Let’s get one thing straight. Hair trends are rapidly changing, but Dutch braid hairstyles aka reverse French braid will always be in style. From ponytails to updos, there are so many breathtaking Dutch braided hairstyles suitable for any occasion (which you will find below). After we’re done with that, I’ll teach you how to do a basic Dutch braid. As always, you can thank me later!
DUTCH BRAIDED HALF-UP HAIRSTYLES
Gone are the days when half-up half-down hairstyles were so underrated. This practical hairstyle helps secure your hair while allowing the lower half to cascade down your back. Right when you start thinking that half-up hairstyles can’t get much better than that, Dutch braids change the game. It’s official: Adding Dutch braids to a half-up half-down hairstyle is bound to create a real head-turner without much effort!
DUTCH BRAIDED PONYTAILS
Cute ponytails will never go out of style, and Dutch braids are bringing them to the next level! Charming and sophisticated, chic and modern… You can braid your ponytail with Dutch braids of different sizes or you can secure your ponytail with a bow for a romantic look. The Dutch braided ponytail combinations are endless and they’re going to be a major trend for some time!
DUTCH BRAIDED UPDOS
Dutch braided updos proudly wear the title of being one of the most creative Dutch braided hairstyles ever. Updos with Dutch braids can be elegant, casual, chic, sophisticated, and they are popular prom hairstyles as well. They are true pieces of art and, most importantly, they complement any look.
DUTCH FISHTAIL BRAIDS
Dutch fishtail braids are becoming more and more popular! You can opt for one large Dutch fishtail braid, or you can combine Dutch fishtail braids with classic Dutch braids for a breathtaking look. Also, Dutch fishtail braids are one of the most stylish ways to spice up your curly updos or half-up half-down wedding hairstyles. Let’s feast our eyes on these beautiful styles!
DOUBLE DUTCH BRAID PIGTAILS
Torn between a Dutch braid and a ponytail? With double Dutch braid pigtails you can get the best of both worlds! This Dutch braided hairstyle has become mega-popular around the world because it’s both beautiful and practical (and it looks amazing on curly hair). Prepare yourself to see more pigtails popping up on your social media feeds while checking out these outstanding double Dutch braid pigtail hairstyles!
ULTRA LONG DUTCH BRAIDS
Ultra long Dutch braids will transform you into a true goddess on your special day (or any day). The best of all is that this hairstyle is not only reserved for those with long hair. Both gals with short and medium-length hair can rock this hairstyle with the addition of hair extensions. One thing is for sure. Ultra long Dutch braids will remain one of the biggest hair trends for women enabling you to be the center of attention everywhere you go. Because you deserve it!
Before You Go: Learn How To Dutch Braid Your Own Hair
The main difference between a French braid and a Dutch braid is that with a French braid you’re crossing sections of your hair over one another, while with a Dutch braid you’ll be crossing sections of your hair underneath. Here’s how:
• Step 1: To create one large Dutch braid down the center of your head, gather a section from your front hairline.
• Step 2: Split the section into three equal strands. Cross the left strand under the middle strand, then cross the right strand under the new middle strand.
• Step 3: Add a thin section of hair to the left strand before crossing it under the middle one. Do the same for the right side.
• Step 4: Continue adding thin strands of hair to the left and right strands before crossing them under the middle one until you reach the nape of your neck.
NOTE: If you decide to do a Dutch braided half-up or ponytail, just skip the part where you add thin sections of your hair to the left and right strands.
Congrats, you’ve done it!