So our family doesn’t usually make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day. Â Until this year, my kids go to a Jewish preschool that doesn’t celebrate it, and so it just went by like any other day. Â But, this year is a little different. Â My eldest is in kindergarten at our neighborhood school, where of course they are having a party. Â For the last few weeks she’s been talking about giving Valentines to all of her friends, and she couldn’t wait for the party at school. Â Since this will probably be the only year she will have any formal Valentine’s Day celebration, next year she’ll be back in a Jewish private school, I wanted to let her have a little fun with it…so I went searching on one of my favorite resources, Pinterest! Â Lo and behold, I came up with an adorable heart hairdo!
Ever since I told her about it, she’s been asking me about putting her hair into hearts, but I made her wait until today. Â And I have to say, for a first try, they came out pretty cute. Â My middle daughter liked them so much that she also wanted her hair in hearts.
When I went searching, there were a lot of different options. Â Some of them look really cool, (there are a lot of talented people out there) but I wanted SIMPLE since I wasn’t planning on practicing. Â I wanted quick, and something I could do in a 1 shot deal. Â I found the perfect solution on CuteGirlHairStyles.comÂ and I was even able to watch a video to see just how to do it!
Now, after doing a heart hair do this morning, I’m on a mission to find other cute (and of course simple) ways to do their hair! Â If you have any great inspiration or ideas, please send me pictures! Â I’d love to highlight them and try them out.
FYI, my girls both have pretty fine hair, though my eldest (the blond) has more of it. Â When I picked my middle daughter up from preschool, I was surprised at how well the hearts stayed in her hair! Â My eldest is still at school, but the picture that was sent to me from their party looks like hers are staying pretty well too :).
Here is a simple explanation as to how to do the heart hair do:
First, I used a Topsy Tail tool to help. Â It’s not totally necessary, but it probably wouldn’t have been as neat without it. Â I picked up the Topsy Tail at CVS and I use it pretty much daily to “flip” their hair.
1. Â Put the hair it 2 pony tails. Â I got the hair damp before putting it up so that they would be smooth.
2. Â Use the Topsy Tail to do a reverse flip. Â A regular flip puts the pony tail through the top, a reverse puts it in the bottom.
3. Â Wet pony tail #1, so that it’s damp if it’s already dry, and split it in half. Â Twist each half out and away from the center of the pony tail, twisting the left to the left and the right to the right, and bring them together with a band at the bottom. Â You may have to help form the heart a little.
4. Â The hearts stayed in place, but I did add a bobby pin behind the top of each one to help keep it secure at school.
5. Â Spray with a little bit of hairspray, and your done!