Show Me How: Oh– So- Stylish Milk Maid Braids

 

From fishtail to French – braids have always been popular but this summer we continue to see our favourite styles shine.  I’m a massive braid fan so today we are focusing on the oh-so- adorable & oh-so-simple milkmaid braid.

This hairstyle has been spotted on many of young Hollywood such as Sarah Hyland & Jennifer Lawrence and has stayed a firm favorite amongst many of the young stars. So how do you get to look oh-so-stylish?  It’s actually way simpler than it looks.

You’ll need:

STEP 1: Spritz some dry shampoo or a styling product of your choice into your hair to give it some grip.

STEP 2: Part your hair down middle. (If you have a difficult time keeping the two sections separated, loosely tie off one side in a low ponytail to keep it out of the way until needed.) Don’t forget to leave some wispy strands in front for a more messy & chilled look.

STEP 3: Braid both sides of your hair (either your normal 3 strand braid or a fishtail) just behind the lower part of your ear securing them with clear elastics. Wrapping the strands loosely will give you a thicker, chunkier braid.

STEP 4: Pull your braid from one side across the top of your head and behind the opposite ear.  The braid should sit on the crown of your head – where you would normally pace a headband. As you do this, use bobby pins to keep the braid in place.

STEP 5: Repeat this step on the other side

STEP 6:  Tuck the ends under the opposite braid without disrupting the braid’s placement on the head.

STEP 7:  Finish off with some hairspray and this versatile up do will work for a casual Sunday brunch, night out and even your next summer wedding.

Tip: Keep in mind this look is best done messy, so don’t worry about it looking perfect!

Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Vanessa Hugdens

Vanessa Hugdens