Would 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.
Step 2 – Clip the side you won’t be working on, to keep that side pulled back and the part clean.
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.
Step 4 – Braid along the part until you get to the temple area, then begin twisting towards the ear as you continue to braid.
Step 5 – Brush back and away the unused hair to continue to braid towards the ear.
Step 6 – French braid only slightly, until no hair is dangling in front of the ear, and it’s all swept back.
Step 7 – Stop french braiding and begin regular braiding here, and go as far as you can, tying off with a hair tie.
Step 8 – Section off the other side, making sure to match the part so that it looks identical.
Step 9 – Continue on through steps 4-7 with this side.
Step 10 – Pull both braids together and bind them with a hair tie to form the bottom of the heart.
Step 11 – Once fastened, you’re heart is created! Ta da!
I love LOVE this style, I might be doing this more often than just Valentine’s Day.
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.)
What do you think? Do you think this is something your daughter might like?