Happy weekend friends!
What’s better on your Saturday night in, than taking care of yourself & having a little R+R – maybe a nice face mask, a bubble bath, and a hair tutorial to get you excited for something fun coming up next week! 😉 Orrr if your coming home from a late night out – this could give you some inspiration while you heat up your leftovers or anything else you can find in the fridge. Whatever your scenario, this tutorial is here for all of you and I’m so excited about this one in particular because it’s one of my favorite hairstyles – The Dutch Braided Bun Updo!
The Dutch braid is a three strand braid, where you take turns bringing the outside strands under the middle one, adding pieces of hair to both sides as you braid down. It’s very similar to the French braid, but it offers more of a 3-D effect, making it great for big braids. For this particular hairstyle you are creating a braid on one side, all the way down, and then wrapping it around itself to form a bun in the back. After looking through the pictures below, don’t forget to watch the tutorial!
SKIRT – Top Shop – $55
TOP – Sun & Shadow / Nordstroms – “SOLD OUT” at Nordstroms & N. Rack
LIPSTICK – Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color – Electric Pink – $7.99
SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED:
- HAIRSPRAY – (GLL product choice: REDKEN Quick Dry 18 )
- THERMAL IRON PROTECTANT – (GLL product choice: BAIN DE TERRE THERMAL IRON PROTECTOR)
- HAIR BRUSH – (GLL product choice: TANGLE TEEZER)
- CURLING IRON/ROD – only if you are planning on curling your whispies/baby hairs/bangs for a messier looser look. (GLL product choice: HOT TOOLS 3/4″ iron OR Nume Style 25mm wand)
- BOBBY PINS, ELASTIC RUBBER BANDS, & A THICKER RUBBER BAND – (GLL product choice: SCUNCI)
WHERE TO WEAR THIS HAIRSTYLE:
This is one hairstyle that can honestly be worn to SO many different events, which is why it’s one of my absolute favorites! I wear this as an everyday look – running errands, going to work, really anywhere you can think – and that’s because once you get good at it it’s such minimal effort for how amazing it looks. Call me lazy, or call me efficient! 😉
Since this hairstyle pulls all of your hair onto one side, it’s possible to get that bigger chunky looking braid – perfect for weddings, photoshoots, date nights, or any occasion where you want to look special. It’s also a great alternative to a regular bun for anyone that has to wear their hair up for work or school. There are many places I have volunteered where your hair is required to be up/back, and this allows for adhering to the rules with some extra style.
Below are more pictures of this look along with a link to the tutorial, so you can learn how to do it yourself:
Noella Van de Voorde