If you are looking for a new braided style, then you are sure to love Dutch braids. There is a reason why people love them. They share both an innocence and an elegance that is really unmatched anywhere. They look cool and they are a very practical style that you can wear anywhere.
These braids are popular and we know that you know that. These braids are really easy to create and we can show you how to do it.
If you have always wanted to try out a Dutch braid, they are really very simple to achieve. All it takes is ten steps and you will have the best Dutch braid to show off to your friends.
- It’s so easy! All you have to do is take some hair from the top and separate the hair from the top into three sections. You will have a left, a middle and a right.
- You will start off with the left section and cross it underneath the middle.
- Now do the exact same thing with the right side.
- You will continue to add more hair to the braid. Go back to the left side and take another piece to add underneath the middle.
- It’s important to continue to add underneath the middle.
- Go back to the right side and add some more to the right section.
- Cross the combined section underneath the middle. See, we told you it was easy!
- That’s all there is to it. It’s not a complicated braid at all. If you keep practicing you will be an expert in no time. Continue on with the same method all the way down to the nape of your neck. Add more from the left and add it to the middle and then do the same with the left until you have a completed Dutch braid.
- Once you are at the nape of the neck, you can take a look in the mirror.
- You can finish the braid as a simple three-strand braid and tie it up.
We told you that this was going to be easy. Now that you know how to create a Dutch braid, you can start delving into some pretty cool styles. The options are limitless when it comes to braids and there are many different ways that you can wear it. There are causal styles as well as formal ones, and you will love them all. We have a ton of cool options for you to try. Check out these 109 Amazing Ways That You Can Wear A Dutch Braid:
1. Pretty Updo
These styles are perfect for a wedding or an event where you want a touch of elegance.
2. Pretty Ponytail
These are loose and wonderful, a special take on a braid. We love that it’s against the top of the head and the ponytail is loose.
3. Soft Braids
These are romantic styles that will make you feel like you are a princess in the medieval era.
4. Sweet Styles
These braids are a little more stretched out and we love them. It’s a very elegant style that you can wear to the next garden party.
5. Tight Styles
These styles are a little tighter, and they would be perfect for sporting events.
6. Crowning Braid
This is a very simple style that adds some pop to your look. The braid itself turns into a bun at the end.
7. Edgier Looks
Between the larger braid and the contrasting colors, this style is cool and edgy. It’s the kind of style that is sure to turn heads.
8. Romantic Styles
If you have a formal event coming up, then this is the style for you.
9. Cool Designs
This triple threat is sure to catch the eye wherever you go. It’s a bold choice and one that is going to pay off.
10. One Braid
Not all braids are created equal and this one is truly one of a kind. It’s a large braid and it’s sure to get you a lot of compliments.
Tips: Braid Hair When It’s Wet
If you are looking for a polished braid, then it’s best to braid it while it’s damp or wet. That way you can make sure to get all the loose strands. If you are having a messier braid, then loose strands don’t matter. By braiding damp hair, you get a clean and sleek style. You also have the option of using wax on each section before you braid the hair to make sure it all stays in place. We recommend using a lightweight wax.
11. Braided Ponytails
This is another great ponytail option that starts with one Dutch braid.
12. Contrasting Colors
If you love braids and love colors, then make them one. Braids always look great with contrasting colors and you can see that with this picture.
13. Side Styles
This is another romantic style that you are sure to love at your next event.
14. Pretty Looks
This pretty style is a simple one to put together.
15. Messy Looks
Another great style that isn’t polished at all. You can wear this look anywhere.
16. Pretty Colors
Braids always look great with color. This pretty shade of pink is creating an original style.
17. Cool Looks
You wouldn’t think that this was a “jeans and a tank top style,” but it totally works.
18. Cool Coloring
A very simple braid that has a splash of bold colors to it.
19. Creative Styles
Another cool look that is truly one of a kind. You will love this style for your next event.
20. Side Braids
This is a style that screams of innocence and elegance. If you want something simple and pretty, then you are sure to love this style.
21. U Braid
This fun style is very eye-catching and is sure to get you a lot of compliments.
Tips: Try Wrap Around Braids
If you want a long-lasting style, then you can’t go wrong with a wraparound braid. They are popular for a reason. The great thing about this particular braid is that you can wear them for two or three days and then on the fourth day, take them out and you will be left with gorgeous mermaid waves. Try it out and you won’t regret it.
22. Wide Braids
This is a great look that is both pretty and popular.
