Sunday, July 14, 2013

Makeup Monday: Milkmaid Braids Hair Tutorial




I love the ease of having shorter hair, but I sorely miss the ability to wear updos - especially during the Summer, when all I want to do is keep my hair off my neck. Luckily, my little sister Tessa is here for the week, and I can live vicariously through her. I've done a hair tutorial for a slightly more intricate version of this style before (the braided updo), but I wanted to show you the simplified version. I added the fascinator just for fun (also seen here), but you can either leave the updo as is, or add some decorative clips (as demonstrated here). 
 Milkmaid braids look a lot more complicated than they are; they're actually one of the easiest summer hairstyles I can think of, next to a ponytail. I broke it down step by step, so keep reading after the cut for the full tutorial. Grab some bobby pins, a couple of tiny hair ties, and some hair spray. 

Let's get started!





p.s. Tessa is wearing a Corey top and LAQA + Co Fat Lip Pencil in "Lambchop".

32 comments:

  1. Simply gorgeous hairstyles!

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  2. This look adorable. Have to try it too.


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  3. Great tutorial !

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  4. I miss having my hair long enough to be able to do milkmaid braids! Crown braids just have to do until I can finally complete these again.

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  5. I love the touch of blue in her hair - looks fab! :-)

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  6. Very cute, and it looks great with the blue in her hair :)
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  7. I haven't had log hair in ages and I'm growing it out now. The problem is that I have no idea what to do with it other than a ponytail :D I love the blue in your sister's hair. I'd love to try a bright hair colour, but it's so much commitment. This looks like the perfect inbetween option for me.

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  8. Amazing photos! I saw many of such tutorials but noone thought of adding some color to the braids - well done lady! :)

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  10. I miss having long hair! I love her blue under-layer!
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  11. Fresh and pretty! Perfect for summer.

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  12. Your sister is beautiful!
    And I love your blog!

    One of my favorite hair do too!
    I have longer hair, so I cross the braids at the back of my head: left braid goes right, right one goes left....
    It looks like one braid all around the head!

    Love

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  13. Thx for this^post I'll try :)M-C
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  14. Lovely look....looks awesome...like it

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  15. This looks so cute and is actually much easier than I thought! Thanks so much for the tutorial. Your sister is a stunning model! xo

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  17. She looks gorgeous! I love her hair!

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  18. love her hair, gorgeous! Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  19. Sigh... I miss having long hair. Haha. This looks awesome, and your sister is stunning!

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  20. Love the make up, love the hair style, love the photos! Everything! :)

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  21. This looks so pretty with the blue in Tessa's hair. Very cool.

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  22. Hey Keiko, how do you take these shots? What camera and lens? Please share :) Thanks!

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  23. This look is lovely on her especially with the color in her hair! I wish I could pull off a look this effortlessly but my hair wouldn't make such perfect braids because of all the layers!


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  24. Holy moley, Tessa is all grown up and absolutely beautiful! There are some GOOD genes in that family of yours!

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  27. That's so much easier than I thought it would be! Also, I love the blue in Tessa's hair. It's pretty adorable on her.

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