Looking for Valentine's Day hairstyles? We have one more for you today! You'll love this romantic half up, half down 4 strand braid rosette heart hairstyle.
The basic technique and concept for creating this type of heart hairstyle (by wrapping the hair around 2 ponytails at the top of the heart) is nothing new and has been a popular Valentine's hairstyle over the past few years. We love this base style and thought it would be fun to try it with a 4 strand ribbon braid and love how it turned out! We thought the "swirls" at the top of the heart looked like little roses (or rosettes) and the ribbon really makes the heart "pop." You'll notice that we used fairly thick ribbon and made loose braids for "fluffy" looking roses and a pretty "lace like" heart shape. If you use thinner ribbon and braid tight, your heart will come out more distinct and uniform looking, which is also a beautiful variation.
4 Strand Rosette Heart Hairstyle, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)
My daughter was wearing braids the night before we filmed this hairstyle to create some no-heat waves and texture. This style would work great with straight hair, wavy hair, or curly hair. If your hair is shorter, you could make the buns at the top separately and then start a new braid beneath the bun on each side to form the rest of the heart.
Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
- 3 small, clear hair elastics.
- Several bobby pins. We used miniature pins from Sally Beauty Supply (affiliate.) We have found that smaller pins are easier to hide in delicate styles like this.
- Ribbon. We used about 2 feet on each half of the heart.