valentine day hair braid

Author of Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hair, Cozy Friedman and beauty expert and author of Bonding Over Beauty, Erika Katz have created the cutest do-it-yourself styles and beauty recipes for Valentine’s Day. Pamper yourself with these great styles and recipes or share them with girlfriends!

What You’ll Need: Wide-tooth comb, fine-tooth comb, decorative hair clip, ponytail holders

Directions:


Step 1: Starting with damp hair (either towel-dried or misted), use a wide-tooth comb to detangle the hair. Then, using a fine-tooth comb, part the hair down the middle of the head. Clip one side up right above the ear.

Step 2: On the other side of the part, use the fine comb to gather a thin section of hair from the crown. This section should measure about 2 inches from the hairline to the top of the head.

Step 3: Divide this section into three, and begin a French braid starting at the crown and curving toward the temple, then toward the back of the head, like the top lobe of a heart. You will be lifting hair into the braid only from this side of the part. Leave no loose hair in front of the ears.

Step 4: When you reach the center part at the back of the head, secure the braid with a ponytail holder. If the hair is very long, end the braid about mid-ear; the ends will hang down the back.

Step 5: Unclip the hair on the other side of the part and repeat the process. Secure with a ponytail holder.

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