Half Up Heart Bun

Close up of "Half Up Heart Bun" hairstyle
Back view of young girl wearing pink shirt modeling "Half Up Heart Bun" hairstyle

Valentine’s Day has passed for another year, but we can wear heart hairstyles all year long!  This hairstyle is so cute, it is perfect for a romantic dinner, wedding, or a fun Friday night date!To see your own photo recreations of this style featured in our app, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHHalfUpHeartBun Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, hair elastics, bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 10-15 minutes

Skill Level: Medium-Hard

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  1. Start by pulling your hair up into a half up ponytail, but leave about and inch down (around the face) on both sides.
  2. On one side, pick up a section of hair in the front.  Divide into 3 pieces and create a regular 3 strand braid.  After a few stitches, go back and pancake your braid.
  3. Once your braid is long enough to reach the back of your head, secure with a bobby pin temporarily.
  4. Repeat  steps 2-3 on the other side of the head.
  5. Pick up your half up ponytail and flip it up and forward out of the way.
  6. Bring your two braids back and secure them together under your ponytail with a small elastic.
  7. Move your ponytail back down.  Split the hair in half right above the elastic.
  8. Pull your ponytail up through the gap you created so it is flipped up.  Secure with a clip temporarily.
  9. On one side, pick up a small piece of hair just under a braid and twist away from your face. Pull the edges of your twist to create volume.
  10. Take your twist and pull it through and down on the opposite side of the ponytail.
  11. Secure your twist with a bobby pin underneath the elastic.
  12. Repeat steps 10-11 on the opposite side.
  13. Gently pull down on your twists so that they are lower than the braids.
  14. Release your ponytail and split it into two pieces. Place one section up and out of the way.
  15. Working with the first side of the ponytail, spray your piece of hair with spray wax or hairspray.
  16.  Create your first heart loop and pin up with a bobby pin.
  17. Repeat step 16 on the other side.
  18. Clip your loops down temporarily while you create your ponytail at the bottom of your heart.  Secure your ponytail with a small elastic at the center of your head.
  19. Release your clips on the heart loops.  Readjust anywhere needed.  Pull on the twists in the center of the heart if needed to cover any elastics or bobby pins.
  20. Now pick up a small piece of hair from your heart ponytail and wrap it around the elastic.  You can either pull the end through the elastic or secure with a bobby pin.
  21. Finish with hairspray {if desired}.

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