I always wanted to try a milkmaid braid when I had long hair. I loved that it kept your hair out of your face but was different then your (my) typical bun. I never got to try it before I cut my hair. I am so fed up with my (diy) bangs that I just put my hair in buns to keep it out of my face. Well to spruce things up a bit.. (wink wink) I tried to do a milkmaid-esque braid. It was really easy to do! All I did was separate my hair into 2 braids. Instead of pinning it up and over I pinned it under because my hair is not long enough. I highly recommend it because it took literally 5 minutes.. if that. I sprayed it with some hairspray and it lasted all day! You can do updos with short hair!