Lace Braid Heart | Valentine’s Day Hairstyles

One of my favorite hairstyles for Valentine’s Day has to be the Lace-Braid Heart…

Back view of the Lace Braid Heart | Valentine's Day Hairstyles

I’ve had this requested via emails and comments from fans, and we are seeing versions of the style on Pinterest, and even in a book called Cozy’s Guide to Girls’ Hair. You can style this on your daughter, your neice, or even yourself (YES, you can do it)!  I have done it on myself and it still looks great!  As long as you have at least shoulder-length hair, you are good-to-go!

{We posted a Lace Braid hairstyle tutorial previously, that you may want to view first since this tutorial really doesn’t demonstrate how to do the braid, but rather the hairstyle using the braids.}

Side view of the Lace Braid Heart | Valentine's Day Hairstyles

This one is sure to impress anyone and everyone that sees it, especially during Valentine’s Day season. I’ve had teachers, neighbors, and even strangers stop my girls to take photos of this hairdo! For a more mature version, try making the braid look messier by using the Pancake Braid technique we showed you last week.

Portrait view of young girl modeling the Lace Braid Heart

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. I started with dry, straightened hair. To begin the hairstyle, create a DEEP part down the center of the head… about six inches long. The part should go from the middle forehead all the way down to the base back of the head.
  2. Secure one side of hair out of the way with a rubber band.
  3. On the other section, about 4 inches back from hairline, begin the lace braid using three-sections of hair. {This means you will only pick up hair from ONE side of the braid}. Begin the braid by braiding toward the face. After you have created about three braid weaves, “turn” the braid by now braiding toward the ear to create the heart arc.
  4. Continue to create the shape of a heart as you lace braid down to the ear. At this point, stop gathering hair into the braid and continue with a regular braid until you reach the middle of the head. Secure with a rubber band.
  5. Remove the ponytail holder off the hair on the other side of the part ,and repeat the lace braid process.
  6. Remove the rubber band on the first half of the braid and join the two ends of the braids together in the back with a ponytail holder to form the bottom point of the heart.
  7. Add a red or pink ribbon for a little added flair.


Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, 1 hair band, 1 clear hair elastic, hairspray and ribbon {if desired}

Time Requirement: 10 minutes

Skill Level: Hard

Happy Hairdoing!

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  1. I’ve learned so much from your site but I have never commented. It has been so helpful because I’m growing out my 5 year old daughter’s bangs and doing lace braids, twists and things like that really helps.
    Today for Valentine’s day I decided to try this lace braid heart. I thought it was pretty ambitious and feared my version would end up looking more like this one I saw online:
    BUT, it was relatively easy and not even very time consuming. It turned out beautiful. So happy! And my daughter loved it. Thanks!

  2. Your daughters are so beautiful and I absolutely adore their hair! My hair is a little shorter than shoulder length but I love doing your hairstyles on my 6year old cousin (who’s hair is super long! I’m jealous) and 7year old sister (who also has pretty long hair) THANK YOU MINDY!!!!

  3. Im nanny for my two siblings and I love to do hairstyles from your site to my 7 year old sister. We search this site together a lot and do your hairstyles everyday to school. Her teachers kept saying how my sister’s hairstyles always look so beautiful and my sister loves to get attention with her hair. 🙂

    This is our favorite hairstyle. (Not only on Valentine’s day) We have done so many different versions of it!

    Thank you!
    Greetings from Finland.

  4. hi,my name is avery. i live in Mesa,Arizona and i am 11 years old. I LOVE CUTE GIRLES HAIR STYLES! i have to do my own hair in the mornings and this website has taught me sooooooo many hair styles that i get complimented on my hair were ever i go! thanks so much. love, avery

  5. This looks soo cute. Looks like one that will take some practice. Can’t wait to get started. Love the new room but a little harder to see just what your doing without the mirror.

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE this one! I did the flip heart last year for valentines day which was very cute too. I tried this one yesterday for church on my daughter and it really turned out great. It’s not as hard as it looks. We’re definately doing it for Valentines day. My daughter is 10 and has a reputation for wonderful hair styles thanks to your website.

  7. It’s so pretty! Your so creative. I wish I could do this on myself, but in the morning it’s either take hair out of braids and go, or brush hair for 2 min then go. Still wish I could do it on myself.

  8. Hi!
    I just found your vids yesterday via pinterest and I love them! So adorable styles and me and my sister are going to practice some and then choose one for the wedding of my cousin in April.
    Your girls have soooo beautiful hair, and now I’m sure that I want long hair myself again!
    Thanks and go on 🙂 Your vids are so easy to understand – even for me from Germany 🙂


  9. WOW love… I would love to try this on myself, but I know it’s not ganna be an easy one!
    Great new room! I think I will mis the bathroom 😉

  10. thanks mindy! our valentines day is a sort of wacky day, so I might be able to use this and put all sorts of things in my hair to make it look wacky!

  11. Okay, that is tooooo dang cute! My only daughter is 10 months old, I can’t wait until she’s older so I can start playing with it!

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