Love this. I wanna try it out. How long does it take approximately to do the hairstyle? Schools gonna be starting back up soon an it’d be nice to do this hairstyle to look good
Braid 8-Dutch Mermaid Side Braid is the perfect way to change up your favorite side braid!
A mermaid braid is when smaller strands are pulled into a braid creating a netted effect around the rest of the hair. With this dutch braid, the mermaid creates a tubing effect around the center hair that isn’t brought into the braid until the bottom.
When I first saw a mermaid braid, I was absolutely blown away and had to create my own version, the Mermaid Tail Braid.
This look, however, is a little more sleek and easier to do. Add in a great headband to give it a gorgeous pop from the typical side braid.
There’s a video tutorial for this beauty but here’s the steps as well.
Step 1 / Start with your favorite headband and set it about 1/2″ to 1″ from the hairline.
Step 2 / Sweep all the hair over the left shoulder and take a section of hair about an 1″ thick right in the middle.
Step 3 / Divide the section into three smaller sections and do one stitch of a dutch braid, crossing the side strands under the middle.
Step 4 / When crossing the left strand under the middle, bring in a section of hair from the right side of the head and add it into the strand.
Step 5 / When crossing the right strand under the middle, bring in a section of hair from underneath on the right side of the hair, adding it into the strand.
Step 6 / Bring in another section from the right side of the head, crossing it across the back of the head, and adding it into the braid.
Step 7 / Repeat step 5, bringing in hair from underneath and adding it to the right sided strands.
Step 8 / Continue braiding unto all the hair has been pulled in.
Step 9 / Tie off the braid with an elastic band.
Step 10 / Gently pull on the sides of the braid and the hair underneath to show the mermaid effect more easily.