I’ve had several fun Valentine’s Day hairstyle ideas rolling around in my head for weeks now, and it’s so frustrating when what works in my head, doesn’t really work in hair. BUT – this one came to life just perfect and we hope you’ll love it as much as we do! This is such a quick and easy hairstyle, and requires no major hair skill to recreate it! Those are the best don’t you think?!
Step 1 – Part out a rectangular section of hair from the temples to the crown & make a ponytail
This is technically optional, but I like to have a bit more hair in back when doing this style, so if you are working with thicker hair, you can opt to forego this step if you wish.
Step 2 – On the left and right side near the temple, section out small amounts of hair
Step 3 – Draw these sections of hair to the middle back of the head
Step 4 – Join these 2 sections of hair together with an elastic
Step 5 – Once the elastic can’t be wrapped much further, do not pull the hair all the way through on the last wrap
Step 6 – Pull hair through just far enough to create a small loop
At this point, you want to make sure the hair in the little loop is very wet, or has plenty of product in it. You want this to be very smooth and have as few flyaways as possible.
Step 7 – Divide loop into 2 pieces – a left and right side
Step 8 – Adjust each side of the loop so they are even and formed into the shape of a heart
Step 9 – Take a hair pin and push it down into the bottom of the heart so it secures it to the head
You can use a bobby pin but after several attempts with them, I found they were almost too tight and pulled the heart in ways I didn’t like. Since you have to work so carefully with the hair to maintain the heart shape, I found that hair pins truly work the best for this.
Step 10 – Make a second heart by repeating steps 2-9 below the first heart
Step 11 – Spray well with hairspray to keep hearts from coming apart
Step 12 – Curl remaining hair in back (optional)
SOOO cute, right? Here’s a closer look at the top heart. Remember these turn out best if you are working with very wet hair for the hearts.