Twist-Braided Heart | Valentine’s Day Hairstyles

January 06, 2013

I love Valentine’s heart hairstyles!

Of all the holidays, Valentine’s Day is my favorite theme for styling hair… there is something simply cute and romantic about hearts in hair!

Twist-Braided Heart | Valentine's Day Hairstyles

This year, we wanted to do a heart hair tutorial mature enough for an older teenager or mom. This one is perfect!

We love how the braid actually “turns in” on itself, leaving your friends wondering how you did it!  Much different than the flipped-under ponytail we showed you in our very popular Flip-Braided Heart tutorial a few years ago.

Twist-Braided Heart | Valentine's Day Hairstyles

Twist-Braided Heart | Valentine's Day Hairstyles

Twist-Braided Heart | Valentine's Day Hairstyles

I saw photos of a version of this lovely style on the Hairdresser on Fire website and decided to film a video tutorial for all of you!

You also could do this with Fishtail or Rope braids for a slightly different look!

Enjoy!

Twist-Braided Heart | Valentine's Day Hairstyles

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 2 small hair elastics, 2-4 bobby pins, hairspray, fabric ribbon or bow {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. After brushing the hair, divide it by parting directly down the middle from forehead to mid-back of head…
  2. Then, section off the top half of the hair so that you now have three sections… the bottom half of the hair as one, and the top half of hair divided down the middle as two sections…
  3. Now, gather one of the top sections and begin braiding a simple braid as close to the inner corner of the middle part as possible and temporarily secure it with an elastic…
  4. Repeat step #3 on the other top section, again, braiding the braid as close to the inner corner of the middle part as possible and secure with a hair elastic.
  5. Now, take the right braid and twist it around itself clockwise toward the right side of head. Use a bobby pin to secure the curve to create the right crest of the heart…
  6. Take the left braid and twist it counter-clockwise toward the left side of the head and use a bobby pin to secure the left crest of the heart {as you did in step #5}…
  7. Now, bring the ends together to finish off the bottom shape of the heart.
  8. While holding the ends together pull off both elastics and secure the braids together with only one elastic…
  9. Lastly, feel free to use hairspray and then finish off the cute heart by adding an adorable ribbon or fabric bow as an accessory.

Video Tutorial:

I have a few other ideas we will be testing out in the next few weeks, but in the meantime… be sure to check out our other Valentine’s Day hairstyles!

If you liked this hairstyle, please feel free to share! Happy Hairdoing!

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26 thoughts on “Twist-Braided Heart | Valentine’s Day Hairstyles

  1. hey I’m a huge fan of cute girls hair styles. And i wish to meet y’all some day!!!! I love every Senegal one of your hair styles there so pretty!!!!! I wanna do hair,nails and makeup when i grow up.so i really look up to u and all the things u do!!! god bless u and don’t ever stop doing what u do!!!

  2. I love your hairstyles, and am going to be trying them out on my twin sister Michaela. A little fun fact that my sis and I have in common with Brooklyn and Bailey is the my sister is two min. older than me too! I’ll post pictures of he hairstyles i do on my sister on your facebook page! Wish me luck!
    ~Mackenzie

  3. My 4 year old wanted me to do the “love heart” hair for her. When I started the video, she started waving and saying “hi” to you. She couldn’t understand why you didn’t say hi back. lol. I think we did ok for a first try, though I still need to get a rat tail comb for better parts. Thanks for the tutorial. My daughter and I loved it.

  4. im going to try this one this year for v-day-last year i tried another one of your v-day hairstyles and got a ton of comploments on it- Thanks!

  5. so so cute I LOVE hearts! >v<
    I'm going to do it myself! ;)
    I always try to do your hairstyles on my friends!^_^
    and they always rejected me but at the end they love it so much!
    I told them those hairstyles created by THE ANGEL OF HAIRSTYLES! xD
    I'm going to do this on my friend I'm sure she will love it!
    she will love it for sure how can she not!!
    ugh~ I wish I can do a pro hairstyles the same as you! :3
    and I almost forget this HAPPY BIRTHDAY TWINS! xD
    13 years i wish you a happy life! -^^-
    I wish it to the whole family I always wish it
    to have a happy life super super happy! :)
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!< so late!! D:

  6. Cute!
    Mindy, have you watched Les Miserables yet? In one scene, Cosette is wearing a loose ribon braid in her hair, you should try it!

  7. So cute! Is this difficult to do on your own hair? I don’t have anyone to do hairstyles for me.

    Oh, and I hope it’s alright but I printed out the pictures of your daughter. I love her bangs and wanted to show my stylist what I wanted. I promise not to post them anywhere!

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