First you will tease the roots of the front section of hair you are braiding. You can braid the dominant side of your part (like you’ll see today) or you could braid the non-dominant side. Teasing the roots here will help the braid have some dimension and not stick flat to your head.
Pancake the braid all of the way down the braid. This is really just trial and error to figure out how you like your braid to look.
Use 2-3 bobby pins to secure the braid just behind your ear. Try to push the bobby pins up from the bottom of your braid into your braid so that they hide and still secure the hair.
If you left out any hair in front of the braid, you might want to tease it a little to add volume. Tease the crown of your hair and the other side at the roots as well. Now that your braid is done, you want the rest of your dirty hair to look finished.
You can put a little wax on your fingers or use spray wax to give the rest of your hair some body and smoothness. Use a round brush or comb to lightly smooth your hair to give it a finished look. You could also grab your flat iron and add some curls or waves to the rest of your hair. There are so many variations you could do with this style.
And that’s it. A face framing side Dutch braid for a long pixie or bob. If you have any more questions about Dutch braids, Abby has this great video tutorial. Let me know if you have questions for me in the comments. And happy braiding!