Happy Valentine’s Day! I know this is super last minute but I couldn’t help sharing one more cute heart hairstyle tutorial. I’ve seen this style done so many times so I couldn’t resist sharing my own version of it. This is so super quick and easy and to be honest I thought I was a little too old to wear this type of look but from the front it just looks like a regular half updo! If you give it a try please let me know and tag me on any social media, @MissySueBlog. I would love to see your recreation!

Braided Heart Supplies:

Braided Heart Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Brush through the hair to remove any tangles. Create a center part with a rattail comb. Pick up a small section of hair at the end of the part line. Divide the section into three pieces and begin a braid by crossing the side strands under the middle strand. Continue braiding the hair bringing in hair from along the hairline creating an arch. This is the first part of the heart shape.
  • Step 2 / Continue the arch, creating the left side of the heart shape, bringing in hair from along the hair until it reaches the top of the left ear.
  • Step 3 / Once the braid reaches the ear, continue braiding the section and tie off the end with an elastic band.
  • Step 4 / Pick up another section of hair on the right side of the part and begin a second lace braid on the right side.
  • Step 5 / Continue the lace braid, bringing in sections along the hairline, creating the second arch of the heart.
  • Step 6 / When the braid reaches the right ear stop adding in hair and braid the section a little further down.
  • Step 7 / Tie the ends of the two braids together to create the bottom point of the heart.
  • Step 8 / Spray the style with hairspray to set it and curl the ends with a 1 1/4″ curling iron.


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.