Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Milkmaid Braids! It's all the rage!

The Fashion World has suddenly introduced an old-time hairstyle into this winter's red carpet events!

The milkmaid braid!

Starts were glammed up and wearing this trend in many different ways

There are very mixed opinions on this style, for one, it can come across really immature - and sometimes it can be overkill.  It seems that the looks fits in with a beach day (keeping small strands out of your face) rather than a red carpet.

My take:

If you want to rock the trend, try modernizing it by starting the braid (use a styling cream to smooth hair before you braid) as a side part - and wrap the remainder of it around a messy low bun.  Leave some strands loose around your face, and keep the style somewhat messy, rather than slicked back.

Also, keep the braid back toward the crown of your head, rather than your forehead:

Products that will help you pull it off:

Try a frizz-reducing styling cream, like Tresemme's No Frizz Styling Cream for $4 at drug stores

The style works best on 'dirty' second-day hair, so use Batiste Dry Shampoo ($8 at Ulta) on roots to texturize and absorb oil on the scalp.

What do you think of the milkmaid braid trend? 

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