3 Edgy Hairstyles

dutch-spine-braid-ponytailToday’s tutorial is a round up of three edgier hairstyles that all incorporate a dutch braid. These styles can be worn for a number of different events whether you’re looking for that next chic gym style, something to wear to a concert, or just a simple way to amp up an otherwise everyday hairstyle. One of these looks (or all three!) might be just what you’re looking for and may be your new favorite style.four-dutch-braids-hair-tutorial-1

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Four Dutch Braids Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Create a center part and continue it down the back of the head.
  • Step 2 / Tie off the hair on the right side to keep it out of the way while working with the left.
  • Step 3 / Create a second part splitting the left section into two small sections; creating a horizontal part along the temple and down towards the nape of the neck.
  • Step 4 / Tie off the bottom section to work on the top section.
  • Step 5 / Create a dutch braid beginning at the hairline and working down to the nape of the neck.
  • Step 6 / Tie off the braid with a clear elastic band to keep it from unraveling.
  • Step 7 / Let down the lower section and braid it into a second dutch braid.
  • Step 8 / Remove the elastic from the first braid, combine the two together and braid to the ends.
  • Step 9 / Secure the end of the braid with an elastic band.
  • Step 10 / Let down the hair on the right side and repeat steps 3 through 9 creating two more dutch braids, combining them together and tying it off with an elastic band.

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Dutch Spine Braid Low Ponytail Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Part the hair where you’d normally prefer it. I’ve put my slightly off-center towards the left side.
  • Step 2 / At the center of the crown create a 1″ horizontal part towards the left.
  • Step 3 / Trace the part down to the nape of the neck and clip off the hair on the left side.
  • Step 4 / Starting at the center of the crown again, create a 1″ horizontal part towards the right side this time.
  • Step 5 / Then trace straight down to the nape of the neck, clipping off the hair on the right side; essentially creating a vertical slice of hair down the center of the back of the head for our braid.
  • Step 6 / Pick up a small slice of hair at the top of the section left out and divide it into three equal pieces.
  • Step 7 / Create a dutch braid, crossing the side strands under the middle and incorporating hair into the braid.
  • Step 8 / When the braid reaches the nape of the neck and all of the hair is brought in, create a few more stitches of the braid and tie it off with an elastic band.
  • Step 9 / Let down the hair on the left and right side and combine it into a low ponytail with the braid.
  • Step 10 / Wrap the ponytail with a hairband and hide the band with a small section of hair, securing it with a second elastic band.

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triple-dutch-braids-half-up-tutorialHalf Up Mohawk Dutch Braids Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Divide out a 1″ section of hair along the center of the top of the head.
  • Step 2 / Tie the rest of the hair into a low ponytail to keep it out of the way.
  • Step 3 / Braid the top section into a dutch braid until it reaches the crown
  • Step 4 / Continue braiding the section into a regular 3-strand braid until it reaches the middle of the back of the head before tying it off with an elastic band.
  • Step 5 / Pick up a small section on the left side of the braid and create a second dutch braid right next to the middle one.
  • Step 6 / Once the braid reaches the crown, continue adding in hair to the right side of the braid to create the “V” shape you see at the end.
  • Step 7 / When the second braid is an inch away from the elastic on the first braid, create a gap in the first braid and pull the side strand from the second braid through the gap.
  • Step 8 / Continue the braid until it reaches the elastic on the first braid.
  • Step 9 / Remove the elastic and tie the two braids together.
  • Step 10 / Repeat steps 5 through 9 creating a third braid on the right side of the middle braid.

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2 Comments

  1. Belsante
    August 8, 2016 / 10:17 AM

    Love it! I know this is pretty unrelated, but how did you start up your website and our blog?

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