Sunday, August 21, 2011

How to do a milkmaid braid in 5 minutes


I love throwing my hair up into a milkmaid braid. It's one of those bad hair day tricks that looks difficult but takes minutes to achieve.

Here's my recipe:
1. Divide your hair into 2 sections, part down the middle.
2. Braid both into 2 loose braids. I like to braid mine under for a Dutch style braid, but it makes no difference. 
3. Pull one braid over to the other ear and secure with a bobby pin.
4. Pull the second braid over the first one pulling the ends towards the back of head. Secure with a bobby pin.
5. Tuck in your ends under each braid and secure.
  6. Add more pins if it feels loose and hairspray.

That's all there's to it! 

Enjoy and come back tomorrow for the rest of the outfit.


101 comments:

Con amore Bella Rose said...

thanks for sharing this with us. It looks divine, especially if I had hair like yours. Love it. Please follow me @conamorebellarose.blogspot.com

Have a wonderful day.

We Are The Crowd said...

love this! the pictures look fantastic and such a helpful explanation :)

Mollie from we-are-the-crowd.com
xo

Glam`ourFever said...

so pretty :)

Liesl said...

How adorable! Looks lovely on you!

Liesl :)

Lúcia said...

really nice! My hair is too short unfortunately. I could proably do a mini version like a headband.
xxxx

Sheila said...

looks great!!

Polly said...

so easy!and lovely!

xox, Polly

Jen S. said...

very cute!!! My hair isn't long enough to do this but it looks great on you.

jen
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Tiffany said...

You might have just made me change my mind about cutting my hair... :) Love it.

raspberry-rouge.com said...

Gonna try that one, it looks amazing on you! XO Rebecca

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The Fancy Teacup said...

This makes me so excited that I have long enough hair to attempt such a pretty, plaited look. Thanks for sharing, Liz!

♥, Jamie
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MaviDeniz said...

Thanks for this tutorial. Those braids looks so cute!

Xo

Jill. said...

Like this but my hair is not long enough... :(

and that blouse is sooooo beautiful!!

Leya said...

this is so cute!! :D now i know how..hehe..can't wait to try!

xx

devin olivia said...

i do it too but i cant do my whole head since my hair is short
love it
xx
DOLLMEUP

Manon H. said...

So adorable ! Love braids !

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fashionmix said...

great !!! if i have long hair :)

FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

that's pretty cool :D

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The little world of fashion said...

great!!!!!

kcomekarolina said...

cool!!!


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Krissy ~ said...

aww you look so cute, if only my hair was long enough!
Krissy xoxo

Vasilieva said...

lovely

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x

prettystellar said...

i also love doing this! so simple and cute!

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Erica J said...

great idea- love the step by step picture, very clever! thanx for sharing!

Kotryna said...

Great hairstyle;)

Shoof said...

Love that hairstyle, but it's not fair, you're pretty so everything looks great on you LOL.

BeautifulM. said...

Thanks for sharing ! It looks so cute!

Francesca Felix said...

this is amazing! I think I want to try it on me TODAY. great DIY
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monkeyshines ♥ said...

brilliant! you got beautiful hair!

Bises,
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Mandy said...

Thanks for sharing, you have gorgeous hair! ♥ Mandy ( MENNEPEN)

Nadja said...

awesome! i'm going to try this right now :-D

Bonsai said...

Love that blouse, look forward to the rest of the outfit.

Plami said...

Gorgeous hairstyle! I wish my hair was longer so I could try it :)

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FASHION MAKES ME HAPPY said...

You look gorgeous...
Awesome tutorial...

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David Diaz said...

You look so pretty! :D


Have a Good Day!

David

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Shara said...

love it ..try it but didnt work:(La Folie 

Lindsay said...

i love this style as well! totally a bad hair day savior. i cut my hair though so i don't think it's long enough anymore :(

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PinkGlitter said...

Great tutorial!

Inez said...

Love the milkmaid braid. Looks good on your hair.

mo said...

Thanks for this tutorial, I´ll try soon!!
XOXO

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Ria :) said...

such an excellent idea, i love it, going to try it soon :) xxxx

Vicky said...

Looks amazing :)

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Catherine said...

love it!! :) thx for sharing <3

Hannah said...

aww this is so cute! thanks for the tutorial, i think the finished plait looks adorable


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xx

Sa' said...

