Braids are one of the most versatile looks that you can choose for medium to long hair. Not only do they keep your hair neat and off your hair, but they can be styled to suit just about any occasion. Today we are looking at Dutch braids. This type of braid is sometimes also known as an inverted, inside-out, or reverse braid. It is the reverse of a French braid so instead of bringing sections of your braid over and into the center, you bring them under. Today’s look is two Dutch braids alongside each other and you’re going to love these styles!
# 1 Lavender Ombre
Bright colors and braids are a fun and playful combination. This model’s hair starts with true purple before melting into lavender and finally sky blue. She’s wearing two side by side Dutch braids which show off her shades perfectly.
You can give your braided hairstyle a fresh feel by adding a zig-zag parting like this one instead of a normal straight parting. This not only looks amazing but will keep your hair neat and tidy as well.
# 3 Loose and Lovely
To make your braids look thick like these ones try gently pulling them loose at the top once secured. And to add more interest you could also try a pretty “crown” like this one made with paper butterflies.
# 4 Dark Braided River
In this picture, the model has multiple thin inverted braids that run from front to back. They feed into one single plait, worn to the side.
# 5 Lived-In Look
For a more “lived in” look don’t worry about flyaway strands or braid your hair too tightly. We love the volume created by these pigtail braids and the way it shows off her dark to light ombre colors.
# 6 Romantic Duo
This model is wearing two side by side Dutch braids that have been slightly loosened making the hair look even thicker. This is a romantic look, perfect for dates or special occasions.
# 7 Hair Play
Think you can’t wear braids with medium length hair? Think again – just look at how good these two Dutch braids look on dark medium length locks.
# 8 Pattern Perfection
You need a steady hand to recreate this look, but it’s definitely worth it! This model is wearing two twin Dutch braids on either side of her head and she also braided a pretty pattern with the hair on the side.
# 9 Dual Dutch
This alternative model had alluring dark hair so a severe style really suits her. We love these defined dual reverse braids and how they add to her polished look.
# 10 Mirror Image
Wow, how’s that for symmetrical! For this look, the stylist expertly parted the model's hair straight down the middle from back to front before fashioning Dutch braids on either side.
# 11 Caramel Swirl
Caramel, braids, and curls – what a sweet combination! Here a model with medium length curly hair is wearing two side by side Dutch braids that finish in curly pigtails.
# 12 Festival Hair
For a boho look, try teasing your hair first and leaving the bottom sections of your hair loose, just like this model. These messy braids are perfect for your next music festival.
# 13 Double French
In this picture, a model with long chocolate cherry locks styled her hair into two sleek French braids. You can tame flyaways with a little hairspray to keep your braids looking polished.
# 14 Five Strand Magic
If you’re bored with Dutch and French braids why not step up your game and learn how to do a five-strand braid. Two of them alongside each other like this is an elegant look great for work or special occasions.
# 15 Quick Style
This model has dark rosewood color hair which she is wearing parted down the center and divided into two Dutch braids. She accentuates the length of her tresses by only braiding halfway down.
# 16 On The Shoulder
Here the model's dual Dutch braids line up next to each other at the back before slipping over her shoulders. This is a fun, feminine look that will suit most girls.
# 17 Edgy Criss-Cross Style
For something a little edgier why not try this criss-cross braided style? This look starts with Dutch braiding and breaks out into a fishtail style for the pigtails.
# 18 Tame Your Hair
Naturally thick and curly hair can sometimes be a pain to style but looks like this one are an easy way to keep you looking amazing (and tame your hair!)
# 19 Purple Plaits
This model is sporting funky lavender and coral shades in her hair. She’s wearing two French weaves that end in two short side by side plaits. To keep her style casual she’s allowed for a few flyaways, which softens the look as well.
# 20 Mermaid Hair
This models hair is a warm honey blonde with dipped azure blue color at the edges. She’s wearing Dutch braids on either side wrapped into fold over buns at the nape of the neck.
# 21 Inside Out
This medium length cherry brown hair was parted straight down the middle and two inside braids were fashioned on either side. Not only is a neat look for her shorter hair, but it helps show off her bright red microlights too.
# 22 Braid Kiss
This model started her braids just over the temple and bought them together at the nape of her neck. From there they are styled outwards again, finishing in two pigtails.
# 23 Blue Rainbow
Look at that color! This dual braid look shows off the models shades to perfection – a blend of azure, cornflower, sapphire, and sky blue. Two thick Dutch braids come together at the bottom and she’s finished it off with romantic curled edges.
# 24 Runners Braids
Active girls will love this one – two neat Dutch braids finished off with neat mini buns at the bottom. It will keep your hair looking amazing and you can just have fun!
# 25 Neon Lights
This neon colored mane is sure to attract attention and what better way to show off incredible color saturation than with two sleek inverted braids?
Dutch braids are suitable for work, play and everything in-between. You can create a super polished look with sleek braids or do something a little more relaxed for weekend looks. This look can help you show off your colors or just keep your hair out of the way for sports – it’s all up to you. So go check out a tutorial and start styling!