One of our favorite beauty trends right now is dutch braids! A dutch braid is very similar to the classic french braid, except by braiding under instead of over, the braid has a “popped out” effect and we LOVE it! We’ve been seeing a lot of this style on the streets and felt inspired when we saw this unique take on wearing two dutch braids.

For this tutorial, we will be showing you how to spruce up your dutch braids by ending them with wavy ponytails!

What you’ll need:


  • Start off this look with your hair in loose waves. If you’d like to see how we created these waves check out our last hair tutorial!

Step 1: Part your hair down the middle and tie off one side so that it isn’t in the way.

Step 2: Start at the front of your head and take a 2 in. section and split it into 3 pieces.

Step 3: Begin the Dutch Braid. Cross strand A UNDER strand B. (Note: when you finish crossing the strands, the new middle strand becomes B and the new outer strand becomes A).

Step 4: Cross strand C under strand B (what we are doing here is crossing the outer strands under the middle strand).

Step 5: Cross the strand closest to your part (A) under the middle strand and then pick up a small section of hair by your part

Step 6: Join that section of hair that we just picked up with strand A under the middle strand B.

Step 7: Cross strand C under strand B.

Step 8: Pick up a section of hair from next to strand C.

Step 9: Cross that section under strand B and join it with the old strand C.

Step 10: Repeat steps 5-9 until you can’t pick up anymore hair.

Step 11: Secure the braid at the nape of the neck with an elastic.

Step 12: Pull the edges of the braid to add volume.

Step 13: Pull out baby hairs around your face for a less perfect look.

Here is the finished look and our inspiration!

If you recreate this look, tag us @cwlblog and use #cwlstyle for a chance to be featured on our Instagram!