Looking for an easy warm-weather hairstyle? Try variations of the milkmaid braid, as seen on Padma Lakshmi, Florence Welch, and Candice Swanepoel. Whether worn in an updo, with bangs, or half-down, these cute plaits are an easy way to change up your style, and beat the heat. Intricate plaits have more staying power when hair isn’t squeaky-clean, so work with second-day strands, or spritz on a texturizer to create grip. When securing the style, opt for hair pins in a color similar to your own hair for a more streamlined look.
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