Of all the types of braids and hairstyles, there is one that quite stands out. The Dutch braid is literally the inverse of a French braid. All you have to do is take three strands of your hair and weave them in the reverse direction of a normal braid and there you go.
The Dutch braids have seen an increased interest among the long haired lovers of fashion and new hairstyle trends this year. If you are a hairstyle enthusiast looking for an elegantly rustic way of doing your hair or just in need of new hairdo, here are some popular Dutch braid hairstyles that will do the trick.
Popular Dutch Braid Hairstyles 2013
Simple Dutch Braid
A fan of Katniss Everdeen of Hunger Games? Many a girl in the world has gone crazy about the Dutch braid Jennifer Lawrence wore in the movie.
This simple hairstyle starts at the left with the hair parted, goes across the back of your head to the back of your right ear and the rest of the hair is plaited in continuation the tip being secured with a rubber band. You can also try securing the rest of your hair as a ponytail instead with a strand of hair wrapped around to secure it.
Dutch Braid Updo
A Dutch braid updo is a very chic way of looking elegant and can never be out of style. The updo can be done in many different ways.
One way is to start by loosely plaiting your hair into a Dutch braid slightly on the left side of your head and as it reaches the nape of your neck tuck and secure the rest of the hair. To make it more beautiful use hair pins with pearls, crystals or flowers and place them along the braid.
Flower Dutch Braid
Perfect for weddings and all such ceremonies, the flower Dutch braid is a very decorative, beautiful and just a little complicated. The hair is wound into a flower shape at the back of your head in such a way that only one of the three strands used in braiding is visible giving the illusion of petals of a flower, hence the name.
Double Dutch Braids
All your fairy tale dreams will come true with double Dutch braids considering most of the princesses and queens of the fantasy world seem to wear it a lot.
Two braids are made with the hair parted in the middle and are either continued braided separately or combined into single braid or ponytail.
Dutch Braid Headband
A simple and sweet yet glamorous version of the Dutch braid is to braid your hair on top of your head from one ear to the other and secure with a pin or clip. This looks great with casual clothes and for children with long hair.
Dutch Braid Bangs
Dutch braid bangs is similar to Dutch braid headband, the only difference being only the part of the hair which was cut into bangs will be used in braiding. This creates a subtle effect being fashionable and is also practical in the sense that it prevents your bangs from falling on your face which can be useful during hot climates.