There are a lot of types of braids out there, though the most popular tend to be are the classic braid and the fishtail braid. This year, it is time to change it up a bit and try something different by rocking this spring 2013 hairstyle seen at the Manning Cartell show. The style uses a flat Dutch braid for an edgier look.
A flat Dutch braid is different from the other braids because the 3 sections of your hair are crossed under each other instead of crossed over. It looks like an inverted braid, and stands up from the head instead of becoming part of the hair.
This hairstyle for the Manning Cartell show was created by ghd hair director, Alan White. The look is inspired by the futuristic, tribal and romantic inspirations of the whole collection. The flat Dutch braid hair looks very sleek and sculptured but is soft and groomed at the same time. It features a Dutch braid on top and slick wet hair on the sides.
Follow the instructions on how you can recreate this unique take on the Dutch braid hairstyle after the break.
How to: the centre Dutch braid
The flat Dutch braid can be a little tricky to recreate but once it is done, it looks phenomenal. This hairstyle would look great on girls with a shoulder length bob because it just pops out more.
If you want to see more of the flat Dutch braid hair on the runway, check out Manning Cartell’s spring 2013 collection at that link.
For more instructions on the flat Dutch braid hairstyle, you can watch the video below to see how it was done backstage.