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5 Step Waterfall Braid Tutorial

When it comes to eye-catching trends for long hair, the waterfall braid is one of the styles at the top of our list.Waterfall braid tutorial, Scizzors, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts However, it may also appear to be one of the more complicated hairstyles. Luckily, looks can be deceiving. A waterfall braid is actually easy to achieve, especially if you already know how to French braid. There is really only one key difference between the French braid and the waterfall braid.

With this waterfall braid tutorial, a few elastics, and several bobby bins, you can master this new style with just five easy steps.

Waterfall braid tutorial: Step 1

Start a waterfall braid by gathering about an inch or two of hair at the top of the right side of the head. Divide this part of your hair into three equal amounts.

Waterfall braid tutorial: Step 2

At this point, you will begin French braiding by crossing over the left piece of hair with the middle one and then the right piece over the left. Don’t forget to add more hair to the overlapping sections as you go.

Continue braiding normally until you are ready to begin the waterfall effect create by pieces of hair hanging down from the braid. Typically, an ideal spot to begin this effect is after about three inches of braiding. At this point, simply drop the hair that crosses over the top section. Pick up a new piece of hair near the section you just dropped and add it to the braid.

Waterfall braid tutorial: Step 3

Continue this process of dropping every section of the hair that crosses over the top and picking up new strands of hair to braid in its place. Once the braid is complete, tie it with an elastic band so that it doesn’t fall apart. Clear elastics are recommended because they will make the braid look neater.

Waterfall braid tutorial: Step 4

Now just repeat steps one, two, and three again on the left side to get that same effect on the other side. (Or you can skip this step to achieve the trendy, one-braid waterfall.)

Waterfall braid tutorial: Step 5

Once you have two braids, connect them together at the crown of your head by pinning one braid under the other. Keep the braids in place with more bobby-pins. Now you’re ready to show off your hair to all of your friends.

Waterfall braids are a fun new spin to the classic braid look and it’s a relief to know that they are not as complicated as they look. Now that you have these five steps, you may begin creating your own waterfall braid.
If you are too busy to complete this waterfall braid tutorial, or if you prefer to have someone else take care of your hair, feel free to stop by Scizzors in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts or make an appointment today. We would love to help you achieve a waterfall braid, or any other type of hairstyle that you may desire.
Are you excited to braid your hair this way? Will you use this waterfall braid tutorial when getting ready for your next special event?

How to Fishtail Braid Your Own Hair

Braids are an easy way to look great and stay cool in the summer heat, but the same old braid can get boring. How to Fishtail Braid Your Own Hair; Scizzors; Shrewsbury, MAYou can change it up with the newly trending braid called the fishtail. It looks complicated, but it is actually relatively easy to learn how to fishtail braid your own hair!

Fishtail Braid Your Own Hair: Supplies

You will need three items to learn how to fishtail braid your own hair:z

  • A hair brush
  • Mirror
  • One hair tie

Fishtail Braid Your Own Hair: Step 1

The first step to learn how to fishtail braid your own hair is to separate your freshly brushed hair into two segments. When first learning how to fishtail braid your own hair, it is easiest to try to braid off to one side of your head. This way you can see what you’re doing! To facilitate this explanation we will refer to the strand closest to the front of your face as strand A, and the strand closest to the back of your head will be called strand B.

Fishtail Braid Your Own Hair: Step 2

The next step in learning how to fishtail braid your own hair is to select a small portion of hair from strand A. For best results, you should choose the portion of strand A closest to the front of your face. Move this portion to the inner part of strand B.

Fishtail Braid Your Own Hair: Step 3

Now that this portion of strand A has become a part of strand B, you choose a portion of hair from strand B to become part of strand A. As within the prior step in learning how to fishtail braid your own hair, you must choose a portion of strand B that is farthest from strand A. In this case, it is the portion that is closest to the back of your head. Now, you should bring this portion of strand B to the inner part of strand A.

Fishtail Braid Your Own Hair: Step 4

To complete the rest of the braid, repeat steps 2 and 3 of how to fishtail braid your own hair. Continue to bring portions from the outer part of strand A to the inner portion of strand B, and then bring portions from the outer part of strand B to the inner portion of strand A.

