Cozy Friedman — the authority in kid’s hair care, owner of New York based Cozy’s Cuts for Kids salons, and the So Cozy product line- is coming out with her first ever book, encompassing everything any parents has ever wanted to know about their child’s hair, from cradle cap to French braids. The much anticipated book, Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls Hair, will hit stands on at the end of the month.
As a sneak preview to some of the amazing content, we wanted to pass along info about the Heart Braid, perfect for Valentine’s Day. Attached is an image of the adorable style, and the step by step how to instructions are below.
What You’ll Need
Time: 15 minutes
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 ear.
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 midear; 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.
Step 6: Join the two ends of the braids together in the back with a ponytail holder to form the bottom point of the heart.