How to: Milkmaid Braid

Create this bohemian up-do in just four steps. So quick and easy, you’ll be rocking a milkmaid braid on the daily.


1. Start with dry hair – clean or dirty.

2. Split hair in half from your hairline to the nape of your neck. On each side, create a fishtail braid. If you’re not comfortable with a fish tail, any braid technique will do! Secure braids with an elastic band.

3. Take each of your braided sections, and drape it across the head about an inch or two away from the hair line. Bobby pin into place and repeat this technique on the other side.

4. For a fuller bohemian feel, gently pull on each section of hair from your fishtail braid. Spray with hairspray to hold in place.

Photography by Sara Johnson . Makeup by  Stephanie Nault. Tutorial by Jenny Strebe.

Alejandra likes ice cream, dancing and pretty things. You can usually find her exploring downtown Phoenix, where she lives, or singing to herself while writing in a coffee shop.

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