February 12, 2009

The Teen Heart | Valentine’s Day Hairstyles

So after yesterday, I thought I was done with heart hairstyles this year but then I decided to do a good teen heart hairstyle. So I thought and thought trying to come up with something simple, yet sophisticated. This is what I came up with. I did the hairstyle four different ways on each of my girls. It’s all the same technique, but each hairdo is just slighly different, so enjoy!

Option #1
Option #2
Option #3
Option #4

Heart #5

Items Needed: Brush, comb, 2-5 rubber bands (the small kind, like orthodontic bands), pomade or wax product, hairspray, and ribbon.

Time Requirement: 5-8 minutes.

 

Option #2

Option #3

Option #4

Step-By-Step Instructions:

1.  Option #1 -Start with DRY hair. My girls hair is slightly wavy naturally so I flat ironed it before starting. You can do your hair curly or straight. Either one will work, but I wanted it straight today so the heart stood out a little more. Part hair on left.

2.  Gather one small rectangle of hair on the right side of part (the side of head with more hair).

3.   Secure it together with a rubber band.

4.  Now do a flip under. You do this by loosening the rubber band away from head a little. Then make a hole in between head and rubber band. Then push the hair through the hole. Flip the hair BOTTOM TO TOP.

5.  Now divide flipped ponytail into two sections. Pomade both sections well. The flip will naturally force the hair to form the heart curves. Secure the two sections together with another rubber band to form heart shape.

Option #2
Use all the same steps as above, except create two rectangular shapes (parts).

Do two flip unders and form two hearts. Again I did this on the side of the head that had the most hair (right side). I rubber banded each heart seperately and then rubber banded the two hearts together. Just to make it a little easier. So there are three rubber bands total at the end of these hearts.

Option #3
Use all the same steps as above, except this time I created the rectangular shape on the side of head with the LEAST amount of hair (left side of part).

This just made the heart lay a little flatter instead of poking up like in Options #1 and #2. I also added a red ribbon in the end. This makes the look less tweeny, but is a fun option for your littler ones.

Option #4
Use all the same steps as option #1. I just wanted to show that you could do it on short hair, too. I did her heart back a little farther from her face so her bob still laid flat next to her cheek.

 

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: #CGHTeenHeart

Happy Hairdoing!

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