Braid 6-Mermaid Side Dutch Braid is my own twist on the popular Dutch braid.
I created a similar version, the Chic Dutch Braided Headband and Side Braid, but wanted to try the Mermaid Lichen effect.
I love how it turned out, because it adds a bit of dimension to the back strands, but still easy to do and perfect for the summer heat!
The video tutorial is below, but here are the steps as well.
Step 1 / Start with a deep right side piece.
Step 2 / Take a 3-4 “wide section of hair on the heavy side of the part
Step 3 / Divide this section into three parts.
Step 4 / Start a Dutch braid by wrapping each side piece under the middle strand; create a stitch.
Step 5 / Wrap the back piece under the middle, then take a piece of hair from the opposite side of the head, wrap it over the back of the head, and add it to the skein.
Step 6 / Now wrap the front piece under the middle and add hairline next to it.
Step 7 / Repeat steps 5 and 6 until the nape of the neck.
Step 8 / Braid in a normal braid until the end of the hair.
Step 9 / Tie the tail with a clear rubber band.
Step 10 / Gently loosen the mesh by pulling the edges.
Step 11 / Finish the style with your favorite clip!