Day 17 – Milkmaid Braids

Milkmaid braid ideas - so many different ways you can do it, these tutorials are great! They are all so easy to do

We are on to day 17 of the 30 Day Braiding Challenge – 30 Days of New Braids.

Today’s challenge is milkmaid braids.  Milkmaid braids are also known as Heidi braids.  The original style is to wear them as two 3 strand braids, wrapped up and over the head – but there are many beautiful ways that you can mix it up for a different look.  This is such a great style for summer as you can easily get all the hair out of your face and off your neck.

The Technique


Milkmaid Braids tutorial by Cute Girls Hairstyles.  She does an awesome job of explaining this cute look.

DIY Tutorial


Summer Milkmaid Braided Updo tutorial by Bebexo. This is such a simple one to do on yourself!

Additional Ways To Style


Milkmaid Braid for Short Hair tutorial by Megan Joy.  I love how she makes this style work on her shoulder length hair, it’s so cute!


Rope Milkmaid Braid Hairstyle tutorial by Luxy Hair.  The rope braid is definitely the easiest and fastest variation of this braid.


Fishtail Heidi Braids tutorial by Missy Sue.  I love the way that she teaches you to do the back, I think it’s more sophisticated than your typical milkmaid braid.


Mixed Milkmaid Braid tutorial by Kirsten Zellers.  Here’s a perfect example of how you can mix different techniques to come up with a cool and unique look.


Pull Through Milkmaid Braids tutorial by Kirsten Zellers.  One last example for you guys, this one is a quick and simple variation.

I know that yesterday’s challenge was a tricky one – so hopefully today you are pleasantly surprised with how easy the milkmaid braids are to do! 

I’d love to see how you do today’s challenge if you want to share!  You can share a photo on my Facebook page, tag me in a photo on Instagram – @hair_by_lori or just use the hashtags #30DaysNewBraids #30DNBDay17.

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#30DaysNewBraids Favorites from 2015’s Braiding Challenge – More Braid Inspiration

I went back through all of the styles on Instagram that were done and tagged#30DNBDay17 as well as all the styles shared on my FB page and I want to share some of my favorites with you.  Check out these beautiful milkmaid braid hairstyles!

Milkmaid braid hairstyle inspiration! These are so easy to do and pretty, perfect for summer!

From top to bottom, left to right:

  1. Combination milkmaid braided style with fishtail braids, 3 strand braids, and rope braids by IG @hairmiester51
  2. Rick rack braided milkmaid braids and headband by IG @biancasbraids
  3. Fishtail milkmaid braids by IG @in_love_with_high_heels
  4. Loony braided milkmaid braids by IG @thebraidparadenj
  5. Milkmaid braids by IG @ingridditta
  6. French braids into milkmaid braids by IG @princess__hairstyles
  7. 3 strand pull through milkmaid braids by IG @sj_hair
  8. Milkmaid braid by IG @hairstylespizz
  9. Milkmaid braid by IG @mum2109
  10. Milkmaid braid from FB, credit Jody Shock Botos
  11. Mommy & Me milkmaid braids from FB, credit Rachel Lastrom
  12. Mother daughter milkmaid braids – regular and rope braid – from FB, credit Shelli Garrison

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