braid

Whether you're frequenting a music festival this summer or emulating Khaleesi's rippled mane, follow this easy guide to achieve the breezy summer look.

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Lip, Cheek, Hairstyle, Chin, Forehead, Eyebrow, Style, Jaw, Eyelash, Hair coloring,
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Ah, waterfall braids. Whether you're frequenting a music festival this summer—Coachella (opens in new tab) is just the tip of the iceberg—or emulating Khaleesi (opens in new tab)'s rippled mane, there's something regal about letting your locks flow with abandon from a crown of woven braids. If you're looking for ways to make the most of day-old hair texture or a messy bedhead, this hairstyle's an easy upgrade on a simple French braid. Plus, it swoops pesky fly-aways out of the eye-line. Follow this easy guide to achieve the breezy summer look. 

Part the hair either in the middle or off to one side.

Start out threading three strands of hair the way you would with any other braid (opens in new tab). As you're braiding, leave the bottom strand to hang loose and pick up a new piece of hair each time to continue pulling into the braid.

Repeat the same pattern on the opposite side and weave the two braided sides together in the back to complete the look. To create extra texture, spray hair with sea salt spray for beachy, flowing waves or loosely curl strands with a curling iron. 

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