Today’s tutorial is a side-swept Dutch braid. I was inspired to create this tutorial as I was looking for a hairstyle that keep my fringe (bangs) off my face but still left my hair loose.
At first, I had no idea what to call this hairstyle. So I put a sneak peek photo out on Instagram and Facebook and asked for your suggestions. I loved all the names you came up with! A few said side-sweep and I think this best describes this braid, though I was tempted to go with princess braid.
One of the things I love about Dutch braids is their defined braid shape. I find they work well in all hair types and hold better than French braids.
A Dutch braid is just the reverse of a French braid, and is sometimes called an inside-out braid or reverse braid.
Side-Swept Dutch Braid Hairstyle Tutorial
What you need:
- comb or brush
- small clear hair elastic
How to get the look:
- This hairstyle works in straight, wavy and curly hair. Braids hold better in hair that has a little texture. If your hair is freshly washed or slips out of braids easily, spray some dry shampoo lightly to add some texture.
- Start by parting your hair in a deep side part and then separating a 1-2 inch section of hair along your hairline. You can clip or tie the rest of your hair out of the way.
- Start with a small section by your part and split it into three.
- Begin to form a Dutch braid that follows your hairline. Bring the left section under the middle then the left under the right.
- Start adding in hair to your braid by combining more hair with the left and right sides as you braid under into the middle.
- Continue braiding to your ear and then finish your braid and secure the end with a small, clear hair elastic. Or choose an elastic that matches your hair colour.
- Stretch the braid out! It’s so important and makes your braid look much thicker and wider.
This style is perfect if you’re growing out your fringe (or bangs) and it keeps your hair out of your face.
Where would you wear this braid?