25.7.13

Hair How To: The Yodeling Milk Maid Braid

It's been a while since my last hair how-to, so I thought it was time for another one. I was inspired by a tutorial from Refinery29, a lifestyle website from LA. This one is really easy and all you need is hair that's a bit longer than shoulder lenght. Mine was just long enough for this style but since I'm having a hair cut soon, I won't be able to be a milk maid for much longer.
As usual I didn't have much time to get ready yesterday morning before running to work.  I quickly brushed my hair before dividing it into two sections. My middle-part wasn't too even but it wasn't a big deal since it's meant to be a little rustic.
I then plaited both sections before securing them with tiny hair ties. I find that I buy a bag of small hair ties once a year and that lasts me for simple hair styles throughout the year. I am also quite fanatical about using snagless hair ties, I don't want the metal on my hair. There are so many great snagless alternatives now that it's a piece of cake. On the topic of cake, I'm looking forward to some tonight since it's my beautiful sister-in-law's birthday. You might remember her wedding which took place in April. Click here for part 1 / part 2 / part 3.
After plaiting my hair I roughed each section up to make it a little looser to create the illusion of fuller and thicker hair. My hair is very fine so I like to use volume powder or mousse to get an added texture. I then simply lifted each braid up to the crown of my head and secured it with a couple of bobby pins.
It was so easy and I really like the result. It's a really cute up-do and the less perfect it is, the better it looks. It did feel a little tight though so I loosened the braids a little. It was almost like I got a reverse facelift.
This is the front on result and I left my fringe hanging loose because it adds to the texture and casualness of the Milk Maid Braid.
Now I just need to practice my yodeling skills and I'll be good to go to the Swiss Alps. I used to read the Heidi in the Alps books when I was little and I loved learning about how it was growing up in the alps. Divine books and it reminds me of our beautiful trip to Zermatt in Switzerland two years ago. I would love to go back there in winter to check it out. Who am I kidding, I would love to go back there anytime!


What is your favourite braid?


Xx I

10 comments:

  1. Love it! Unique and pretty. I will def try this hairdo and see if it looks great on me.

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    1. Thank you Jessica! Let me know how you go xxx

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  2. I love all sorts of braid. At the moment, I always do my hair with a braid on the side. This is a really nice hairdo I must try.

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    1. Braids are gorgeous, aren't they? I also love the side braid, such an easy and effortless style. I loved that you tried the milk maid braid, and the photo on Instagram was perfect! xxx

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  3. I love it! It looks so easy to do but it still looks as if you put alot of effort into it.

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    1. Thank you Jen!

      It really is easy and would look great on you xxx

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  4. You look stunning! Love the milkmaid braid on you. :)

    I loved Zermatt and wish I could revisit too. I have a lighter I use to light candles that was purchased there as a little memento, and also a little plushie Marmot that sings when you press his belly. :)

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    1. Thanks beautiful N!

      Zermatt is a beautiful place isn't it? I've got a deck of cards from there, but a lighter would have been a good idea too. I want to go back:) xxx

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  5. Love it! I love doing the waterfall braid. Fiddly but love the result! xo

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    1. The waterfall braid is stunning. I still haven't mastered it xxx

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