Back view of woman with a Dutch braid
Hair Styling | Braided hair

Intricate and Spring-fresh: The Dutch Braid

Teaser: Braided hairstyles conjure images of spring and the year’s first rays of sunshine. Currently in style focus: Dutch braids. Once you get the hang of it, this braided hairstyle is as simple as it is ingenious!

Woman with a Dutch braid

What’s the distinguishing feature of Dutch braids? They appear as if they’re laid on top of the hair.

Braids have secured their place as a firm favorite on the catwalk and the heads of fashionistas. Why is braiding so popular? First, braided hairstyles are real eye-catchers. Second, there are so many options: French, herringbone, feather or waterfall braids. Braids impress with different weaving techniques and styles. Which braids will you wear? Try them all! How about a hot-right-now Dutch braid? This hairstyle is perfect for special occasions such as weddings and summer festivals. We explain what you need to know about the Dutch braid, and reveal how to recreate this spring look.

What are Dutch braids?

Woman with dark hair and Dutch braid

To maximize the impact of Dutch braids, healthy, shiny hair is a must. To achieve this, use extra care such as a mask or hair oil!

The Dutch braid looks as if it were laid on top of the hair. It stands out clearly on top of the head and has more volume than a classic braid. The Dutch braid is created like the French braid – only in reverse. That’s the point of difference: Instead of placing each newly added section of hair over the previous section, new hair is braided in from below. This creates a three-dimensional effect.