When you think of Valentine’s Day, flowers and candy come to mind. But for my daughter and I, cute hairstyles are at the top of our list. Ever since she told me that she didn’t like her curly hair, I’ve been on a mission to teach her to embrace her natural curls By coming up with awesome hairstyles for her curly biracial hair. Here are three Valentine’s Day hairstyles for little girls.
Valentine’s Day Heart Shape Bun
1. Using a regular bun maker, we pinched the sides by wrapping a few rubber bands around it to create a heart shape.
2. Once you’ve made your ponytail, carefully push the hair through in between the rubber bands.
3. Then flip the hair over the sides and use a hair tie to make another ponytail around the bun to secure it in place.
4. After making your bun, you can twist or braid the rest of the hair, wrap it around the bun and secure with bobby pins.Don’t worry if your bun isn’t a perfectly shaped heart – that’s what bobby pins are for!
5. I added a few at the top of the bun to create the dimple of the heart, and along the sides. Lastly, gently pull the strands at the bottom of the bun to complete the look.
This style should only take 5-10 minutes. It really does depend on your skill level. Once you have the hang of it, it shouldn’t take long at all.
Braided Double Heart
1. Part a small section on top.
2. Secure the top section into a ponytail using an elastic band. Don’t make it too tight.
3. Separate the ponytail into three even parts and braid each section. You may need to use a hair clamp to keep sections in place.
4. Once you’ve finished braiding, pull the right and left braids through the elastic. You can use the rat tail comb to help with this step. Be careful not to pull the braids through all the way.
5. Using another elastic band, secure the lower part of the braided sections into a heart shape. Then repeat step 4.
6. Pin the braided sections in place using bobby pins. The middle braid should also do a great job at holding the heart in place for busy little girls who are always running around.
Optional: finish off with a cute hair accessory.
Heart Shaped Dutch Braids
1. Make sure hair is fully detangled.
2. Make a horizontal part from ear to ear. I find that using a rat-rail comb works best.
3. Keep the back section separated from the front with a hair tie.
4. Now make a vertical part in the front and use a hair tie on one section to keep the two sides separate.
5. Now you’re ready to make your heart-shaped part. This may seem like an extra step considering we had to begin with a horizontal part. But sectioning off the hair is so much easier, especially if your little one has thick hair.
6. Once you’re satisfied with the heart shape, you are ready to begin braiding. Be sure to follow the shape of the heart from the middle of the head to the ear.
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Stacy-Ann Gooden (aka Weather Anchor Mama) can be seen delivering the weather forecast on the news in New York City. But her most important role is being a wife and mom. She writes about balancing career and motherhood in her blog, Weather Anchor Mama. You can also follow her on twitter, Pinterest, Youtube and Instagram.
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