Twisted Dutch Braid

Happy Sunday! Last weekend I was unsure of what to do with my hair one morning, so I just started randomly braiding and this is what I came up with! Today I’m walking you through it so you can recreate it!

^^ My cute little “instagram husband” in the making (love that video — click here if you don’t know what I’m talking about) ft. his sarcastic pose and my favorite shoes!


SWEATER: Forever 21 (similar here) // FLANNEL: TJ MAXX (similar here) //
JEANS: Pacsun // BOOTS: TJ MAXX (similar here) // BAG: Target


To create this braid, begin by parting your hair in a deep side part. Mine was about in line with the outer corner of my eye. Start doing a dutch braid (cross the pieces under each other) and add in hair from both sides as you go, like a french braid. Continue backwards and go all the way down the side of your head and secure it at the bottom with an elastic.

Toss that hair off to the side and braid the rest of your hair in a traditional dutch braid, then secure it with an elastic. Pull apart both braids a bit to add volume and texture. Next, twist the small side braid around the larger braid. Secure it in place at each twist with a bobby pin and tie the ends together with an elastic. Pull out some baby hairs in the front to frame your face.

***A tip to help keep your bobby pins in place and prevent them from sliding out (I ALWAYS have this problem) is to spray the pins with hairspray first!

And you’re done! I think this hairstyle would also be really cute with a tight braid on the other side of your head as well and twisting all three together, which I’m definitely trying out next time I do it! I love how intricate this braid looks and how it’s such a cute way to pull your hair out of your face. I’m also a huge fan of the volume dutch braids give your hair from the front so it never looks too slicked back or flat!

I’d love to see you guys try out this braid! Tag me in your pictures (@abbysaylor) so I can check it out 🙂



  1. March 13, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    I just want to know how do you get your hair so perfect every time? How long does it take you to do your hair? Does it take long to pick-up on how to do hair like yours?

    • March 13, 2016 / 4:26 pm

      Dear fiancé,

      Step 1: grow your hair out.