Heart-Shaped Braid Tutorial

heart shaped braid tutorialWould you like your daughter to have a cute heart-shaped braid for Valentine’s Day or a special occasion? This braid is a lot easier than you might think, and can be done using a french braid or an inverted french braid.

What you’ll need – A brush, a wide-toothed comb, a fine-toothed comb, a clip or two, a ponytail holder

Step 1 – Divide the hair at the top of the head down the middle into two parts. This will be the center of the heart. Go a little deeper than you normally would for a normal top part.

heart shaped braid tutorial

Step 2 – Clip the side you won’t be working on, to keep that side pulled back and the part clean.

heart shaped braid tutorial

Step 3 – Create the top of the heart by creating the part that depicts where the heart shape begins, and start braiding, keeping the braided portion close to that part.

heart shaped braid tutorial

Step 4 – Braid along the part until you get to the temple area, then begin twisting towards the ear as you continue to braid.

heart shaped braid tutorial

Step 5 – Brush back and away the unused hair to continue to braid towards the ear.

heart shaped braid tutorial

Step 6 – French braid only slightly, until no hair is dangling in front of the ear, and it’s all swept back.

heart shaped braid tutorial

Step 7 – Stop french braiding and begin regular braiding here, and go as far as you can, tying off with a hair tie.

heart shaped braid tutorial

Step 8 – Section off the other side, making sure to match the part so that it looks identical.

heart shaped braid tutorial

Step 9 – Continue on through steps 4-7 with this side.

heart shaped braid tutorial

Step 10 – Pull both braids together and bind them with a hair tie to form the bottom of the heart.

heart shaped braid tutorial

Step 11 – Once fastened, you’re heart is created! Ta da!

heart shaped braid tutorial

I love LOVE this style, I might be doing this more often than just Valentine’s Day.

heart shaped braid tutorial

Not only does it look pretty from the back, but I like how pretty and classic it looks from the front, too. (Not to mention, it keeps her hair back out of her face.)

heart shaped braid tutorial

What do you think? Do you think this is something your daughter might like?

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