Wednesday, February 16, 2011

How to: Milkmaid braids

for tonight's blog

After I posted a picture of my hairstyle today on twitter, a tutorial was requested by a handful of people! I'm sure that a milkmaid braid tutorial has been done a hundred times...but I figured, why not? Why wouldn't my readers want to see an almost five-minute long video of me braiding my hair? hahah. But really, the video is kind of long but I didn't have time to make another condensed version or figure out how to speed it up.  So what you see is what you get! ;)

But anyway, happy braiding! This is the easiest hairstyle ever, and looks good on just about anyone. A few tips: I think the key to nice, thick looking braids in any style is to loosen them up as demonstrated in the video. Also, at the end, don't be concerned if hair is sticking up or out- tuck and pin is my motto! Don't be afraid to use bobby pins. A messier look is better with this hairstyle, so perfection is not what you are aiming for. You don't have to have a perfect part or symmetrical braids. And one last thing- dirty hair works best! My favorite kind of hair. haha. Enjoy!


*song is "Sweepstakes Prize" by Mirah.

65 comments:

  1. so pretty and flirty! very cute video my dear <333

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  2. cute video! i thought you were gonna talk and i got all excited :D

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  3. Ha! I giggled at your eyebrow raising, kinda like a mime. Loved it. And you as always.
    <3

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  4. Thanks ladies!

    @Jess Y. I felt like SUCH a mime! hahah. I felt too awkward talking. Maybe I have a new career coming my way?

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  5. one of my FAVOURITE hairstyles! and you are just precious, my friend. cutest lady ever! <3

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  6. Ok, so I think Logan has a crush on you! Then when it was over and all your vimeo videos came up he said, "I want to do the baby one!" too cute.
    I love how your personality comes through in the video even w/o any words!!
    xoxo

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  7. Your hair looks great like this! I love it.

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  8. lol i like when you messed up and made that cute little face. so sweet! the braids look darling on you. i might have to try this soon.

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  9. Super pretty!! Really suits you.

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  10. that was awesome! cute song too!

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  11. You are just the cutest lady in all the land. And now I love Mirah! :)

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  12. I love it!! I tried it tonight on my short hair... not too terrible! :]

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  13. love love love this!
    the look really suites you.
    J.

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  14. Very cute! I wish my hair was even that long long lol.

    The Sweetest Life

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  15. i don't even have long hair and i just sat through this video because you're so dang cute!

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  16. OH MY GAH! you are seriously the cutest,ever! thank you so much for doing a tutorial, i can't wait to try this!

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  17. You are too cute, little lady!

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  18. You're so adorable. I laughed on the part where you're like "wait, I messed up" on the first braid & started over hahaha<3

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  19. Funny, I also had Heidi braids today. It's my favorite hairdo for a bad hair day!

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  20. adorable video! i will have to try this. i'm a new momma so i have the dirty hair for sure and a bun is getting old!

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  21. Soooo cute! I love the part where you messed up the braid and redid it, haha. Precious.

    Thanks for posting this! I can't wait to try it - got my hair majorly highlighted today so I think it'll be great with all the new colors!

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  22. what an adorable video, love the braids :)

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  23. Super cute video Danielle! Loved it! Can I request more vlogging? Pretty please?! xoxo ~Samantha

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  24. i love it! i want to try this out now. you should do more tutorials :)

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  25. that was really cute. <3 and i'm definitely gonna try it out myself.

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  26. Such a cute style - looks much easier to do than I thought it would be! x

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  27. sooo cute! and i love mirah. and you.

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  28. love it love it love it! <3
    i just came across your blog after seeing you featured on bleubird...
    i am following you now :) your hair is awesome. have a great day!
    Beth
    http://bethretrodreams.blogspot.com/

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  29. I finally perfected the messy bun last night (a funny thing to "perfect"), so this is my next adventure! :)
    Oh, and thanks for giving me a new artist to look into! I loved the song. <3

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  30. I watched this last night & did it this morning for work & school :) I am the world's worst braider but I think it works! I love your facial expressions in this video, so funny!

