are the most popular trend of the Spring/Summer and with SO many
intricate, pretty, and interesting variations of this traditional style,
we thought that we’d take a closer look at our favourite braided styles
over the coming weeks...starting with the stunning milkmaid braid. :)
look has been seen on loads of celebrities such as Sienna Miller, Mary
Kate Olsen, and most recently, Scarlett Johansson, who rocked this look
at the Avengers Assemble premier. It looks amazing worn as an updo and
super cute worn a little smaller, but with a down ‘do... we’re really
loving the milkmaid braid and it's versatility! Using your Headkandy hair extensions will add
volume to the braids as well as the extra length, if needed, to allow
these to be pinned into place.
your hair extensions; you will be separating your hair at the centre so
it's best to position the wefts on either side of your head, avoiding
your quad weft and back wefts as these would be seen when your hair is
parted. If you play with the positioning you should be able to
incorporate these either side.
your hair into pigtails. Braid these into a simple braid and secure the
ends with an elastic or a clear snag if you don’t want these to
Take one of your braids and pull this over your head so that the braid falls along your hairline. Pin this in place.
the other braid and position this slightly behind the first and pin
this in place. If the ends of the braids are visible, you can either
tuck these into the loose hair where your braids were started, or if you
have super long hair wrap these around a little further and tuck these
underneath the braids :)
it really is that simple to create a milkmaid braid! To give the look a
messed up bed head style that is very popular with it, pull out a few
strands and plump up your braids. Adding in a few flowers or pretty pins
makes this super girly, summery and perfect for festivals!
If you wanted to do this with a down 'do then you can fit your hair
extensions as normal and then you can take a small section of hair from
behind your ear, on each side, to braid. Once these are braided and
secured follow steps three and four. Add gorgeous waves to your hair for
the perfect boho hairstyle. You can also make this style more creative
like Diana Argon and try this style with a fishtail braid!
style is super perfect to cheat at too...instead of fitting your
extensions and braiding your own hair you could just braid a weft or
two! Once these are braided simply pin at the nape of the neck so that
your own hair hides the clipped section, although this does only work if
you are wearing your hair down!
love the milkmaid braid and think it’s a great alternative updo for
Summer parties, festivals and even weddings! What do you think of the
milkmaid braid and have you tried it yourself? We’d love to see where
and how you wear your milkmaid braids so upload some pics on the
HeadKandy Facebook page. :)