Laid back braids are the ultimate easy up do that looks like it took loads more effort. Whether you return to romance with Renaissance-inspired crown braids, or take a sleeker, sporty approach, there’s a style to suit all occasions. Barefaced’s favourite way to wear the braid is a slightly dishevveled, almost slept in crown braid.
The milkmaid braid or crown braid has been spotted recently both on the street and on the 2013’s haute couture runways. The only down side to this, otherwise sensual and innocent hairstyle is that it requires a longer hair.
How to create the milkmaid braid :
1. Create a middle part from the front to the nape of the neck. Apply mouse to give your hair a workable texture, depending on how sleek or messy you want it.
2. Divide your hair into two low, symmetrical ponytails.
3. Start braiding each ponytail. Braid loosely to achieve a messy look. For a more special look, you can add a strip a fabric through the braid.
“Simply weave the fabric in with any section of the 3 strands of the braid. The hair and the braid will hold the fabric in place. You can add a little hairspray for extra strong hold.” says stylist Ted Gibson.
4. Secure both braids up and over the crown with bobby pins to create the appearance of one continuous braid.
5. Finish by applying hairspray.