Heart Braid – How To

Of all the braids and styles we do at Cozy Cuts, the Heart Braid is definitely the most sought out.  We even offer a class to teach parents and kids how to do it themselves.  Full disclosure, it’s a little bit of a tricky one, but with a little practice you’ll get it in no time…

The Heart Braid 

What You’ll Need:

  • Fine-tooth comb
  • Hair clips
  • Ponytail holders

Step 1: Starting with damp, detangled hair, part the hair down the middle of the head using a fine-tooth comb.  Clip one side up right about the ear.

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

Step 3: Divide the section into three, and begin a french braid starting at the crown 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 ear.

Step 4: When you reached the center part at the back of the head, secure the braid with the 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 the ponytail holder.

Step 6: Join the two ends of the braid together in the back with the ponytail holder to perform the bottom points of the heart.


Good luck and don’t forget to share your #heartbraid with us.  Tag us so we don’t miss it @cozyscutsforkids

Cozy Friedman