The intention behind our hair tutorial today didn't originally start out with the idea of a heart hairstyle in mind. Truth be told, this hairstyle came about without any plan at all! I just started braiding one day, and this is what was created. But, after the Princess wore this style for the first time a few months ago, we couldn't help but notice that this braided design really resembles a heart shape! So, we decided to save the tutorial for now... since Valentine's Day is just around the corner. A fun Valentine's Day Hairstyle!
Of course, this half-up ponytail style doesn't have to be just for Valentine's. This style can be worn as a triangle shape braid for any occasion, really. This would be a cute hairstyle for school, church, recitals, communions, flower girls, etc.
We chose a regular 3 strand lace braid for our tutorial today, but you could also create this style using a Dutch braid, 4-strand braid, fishtail, etc. if you prefer.
As mentioned in our video (below) if you want the design to look more like a braided heart instead of a triangle, you can stretch out the edges of the braid along both sides (at the top) to more fully bring out the heart shape. In the photo below, I stretched the edges of the braids along the top of the arches of the heart, as well as one small spot in the center (along the bottom of the braid) to form more of a definite heart shape. Also, if you want to include all of the hair into a ponytail, you can... or finish it off with a braid at the bottom as shown. It's up to you!
Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
- Hair tie or clip to temporarily keep the braids from unraveling while you work.
- 1 medium size elastic
- Ribbon or other accessory (optional)
- Pomade, hair spray, etc. (optional)
Triangle / Heart Braid Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)