February 01, 2015

Cute Heart Accents | Valentine’s Day Hairstyles

Today we will be showing you how to create Heart Accents, fitting right into our Valentine’s Day Hairstyle theme we’ve been running the past few weeks. These accents are perfect for girls of all ages and with all hair lengths {short, medium, and long}.

Heart Accents | Valentine's Day Hairstyles

Shaun actually came in to me a few weeks ago with three strings and a few rubber bands, that made a heart just like this. He asked me what I thought of the style and if we could use it for a Valentine’s Day tutorial. I told him that it would be perfect! I could tell he was so proud of himself! =0)

To learn how to create these adorable Heart Accents, simply click the YouTube video below!

What is perfect about accents, is that you can combine them easily into hairstyle combinations, such as a bun, ponytail, or braids. We’ve tried a few and they are cute! Kamri’s style here is a perfect example of a combination using the heart accent.

Heart Accents | Valentine's Day Hairstyles

Heart Accents | Valentine's Day Hairstyles

To see your own photo recreations of this style featured in our CGH App, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHAccentHearts

Not everybody likes the idea of walking around with a huge heart on the side or back of their head, so what’s great about these heart accents is that they can age downwards or upwards, depending on how you style them.

Heart Accents | Valentine's Day Hairstyles

Heart Accents | Valentine's Day Hairstyles

Heart Accents | Valentine's Day Hairstyles

Heart Accents | Valentine's Day Hairstyles

For a younger look, adjust the heart size up, and for an older look, adjust the heart size down. In fact, my twins prefer the 1 tiny heart accent into a combo. Rylan likes her style just as you see here.

For Kamri, we added a Faux Fishtail which made for a very beautiful final look!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray wax, 5 small hair elastics, hairspray or accessory {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by parting hair slightly off to one side…
  2. One the light side of the hair, the side with less hair, and about halfway back, section off a 3-inch rectangle…
  3. Move down about ½ inch from the scalp and secure the section of hair with a small elastic…
  4. Now, divide that section into three equal strands…
  5. Braid each strand into its own 3-strand micro-braid…
  6. Using your fingernails, or a rat tail comb, pull one side of the elastic away from the section of hair and slide the right-most braid half way back upward through the elastic…
  7. Do the same with the left-most braid on the other side…
  8. Pull up on both of the flipped braids until they are only about ½ inch inside the elastic…
  9. You should now have one middle micro-braid that hangs straight downward, and two micro-braids {one on each side of the middle braid} that go upward through the elastic and then arc back downward {leaving the middle braid there will better help the heart hold it’s structure and less likely to collapse throughout the day}…
  10. Now, gather the ends of the two side braids together with the middle braid to form your heart shape, sliding the base of the heart up or down, or cinching the strands, to adjust the heart shape/width/height/size as desired…
  11. Secure the base of the heart together, the three strands, with a hair elastic…
  12. Remove the three elastics from the bottom of the braids, and allow the hair to fall naturally…
  13. Add hairspray and an accessory, {if desired}.

*Optional: You can create more than one heart accent using the same strands, as we did with Kamri here.

Please leave a comment below letting us know what you think of these Heart Accents, and also let us know your favorite romantic movie! We are in the mood to watch a good one!

Happy Hairstyling!

Be sure to check out BrooklynAndBailey’s 2015 Valentine’s Day Fashion video from this week, using a mix of old and new clothing items! Click below to watch it!

  • Olivia

    I love the accented styles 😘

  • Gess

    all beautiful.:)

  • Vanessa Diels

    Nice hairstyles.

  • abena.adomako

    they don’t such their actually good

  • gemma

    you guys are so SO totally WEIRD and you suck!!!!:)

    • Angela

      that is so rude. You know what, Gemma how would you like me to tell you that you SUCK!!!!! because you show it just by posting that comment. You need to respect people if you don’t then YOU have PROBLEMS!!!!!!!

    • champion

      Well I think that you are wrong, and that if you think that Jenna, you shouldn’t comment at all. Be polite. Your not very nice.

  • My wife really like both of those styles, thanks for share.

  • andrea rouleau

    Where can I get a top like Mindy’s?

  • Great ideas! My daughter would really like both of those styles but right now her hair isn’t holding braids very well. They slip out after a few. Plus she pulls on her hair so I just let her wear TWA styles for right now.

    • mrshairdo

      Try a good spray wax, or Pomade to help the braids hold their shape. That is what I do. xoxo

  • VINUSS

    ~ Awww, very cute….O(∩_∩)O~

    there are some Hairstyle Tutorials i like, share for you

  • Meagan

    CUTE!!
    I need a hairstyle for a musical theater production. We are doing Aladdin and I can’t seem to find a good style! Any ideas, anyone?!

    • Meagan

      There’s so many amazing styles to choose from but I can’t decide!

      • Rachel

        What part are you?