I don’t offer a lot of hair or beauty advice on this blog, and for good reason. I’m so far from being an expert, and most of the time I’m kind of a mess. Believe it or not, though, I once had good hair. The voting public told me so! I won Best Hair in my senior year which, if you’ve seen me lately, seems like it might be a joke.
This mop on my head is basically always a mess. It’s curly, but not the kind of curly that can just air dry and go.* And in the summer, the last thing I want to do is deal with this monstrous hair scarf. So I’ve been wearing it up almost every day and trying to find new updos that are quick and easy for a girl who can barely do her own hair. Enter the milkmaid braid!
They’re super easy, look good on almost everyone, and keep your neck cool. I really didn’t think they would look good on me (I have a big head and lots of feminine styles just look weird on me), but they turned out really well. I even go t a compliment from a girl who works at my favorite burger place, which is how I know they were truly a success. Here are couple of tutorials I found:
Milkmaid braid video on Sometimes Sweet
Slightly different milkmaid braids from Keiko Lynn
Maiden Braid Tutorial on A Beautiful Mess
*I probably CAN do this with my hair, I just don’t know how to style it. Any curly hair tips or recommendations for knowledgeable curly hair stylists in Columbus, please let me know.
Image via Style.com