Braid 6-Mermaid Side Dutch Braid

Braid 6-Mermaid Side Dutch Braid is my own twist on the popular side dutch braid.

I created a similar version, the Chic Dutch Braided Headband and Side Braid, but wanted to try it with the Mermaid braiding effect.

I love how it turned out because it adds a little bit of dimension with the back strands but is still easy to do and perfect for the summer heat!

Mermaid Side Dutch Braid |

The video tutorial is below but here are the steps as well.

Step 1 / Start with a deep right side part.

Step 2 / Take a section of hair, about 3-4″ wide, on the heavy side of the part

Step 3 / Divide this section into three pieces.

Step 4 / Begin a dutch braid by wrapping each side piece under the middle strand; creating one stitch.

Step 5 / Wrap the back piece under the middle, then take a section of hair from the opposite side of the head, wrap it across the back of the head, and add it into the strand.

Step 6 / Now wrap the front piece under the middle and add in section of hair next to it.

Step 7 / Repeat steps 5 and 6 until reaching the nape of the neck.

Step 8 / Finish braiding in a regular braid until reaching the end of the hair.

Step 9 / Tie off the tail with a clear elastic band.

step 10 / Gently loosen the braid by pulling on the edges.

Step 11 / Finish the style with your favorite clip!

Mermaid Side Dutch Braid | Mermaid Side Dutch Braid |


  1. June 20, 2014 / 6:15 AM

    gorgeous, wish i have long hair, oh well, one day i must try it!

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