February 11, 2009

Valentine’s Day Hairstyles – Flip Braided Heart

 

 

I have recently seen many heart hairstyles for Valentine’s Day. They are so fun, so I thought I needed to post some of them for all of you to enjoy. I can’t claim creative genius on all of them so I will link to where I found them. Hope you like!

Heart #1— Flip-Braided Heart

Items Needed: Comb, brush, hairspray, spray bottle, and 2 rubber bands.

Time Requirement: 8-10 minutes

 

Step-By-Step Instructions:

1.  Being by parting hair on left side of head.

2.  You won’t see this much when you are done, but I do think adding a little part in front looks nicer than just combing it all back. Next divide hair top to bottom about 1 inch above top of ears.

3.  With the top section of hair, form a ponytail in back center. Secure with rubber band.

4.  Now flip it. To do this you loosen the ponytail a little. Then create a hole in between the ponytail holder and the head. Then push the hair through it. Or use a *Topsy-Tail Tool* to do the same thing. If you have one, you know how to use it. Normally you would flip the hair from top to bottom. But on this hair do, you will flip it from BOTTOM TO TOP! Make sure you do that step!!!

5.  Now divide hair into two sections.

6.  Braid them both.

7.  Have your daughter hold. Then take the remaining bottom hair and form into a ponytail. Now add in the ends of each braid. Secure with rubber band.

8.  The flip you did above will force the hair to naturally curve and give it a heart shape. You can bobby pin in place if you want, but I have found this hairdo to be pretty secure on its own. Add ribbon or accessories.

I first saw this do over at “The Story of a Princess and Her Hair”. To see her blog click *here*.

If you would like to see your own photo recreations of this hairstyle featured in our app, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHFlipBraidedHeart

Happy Hairdoing!

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  • http://Balletfreak.com Matisse

    That’s such a pretty hairstyle!

  • http://Balletfreak.com Matisse

    I wear those EXACT glasses!

  • http://YOUTUBE LILLITH

    I HAVE TRIED THIS ON MY HAIR AND IAM ONLY NINE I CAN BRAID

  • Ashley

    I tried this style on my little sister, and it looks so adorable! Thanks for the tutorial :)

  • Anne

    Hey I tried this hairstyle out on myself (16-years-old). Here’s a photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/27451151@N05/4823068507/

  • Brexy

    can you do this hairstyle with a part?