Cute Half-Up Heart Braid Hairstyle

Valentine’s Day is coming and I’m sharing some hairstyles! This cute half up heart braid hairstyle is one of my favorite hairstyles for Valentine’s Day.

Cute Half-Up Heart Braid Hairstyle

Cute Half-Up Heart Braid Hairstyle

I’m all about heart hairstyles for Valentine’s Day. I think they’re the cutest and the most perfect hairstyles for the day of love. Since the day is all about love, it’s a perfect time to share hearts, hearts and more hearts.

I started doing Victoria’s hair for Valentine’s Day the second it was long enough to style. As first I could only manage super simple hairstyles (a.k.a. ponytail with a red ribbon), but as she got older and I started seeing some of the cute hairstyles out there – I wanted to give it a go.

It has become so much fun for us creating heart hairstyles in her hair and seeing what we can do and come up with for this particular holiday. So many hairstyles for Valentine’s Day are adorable, so it’s a blast trying to do as many as we can while we wait for February 14th to arrive!

Heart Braid Tutorial

Cute Half-Up Heart Braid Hairstyle

Here’s the cute half-up heart braid tutorial. As you can tell, it’s pretty easy to do once you watch the tutorial. I try my best to talk through it so you can easily understand each step. Let me know if you need any questions answered!


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1. Start with the hair half-up.

2. Divide this section into 3.

3. Three strand braid down each one of these sections.

4. Take the braids on the sides and pull them through the hair elastic, but don’t go all the way through. Just let them dangle over.

5. Take the 2 braids and then shape them into a heart and hair tie them to the middle braid (that you didn’t pull through).

6. Feel free to add a ribbon or a bow!

As you can see, this cute half-up heart braid hairstyle is easy and just adorable for Valentine’s Day. I love how it looks and it really is a perfect one to do for school or any special occasion.

Hair Products Used for this Heart Braid

Here are the hair products that I used for this particular hairstyle.

Hair Elastics

These are the Teenitor hair elastics I’ve been using lately. I was recommended to use them and couldn’t wait to give them a try. Victoria’s hair is on the thicker side, so I need to make sure I have hair elastics that will hold the hair and be extra durable. I also want to make sure the hair elastics won’t damage or crease the hair.

best hair elastics

  • Strong and stretchy: The elastics are not so thin that they break when you try to stretch, but they are not so thick that you can’t stretch them properly. They have stayed in very fine, soft hair through days of gardening. Also, they slide off the braids when grabbed and pull off clean. No rolling and catching the hair to make knots.
  • Great deal: This is a great deal on 2000 pieces clear rubber elastic hair bands, enough for braiding different hairstyles. You can keep a couple dozen in your purse, another couple dozen in your gym bag, some in your car…you get the idea. Any time you realize you need a hair tie, you’ll have a stash.

The best part is that you get 2000 for under $7!

Buy them here.

Hair Styling Cream

It’s the one question I get asked the most lately, and I love it. It’s important to make sure you prep the hair before you create a hairstyle. I love to use hair styling cream because I know it will help to keep the hair smooth and shiny.

I prefer using Dae Hair Styling Cream.

dae Hair Cactus Fruit 3-In-1 Styling Cream

SIGNATURE BLEND – Our Cactus Fruit 3-in-1 Styling Cream is a clean, multitasking formula that smooths styled hair, preps shiny blowouts, and defines natural curls.
BENEFITS – Infused with desert-derived extracts, it adds polish and shine, while hydrating botanicals moisturize hair and tame frizz.
CONCERNS – Frizz, Shine, Curl Definition
KEY INGREDIENTS – Dragon Fruit: Rich in antioxidants & enzymes that lock in moisture & nourish hair from the outside in. Prickly Pear Seed Oil: Conditions strands to be silky, soft, & healthy. Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Restores dull & brittle strands to their natural glossy luster.

Buy it here.

Additional Valentine’s Day hairstyles:

Heart Hairstyles for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Hairstyle

Simple Heart Braid Hairstyle for Valentine’s Day



About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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