What is it about the milkmaid braid that gives it such staying power? Amoungst our list of hair trends since back in 2008, it caries over from year to year and never quite goes away. There is a reason for this, of course: the milkmaid braid hairstyle is neither easy to create nor easy to pull off. That is, it’s never going to be as quick and simple to achieve as, say, last year’s ubiquitous topknot. And thus it will never be as overused as the topknot. Being that kind of micro-trend that never reaches mass saturation means it’s a style that simply continues to linger… And we’ve no complaint about that.
Click on the thumbnails below to see a perfect example of the milkmaid braid in action: Constance Jablonski in lots of black + bling, as photographed by Ben Hasset. The shoot is from Numero’s April 2011 issue.