Braided hairstyles are romantic, feminine hairstyles that can be practical, versatile and generally very pretty all at the same time. Talk about multi-tasking!
The braided headband in particular is a great way to add extra detail and texture to a long, loose hairstyle. It's also a great way to bring classic milkmaid braids up to date as the braids appear less strict and the majority of your hair can be left loose for a more relaxed look.
Get the look
This hairstyle works especially well with loose waves so for a really textured, romantic finish.
Twist medium-sized sections of hair and spray down the lengths with a wave creating spray.
Twist and pin all of your hair up in sections, then leave it to air dry. Once dried, let down your hair and shake your fingers through it to break up the twists.
Braid a section of hair from just behind your ear and fasten with a hair elastic at the ends. Then, do the exact same thing on the other side of your head. How big the headband ends up being all depends on how much hair you braid, so the bigger the braid, the bigger the headband.
Pull both of the braids up then wrap them over the top of your head. Secure with bobby pins and tuck the ends underneath the opposite braid to camouflage them.
Top tip: To soften the look, leave your bangs loose in front of the braid or pull a few strands loose to frame your face.
Complete the look with a generous mist of hairspray and you're all set!