Easy as Pie Hair-dos - Milkmaid/Heidi Braid tutorial

4 December 2012



I have been seeing Milkmaid Braids absolutely everywhere in the fashion world. It was featured on the models in the Valentino collection this year. It is also a few celebrities's favourite go-to hairstyle for a bit of a different look, Sienna Miller, the Oslen twins and Nicole Richie wear this often (the babes). It would also be a fab hair-do for any christmas parties as it takes minutes to achieve!

01. Start by parting your hair in the middle and sectioning your hair into two. Now from the MIDDLE of your head start plaiting. The shorter your hair, the higher you start the braid. (once done tie with a hair elastic, for now, to keep the plait in place)

02. Do exactly as you did in number 1, remembering to start from the middle as this stops the hair going all lumpy and bumpy at the top!

03. Now flip one of the plaits over the head, wrapping it around and placing it where ever you fancy. Once it's in the place  slip a few bobby-pins in to keep it secure.

04. Grabbing the other braid, lift and wrap it in front of the first plait. Fold the end of this one under the first braid so that it looks like one slick plait all the way across.

05. Slide in as many pins as you want until it feels fixed in place. You can give it a light spritz of hairspray if you want it to be extra secure.

6. And that's it! It's that easy! If you try this out, please tweet me a picture of it, i love LOVE seeing them.

56 comments

  1. You've got a brilliant blog, it looks gorgeous x

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  2. Awww i love this I have to try it!! I love your gifs they're so cute :)
    xx

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  3. I love doing this hairstyle! I normally curl any bits that I don't put in the plaits ^_^ x

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  4. Yehhh love this, I wore this a lot on holidays which I posted. Never looked this good thou :)

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  5. that's awesome. I hate my short hair, I have bookmarked this page for when my hair grows longer

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    1. You can do it on shorter hair too!!

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  6. Your blog is the BEST ♥
    So inspiring and still down to earth.
    xo Lisa
    obsession-and-confession.blogspot.com

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  7. I absolutely LOVE this! I've been wanting to try it for such a long time x

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  8. Just tried this out and its actually so easy so thanks for the tips :) xxx

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  9. this is so cute, i must try it out!
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  10. Always love your tutorials!
    http://my-fashionobsession.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I love this, I will definatley be trying it xx
    www.ohpinkcandyfloss.blogspot.com

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  12. your blog is so amazing, I love all your tutorials, and this one is especially gorgeous xx

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  13. UGH GAHD i luv ya, you look fabulous you absolute babeatron <3 SO trying this tomorrow hehe xxxxxxx

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  14. great post! I love how you put this tutorial together! :)
    xx
    Rebecca @ trbcca.blogspot.com

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  15. Love this- it's so simple! I will definitely be trying this out :)
    Frankie xx
    http://frankest.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. so pretty, it really suits you! x x
    http://xothebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. it is really pretty x

    http://tuttaafruttaa.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. This hairstyle is super pretty, will definitley have to give it a go! x

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  19. This is so adorable! Cute!

    gvadlln.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. this looks absolutely lovely! the structure of my hair is shitty and it doesn't look half as good as yours. but i'll try and try till it's perfect hehe. oh and you are stunning! :-)

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  21. I am sooooooo doing this for uni tomorrow!

    You are so beautiful!! xo

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  22. Would love to try this once my hair has grown a bit. Love how interactive your blog feels with gifs etc. Espesh on your OOTD post! Instant follow :) Hey if you're ever passing through my blog drop me a hello! x

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  23. Ahhh I love this, so cute! Defo gonna try this look, knowing me I'll look like a twat though, haha.

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  24. it's so cute, love your blog is gorgeous

    bridinn.blogspot.com

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  25. Ah i'm defo going to have to try this! xxx

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  26. Loveee this hairstyle, wish mine was long enough! You are also so so pretty! Great post xx

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  27. Love this hairstyle so much, it really suits you. Love my quick styles on lazy days!

    - clothes, shoes & boys with tattoos
    K, xo

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  28. You make it look soooo easy I am certainly going to try this out :) xxx

    Thank you for such a great post!!!


    Tia
    www.bellezzababe.blogspot.com

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  29. This is awesome! I love it! I love hair tutorials. I need all the help I can get :)

    xx Lola

    www.polkadotsnw.blogspot.com

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  30. Ahhh god I need you to come sort my dorky hair out everyday ha! Yours always looks so purrdy! X

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  31. i'm goin' to do that!
    thanks for sharing!

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  32. I like it so much! In what kind of program do zou make gifs?
    It would be great if you will check out my blog :)

    www.damnohhh.blogspot.com

    kisses!!

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  33. ummm you are amazing in every way! you're probably my favourite blogger atm! x

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  34. I don't think my hair is long enough to do this ;_; but I must say that you look very pretty! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  35. your hair is so lush! my head is toooooo weird of a shape to pull this one off! it's so cute; i love seeing it on other people :)

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  36. This is such an unbelievably cute hair do, I think I'm falling a little in love with you Grace!

    You look as stunning a ever <3

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  37. Just found your blog thanks to my favourite mag- Company :)
    This is such a lovely hairdo and youve made it so simple so i shall defo be trying it out thank you :)

    Wonderful blog, i am now a happy follower! xx

    http://jessica-chelsey.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. you look beautiful in this hairstyle! i tried this before, but i can never manage to make the back look good :<

    and ohh i've seen you in this months company, congratulations lovely! <3

    radicallilies.blogspot.com xoxo


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  39. love love love all your tutorials!!

    Jalie,
    www.jaliechichi.com

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  40. Found your blog through 'Company' magazine! it is soooooo great and original!! Will be trying some of the hairstyle out when my hair grows a little bit longer :')

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  41. nice blog!

    http://stwo-stwo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  42. I love this hairstyle! Looks so nice :)

    http://rhiannonswardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. Wow this is such an amazing tutorial, I love it!

    Hope you'll drop by x
    www.jannakamphof.blogspot.nl

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  44. I wish my hair was long enough & thick enough to do this. You have such nice hair! :-(
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  45. Lovely blog and this tutorial is so cute! X

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  46. i really want to try this, it look so cute.

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  47. Wow I love your blog! I am now following and cant wait to see your future posts :)
    This looks amazing on you, I am definitely going to give it a go xxx

    http://velvetpassion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  48. Ive always wanted to do this but always opt for a fishtail braid. Must try it this year. Great post:)

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  49. omg i love the hairstyle!
    what app did you use/ how did you get he gifs on your blog

    monochromeappeals.blogspot.com

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  50. Love this hairdo! :D
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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