This "wave braid" or zig zag braid is actually very easy and quite quick. The wavy look of this braid is created by stretching the strands in a zig zag pattern throughout the length of the braid. We opted to pull the braids to the back of her head creating a crown braid look. Of course, many different hairstyles could be made with these braids. I like the relaxed and beachy look of this style.