Quick and Easy Dutch Braid Hairstyle Tutorial

Chloe Gillian
by Chloe Gillian
4 Materials
10 Minutes

Today, I’m going to teach you a deceivingly simple hairstyle that only takes a few minutes to style and looks so pretty.

Follow along for this peek-a-boo Dutch braid hairstyle.

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Tools and materials:

  • Hair brush
  • Hair elastic
  • Claw clip
  • Bobby pins
Parting hair

1. Brush and part your hair

Start with your hair brushed and in a side part.

If this is your first time making a Dutch braid, check out my Dutch braid tutorial that shows the process close up. 

2. Make a Dutch braid

The side of your part with less hair is where we will make the Dutch braid.

Grab a diagonal section of hair, toward your part, and split it into 3 equal pieces. 

Creating a Dutch braid

Start your braid by crossing your first piece (either of the outer pieces) under the middle strand. This crossing under is what characterizes the Dutch braid.

Next, cross the other outer piece under the middle strand.

After crossing both outer pieces under the middle strand, alternate adding more hair from the front and from the back.

Repeat this until you’ve used all the hair above your ear.

Creating a Dutch braid

3. Continue with a regular braid

Just after your ear, continue by making a regular, 3 strand braid. 

Creating a Dutch braid

Tie off the end with a small, hair elastic.

Tying off Dutch braid

4. Pinch and pull the Dutch braid

Fluff out each piece of the Dutch braid to make it bigger and allow it to lie flatter against your head. 

Pulling braid

Pull out a few face-framing strands of hair too if you’d like. 

Pulling braid

5. Hide the tail of the Dutch braid

At the back of your head, lift up some of the hair and temporarily clip it on top of your head. 

Hiding tail

Grab the end of the braid and lay it flat against your head, under the hair you clipped up. Use a couple of bobby pins to secure it in place.

Hiding tail

I recommend placing 1 pin from the top of the braid and 1 from the bottom to make an X. 

Hiding tail

Then release the hair clipped on top of your head so that the braid disappears into your hair. 

Hiding tail

You can wear the peek-a-boo Dutch braid just like this: 

Dutch braid hairstyle

You could also pull up the rest of your hair into a messy bun. 

Dutch braid hairstyle

Or you could twist and pull back some of the hair from the other side. 

Dutch braid hairstyle

A final option is to pull all the hair to the side without the Dutch braid and braid it into a regular, 3-strand braid.

This side braid option works best if your hair is a bit longer than mine!

Dutch braid hairstyle

Dutch braid hairstyle

That’s all there is to this peek-a-book Dutch braid hairstyle and I hope you’ll try it! Leave a comment down below.

Dutch braid hairstyle

Next, check out how to get gorgeous beach curls with a curling iron

See you next time!

Suggested materials:
  • Hair brush
  • Hair elastic
  • Claw clip
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