23. Top Styles
This is a gorgeous look that has a wide braid on top that wraps around the head.
24. Pretty Buns
This style is loose and sexy and there is a small braid inside the bun. It’s a cool look that you will really appreciate.
25. Double Braid
There are braids everywhere in this style. The double braids create a mega braid explosion.
26. Twisting Styles
We love this style because it’s unique and pretty. It’s not your everyday braid, it’s amazing!
27. Pigtail Style
This is a cute style that you can wear to a Fall event such as pumpkin patch shopping or even to hit up the last days of the theme parks. It’s simple and compact, a great look for a casual day.
28. Formal Styles
This is a great example of what you can create for a formal event. We love the loose tendrils in the front.
29. Sweet and Loose
We are combining large and small braids together to create this gorgeous updo.
30. Stylish Looks
A simple style that has a braid on the side and a bun in the back.
31. Formal Fishtails
A great look like this is perfect for a formal affair.
32. Twisty Styles
A simple style that you don’t have to worry about polishing. It’s a cool look that you can show off.
33. Criss-Cross Braids
This unique style has braids starting on top and criss-cross back and forth all the way to the nape of the neck. It’s a cool look that will get you lots of compliments.
34. Crown Braid
We love these crowning styles because they are simple and take us back to another time.
35. Upside Down Braid
This style is super popular right now because it is so eye-catching.
36. Special Styles
A great look that has a simple braid that is tight around the head.
37. Braid Flowers
This braid turns into a flower bun.
38. Low Braids
This low braid is around the nape of the neck in a pretty way. It’s pulled off to the side and it would be perfect for an event.
39. Simple Looks
A pretty look that has a braid in the middle of the hairstyle.
40. Children’s Styles
A simple style that is perfect for a child. It won’t take long to put this style together.
Tips: Sleeping On Your Braids
If you plan on keeping your braids in for more than one day, then there is a tip to remember when it comes to sleeping with them. You can really mess up a braid by sleeping on a regular pillowcase. In order to keep your braids from becoming frizzy or falling out, it’s best to use a silk pillowcase. That way, you will have the same polished braids that you started with.
41. Pretty Messy
This style can be worn anywhere and that’s the best part.
42. Fun Styles
This fun and flirty look is perfect for an event this fall. There are going to be a lot of holiday parties coming up and you are going to want to try this style out.
43. Bold Braids
This is another cool braid that you are sure to love.
44. Horizontal Braids
These braids are all horizontal and it makes for a creative design.
45. Dropping Braids
This gorgeous red style is truly one of a kind. The braid looks like it’s dropping in a very elegant way. We love it.
46. Long Braids
A look like this is perfect for your next wedding or holiday party.
47. Middle Braids
This is a unique style that has thicker braids on the outside and thinner braids on the inside.
48. Long Fishtail
It starts off as a thick Dutch braid and turns into a fishtail braid. It’s a cool look that you will love showing off.
49. Ringing Style
A gorgeous look like this is exactly what you need for an event.
50. Twisting Style
A simple look that has some twisting braids in it.
51. Braiding a Bun
This bun is made up of a bunch of braids.
52. Different Braids
A simple style that is really unusual. We love this different designs.
53. Simple Wrap
If you need a simple style for your kid, then you will love this look.
54. Side Designs
It’s a pretty style that is perfect for an event.
55. Tight Designs
A great look that is simple for your child and perfect for the school year.
56. Top Styling
A special style that is cool for your next wedding.
57. Elegant Designs
This stunning design has some cool horizontal braids that create a formal style that you are going to love.
58. Circle Styles
This style is amazing because of the circular crown that wraps around the head.
59. Big and Bold
A cool look that makes for a one of a kind braid.
60. Tight Designs
A great style like this is sure to have heads turning wherever you go.
61. Edgy Braids
Talk about a cool style! We love the fact that there are two very different braids in this style.
62. Sideway Styles
This style is sure to be eye-catching considering it is going sideways on the head.
63. U Styling
Another great example of a U braid, and one that you are sure to love.
64. Top Braids
Another great top braid that is sure to put a smile on your face.
65. Waterfall Braids
The waterfall braids are a popular style and you can see why they are so beautiful.
66. Perfect Circle
You would be hard pressed to find a more perfect crown braid than this one.
67. Cool Buns
These cute upside down braids end in even cuter buns.
68. Intersecting Braids
This unusual braid has strands of hair intersecting within the braid.
69. Simple Looks
If you like simple and casual looks, then you can’t go wrong with a style like this one.
