Wrap-Around Dutch Pancake Braid | Cute Braided Hairstyles

* Note from Mindy: I know the title of this hairstyle will likely make some of you hungry! *joke* It sounds like something you could order from a corner bakery! Mmmmmmm!!! {If you like this hairstyle, please feel free to “FB Share” it, “Blog” it, “Tweet” it, “Pin” it, “Whatever-You-Want” it!}

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By now, many of your know that we love to “pancake” the braids in our hairstyles, and it is becoming quite the trend!

Portrait view of young girl modeling the Wrap-Around Dutch Pancake Braid | Braid Hairstyles

These Pancake Braids {braids that are flattened by simply tugging on the elbows of the braids}, led us to create this flattened version of our Crown Braid

Back view of the Wrap-Around Dutch Pancake Braid | Braid Hairstyles

Side view of the Wrap-Around Dutch Pancake Braid | Braid Hairstyles

My oldest daughter wore this braided hairstyle on the Anderson Cooper talk show in NYC last month, and we received so many comments from people all day long.

We knew we had to film this hairstyle tutorial when people stopped us all the time to ask how we did it!

Portrait view of young girl modeling the Wrap-Around Dutch Pancake Braid | Braid Hairstyles

{You will have to forgive my daughter’s pink ears and cheeks in the video, as the previous day their school held a Renaissance Fair outside on a sunny afternoon!}


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

Time Requirement: 5-10 minutes

Skill Level:  Medium

Happy Hairdoing!

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  1. hi Mindy,
    I am a lover of hairstyles and I love your videos . you are an inspiration and I have had so many comments on my hair since I watched your videos and I just want to say thanks.

  2. I do your hairstyles everyday or high school and everyone LOVES THEM, they ask where I learnt them from so I say it’s an AWESOME website. I would like to know if u can do some more DYI, because I do them on myself I would like to see a more interesting movement from u doing it. To u ding it your self. And I think if u can do it on others u can do it on yourself. Love your website. ELLA

  3. Hi Myndy ive been waching your videos and i think are amazing thnk for share this hair styles i have a daugther, she loves yours hair stlyes
    P.T. sorry for my english i must to have mistakes i speak spanish so i try to improve bye bye

  4. hey Mindy! first of all i wanted to say that your hairstyles are amazing and that you are extremely talented!!! but i have a question. i love to do hairstyles on myself and i cant get it to go around my head itwill fall back or get scrunched up i do know how to dutch braid though. It would mean alot if you could give tips or a DIY thanks!!!!!! 🙂

  5. How long is your daughters hair in this video? because I would like to do it on my daughter but I don’t know if her hair is too short.

  6. Wow that’s beautiful I love that , I try it to go to the church then everyone ask me how I do that then I give them your website and the other day I saw my friend with a crown braid that was love able !!;)

  7. hey i love the way you do the braids on your girls it is so pretty.. i would like to learn how but i dont no where to look cuz half the websites are blocked at school lololohahahahah

  8. Mindy,
    I love, love LOVE this hairstyle!!
    I found your website a few months ago and love every hair-do! You are so creative! 🙂
    Thank you so much for doing all this! 🙂

    PS-Do you have any more Renaissance hairstyles? I love the way they did their hair back then!! 😉

  9. omgggggggggggggg love ur hairstylessss i have helped so many ppl in my grade with theri hair latelyyy!!!!!! im in 8th grade and am gonna use these in high school

  10. I love the look and you daughter is so blessed to be that pretty. I’m going to do these hairstyles for school so could you please do a demo on how to do the pancake braid on yourself? Thanks! 🙂 (ps im in the 7th grade)

  11. Hi Mindy!

    I love the wrap around Dutch Pancake braid! You are really good at hairstyles and have a real ‘gift’ at doing hair! You have wonderful daughters and they are very lucky to have a Mum like you to do their hair! I can do this style on myself, although I can not seem to be able to braid the fringe and front of the hair very well! Do you have any tips for braiding the front on yourself?



  12. OMG LUV IT but I would like if u didn’t on yourself because I done it on my hair but I Dosent come out the same so I would like if u would do it ur self PLZ thx 🙂

  13. Hi, I’m a competitive figure skater and I was wondering how tight you can make this but still include the pancaking illusion. Will it still hold during my performance? I love it so much, I can’t wait to try! It will go perfect with my Irish number! 🙂

  14. The thing is, I love this hairstyle. It’s cute and its fun and I think everyone shoud wear it. I know how to do an awesome dutch braid too, so thats not really the problem. The two problems are these:

    1.) My hair is short and barely sits on my shoulder {therefore being hard to pancake the ends}

    and 2.)When I try to pancake the top, the puffs dont come out big. My hair is really thick too, but that doesnt change anything. They barley puff):!Please give me some tips!

  15. hi mindy, its a gr8 hairstyle it worked out for me! :)and yes i went to dubai and i saw that they have a day called peace day, my request is that could u invent a peace sign bun plz?
    ty n plz invent it it will b really good

  16. I love this website it is super cool!’!!!!!!!!! You guys rock you should be called the hair fashionestas

  17. I love this website and all these hairstyles! i go on here everyday and practice on my american girl doll, ( my sister gets kind of annoyed when i ask her if i can do her hair at least 5-7 times a day!) i wish i can meet you in person so you can teach me all these other wonderful hairstyles! Love the lady gaga bow and the crown braid1 thank you so much!
    -sophia (i am eleven years old)

  18. i agree ur daughters r sooooooo PRETTY!!!!! i luv ur adoption story! so touching! i did sock curls and bohemeian pancake braid and got SO many compliments!BEST WEBSITE EVER!!!!!!!!thanks soooooooooooooo much! wish i could meet u and ur family! u seem like a great mom! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX
    -tori(ps im only eleven!)


  20. luv this! its such a pretty hairstyle… i alredy want to see a new video of yours! im on the ponytail gibson tuck! i alredy want to see an new one.btw… i wish i was as gorgeous as your daughters … they are really pretty!

  21. So pretty! I wish my girls had thick beautiful hair like your daughters. Sadly, the inherited my thin hair. I will have to try the pancake technique so their braids will look bigger.

  22. I’m surprised you would post a hair do from hunger games,,,,, It does not seem like a movie that would be promoted by someone with your values. I’m a little sad. Sorry 🙁

  23. when i had this in my hair i got so many compliments from strangers! thanks so much from the hairstyle!!!!!!!!
    p.s. im only 13 and i can do all these hairstyles:)

  24. Thank you for this tutorial. It is so beautyful and it looks quite easy to do 🙂

    Ps. Yours #1 is getting to look more and more like you 🙂

  25. I love how pancaking braids make my (super thin) hair look so think! And I love this, totally wish I could do it on myself and make it look this good.

  26. Of course I love the hairstyles, but where did you get the earrings you are wearing here? I love them!!

  27. Thank you for all you put up on your site. My little girl loves every hairstyle and so do all her friends. I have actually had a hair dresser ask me to do her hair for one day when I was taking out my duaghter’s before getting it cut. You and your family is amazing and I can’t thank you enough for what you do for all us moms.

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