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  31. too bad my hair is too short to do this. i would love to see how the back of your hair look in this hairstyle.

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  32. Oh I just love that hairstyle. I am going to try it soon!
    Your video was adorable. Thanks for posting the tutorial!

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  33. I love this. i am running home to try it after work! Thanks.

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  34. So pretty! My hair needs to grow faster so I can do this! Great video-thanks for sharing :)

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  35. You're adorable in your milkmaid braids! I am just waiting for my hair to grow so I can try it out :) thanks for sharing!

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  36. Cute, cute video! I loved when you messed up on the first braid & had to start over because right at that moment, I was thinking, "I don't think I could do this without screwing up." Haha.

    I'm pretty sure you & I have almost the exact same hair (length, color, bangs, etc.), and I will def be trying this! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  37. super cute video!!! Im going to share it with my mommy friends :-) and Im totally going to try this today, my hair has grown so much since having Judah and it now reaches the middle of my back, Im tired of putting it in just a bun :-)

    http://judahs365dayjourney.blogspot.com/

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  38. This is great! My sister has long hair AND a three month old. She was just talking about cutting her hair off, as it's starting to become a hazard, but I'm going to encourage her to just rock this hairstyle instead. Thanks for sharing!

    P.S. Just discovered your blog and love it.

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  39. It looks super cute on you! This used to be my favorite hairstyle, but now my hair is just way too long to wear it anymore!

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  40. Love Mirah and love this cute silent video. I would probably fill it with lots of unnecessary awkward chatter.

    You're the cutest.

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  41. I love your smile, so beautiful!

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  42. You are so cute! Thanks for sharing. I'll have to give this one a try later.

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  43. Oh my, such a darling video! I love the song. ♥ It looks so simple and easy, too. Thanks for showing us the how-to! ;]

    xo.

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  44. i wish my hair was longer
    :(

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  45. you are so adorable! love it- thanks for the video!

    www.dreamonhaley.com :)

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  46. Too cute! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  47. This makes me want to grow my hair out pretty lady.

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  48. That little wave at the beginning is so, so sweet. You are just adorable. Thank you!

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  49. Super adorable! I can't wait until my hair is long enough to do this!

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  50. I do love your braids so much! makes me want to grow my hair out!! :)

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  51. Love this, I have been trying to think of new ways to do my hair. :] Thank you..

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  52. This is too cute! Now if my hair would hurry up and grow so that I could do it too.
    Also, I just found your blog today, and you, and all your cute tattoos, are making me want my next one even more. My tax return can't come soon enough! lol

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  53. Adorable. As soon as I saw your post on Bluebird Vintage with those braids I knew I needed to try them out!

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  54. Very cute!!! You should make more videos :)

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  55. paisley just watched this with me, and said, "oh! where's her other eye?" and "she's sooo cute braiding her hair!"

    i agree [about the cute part]. ;)

    <3katie [and paisley]

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  56. I found your adorable blog via: http://thedoeorthedeer.blogspot.com/
    and am now a new follower :)

    Thank you so much for this tutorial, I'm going to try it out today!

    ~Andrea
    http://hecallsmewifey.blogspot.com/

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  57. Thank you so much for the video. I LOVE this look, but did not know how to do it. I tried it and decided my hair needs to be a little longer and maybe a few less layers, but I am going to keep trying. I love your hair - keep stylin' and sharin'.

    Allison

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  58. I absolutely love your milkmaid photo, but the video is listed as private. Would you consider altering the privacy settings? Please?

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  59. i like hairstyles i want to say that i can serme whole life to the hairstyles i can easily do this i like it.hairstyles are a primitive hairstyles one and often linked with the popular and demanding styles in 60s and 70s both in men and women. A parallel hairstyles approach is still followed for girls and women in modern hairstyles amazing hairstyle with a little untidy that curly hairstyles confers a rock & roll look to your hair. This curly hairstyles. style has gone through slight changes over the time. Unlikely to older styles.

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  61. Horrible song, I had to turn the video off because it was so distracting. Ugh.

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