Step one . . .
Split the hair in half. I find it's easier to work with damp hair (plus it's fun to torment the kids with the squirt bottle).
Step Two . . .
Use a comb to gather the hair at the back of the head into a half heart shape.
Step Three . . .
Do the same for the other side and put into an elastic.
Step Four . . .
Take a small bunch of hair at the top of the head, keeping the hair separated.
Step Five . . .
Start braiding the hair into a french braid, only adding hair from only one side. Braid all the way to the bottom and keep the hair close to the heart as you can. Don't worry if the hair is loose at the bottom. Add an elastic at the end of the braid.
Step Six . . .
Do the same on the other side and add a braid at the end.
Step Seven . . .
Take the elastic out of the hair in the heart and brush. Gather all hair, including braids and add into one big elastic.
If you feel inclined to wrap the hair around the ponytail, then simply take a bunch from underneath, wrap, then add a small elastic around and tuck under the wrapped hair.
This is a perfect hairstyle for Valentine's Day. Let's just hope that we all have time and happy kids to do such a hairstyle on the morning of Valentine's Day!