You now have a fun and easy hairstyle for the summer. Stop by our salon– Scissors in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts — to show us how your fishtail braid turned  out. Or contact us for an appointment if you’d like more hands on instruction, a summer trim or even a new summer look.

What other easy summer styles do you use? Do you have any tips on different types of braids?

Top Knot Tips


The dictionary defines a topknot (one word) as a “showy crest or knot of hair of feathers.” Top Knot, Scizzors Salon, Worcester, MAWhile this definition makes sense, it probably has nothing to do with the reason the beauty industry coined the phrase “top knot” to refer to the recent hair trend.

The top knot looks somewhat like a bun, but is oftentimes messier with a sexy appeal.

This hairstyle is versatile in the fact that it can be done quickly for a ‘do on the go, or with a little more care can be the perfect hairstyle for a night out. Any way you do it, your hair will be announcing to the world that you keep up with the latest trends.

There are endless ways to polish the look of a top knot, but only a few ways to actually form it. Creating the top knot involves twisting, knotting, or double-knotting the hair. The article below from becomegorgeous.com discusses the top knot in more depth.

How to Style a Top Knot

Effortless, carefree, stylish, flirtatious, chic and cool are just a few words that can describe a super-high bun. Learn how to style a top knot and get ready to sport this go-to style on different occasions adding drama to day or evening.
by Emily Victoria

When it comes to creating a special, effortless, comfy, yet off-duty stylish ‘do, the easy and quick top knot is the answer. Perfect for hot summer days, this versatile hairstyle is suitable for any hair type. Besides, the top knot is an instant too-cool fix when facing a bad hair day. Moreover, even though the super-high bun hairstyle might look rather laid-back and messy, it can transform your look from day to night. When matched with a fun hair accessory, top knots are playful and can make a statement.

Whatever your style is, never aim for perfection, but choose instead a slightly loose version in order to add a fresh, rebellious flair. Think flyaways that gently frame the face for a glam vibe. Curly hair? No problem, as top knots look incredibly chic and nonchalant on beautiful curls, messy, yet dressy in the same time. The simple top knot is the saving ticket for girls who are always on the run.

•  When choosing a top knot, remember to make it wearable and soft by pulling it loosely off the face and avoiding the too-tight-to-the-head version. A perfect knot starts with a perfect ponytail. Therefore, scoop hair up in a pony onto the top of your head and secure it using an elastic band. The easiest way to get a cool top knot is to twist the pony into a bun and fix it in place with some bobby pins, tucking the ends. Apply some hair spray as a final step.

•  The top knot can also be a sophisticated option that can add drama and attitude for different special occasions. For an expensive-looking and elegant version, try a less messy look with a sleeker, almost perfect finish. Well, this time, opt for a tighter ponytail. Once you’ve scooped up your hair and made the bun, take the brush and using the smooth side run it over the front in order to avoid face-framing tendrils.

•  You can also try more complicated high buns by dividing the ponytail into two sections and knot the hair. Based on the length of your hair, you can knot again. Then, secure the bun pining the loose ends at the back using bobby pins. Lightly spray hair with hairspray.

•  Since the top knot is likely to be around for seasons to come, you can play a little with its styling and choose playful hair accessories to embellish this laid-back ‘do. For bolder approaches, you can finish your top knot with bows, flowers, ribbons, headbands, or clips. So flirty, yet dressed up, the top knot has never looked so feminine and flirtatious!

The top knot is quick and easy to create and is great for the warmer months ahead. When you’re in a rush to get to some summer fun or trying to cool off, a top knot is a quick fix. Allowing wisps of hair to run free adds a sexy touch to any top knot, though you may wish to add a casual headband to help keep your top knot and flyaways in place.

By day, you can downplay a top knot with a neutral makeup palette, then rock cat eyes and red lipstick at night to add drama to your top knot. There is no wrong way to wear a top knot. Wisps, bangs, and even a middle or side part will ramp up any top knot. Add a giant glitzy barrette to the front of your top knot for instant glam or get playful with ribbons and bows.

For a gorgeous top knot or any other up-do, please visit the stylists at Scizzors in Worcester, Massachusetts. We can even teach you how to do it yourself while you’re here.

Do you ever put your hair into a top knot? What accessories, if any, do you add to change up the look?

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