Maybe its Game of Thrones coming to an end, or simply a desire to find a summer-appropriate up-do that’s both sophisticated and pretty, but milkmaid braids were the biggest hair trend on the Cannes red carpet.
Here, Hersheson’s braid bar stylist Amy James shares an easy step-by-step guide to recreating the style that’s been decorating the tresses of everyone from Elle Fanning to Winnie Harlow.
The secret tip
Forming a milkmaid braid is easiest if you last washed your hair about two days prior, so that your tresses have lost some of that freshly-washed silky texture.
This means that if you have an event in mind for the style, for example a summer wedding, you’ll need to pre-plan your hairstyle in order to get the best results. Try it a few days after a professional blow-dry to make use of any existing product that’s still in your hair.
Elle Fanning could have stepped right out of a fairy tale with her braided up-do, which was decorated with fake flowers. The soft and feminine look complemented her floral dress perfectly, too.