Lovely hairstyle!
Thank you for sharing. xx

Natalie Suarez said...

so pretty!! LOVE! :)

xx

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Adlair Ismerim said...

Lovely hairstyle!

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Evelyn Morales said...

i like the this you look real cute with your braids!!

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angelieeee said...

lovely! ♥
xxxo

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marama said...

Beautiful =)

Kyla said...

Great tutorial! I wish my hair was long enough to pull this off, your hair looks beautiful!!

Courtney said...

I love doing this to my hair! It's great.

Courtney
I Can Be Many Things

Michele said...

So easy! I love your necklace and tee. Super chic & easy. <3 Michele newleafforfashion.blogspot

Katya said...

Can't wait for my hair to be long enough to try this!

xx
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I Art Fashion said...

That looks super cute on you.
Can't wait for my hair to grow

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Myrted said...

Like your blouse and your hair-do! Stunning. :)
xoxo,
LoveSkinBest

Jo said...

Heidi braids are one of my ultimate go-to hairstyles! <3 I actually just made a cute video on how to do them the other day!

x
Lost in the Haze

La Petite Marmoset said...

It looks so good!

La Petite Marmoset

Breanne said...

gorgeous!!! I wish my hair was as long as yours!!

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Raspberry Jam said...

So beautiful!

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Amanda said...

This is so cute, I'm going to have to try it out sometime!

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Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

I love how you did this. Thank you so much for the post.
Will try this this week.
Daphne.
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BB Sugar said...

Hair and more, is good.

yvo said...

omg too cute

SAMANTHA said...

very cool thank you so much!!


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Adele said...

Great how to - thanks for sharing xoxo
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Alma said...

I know this is about braids,and I think you look great with the hairdo! but I love your blouse!!! :)

fashiongamble said...

great Idea have to try it out some time!

Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage said...

Jealous of long hair! Why did I cut it!? Waaahhh!

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Trips & Treasures said...

cool ! I really thought it was much more complicated :)

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Pupeow* said...

Thank you for sharing :D

I never seen this hairstyle before ^^"

I will definitely do as you tutored!!!!


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taffetaramblings said...

love this- will be trying out on my next 'my hair is not cooperating' day! xxx

Michelle Lee said...

love this hair :)

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EDYTA said...

WOW! Thanks for the tutorial! Maybe I'll try it on my hair :)

Pauline said...

I love this hairstyle :D
It looks so complicated but actually it's only two braids laid over your head.
This is also the perfect hairstyle for very hot days. No hair that makes the day even hotter :D

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Thuy said...

looks great :)

Collections said...

Great tutorial.


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Rochelle Fox said...

super how to lady adoring you hair xx A Fox That Meows ♥

Boho-Chica said...

Love this hairstyle, thanks for sharing!

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Annie said...

thanks for sharing this cute hair do. I still need to grow my hair a little though. damn it :)

X, Annie

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lisa signorini said...

amazing post!
new post on my blog: I'm waiting for u!!

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Sudarchuluun.E said...

Hi Liz.... we can follow each other???

doyouspeakgossip said...

Really nice tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing.

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prettylittlepinkthings said...

Thanks for posting! This is too cute!!
~Lesley

Teeney said...

such a CUTE hairstyle! Soo chic, yet so simple! ;] thanks for sharing!

The BB said...

So pretty! If I hadn't recently chopped my hair I would try this immediately.
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Lisa (aka sweetie) said...

Love the milkmaids!! xo

Lianne and Tia said...

I will definitely have to try this once I get bangs!

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linselekta said...

Incredible! I like your outfit and your tutorials.Kisses from http://bloguay.com/selekta

BLASZOK said...

your hair are created for hairstyles like this one ;) amazing!

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style sidewalk said...

yes! i love, love, love the braid!

xx andie

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Thomas said...

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Alexis said...

so great!

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pinkmate said...

this is a great post!!! I love your top!

Vanessa

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D. said...

I like do this hairstyle often :) it looks cute and stylish

Cristiana Nunes said...

I love your necklace!

Emma said...

Thank you, this was amazingly useful! It doesn't look as neat as yours as my hair is shorter but I'm getting the hang of it :D
Lovely blog.

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Sooz* said...

Great