70. Cool Designing
A braided look like this one is sure to brighten your day.
71. Unique Styling
A large braid that turns into a tiny fishtail. It’s the kind of look that steals the show.
72. Twisty Crowns
This crown braid is created with twisty braids.
73. A Work of Art
This braided style can only be described as a work of art. You won’t find a style more creative than this one. This look is sure to steal the show wherever you go.
74. Soft Looks
An amazing look like this is both polished and romantic.
75. Sweet Buns
A cool style that is really easy to put together.
Tips: Leave Hair Dirty
You probably know that it is a lot harder to braid layered hair, then not layered hair because the strands can fall out easier. It is a lot easier to braid your layered strands if they are dirty. We aren’t talking about not washing your hair for a week, but you can probably go a day without washing it. It’s just easier to work with.
76. Long Styles
This long hairstyle is messy and it only has one braid in it.
77. Soft and Pretty
This style is more simple and it has a soft and pretty look to it. You don’t have to go over the top to have an amazing hairstyle.
78. Pretty and Tight
Another great style that has the braid on the side.
79. Bold Braiding
These braids are popular for a reason, they create styles that are unique and gorgeous.
80. Unique Colors
As we have said before, bright colors always make braids pop out even more.
81. Showcase Your Style
You are sure to wow the crown with an amazing style like this one.
82. Bold and Beautiful
These braids are so wide that they are almost not braids at all. Try them out for your next event.
83. High Styling
A unique updo that has some cool braids in it.
84. Mermaid Styles
You are sure to feel like a goddess with a cool style like this one. The braid just swirls from the top to the bottom to create a look that is magical.
85. Standard Braid
A simple braid like this would only take a few minutes to put together.
86. Large Bun
A great style like this has a huge bun that is made form a large braid.
87. Great Top Style
A cool style that is uplifting and pretty awesome.
88. Amazing Crowns
Another great style that has some amazing crown design to it.
89. Gorgeous Designs
Three pictures that show off a very simple but beautiful design.
90. Pretty Ribbons
This gorgeous braid is right down the middle and we love the colorful thread that brightens up the whole look.
91. Tight and Elegant
It’s a gorgeous look that would be perfect for a fancy event. If you love braids, then you are sure to love this stunning look.
92. Multiple Braids
This unique style has three braids on the side and larger double braids going down the back. It’s a cool look that is sure to impress wherever you go.
93. Contrasting Fishtails
It’s a loose style that has some contrasting colors throughout. It’s messy and beautiful look that would be perfect for your next outing.
94. Simple Elegance
This is a pretty simple style but one that anyone could create at home. Add a few accessories and you are good to go. It’s a beautiful style that is one of a kind.
95. Sweet Looks
Another great look that is similar to the previous style. Again we see a similar accessory and it really makes the whole look pop. Try this look out for the holiday season and you are sure to love it.
96. Glorious Blonde
Another great style that has a stunning fishtail that is off to the side. There is a bump in the back to add some volume to the style and the rest is relaxed and casual. Again we see the contrasting colors and the blonde stands out in a beautiful way.
97. Simple and Stylish
Another great style that has a simple and twisting braid. Again we get to see deep and pretty contrasting colors throughout the braid. It’s a cool look and one that you can wear anywhere.
98. Bold Bun
A cool look that has the braid winding around the head in an elegant way. There is a full bun in the style that is truly beautiful.
99. Thick Styles
If you are looking for a style that you can wear all the time, then this is the one for you. It’s a thick braid that falls directly in the middle of the head.
100. Criss-Cross Styling
There are all sorts of strands out of the hair and that’s why we recommend you braid your hair when wet to avoid that. If you are looking for more of an unpolished look, then this would be fine.
101. Highlighted Style
A simple style that is basic but beautiful. The braid pops out because of the contrasting colors we see here.
102. Simple String
All you need is a simple braid to create a romantic and elegant style.
103. Classic Looks
It’s pretty simple to create a classic look like this one. Try it out for yourself.
104. Untidy Style
If you are looking for a style that is a little less than polished, then you have come to the right place.
105. Glossy Styles
A long and loose braid that is simple yet pretty.
106. Loose Designs
An updo style that has a simple braid going along the side.
107. Sleek Looks
A gorgeous style that is polished and perfect.
108. Tight Pigtails
A great look that has two simple pigtails. A tight style that is perfect for a child.
109. Small and Sideways
A great hairstyle that is sure to get you compliments wherever you go.