HAIR TUTORIAL: Milkmaid Braids – King’s Landing

I’m usually useless when it comes to doing anything with my hair, but I tried something out the other day, and really loved the result! I thought I’d do a tutorial post on the blog today – milkmaid braids perfect for a visit to King’s Landing! I’m obsessed with Game of Thrones at the moment and this hairstyle really reminded me of Westeros, so hopefully I’ll be able to start a series out of this. Bookish looks rock!

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For me, this works best with newly washed hair and it’s so, so easy to do. For someone like me who can’t do hair to save her life, I felt such a sense of achievement after doing it!

You will need:

Two hair ties, bobby pins and a hairbrush. 

Optional: Hairspray (but I didn’t need any!)

Step One:

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Part your hair down the middle, and braid your hair into two plaits so it looks like the above picture. I kept my fringe and some of my hair out of the plaits on both sides, which will frame your face in the end result.

Steps Two to Three

 

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Lift one plait over into the centre of your head and secure in place with bobby pins.

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Then repeat with the other side – it can either go on top of the first or behind. I chose to put mine behind to make it one big plait. It looks messy at the moment, but the next stage will really sort that out!

Step Four

Tuck in the loose ends – to do this, tuck them into the pockets of hair that are attached to the opposite braid. Then pin them into place!

Step Five

Voila! Now just pin any loose strands of hair down and your done! Strut your stuff!

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Front view!

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Side view!

I hope this has been helpful! I’d love to do more tutorials in the future – the pictures in this one weren’t amazing, but it was only a spur of the moment decision to write this post.

Will you be trying this out now? I’d love to see pictures if you do!

 

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Lucy Powrie

Lucy Powrie is a blogger, YouTuber and author from the UK. When she's not reading, she enjoys cuddling guinea pigs and eating Oreo chocolate, but let's be real: she's mostly always reading.

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  1. Reply

    Maya

    26 May, 2014

    Ooh, these are so cute! I’m pretty incomptetent when it comes to doing stuff with my hair but will give this a go – thanks for showing us how 😉
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    Kit Berry

    26 May, 2014

    Very pretty! Your hair is an amazing colour too!
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    Rebecca

    26 May, 2014

    I think I will be trying out this hair style now, you’ve made it look quite simple and since I am also usually pretty useless at doing fancy hair, the fact that it seems simple is quite encouraging. 😛
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    Emily @ Books & Cleverness

    26 May, 2014

    This is such a cool idea and I hope you do more in the future! I love GoT and the hairstyles are so pretty! I’m so bad a doing my hair – I can barely braid! But I’ll give it a try sometime 🙂
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    Francoise

    27 May, 2014

    Oh cool! This looks so easy…until I try it. I’m pretty pathetic at doing hair as well so I hope this will be an easy hairstyle for me too. Btw you have really pretty hair!
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    Annie

    27 May, 2014

    You could definitely make a series out of this! Not just with GoT but other books/tv/films too. Hermione curls anyone?

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    Rachel

    27 May, 2014

    Ack, so beautiful. And you’re SO PWETTY!!! I couldn’t even attempt this with my hair – it’s just so thick, wispy, knotty and uncooperative! *huffs*
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