Dutch Headband Braid

A dutch headband braid features an upside down french braid but what is unique about this braid is that sections are only incorporated into the braid twice and then it is wrapped around the back of the head and pinned in place. With a pretty pearl barrette to finish off the hairstyle, this look is perfect for holiday parties, gatherings with friends and family or just as an every day style. It is one of my favorites and a style I wear all the time. It was first seen here and again recently in this outfit post.

Today’s video also features a quick tutorial on my everyday curls so it is a two in one!

I hope you enjoy it and be sure to tag me on instagram if you recreate the look, @MissySueBlog and #MissySueHair! Dutch Headband Braid Dutch Headband Braid Dutch Headband Braid

Everyday Curls:

  • Step 1 // Begin by sectioning off the hair at the ear and clip off the top portion.
  • Step 2 // Pick up a 1″ section and smooth down the hair at the root with a flat iron, I am using the Ferrum Iron.
  • Step 3 // Next, with a 1 1/4″ curling iron, clamp the hair at jaw level and curl it away from the face working down to the end of the hair.
  • Step 4 // Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the next section of hair.
  • Step 5 // When all the hair is curled, let down another section of hair, keeping the top most portion pinned out of the way.
  • Step 6 // Continue straightening the hair at the root while curling the bottom portion until all the hair is curled.

Dutch Headband Braid:

  • Step 1 // With a part on the right side, pick up a section of hair near the part and divide it into three sections.
    Step 2 // Cross the back strand under the middle strand.
  • Step 3 // Then cross the front strand under the middle strand.
  • Step 4 // Now cross the back strand under the middle strand and bring in a section of hair.
  • Step 5 // Cross the front strand under the middle, also bringing in another section of hair.
  • Step 6 // Repeat steps 4 and 5 once more.
  • Step 7 // Then braid the rest of the hair down in a regular braid.
  • Step 8 // Gently loosen the sides of the braid by pulling on the edges to create a larger braid.
  • Step 9 // Wrap the braid around the back of the and pin it in place.
  • Step 10 // Clip your favorite hair barrette, mine is found here, over the end of the braid to finish the look.

Today, I am using the Ferrum Professional Styler from Ladies & Gents. What is unique about this straightener is that one plate is a tourmaline coated ceramic plate while the other is a non-heated, static-free fabric pad.  This padding acts as a heat buffer and gives your hair an added barrier of protection from the heat.  Together, these plates allow heat to pass through them leaving it looking shinier and healthier.

A huge thank you to Ladies & Gents for sponsoring this post.

Dutch Headband Braid


  1. eleni
    October 22, 2015 / 12:23 AM

    Hi, my name is eleni, (greek name) and I love all braids. My hair is thin so is difficult to make any braid and look rich. Is there any trick so the braid – like dutch headband can be made look rich? (Sorry for my english..?)

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