Quick, Easy & Cute Heart Ponytail

Here's a fun Valentine hairstyle that is quick and easy. This one took us 8 minutes and that's including the time it took to curl the pony!

We had a lot of requests for a video back when we first posted this one several years ago (I must have done a really bad job at explaining it lol) so here you are:


And, in case you prefer to follow along by photo: Here's the good old picture tutorial. :)
Start by parting out a box in front and do a pull-through. (With or without a topsy tail.)Leaving the end of the pull through out, (you'll need it later to secure the heart.) Make a low pony and do 2 braids with the top half of the hair in the pony.Bring the braids up and position them into the shape of a heart. When you get them the right length on both sides, secure them together with an elastic. You don't want the braids too long or they'll flop around and won't stay put. Also, you need some ends left to add back into the ponytail.At this point, you'll bring the ends from the pony on top down and add them in with the ends of the braids. So, you'll have another elastic over the same place you just put one to tie the 2 braids together, (to secure the heart into place.)braided heartNow, add one more elastic at the base of the pony to keep everything together. If you don't make the braids too long, you won't even need anything to help it keep it's shape. I didn't add any bobby pins or anything and it stayed just like this all day!valentines day hairstyleAdd a bow if you want. I just used some spare ribbon I had hanging around the house and tied a bow with each piece.heart hairstyletopsy tail hairstyleponytail
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35 comments:

  1. This is sooo cute! I got kinda lost in this part of the explanation though: Now, add one more elastic at the base of the pony to keep everything together. If you don't make the braids too long, you won't even need anything to help it keep it's shape. I didn't add any bobby pins or anything and it stayed just like this all day! I got a bit confused, but I will play with it tonight and see if I can figure it out! Thanks for posting!

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  2. I'm SO gonna have to try this on my daughter's hair for the Valentine's Day party! How cute!

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  3. You are absolutely amazing! I get on the computer everyday to see who has posted a new do and you are, by far, the best of them when it comes to hair! How on earth do you think of all of these different ways of doing hair? I truly enjoy your posts and love trying out all your different ideas on my 5 year old. Thank you for all of your inspiration and keep the ideas coming! Truly Amazing!!! :)

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  4. Love this idea! Thanks!
    My daughter's birthday is Valentine's Day...this will be her hairdo!
    I posted your site under favorites a while ago....been meaning to comment you how much enjoy your great ideas!
    Thanks!
    Cheryl

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  5. That is so awesomely adorable! Love it!

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  6. Becki, you'll have to let me know if you get it figured out. Sorry about the weird explanation, LOL. I have the worst time trying to explain these styles in words without being able to just show it sometimes!!

    Thanks for all the sweet comments! I love reading them all.

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  7. I love this one! I'm definitely trying this one!

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  8. WOW!!! I love this one! I am a bit afraid of the other heart styles... I think they're still beyond my abilities. But this one definitely seems doable and I can't wait to give it a try!

    As always, THANK YOU!

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  9. I really love this hairdo. When I tried doing it for my daughter this morning, it didn't turn out nearly as cute. I just couldn't manage to form a heart. I don't know if it's because my little girl's hair isn't as long as it should be in order for this to work or what. A video tutorial for this hairstyle would be VERY helpful for me! :)

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  10. I tried this TWICE and still havent gotten it right. But I wil keep trying. I think this is definately my favorite hairstyle ever!

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  11. There seems to be quite a few people having problems with this hairstyle so I'll try and get a video posted. It most likely won't be for a few days though. It's hard to find a time with my hubby home to help me record :)

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  12. I looooove this! You are so talented! Where did you learn to do all this?

    And what a cute little model you have! She must be so patient!

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  13. This is super cute and I am so glad my friend brought me to your blog! I tried it tonight with regular nylon(i guess) ponies and they didnt hold..so I went and got the small rubber ones and viola!! TOO CUTE! My daughter loves it! And her hair is only shoulder length maybe a bit shorter but it definatly worked! I did take a few pics of hers if you'd like to use them. here is my email if you want. lilyputt01@att.net
    Thanks again for posting all these awesome hairstyles!
    Michelle

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  14. I like this one! I understood the directions well enough - I attempted it on my own hair today to be a little festive since it was the last day I had classes for the week. I got so many compliments! I even had a friend who was sitting in the back of my law class text me during the middle of our lecture to ask how I'd managed something so unique. It's fun to know that "big kids" can get away with fun hairdos too!

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  15. I can't wait to try this. I just found this blog and am very excited! I was getting so bored of doing the same 4 hairstyles on my daughter!

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  16. This is so cute! I tried it on my daughter and it turned out really cute. She has shorter hair than your daughter but it still looks great! Thanks.

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  17. Hey. I saw your post below where you had a mask on. I really want to see what you realy look like. We are all unique in every way even though we may not notice it. Please post a pic.

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  18. adorable! Both versions :) and just when I think Q's hair is getting long, I realize it's not long at all yet! lol Keep those creative juices flowing! I love your ideas :)

    ~ Karli
    www.curlyhairdoideas.com

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  19. Such a cute one for little girls! Hearts are so feminine and look so precious in her hair.
    And might I add WOW! her hair is growing so fast!

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  20. That heart is so completely adorable!!!

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  21. Cute, Cute! That's almost how I did my wreath style but made it into a circle.

    Brianna
    www.girlscurls.blogspot.com

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  22. Very cute. Seems too easy. But that's good cause I can actually do it. :) Thanks for the idea.

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  23. I wish I could do this but my daughter has shirley temple (actually a lot curlier) hair.
    Your daughter is too cute and what a patient little model:)

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  24. I just found your blog and I love it. Great ideas for hair.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  25. I love your videos I tried it on me and my sister.It's AMAZING!!!!

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  26. we love this hairstyle....and all of the hairstyles u did! u can follow my blog too, 'cause i always credit you there for my friends to see. u are my number 1 hairstyle blog/website that me & my daughter follow. actually we did this hairstyle today for school. hope you follow me too http://mimay35.blogspot.com/

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  27. I love this hair style when I did it on my daughter I couldn't get the heart shape either, do to the fact that she had to go to school I just used two Bobby pins to hold it in place, that fixed it right away. She just got home from school and it held all day! Thank you so much for the great posts!

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  28. soo cute luv it.plz make some 4 short hair..as always work is soooooooooooooooooooooooo elegant.hairstyles...AMAZING

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  29. nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. These Hairstyles are super amazing 4 little kids.I'm going 2 recomend this website 2 all my friends!!!!!!!!!!!:)

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  31. Love this solo cute!

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  32. It's so easy and fun 2 do

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  33. Omg this style is just to cute and I am only 12 and can't wait to do it on my little sis and to my mom to do it on me :-) I love this blog!!!!!! :D

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