Dutch braids can be a lot of fun. Long, medium, thick or thin, they are suitable for all types of hair. Check out the tutorials below and visual inspiration for a fun little makeover for your locks for your date day or as part of your vacation style.
They’re all pretty cool, though it’s unlikely you’ll be able to make all of them on your own hair. However, your friends will be more than happy to sit down with you and learn how to make them.
35 Dutch Braid Styles
Let’s see which are some of the coolest Dutch braid styles we’ve seen.
1. Pink Loose Dutch Braid
If you’re looking for inspiration, a beautiful loose dutch braid might be just the thing for your day. This is a very beautiful style that is perfect for your everyday life. Photo via @poppy_hairstyles and we’re so jealous.
2. Stunning Criss Cross Diamond Dutch Braid
The next style from Trendafilka Kirova, also known as @another_braid on Insta, is simply stunning. It’s so complicated it’ll definitely take a while to finish, but it’s still pretty cool. She has a whole tutorial on YouTube which is great.
3. Half updo, half Dutch
We found this fabulous hairstyle on Insta via @annie @illingworth_mitchel who styled it with prom in mind. This is a cool style, even on medium length hair.
4. Dutch Braid Crossover
Plus, with prom in mind, @ali.renae.braids created this fabulous style mixing Dutch braids with beautiful curls. It’s certainly not top-of-the-line, but it’s still stylish.
5. Dutch Bride
For an easy boho wedding, beautiful boho hairstyles. Via @braidsby_emilydrew on Insta, we found this beautiful piece that goes perfectly with flower crowns.
6. Dutch Braid Bun
A beautiful Dutch braid wraps itself in a beautiful bun that is perfect for both a special occasion and a typical workday. Of course, this photo is from @beenie.bellas.braids and it’s a little prettier than the everyday simple hairstyle.
7. Spiral Dutch
Check out how awesome this spiral Dutch braid looks! Finished off with a messy bun, this looks like a fun bun to wear on a special occasion. Get inspired by @korzhova_J.
8. Arctic Braid
This boho style Dutch braid is gorgeous with three different braids mixed together. From @steffy_hairstylist, this style is perfect for a wedding party or a more casual event.
9. Twisted Dutch
You can also do this soft updo with a crocheted Dutch braid. It’s the perfect summer vibe as prom season approaches. Idea from @braidsbymnovoa on Insta, we love it so much!
10. Whimsical Braids
Once again, we have a beautiful boho dutch braid that ends up in a fishtail. It’s so beautiful and inspiring, we want it done right away! Found this on Insta on @kirsta_nonneman_hair’s page and we can’t get enough of it.
11. Strong Braids
This Dutch braid ends up in a bun, but you can definitely keep your little girl bunless if they want. It’s a solid move that will stand up to a lot of playtime. We love this idea from @melbitabraidsntales.
12. Intricate Dutch Braid
The next braided style on our list requires great attention to detail. Because you start with a thin braid at the top and switch sides, this tight hairstyle creates a crown of hair. We love this post by @fryzurki.laurki.
13. Half Braid
If you’re looking for a stylish piece, this is a great choice. The braids are intertwined from the sides creating beautiful waves. Here’s a great summer style from @leahnicolehair.
14. Two buns
If you find two dutch braids too tiring to wear all day, you can twist them into two buns. That way they stand out, look great, and are super cute. These created by @tanymariemakeupandhair are perfect examples.
15. Thick Braids
Dutch braids are great, but if you loosen them a bit to create some chunky braids, you get a very casual result that’s perfect for a walk, lunch, or work. Check it out from @gemmabrownsbraids.
16. Swivel Dutch Braid
If you want a combination of crown and hairstyle, this one will do it – dutch braids swirled around the head and then rolled into a swirling bun. You can definitely spice things up by adding some gorgeous pins for special occasions. We love @pretty_plaits_hair_design’s design.
17. Side Braid
Side Dutch braids look amazing and perfect, especially when it gathers all the hair into one thick braid, leaving your neck bare. @maggyt_hair made a beautiful braid for a beautiful lady.
18. Flower braid
Perfect for spring, this gorgeous braid brings together two of our favorite braid styles—the Dutch and the fishtail. You start with a Dutch braid, tie the hair up the sides, and end with a thick fishtail. Styling via @hairrbyfk.
19. Infinite Braids
From @sandimonzon, this design is definitely one you can’t pull off in your own hair. However, it was so cool! It’s a mix of styles, including a Dutch braid, perfect for a stylish event.
20. Cobra Braid
This might be one of the most complex designs we’ve seen. Known as Cobra Braid by @another_braid, we can understand why that was the name she chose. You can check it out, and there’s even a YouTube tutorial if you want to try it out.
21. Double Dutchman
PopSugar started with a simple double dutch braid! It’s simple and perfect for working out, school, or as a holiday style!
22. Side Dutch
We’re swooning over this wide side Dutch braid found at CGH. Dress it up, dress it up or decorate it!
23. Dutch buns
A beautiful message gave us this beautiful thought. Braid a Dutch braid and “wrap” it for a more romantic style.
24. Holland Down Jacket
Style Craze gave us another side profile we love. If you want to wear your hair with a fun accent, then this is the style for you to try!
25. Dutch Pony
Ride all the way down on these low ponies. Also, these clothes can easily be dressed up, casually or accessorized according to your preference. (pass)
26. Dutch Crown
Of course, you can learn how to make forever beautiful braided crowns at The Beauty Department.
27. Sideswept Dutch
Missy Sue combines waves with a Dutch braid in this gorgeous side-swept hairstyle. Play with your hair in front of the mirror to find the best fit.
28. Dutch Mohawk
Missy Sue also has this funky look. A concert, a sporting event…the possibilities are endless for such a fun event.
29. Dutch for Kids
Brit + Co showcased this fun kid’s Dutch braid, and we had to share it too! Give your child an encouragement with this fun look.
30. Wounded Dutchman
Bang style becomes official in their Dutch creations. All these braids end up in a complete evening look.
31. Former Dutchman
Learn how to start your Dutch braid from the front with the help of Kirsten Zellers. It’s perfect for those with longer, thicker hair.
32. Half-Up Dutch Fishtail
If you take another look at Missy Sue, you’ll see that this gorgeous half updo was designed to show off. It can be easily carried on long or medium hair.
33. A lot of Dutch
Here’s another wide Dutch braid that will become a new, fun favorite in your arsenal. Cosmo has a tutorial, so check it out now!
34. 5 shares Dutch
Twist Me Pretty did something different with her Dutch braid and used 5 strands. Catch the details behind it after the jump.
35. Rough Dutch
Finally, for those with thicker hair, this tutorial is definitely for you. Check out how to style your super-long hair after the jump. (pass)
If you want to start adopting Dutch braids on a regular basis, you can learn how to change them up. They’re versatile and cool, so we’d love to hear which one is your favorite.