The milkmaid braid is characterized by a free form braids that have been lifted up and secured close to the front of the hairline. While this style may look complex don’t fear – it’s actually really easy to do! Simply part your hair down the middle and make two ponytails at the back. Then you are going to plait or braid these two ponytails and bring then up past the ears and secured on top (tucking them under each other works well). You can also achieve this style using a single braid if your hair is long enough.
The milkmaid braid is sometimes confused with a crown braid. With the crown style, the braid is formed along the sides of the head using a Dutch or French method rather …show more content…
If your braids are long enough to stretch right across your head then try a style like this. Here the ends of each braid have been secured on the side of the head using pretty clips. The braids themselves are tight and defined while the hair beneath has a softer feel.
6. Start Low, End High
Milkmaid braids seem difficult but actually they are easy to create and keep their shape throughout the day. In this picture we see a thick braid coming in from one side and reaching over. This can be created by first drawing the hair into a low side pony before plaiting it. In this look, the hair is slack and wavy, with plenty of loose strands.
7. Summer Loving
When summer comes and you want a feminine style that also keeps your hair off your neck try the milkmaid style. To copy this look make sure that you have loosened some of the hair in front before you divide the hair to make plaits. Don’t make the plaits too tight and make sure you tuck those ends away.
8. Calling All Romantics
For romantic looks you just can’t go wrong with milkmaid braids – this dark haired beauty has loosely plaited her hair on both sides and lifted them forward, folded them across the head and secured the ends. She’s left some strands to fall gently around the face and