Tuesday, July 5, 2011

how to make a braided headband

I have never been very good at styling my hair. So when I tell you this updo with a braid is easy, I mean it. If I can do it, anyone can. The milkmaid braid headband is a perfect hairstyle to keep your hair out of the way on hot days. It holds & looks great all day, so it can easily go from day to night and is a perfect hairstyle for an all-day pool party. You do need longer hair, but you could also try french braiding it instead if you have shorter hair.  I pulled it off with thin hair, but the thicker your hair is, the better this will look. It can be casual during the day or worn as an easy hairstyle for wedding guests. Dust on some bronzer with gold flecks to add to this beautiful goddess vibe.

Here is the milkmaid braided headband sported by boho queens like Nicole Richie and Siena Miller....

Nicole Richie updo with braid
Nicole Richie braided halo

Siena Miller braided updo- braid halo

Step 1-
Part hair down middle. Put hair half up in claw to keep top section out of the way (try to keep part in tact). Put bottom half of hair into 2 sections.

Step 2-
Braid entire right section of hair in tight braid. I start an inch or two away from my head so you don't see my scalp. Secure with rubber band and spray with hair spray. Do the same to the left.

Step 3-
Wrap the left braid over across the top of head to your right side. Secure along the length of the braid with several bobby pins. Then, pull the right braid over to left side- so it is butting up alongside the first braid. You can place it closer to your forehead, like Siena Miller's or farther back like Nicole Richies's- whatever your heart's desire. Tuck ends of each braid into the other one.


Step 4-
Once braids are secure, take the rest of your hair out of the claw and pull into ponytail, bun or leave hair down. Leave a few front pieces down if desired, and curl. Spray well with strong hair spray. Add some ribbons for a different look-learn how on my blog here.

Other ideas:
Put all your hair up into milkmaid braids, (leaving nothing down).


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21 comments:

  1. thank you for posting this, it helped me so much!

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  2. This is amazing & looks so easy! I will try it today! =)

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  3. this is great and so easy!

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  4. It was so easy!! I tried it and everyone (including me) loved it! This is a keeper. :)

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  5. i loved it and it was so easy to do it was a great different hair style i love it

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  6. I've watched several tutorials, read several tutorials and experimented on my own, and I could never get it to look the way i wanted. I did now thanks to this. Thank you so much my hair looks fabulous

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  7. I loved this <3 so cute

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  8. This was so easy and adorable, whether I left my hairin a sloppy bun, or left it down!

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  9. Thanks so much! I've always wondered how everybody did this. It was super easy and cute!!

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  10. helped so much!!! although for me, i need extra help to braid

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  11. I've been experimenting with my hair lately and so this is a great new ideas! Thanks!

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  12. I love this but your hair has to be really long for this to work. Unfortunately my hair wasn't long enough but the tutorial is still great

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    1. same here. because my hair wasn't long enough, it didnt go all the way across my head. so, instead of doubling it up and using rubber bands to finish off the braid, i finished off the braid with bobby pins and also connected it to my head together in the middle to make one long braided headband. though its not doubled and is less thick, it still works and is cute! hope this works for you! enjoy!

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  13. I've always like this hairstyle and now I can finally do it! thank you so much!

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  14. finally got the hairstyle i always wanted. thanks!

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  15. This is sooo good. I tried ti but I stuffed it up

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  16. Wore my hair like that today ;S

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  17. i love this so easy! blah!

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  18. I love this it is so easy to do aside from all the other tutorials i have looked at! thank you so much!

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  19. you should try to do one for short hair

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