February 06, 2019

Mermaid Heart Braid | Valentine’s Day Hairstyle

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Items Needed: Elastics, topsy tail & bobby pin (if desired)

Time Requirement: 10-15 minutes

Skill level: Medium 

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Step-By-Step Instructions: 

  1.  Start about an inch above the ear, and pull the hair into an elastic. TIP: Wrap hair around the elastic to hide it.
  2.  Thread a topsy tail upside down, and pull the ponytail through it. (You can use your hands, but the topsy tail makes it easier!)
  3.  Flip the topsy tail, and pull the ponytail up towards the ceiling.
  4. Separate the ponytail into 2 even sections.
  5. On the right section, begin to stitch a normal, 3 strand braid. Create 3 stitches.
  6. Begin to pull small pieces from the front of her hair into the braid (only adding in to the right side). Do this 4 times.
  7. Make a normal 3 strand braid down the ponytail.
  8. Repeat steps 5-7 on the left section of hair.
  9. As you get to the end of the left section braid, join the two braids together. Secure with an elastic.
  10. Fluff the top of the braids to accent the shape of the heart (make sure to only fluff the top stitches).
  11. Secure the heart with a bobby pin.