2 easy heart ponytail hairstyles for valentine's day

We wanted to share one more heart hairstyle with you this year before Valentine's day! Although as you can see, we actually ended up with 1 heart ponytail and a bonus 2nd style as well, which sort of looks like a heart too.... or just a fancy braided ponytail that could be worn any time!  ;)

Easy Heart Knot Ponytail Hairstyles For Valentine's Day, Video Tutorials: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

The first heart ponytail in our video is inspired by a hairstyle we saw on facebook recently, which unfortunately had been shared with no link back to the original creator that I could find.  We love how simple, quick and cute this braided heart ponytail is.  Definitely one that could be a DIY!

Heart knot hairstyle tutorial. Easy!

Heart knot ponytail hair tutorial

The second style in our video is a variation of the first.  We added a simple French twist on each side of the ponytail for some extra texture and volume.  We love how this 2nd ponytail turned out, but the heart shape is not as defined as the first style (since the braids are partially hidden under the twists on each side.)  Although this is not one of our best braided hearts, we thought the hairstyle was still super cute for many other occasions, so decided to share it anyway.

Cute and easy ponytail with twists and braids

heart ponytail with twists

Supplies needed to recreate these ponytails:
  • 1 medium size clear elastic
  • 1 small, clear elastic
  • 2 temporary hair ties or clips
  • Topsy Tail (optional)
P.S. We purchased the topsy tail (affiliate) shown in our video online. The one we bought is made by "Conair" and seems to be of better quality than other cheaper versions we have tried (which tend to break easily.)

Find more heart hairstyle ideas here:  Valentine's Day Hairstyles
Romantic side swept braided rose hairstyle tutorial

"The Princess" was a flower girl in a wedding recently, so we thought it would be fun to show the pretty hairstyle that she wore for the event. This doesn't have to be just a hairstyle for flower girls though.... This glamorous hairstyle would also be great for brides and bridesmaids, prom, homecoming, Valentine's Day, communions, recitals, date night, church, etc.

Romantic side swept braided rose hairstyle, video tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Pretty hairstyle for special events

Glamorous side swept hairstyle with curls

Flower girl hairstyle tutorial, braided rose

Pretty hairstyle for special occasions

We wanted some texture in her hair to help create a glamorous side swept look, so we started with some curling wand curls.  Click here for a more detailed video showing how to curl your hair using a curling wand.  After braiding in a lace French braid headband on top, we wrapped the end of the braid around and underneath her hair to help keep the curls contained and placed to the side of her head. Lastly, we added a braided rosette accent to the side.

Supplies needed to recreate this look:
  • 2 small, clear elastics.
  • Several bobby pins.
  • Curling wand/iron, rollers, naturally curly hair (if you want curls.)
We love how soft and pretty this hairstyle turned out!  Perfect for all ages and many formal events.  
Cute diagonal knot hairstyle tutorial

We've had a lot of requests for "teen hairstyles" lately, so this week we wanted to create a pretty, half-up hairstyle with a slightly messy, tousled, relaxed look (which is so trendy and popular right now.) To make this knot design, we are using a technique from a video we posted a few years ago called "seashell knots." We decided to try placing the knots in a diagonal pattern and loved how it turned out! As shown in our tutorial (below) we stopped after making 4 knots, which created a half-up hairstyle. Of course, if you wanted to continue making more knots, you could go down further. You could possibly even incorporate all of the hair to form one large diagonal knotted braid or updo if you wanted to!

Half-Up Diagonal Knots Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Diagonal knotted braid hair tutorial

Diagonal knots half-up hairstyle tutorial

Depending on what you wear, this style could work for casual occasions (such as school or work) or for more dressed up or fancy events. I think this would be an adorable hairstyle for formal dances (Prom, Homecoming) or maybe even for weddings.

This hairstyle would be cute on straight, wavy, or curly hair. In the video, we are working with 2nd day curling wand curls.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 1 small hair elastic for each knot. I would suggest clear, or something similar to the color of hair you are working with.
  • Curling wand, curling iron, rollers, etc. (If you want curls.)
  • Finishing hairspray (optional.)
3D Heart Hairstyle Tutorial

A cute and easy braided heart hairstyle, perfect for Valentines Day!  We love that this 3d half-up heart is more of a "grown up" heart hairstyle for teens and women to wear (as well as for little girls of course.)

