You know I love a good milkmaid hairstyle.They are striking and feminine and cute and tough looking. They make me think about milkmaid ninja chicks that milk goats by day and take bad guys down with swift pail-thrashings by night. All the while, having a practical and good looking hairstyle. I would love to thank Sarah from Acoupleofbrownfinches.blogspot for her submission of Milkmaid braids with fishtails! You can find the full written tutorial on her blog. I think she nails this hairstyle, and I love the model especially. She looks fab.
HTHG reader Katie wants to share with us her fab rock n roll layers and 70′s shag bangs, done DIY using HTHG’s DIY haircut tutorial and bucket bangs. loving this!
Here is a reader submission from Lizzie at Castle in the air. She shows us her favorite no-heat curl trick!
There are many ways to create ‘no heat curls’. This is my way of doing it. And it works in my hair My hair is thick, long, naturally wavy and of a course texture. My hair straightens with a flat iron, however curling my hair DOES NOT WORK. Which is a bummer :\ My hair is naturally beachy-waves. It doesn’t look very nice without a few squirts of hairspray though. First things first! Wash and conditioner your hair. Dry with a towel. Get your hair to the spot in between dripping wet and almost damp. Then do a fishtail braid while it’s still ‘wet’. If you don’t know how to do the fishtail: Fishtail braid tutorial
2 choices: Leave braid in all day and sleep with it over night, or shower at night and take out the braid in the morning. I usually shower before bed and then sleep with the braid in. Hope this works if you ever try it
Here is a great DIY hair story about a bold and brave lady who wanted to update her look and empower herself by cutting her own hair. She canceled her salon appointment, and contacted me. She asked what I thought about a CreaClip and I had no idea what she was talking about. Turns out, the CreaClip is your best DIY hair friend. Find out more about it here!
Here is what she said…..
“I went for the Schlob #5
but we used the Crea clip too.
1. Low ponytail cut then white Creaclip to even it out
2. Crown ponytail cut then Creaclip to even it again as Hubbie was freakin’ saying it’s all uneven but I later realized it’s the shag layers that he’s freaking over. My hair is super silky-straight after a dye so it’s odd because there’s not a big difference between the bottom and top layer (only 1 inch – I didn’t want a lot of layers…yet)
3. Blue Creaclip for sideswept bangs.
Styled with 3/4 inch curling iron but my hair never holds the curl – going to try your honey spray that you says gives grip. Also getting shea butter to make the coconut oil spray – I need body. The sea salt spray works but it really dries my already dry hair.
I have a feeling it’s a screw-up due to my hesitation to get layers in the back but frankly I’m very happy with so that’s what counts. I can still ponytail because it’s not really a bob, it’s touching my shoulders – I felt better safe than sorry.
Phase 2, DIY ombre!
Next phase, DIY ombre!
Next, she used my premium DIY ombre video. Here is what she says.
“I’m so so pleased with this Roxie, I used the Feria Ombre for medium to dark hair and your ponytail (teased) on top of the head. I had a facecloth on my head for the bleached ponytail to lie on for 25 minutes.
You are a generous genius! Wish I could meet you in person to thank you.
Here we go…(the back looks dry but it’s not at all, just needs to be curled a bit more). EVERYTHING you’ve taught me has worked beautifully.”
She liked the sail away braid. She went to work with a scarf in her braid. I love seeing her in her NYC apartment in her jammies.
I can’t wait to rock cool hairdo’s with Alix Brown at OCF this year. Magic will happen. #bethefair