Same-Side Dutch Braid | Cute Hairstyles

So today’s braided hairstyle is fairly simple because it only requires that you know how to Dutch Braid, or sometimes called an “outtie” or Reverse French Braid.

Side back view of the Same-Side Dutch Braid | Cute Hairstyles

You simply start at the front right side of the head {really, either side will do fine… it is just a matter of your preference}, and begin Dutch braiding.  To start, bring the right strands in normally for the Dutch Braid but bring the left strands over the top of the head to be included in the braid on the side. When you are at the base of the head, you simply braid the rest of the hair into a regular side braid and tie off with a hairband.

Front view of the the Same-Side Dutch Braid | Cute Hairstyles

Portrait of young girl modeling the Same-Side Dutch Braid | Cute Hairstyles

This hairstyle is perfect for girls of all ages, and is a simple braid style that can be included in your every-growing hairstyle repertoir. For my older girls, I prefer to loosen the braid and even “messy” it up a bit for the modern look that is so popular today.  Enjoy!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, one hairband, hairspray, accessory {if desired}

Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

If you felt that this tutorial was helpful, please do let us know! Happy Hairdoing!

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  1. Hi, I love your tutorials, they are concise and very easy to follow. I was wondering if you could do some in the sports category that is something extra added to a simple pony tail. Thanks so much!
    Please keep making videos!

  2. Hi Mindy,

    I’m getting this done by a hairdresser this Sunday (I’m awful at doing my own hair and my mom has finger pain so she can’t do it)for a family wedding. My grown out bangs are not all one length but are long to my neck. Will this work on my hair. I mean will it reach at the beginning of the braid? If not could the hairdresser use hair pins to hold the shorter pieces in. My hair is thick but is really limp. I have to decide by this Sunday the 26th of May 2013. If you could give me an answer I’d appreciate it. If she can’t do it I have to have her do a plain French braid and have my bangs cut which I’m not crazy about doing. Thanks so much. I love seeing pics of your family. <3
    Shauna in Massachusetts 🙂

  3. Hi Mindy. Thank you so much for posting all these awesome videos. I have a pretty big secret. I can do french braids, dutch braids, all kinds of waterfall braids, twist braids, buns,shortie hairstyles, curls but I cannot tie a neat ponytail. Yes even one at the nape of the neck I cannot do. PLEASE HELP!!!!

  4. Hi Mindy, I was wondering, whenever I do a French or Dutch braid, you can’t see it. For some reason. Do you know what I am doing wrong

  5. hi mindy
    I was wondering if you can help me with any advice on how to do the one side braid and the katniss braid in curly hair. thank you a lot

  6. omg!!!!!! im 12 yrs old n i tried the 1 side braid wow were the boys looking at me. lol, anyways do u work in a salon cuz u really should work in one. ur biggest fan ismelda (ur awsome 😉 p.s god bless the little girl with the blond hair that u did the 1 side braid on.

  7. its super cute and easy to do! … on others head. I can do it on my cousin or on my best friend or on any person unless mine… i cant do it on myself… any tips? its super cute but im still learning to do it on myself. but thanks anyway! i really like your videos and hairstyles i alredy want to see a new video… and thank you for posting a picture on the front so i can see if i do it right or not. Thanks for the tutorial and time!

  8. What would you consider medium-length hair? I’m still not sure if my hair would be long enough for this style.

  9. Love it! My mom did it yesterday for a dinner with my family! Everyone loved it! Even my mom’s cousins dad(79) thought that it was adorable! Thank you So much!!(:

  10. Hi Mindy! This style looks really cute but I think it’s a little bit hard for me to do it by myself. Do you have any tips for me? Thanks a lot!

  11. Hi Mindy! I’ve tried to do this hairstyle on my self and its not really working out. Could you please give me some tips?

  12. i LOVE this hairstyle i always ask my mom to do my hair like this before school but she doesnt know how to braid but the other day my auntie did it to my hair and i LOVED it.i am always on this website desiding what to do for school the next day thanks so much for the VERY cute haistyles!

  13. Hi!!! Me and my friends LOVE LOVE LOVE your hairstyles!! I do the same side dutch braid all the time! I get all of my hairstyles from you!

  14. I want to start off saying thank you for sharing your looks i love all the looks. I never have a promblem with accomplishing the look because your directions are very easy to follow, and you make it look so easy too. 🙂 and when i do a look on my daughter i get alot of compliments and i make sure i let everyone know your web site and to look you up on youtube as well.

    thank you again!

  15. thank u.
    this hair style is really superb.i am watching all your hairstyle tutorials. all are very nice.
    i am doing your hairstyles and going to college. its really superb. i can’t do waterfall french braid. i tried it by seeing your video yet i couldn’t do that.
    can you help me in doping waterfallfrench braid

  16. Thanks so much for the cute hair ideas! I love doing the styles on my little sisters and myself. the compliments just keep rolling in! thanks!

  17. Hi mindy,

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this hiarstyle!
    My hair is to short to braid is all the way down, so wednesday I’ll get my extensions :D!
    THNX so much for all the hairstyles!

  18. OMG you have the cutest hairstyles ever. I watch your videos ALL the time. I’ve almost seen them all. I also read you blog every day for more updates.

  19. Love it! But sadly, I have a bob, do you think you can do some more shorty hairstyles?! But i love the braided do:)

  20. I really really really like this one !
    I’m 20 & I did this in my own hair a few minutes ago & it’s soooo pretty !
    Keep up the very good work !

  21. This is super cute! And yes, Mindy, the videos help. Without your video tutorials I couldn’t do anything with my daughters hair. Thank you so much.

  22. I tried that earlier and I think there might be something wrong with the video…it won’t load. I’m not having any trouble with any other other tutorials so I don’t think it’s my PC.
    PS – I just found your site yesterday and I absolutely love it! I have 2 girls with pretty long hair and I sent both of them to school today with braids I learned from your site!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

    1. HI Cecy! Yes, if you click the hyperlink in the post that says “Reverse French Braid”… that will take you to the tutorial! Thanks!

    1. Thanks, Angela! Sort of, it is a reverse French Braid. Tthe technique is the same, on you reverse the stranding.

  23. Thank you so much Mindy! I don’t know if you know this or not, but this hairstyle was on the ABC Family show “Pretty Little Liars”. I fell in love and had absolutely no idea how to do it! Thank you thank you.

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