If you live in NYC, then you have probably heard of Cozy’s Cuts for Kids that was founded by Cozy Friedman. Constantly included in various “best of” lists, their two NYC children’s hair salons provide a colorful, fun experience for kids while they are getting their hair cut. With special shaped styling chairs and videos to divert kids’ attention, the stylists can focus on what they are doing. Your child will also receive a balloon, lollipop, and a free toy (along with a free lice check!) with every haircut. If you can get over the $30+ dollars to cut your kids kids’ hair, then these are the kids hair salons for you!
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Even if you can’t make it to the salon, you can still find many of their tips for styling girls’ hair in their Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hair book that was released a couple of years ago. Cozy’s PR agency was kind enough to share the instructions for a Heart Hair Braid that you see at the top of this post. (This would be very cute for Valentine’s Day!)
The Heart Braid
Cozy’s signature style, this is a must-have look for Valentine’s Day.
What You’ll Need: Wide-tooth comb, fine-tooth comb, decorative hair clip, ponytail holders
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.
Step 6: Join the ends of the braids together in the back with a decorative bow or ponytail holder to form the bottom point of the heart.
That’s it. Enjoy!