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Bridal hair: Style your hair Valentine’s Day pretty with a Twist of Love

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on February 14th, 2012 0 comments yet. Be the First

How you wear your hair can make such a difference on whether it’ll be a good day or a bad day – this is especially the case when that day is your wedding day. Whichever style you’re thinking about for your big day, make sure you do a couple of test days to ensure everything is the way it is meant to be. And whatever you do, don’t make any drastic changes to style, colour or length in the months leading up to your wedding day…

As today is Valentine’s Day we thought we’d give you a style tip called the Twist of Love, which is certain to send your Prince Charming into a spin. The plaited style is sweet and innocent with a hint of sexy and can be easily created at home by following these simple steps:

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 centre 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: Clip up 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.

Thank you to Tatiana Kareline of Tatiana Hair Extensions for sharing!

And if you’re more visually led, here are some images to help you style your hair Valentine’s Day pretty any day!

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