Thursday, June 5, 2014

Milkmaid Briads Tutorial


As I'm sure you've noticed by now, I wear my hair up a lot. Lately, one of my favorite hairstyles is up in milkmaid braids. Since some of you have been asking how to do it, I figured I'd do a quick tutorial for you guys!

The best thing about this hairstyle is that it's super easy and only takes about 5 minutes to do. If you can do a simple braid, you can make this happen. Promise!

Take a look at the photos and follow along!

1. Brush your hair! Mine's always real tangly, so this is key.
2. If you've got hair that's prone to laying flat like I do, spray a little hairspray on your roots and scrunch it up to give your hair a bit of volume.
3. Divide your hair into two sections by parting it down the back of your head.
4. Begin braiding one side. Once you get a bit of a braid started (like, maybe 2" or so), hold it in place and scrunch your hair up a bit by your roots. Again, volume!
5. Finish your braid, and secure it with a small hair tie. I like using the tiny little elastic ones, since they're not bulky.
6. Repeat steps 4-5 on the other side.
7. Grab the end of one of your braids and bring it up over your head like a headband. Once you've positioned it to your liking, use a bobby pin to pin it in place. I find that the best spot for this is just above the hair tie since the bulk of the hair tie holds the braid in place very nicely.
8. Repeat step 7, tucking the end of your braid and the bobby pin under the other braid.
9. Use bobby pins to secure and loose bits. I usually pin the ends of my braids under the braids themselves, and also pin the base of the braids so they don't stick out too much.
10. Optional: spray your whole head with hairspray to help hold the style. Real talk: I'm lazy and skip this step.

And there you have it! In just about 5 minutes you've got yourself a super cute hairstyle!

XOXO
Becca
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20 comments:

  1. I'm glad you posted a tutorial of this cute hairstyle, it's so pretty and I've been wondering just how to do it! Definitely trying this one out!

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  2. This look is so cute on you! I tried it before, but I am terrible at braiding my hair. Then my arms gets tired, and I give up:) I have to try this again, though, with your tutorial:)

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  3. So cute! I can't wait until my hair grows long enough to do hair styles again! ^___^

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  4. Love this! Now my hair is long enough I'll definitely give this a go! xxx

    http://hipslikecinders.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Dude, that top! Super cute. The braids too.

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  6. I've always wanted to try milkmaid braids, but have never been brave enough...maybe I'll give it a whirl! xx

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    1. your hair is saaaaaaaah long though!

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  7. My hair needs to grow a bit before I will be able to try this, thanks for sharing.

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  8. Your hair looks awesome! I love wearing my hair like that too. xoxo

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  9. A-FREAKIN-DORABLE. Great tutorial and photos too. :)

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  10. yes! my go-to style for summer! love it - great tutorial doll x

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  11. Whoa! I know I should be looking at the hair but that curtain/backdrop has the coolest pattern, can I ask where you got it?

    THis post does make me miss my milk maid braids. I used to love them but they are hard to do when you have a pixie cut. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Mollie! It's a Marimekko shower curtain. I got it at anthropologie a few years back, but I think they still make them!

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  12. SO pretty! When my hair grows out a bit longer, I'll do this!

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  13. so wishing i could braid my own hair. what sort of girl am i?

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    1. You can totally learn! I learned how to braid with twirlers. No joke.

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    2. By which I mean twizzlers. Silly auto-correct!

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  14. I wish I could do this, but now my hair is too short! Even when it was long, my hair was too thick that I looked ridiculous! On you, it looks so cute!
    ~Sara

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  15. I wish I could do it like this! My hair is slightly too thick and not quite long enough to prettily pin up like you do. I have to french braid upside-down to get a good milkmaid braid. But I LOVE this style. And it's so cute on you!
    Also, your shirt (or dress?) is adorable.
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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