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Hairstyle Raid: The Milkmaid Braid With a Headband

Howdy, gang! We’re here today to help you add another easy hairstyle to your arsenal. It’s our mission to make sure you’ve got fabulous hair on the reg, after all! For this one, all you need is an extra-long wire headband and, well, your hair. We’re using a wire headband from Colette Malouf, which sells so many adorable luxury accessories. It’s a little on the expensive side, yes, but it’s very high quality and so versatile! If you don’t have a wire headband on hand, consider a piece of ribbon or fabric. The wire makes it easier to manipulate your hair, though.

We think this particular hairstyle is perfect for those hot summer days when you want all your hair off your neck. It’s also great for poolside lounging or splashing, as it’ll keep your locks nice and dry. Or just wear it out on a day of errand running. This one’s certainly a contender for day two or three hair.

Tutorial: The Milkmaid Braid With a Headband

Hair Tutorial - The Milkmaid Braid With a Headband
Step One: Divide Hair in Half
Using your fingers or a comb, separate your hair into two sections. You don’t have to be too precise. We love milkmaid braids because they’re carefree and a little “lived in”.

Step Two: Wrap The Headband Around Your Neck and Braid
Place the headband behind your neck, making sure it’s even on both sides. Then, divide the left section of hair into two sections. Using the headband as a third section, create a tight, three-strand braid. Repeat on the other side.

Step Three: Lift Braids Up
Finally, lift both braids up and around the top of your head. Use the wire headband, and bobby pins if needed, to secure. We like to tuck the pieces underneath so they lie flat against the head, but you can also do some dog ears or play with different shapes. The wire headband makes it easy to manipulate into something super cute.

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P.S. If you’re all about learning and recreating new hairstyles, make sure you check out all of our other original hair tutorials (we’ve got a lot)!