Heidi braids how-to, way easier than a braided crown!

/ 01.15.2014
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Heidi braids, also known as milkmaid braids, are kind of the perfect lazy answer to the braided crown. They're super easy to recreate and make for a stand-out look that can actually be really versatile and less sever than you may think.

Rather than actually French braid all of your hair into a fancy updo, all you really have to do is secure hair into pigtails, braid them and secure them atop your head! It's literally that simple and it's a style that be used with all kinds of different textures.

For example, if you would like a romantic look, try looser braids and a mussed, mohair texture. You can get this by teasing hair slightly before you tie the pigtails into place.

If, on the other hand, you would prefer something that's a lot sleeker, you'll need to give your hair a blowout using a barrel brush and a straightening heatspray to protect your tresses. Once hair is dry, use a smoothing serum for an ultra smooth feel. Then, let the pigtails commence...

Heidi 2.0

If you want to put a slightly different spin on the look and create a more modern, up-to-date version of Heidi braids, you can! Instead of braiding the pigtails as you normally would, use a fishtail braid technique.

Sure, the fishtail isn't the newest trend to take the beauty world by storm but it's certainly one of the most enduring. It's also a braid style that can help put a really fresh spin on such a classic updo as Heidi braids.

Top tip: Use your fingers to muss and move the braids around once you've pinned them into place. This will help create a more relaxed style. Then, spray generously with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray once you're done to make sure your style lasts for as long as you want it to.

Happy braiding!

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