This particular heart style was inspired by a hairstyle we posted a few years ago (which has become quite popular) called the "fairy wings braid" and as another variation, the "arrowhead braid." This heart design was formed using basically the same technique, with a few slight changes to form the heart shape. We are loving the "puffy" 3d effect which shows the heart from all angles!

half up 3d heart hairstyle

Half-Up 3D Heart Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Obviously this would be a cute hairstyle for Valentine's Day, but this style could also be worn for other occasions.  I'm thinking this would be adorable for a wedding (flower girls, bridesmaids, etc.) or for school.

Cute hairstyle for Valentines Day, the 3d heart

Valentine's Day Hairstyles, 3d braided heart tutorial

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 2 small hair elastics.
  • An alligator or claw clip to help keep the hair sectioned and braided while you are working.
  • Finishing hairspray, pomade, gel, etc. (optional)
  • If you are having a hard time keeping your heart in place, you may want to add a couple of bobby pins to the finished look.
We have been "hair blogging" for 8 years now! And during each January/February of those 8 years, we have posted several heart shaped or heart themed hairstyles.... which adds up to a lot of hearts. I actually counted up 25 heart hairstyles on our site so far! So, if you are looking for more Valentine's hair ideas, be sure to click over to see all 25. (Some of them are from before we started  doing YouTube and are picture tutorials only.)
Elegant textured updo tutorial

You may recognize the first few steps in this video tutorial (below) from our pinwheel bun shortcut video that we posted a few weeks ago. Although both hairstyles are started the same way, the end results are completely different. We love that both of these buns are fairly quick and easy to make, with minimal braiding skills required!

This textured updo has an elegant, romantic, glamorous (almost Audrey Hepburn) feel to it and would be great for many formal or special occasions;  Weddings, Prom, Homecoming, dances, church, recitals, communions, baptisms, holidays, etc. I'm thinking this would also be an adorable hairstyle for Valentine's Day! 

Elegant Textured Updo Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Textured bun hair tutorial

Easy textured updo hair tutorial

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 2 medium size ponytail holders or hair elastics.
  • Temporary hair clip or hair tie to keep the braids from unraveling while you work.
  • Several bobby pins
  • Finishing hair spray or gel (optional)
If you wanted to, you could add a fun hair clip or other sparkly accessory for some extra glam.
Elastic mermaid braid hair tutorial

This week we are featuring a hairstyle we have seen floating around on Facebook recently.  Unfortunately we are unsure of the original creator of this braid. We found several different videos showing this technique on a variety of Facebook pages, with no links to the original video creators that we could find.  All of the videos we saw were demonstrating this style on a mannequin head, so we decided to try it on "real human hair" to see how it would turn out.  We both ended up loving this mermaid style and will definitely be using it again in the near future! 

The overall shape of this hairstyle looks just like mermaid hair to me! I could see this being perfect for a day at the beach, or the pool.  Of course, this style would also be great for school, work, or other casual occasions.

Mermaid hair tutorial

Elastic mermaid braid video tutorial

Elastic Mermaid Braid Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • Several small hair elastics (the amount will depend on the length of your hair.) We used clear Goody Ouchless elastics. (Affiliate)
  • Water, gel, pomade, or other product (optional.)

As mentioned in the video, we got her hair wet before we started weaving the braid, to help prevent flyaways in her naturally straight, fine hair.  Depending on your hair texture, you may want to use some type of product (or water) to help the braid go in more smoothly and to keep the finished style in place longer.  I think this braid would look adorable using naturally wavy or curly hair.... especially if you like carefree, slightly messy, voluminous looking braids.
Our annual tradition! Please enjoy a countdown of our top 12 favorite hairstyles that were posted on "Princess Hairstyles" this year.

Top 2015 Hairstyles Showcase Video: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Tutorial links for each of the hairstyles shown:

#12 - Pinwheel Bun Shortcut
#11 - Licorice Braid
#10 - Ribbon Coiled Bun
#9 - Twisted Pull-Through Braid
#8 - DNA Braid
#7 - Hook And Ladder Braid
#6 - Triangle (or Heart) Braid
#5 - Braided Rosette and Feathered Headband Hairstyle
#4 - Ribbon Swirl Bun
#3 - Braided 4-Strand Slide Up Accent
#2 - Woven Pyramid Half-Up Hairstyle
#1 - Stitched Fishtail Braid

Top hairstyles showcase video

Thanks so much to each and every one of you for watching and supporting us this past year!  See you in 2016!!

Check out our top hairstyles countdown videos from past years here:

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