Barefoot Blonde Double Dutch Braid Bun


I have teamed up with the girls over at Lauren Conrad to share a hair how to for this Double Dutch Braid Bun! It is really easy and foolproof… its messy so it doesn’t matter too much if you mess up – it is supposed to look like you kinda just threw it together. If you dont already follow the Lauren Conrad Blog then be sure to head over, they have everything from hair how to’s and fashion to decorating tips and yummy recipes. You guys will love. Below are the steps for this style….

1. Dutch braid both sides of a middle part and tie them off with a clear elastic.

2. Pull apart/pancake both braids to make them nice and chunky.

3. With the remaining hair in back, section off a small section (about three inches starting from the bottom of your hairline) and braid that into a three-strand braid.

4. Take the hair above the braid you just made and the two Dutch braids and create a messy bun.

5. Wrap the three-strand braid around the messy bun.

6. Pin the ends in place and hairspray. And you’re done!

Have a good day! Tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!!!!!!! xo

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  1. Do you have any suggestions for making Dutch braids look fuller near my part? I am always so self conscious because my hair is so fine near my face.

  2. I love this ‘do, but I just can’t seem to get the messy bun part. I’ve always been adept at braiding, but the skills to create a messy bun eludes me. Can you give me some tips?

  3. love the hairstyles! Great tutorials! I’m dying to know what brand that blue striped shirt is!

  4. I absolutely love your tutorials.. i’m always trying all your styles.. Every single time I want to do something different with my hair I look through your braids! I think I have tried them all so far!! I even used one for my bridal shower and no one could stop talking about how beautiful the braid was! I have one question though! how do you get your messy bun in this tutorial to look so amazing? I tried with my extensions on but I can’t ever get my bun to look right! any suggestions?

    1. Thank you so much!! I am so happy to hear that 🙂 You are probably a braiding pro by now!! Thanks for following along and for the sweet comment!! xoxo

    1. Totally!! I love how simple and sleek it is 🙂 I am glad you liked it! xo

  5. Love it Amber! So fun to team up together for this one! xo

  6. hey..
    oh how i love your tutorials.. i’m always trying your styles.. anytime i don’t know what to do with my hair i’m watching one of your videos..

    i have a special question: how do you handle your blonde while being pregnant? do you still dye your hair regularly?

    greetings from germany

    1. Thanks so much Marie!! I am so glad you find my tutorials helpful 🙂 That makes me happy!! And yes, I get it colored while pregnant. Bleach is totally safe! xo

  7. I really like this braided hair, there is time to learn the basis of this tutorial, like this one! ! ! O(∩_∩)O O(∩_∩)O

    1. Thanks so much!! And yay!! Congrats!! It looks great! Love the makeup look! Keep it up gorgeous!! xo

  8. Thanks so much for sharing! This is such a cute hairstyle, yet so effortless! Definitely my kind of style, especially on busy days when I don’t have a lot of time but still want to not look like I just rolled out of bed. Thanks again!

    Eden from

  9. Love this. I like the look of the braid wrapped around the bun at the end. Definitely going to try this this week!

  10. Hi amber!
    We have the same name haha :p i really enjoy reading your blog!! these hairstyles are just prfect! And i adore your style!! You always look so beautiful and happy 🙂 i have a question for you, i’ve been wondering what camera you use for blogging and your pictures. And what lens 🙂 I love the quality! I’ve been looking for a very good camera and the pictures you take always look perfect!
    Big hugs and kisses for your cute little family from Belgium! Xoxo

    1. Hi!! We are twinners haha!! And aww thank you so much!! I am so glad you follow along 🙂 And I use a canon 5d mark iii typically with a 24-70 lens. But I also use a 50mm, 20mm and 200mm. I hope that helps!! xoxo

  11. I love this hairstyle! I’m definitely doing this for a wedding I’m attending soon! Thank you Amber!

  12. Super cute! I was wondering where you get your hair extensions though? I want to buy some that look natural but aren’t too expensive.. Could you help me out? Thank you!!

    1. Hi Rachel!! I have used Laced Hair Extensions and Euronext extensions from Sally Beauty. Both are great but are at different price points. I hope that helps!! xo

  13. I really like the way this makes you look Dutch, or authentically European…Milk Maid Chic!!! It has a definite reserved quality, but I would like to see you wear it with a pea coat, check scarf, seasonal leggings, and just above the knee charcoal boots. The Dutch have a certain drab… But no reason you can’t amplify this style with good lines, accessories… And hair done right!????

    1. Thanks so much Ehren!! I love that compliment!! I totally agree, Dutch style is so dreamy!

  14. Just tried this hair do and I love it! Can’t wait to wear it out on the weekends! Also, I was wondering how often do you usually using self tanner in order to keep up a healthy looking glow? Trying to figure out how often I should use it without turning an unnatural color.

    1. Yay!! I am so so glad!! I bet it looked so cute on you!! And for self tanner, I try and reapply once a week. I hope that helps!! xo

  15. Hey girl love love love this post, so helpful:) I was just wondering about meeting you because you said to tweet at you and I did I just wanted to make sure you got it!:) love you so much:)<3

    1. Hi Ivy!! I am so sorry I wasn’t able to meet up 🙁 Last week was crazy busy!! I hope you had a great birthday in the city!! Love ya!! xo

    1. Darn!! I am sorry!! I will try doing more hairstyles that work with long and short hair 🙂

  16. Love love love that your doing hair tutorials again! Its been too long (apart from yesterday of course!) 😉

  17. Love this, love looks that are classy and put together but look effortless and like you didn’t spend all day fussing about it! And yes tomorrow is Friday and the weekend can’t come quick enough! Hope you’ve had a good week!

    xo Angela

    1. Thanks so much Angela!! That is so nice of you!! I am glad you like the look 🙂 I hope you’re having a great day too!! xo

  18. So pretty, I love that hairstyle! I think I’ll actually be able to make this one since it’s meant to be messy 😉 do you use extensions for this?

    1. Thanks so much Erika!! And yes! You can use a few rows for this for extra thickness 🙂

    1. Right?! It is one of my go-to’s!! And thank you Adri!! I appreciate it 🙂

  19. Dutch braids are my favorite! I think they look so much more intricate and voluminous compared to french braids


    1. Hooray!! It is so easy and perfect for lazy days 🙂 Thanks for reading!! xo

  20. So pretty! I chopped 12″ off my hair after I had my son, so no braids for me. 🙁

  21. hey there amber, I always look forward to your blog posts. it’s the first page on my browser so it’s always the first thing I see in the morning!! haha, I think you are a fantastic person and very inspirational. It wasn’t until i found your youtube channel, and later your blog, that I finally learned how to braid my hair! i know, crazy. I still haven’t gotten the hang of the dutch quite yet, but I am excited to try this one. thank you so much for taking the time to encourage people like me to try new things. (:

    1. Thanks so much Kelsey!! I am so glad you follow along 🙂 It means so much to me!! And with braiding, it takes a lot of practice!! I promise! Keep it up!! xoxo

  22. Hi Amber, love your hair tutorials. I wanted to know if your extensions are clip in or not? Getting excited about your imminent arrival and you look so good throughout your pregnancy. I made a big effort throughout mine as I wanted to look and feel good and I too made sure nails were done, fake tan etc for the ‘big’ day!

    1. Thanks so much!! And I wear clip ins 🙂 And yay!! I am glad to hear that! I will be doing that too! 😉