Valentine’s day is next week and I think this hairstyle would be perfect for the occasion. I know this hairstyle might seem a little fancy but just in case you feel like going all out for the holiday this only takes a few minutes to do. I love fishtail french braids because they always feel a little extra dressed up. It would also be so easy to switch out the bun for your favorite one instead. If you decide to recreate this look then please let me know in the comments!


Fishtail Braid Updo Supplies:

French Fishtail Braid Updo Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair in a deep side part on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a section of hair on the heavy side of the part and divide it into two pieces.
  • Step 3 / Begin a fishtail braid by crossing a small piece from the right side over to the left. Then cross a small piece from the left over to the right.
  • Step 4 / Continue crossing small sections from one side over to the opposite side and begin incorporating new sections into the braid.
  • Step 5 / Continue braiding the hair into a fishtail french braid. Angle the braid at a diagonal down the back of the head towards the right side of the nape of the neck.
  • Step 6 / When all of the hair is added into the braid continue the fishtail braid, braiding the section down to the ends.
  • Step 7 / Criss cross two bobby pins over the ends to keep the braid from unraveling.
  • Step 8 / Go back over the braid, pulling on the edges to make it wider and more full. This is important for the bun portion of this hairstyle.
  • Step 9 / Once the braid is a little bit bigger, take it up the left side and fold it over itself, laying it against the nape of the neck.
  • Step 10 / Slide bobby pins around the braid to secure it against the head. You can use as many bobby pins as you need. I sort of weaved them through the hair to create a better grip.
  • Step 11 / Once it’s all pinned go back over the braid , pulling on the edges to make the bun a little bigger. Adjust any sections until you like the way it looks.
  • Step 12 / Set the style with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.

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Next week is Valentine’s Day so I thought it’d be fun to share a cute heart hairstyle tutorial! I’ve been seeing these types of hairstyles everywhere but quickly noticed there were different ways to do them. The two different techniques create different shaped hearts but I think both are so dang cute and could actually be worn any day of the week. Check out the tutorial below to see how they’re done and I’d love to hear which one is your favorite!

Heart Hairstyles 2 Ways Supplies:



Heart 1 Hairstyle Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by brushing through the hair to remove any tangles. Then divide off two small 1” sections of hair near the temples . Bring them around the back of the head and tie them together with an elastic band.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a new section on the right side of the head, directly underneath the previous section.
  • Step 3 / Bring the new piece over the elastic band creating a “c” shape.
  • Step 4 / Wrap the same piece underneath the right side of the section tied off. Then bring the section back down again laying it over itself.
  • Step 5 / Pin the previous section with a hair sectioning clip and repeat the previous steps with a new section of hair on the left side.
  • Step 6 / Bring the ends of the two wrapped pieces together underneath the elastic band.
  • Step 7 / Tie the two sections together with a new elastic band a few inches down to form the heart shape.
  • Step 8 / Set the style with a medium-hold hairspray.
  • Step 9 / Optional step: curl the ends of the hair with a 1 1/4” curling iron.


Heart 2 Hairstyle Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin the second heart hairstyle similarly to the first one by brushing through the hair to remove any tangles. Then divide off two small 1” sections of hair near the temples . Bring them around the back of the head and tie them together with an elastic band.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a new section on the right side of the head, directly underneath the previous section.
  • Step 3 / Wrap the section underneath the hair elastic.
  • Step 4 / Loop the hair over the right side of the tied section. Bring two fingers underneath the loop and grip the ends.
  • Step 5 / Pull the tail down and clip it away with a hair sectioning clip. Then repeat the previous steps with a new section of hair on the left side.
  • Step 6 / Tie the two ends together with a hair elastic.
  • Step 7 / Set the style with a medium-hold hairspray.
  • Step 8 / Optional step: curl the ends of the hair with a 1 1/4” curling iron.

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