Thursday, January 22, 2009

Valentine's Heart

Edited to add: I just noticed there is almost the exact same style here. We must have been on the same wave length or something! Go check hers out, too! She is amazing!!


These pictures are from last year, so I don't have a step by step or tutorial. I'll put one up if anyone's interested.

Start by parting the hair down the side, only on the top. Now start the braid by FACING your daughter. Just take a tiny bit of hair for the start of the french braid. These braids were done only taking hair from one side of the braid....so they flipped inside-out. But you could do it the regular way, too. As you come to the front of the head, curve the braid around by taking larger sections towards the front half (does that make any sense? Kind of like rowing a boat...if you row harder with one oar, you will turn...) Then just continue the braid all the way to the back and secure it temporarily while you braid the other side the same way. Bring the two together and add a ribbon or bow (it covers up any funky bubbles you get when you add the two sections.) And by parting the hair on the side, you'll end up with a lop-sided heart....I like 'em that way! But if you prefer, you could do a center part. Either way, she'll be darling!
My younger daughter has very fine, thin anbd short hair...and it's still possible!








My older daughter..with her thicker hair you can see the parts a little better....



5 comments:

Mindy said...

You amaze me.. help with the curls?

The Petersons said...

I love it parted on the side like that! I hate center parts on my daughter and I couldn't get it to look right on the side. I'm gonna give it another try. :)

Girly Do's said...

I've doen that too--- been on the same wave length as someone else at the same time... Very cute. I love it. What Valentines Day bows have you come up with?

TumbleBee said...

that was cute when you did that last year!

Heather H said...

Those are adorable!! I so need to learn how to french braid.