Hair Trend to Try: Milkmaid Braids

Hair Trend to Try: Milkmaid Braids(Source: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images Europe) The milkmaid braid really isn't anything new in the hair world. We've seen it pop up on a red carpet here and there. Each time we'd be lying if we said images of Heidi running around the mountains didn't come to mind. But lately we've seen the Old World braid surface with much more frequency. Although some celebs opt for the more traditional take on the weaved updo, some are taking it to the next level with a twist or update. We've rounded up some of the most recent fans of the look and broke down how they made the trend their own.

Harley Viera-Newton might have opted for a simple and classic version, but by placing her braid farther back on her head and leaving wispy strands free around her face, the DJ created a more playful, romantic look. 

Narciso Rodriguez - Front Row - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015Harley Viera Newton attends the Narciso Rodriguez fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at SIR Stage37 on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »On the opposite end of the spectrum, Peyton List went for a totally sleek and modern version. Her combination of tightly woven, different-sized braids and knots made this look edgy and mod.

Variety and Women in Film Emmy Nominee Celebration
Actress Peyton List attends Variety and Women in Film Emmy Nominee Celebration powered by Samsung Galaxy on August 23, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Jessica Szohr piled on braids on braids for a multi-dimensional milkmaid braid. And thanks to the the star's warm ombrè, she rocked a boho, free-spirit vibe.

Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party
Arrivals at the Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party. (Bauer Griffin)more pics »Now tell us what you think. Would you give the Old World braid a try? Vote:
Poll: Would you try a milkmaid braid?
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  • Definitely.
  • Too old-school for me.
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