How to Create a Milkmaid Braid
The classic milkmaid braid gets a stylish update in this how-to.
Milkmaid braids aren't just for hiding anymore. This sweet look is perfect for a date night or even a day at the office. Start by taking a part in the middle of your hair. Starting at either side of the part, beginning at the front of your head, French braid your hair to the back of your head. When you reach the part of the back of your head, secure the braid with an elastic band. Repeat on the opposite side. You should end with French braided pigtails. Loosen up the braids so that they'll look less perfect. Take the two braids behind your head and wrap them together around one another, bobby pinning them as you go. Then shape the braid into a flat bun at the back of your head, securing with bobby pins.