How to Do a Cute & Easy Heart Braid in Your Hair for Valentine's Day

by Loepsie
3 Materials
5 Minutes

Hi, guys! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I know we’re all scrambling for the perfect, on-theme outfit so our hair ends up being the last thing we’re thinking about.

I want to show you how you can braid a heart in your hair that’s really easy and quick, so you can spend less time worrying about it! It’s really cute and perfect for getting into the Valentine’s spirit.

Tools and materials:

  • Hair elastics
  • Hair clip
  • Bobby pins
Parting hair into sections

1. Part the hair

Start by parting your hair into a middle part. Then, make another part by taking a section of hair on both sides, starting from the top of your eyebrows, and gathering it in the back. 

Clipping the other section away

We’re going to work on one section at a time so clip or tie away the other section for now. 

Braiding hair on one side

2. Braid one side of the hair

Pull your hair towards the middle as far as you can, and braid. The braid should start on the back of your hair, not the side. Tie off the ends with an elastic.   

Braiding the opposite section of hair

Repeat with the other section, braiding as close to the part as possible. 

How to do heart braid hairstyles

3. Make the heart braid

Now we’re going to make the heart. Take the first braid you did and wrap it around itself a couple of times while holding it firmly in place. Once it looks a bit like a half bun, pin it down. 

How to create a heart-shaped braid

Repeat with the other braid. 

How to braid a heart in your hair

Join the two braids together in the middle with a hair elastic.

Easy heart braid tutorial

Undo the braid left beneath the hair elastic so it blends in with the rest of your hair, and you’re done. Heart braid complete!

Heart braid tutorial

This heart-shaped braid is so cute and romantic, but simple enough that you can do it in just a few minutes. Let me know if you liked this heart braid tutorial and how you plan on wearing it!

Suggested materials:
  • Hair elastics
  • Hair clip
  • Bobby pins

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