Milkmaid braid is a braid style created with two 3-strand braid encircling the head. It is also known as a crown braid for that reason. This style has been around since forever and it has stand the test of being a classy yet modern look anyone can embrace. Plus, it keeps you cool during humid weather. The only minor problem with milkmaid braid is you either need really long hair or a very well-matched hair piece. However, short hair ladies can still create a faux crown braid look with a simple hairstyling trick.
Milkmaid Braid Runway Inspiration Board
If you have the length to pull it off refer to the different variations as seen on the runway inspiration board (above). You can see styles from sleek and classic to messy crowns with texture. The possibility is endless and you can even try accessorizing the braid.
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Ready to try it out? Refer to the video below by the Beauty Department.
This is a simple and classic way to create your milkmaid braid. If you're up for a challenge you could replace the two 3-strand braid to a fishtail braid.