by Nik G of Beads, Braids, & Beyond
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so I decided to do a fun Valentine’s Day style mixed with cornrows, heart ponies and colorful beads with heart snaps on the ends. A was thrilled to have hearts in her hair, she just kept giggling and cannot wait to show her friends! Read below for instructions.
- I washed and deep conditioned A’s hair over the weekend. After washing was complete I moisturized and banded her hair in 4 sections. I spaced the bands out about a half inch to an inch apart to stretch her hair out for styling. The next morning I removed the bands (her hair felt so soft and moisturized!) and did a quick style for school.
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- When she got home from school I took the style out, added some Bee Mine luscious moisturizer and gently detangled with our modified Denman D3 Brush.
- After detangling was complete I got to work on the left side of her head. I began by parting the heart on the left side, above her left ear. I used a metal rat tail comb as I would a pencil and parted the heart out of her hair just like I would draw a heart on paper. After parting the heart I tied it off and cornrowed the small section of hair that was infront of the heart, along her hairline.
- I tied the rest of her hair off, untied the heart section and parted a little hair from the inside of the heart, all the way around. I cornrowed one section inside of the heart to the right, and the other to the left. After the heart had 2 cornrows in the inside, going the opposite direction, I smoothed down the remaining hair in the heart and tied it off with a rubberband at the base. I braided the remaining hair left in the rubberband.
- After I was completely finished with that heart, I untied her hair and parted her hair straight across in the back. I tied the back section off and got started on the top section.
- I parted the top section of hair to the side so I had a small remainder of hair near her right ear. I tied the small section of hair near her right ear off to get it out of the way.
- I began by starting my top section parting from the middle of the heart going toward her forehead and along her hairline. I cornrowed that section then parted another section coming from the middle of the heart going in the same direction. After I cornrowed that section I moved to the back of the top section and again, started near the middle of the heart going to the back of her head then going off to the side. I cornrowed that section and parted another section going in the same direction. After she had 2 cornrows in the front of the top section and 2 cornrows in the back of the top section I parted another heart on top. Remember, part just like you are drawing a heart on paper, only you’re using a comb in hair.
- After making the second heart, I tied it off with a rubberband at the base, as I did the other heart and braided the remaining hair.
- At this point she only had a little hair on the outsides of the heart so I made a straight part in the middle of the heart and cornrowed each section going around the heart.
- I moved on to the small section near her right ear and just made 4 cornrows going straight down the right side of her head.
- Now the entire top section is done and all that was left to do was the back section. I simply parted medium sections of hair going straight down in the back, cornrowed them, and she was all done!
- I added some fun Valentine’s Day themed beads and heart snaps at the ends.
You can view more Valentine’s Day styles for the kiddos here.
Why are all the pics of children,children with long hair or loose curls. Can you post some pics of children with different textures.ESP styles of children with tighter coils/curls.
Thanks so much everyone! I appreciate it. 🙂
omi.GOOD.NESS what I would give to be 6 again and have my mom do my hair like THAT! This girl's mom is like the Picasso of braids…dag!
No kids for me for awhile but if I have a daughter I hope I can pull off this style for her:-)
Oh I love it, I want it for my 40yr old me
this is SOOO cute! i am jealous, too! i wish nik was around to do my hair when i was growing up! lol.
That is very cute, my little cousins will love and adore this style!
I love it, Almost makes me wish I had daughters, almost…LOL!
This is so cute…If only I knew how to make a straight part…LOL…well. not straight..but you know!!!!! 🙂
Oh so, so pretty.
Soo adorable…makes me want a little girl even more.
that is so cute and precious! so creative! i might even give it a try 😀
I definitely don't think that its right or safe to show this little girl's face on the web like this, where it is available to anyone and everyone.
On another note the style that she is wearing is cute.
she has got to be THE cutest kid on the playground with her momma giving her incredible hairstyles. How cute :)!
I love this look. I wish my 3 year old would SIT STILL for this style. LOL I doubt she will.
Very cute! This definitely inspires me to be more creative with my daughter's hair. I need to learn how to cornrow first though 🙂