Surprisingly, one of our favorite trends on recent runways is ultra-accessible and doesn't cost a thing. Of course, we’re talking the chic milkmaid braid (also called the crown braid), which we’ve already mastered in preparation for spring. Check out our five steps.
Divide your hair into two sections by parting it down the middle, from your hairline to your nape.
Gather each section just behind each ear, and weave it into a three-strand braid. Secure each braid with a clear elastic.
Take one of the braids and wrap it over the top of your head, towards the front—where you’d normally wear a headband. Pin the ends behind your ear using a few bobby pins.
Wrap the second braid the opposite way, allowing it to rest on one side of braid one. Pin it in place, and pin loose ends under plaits.
Using hairspray, freeze the final look in place.