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How to Make Your Hair Look Great for a First Date

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Going on a first date can be an incredibly nerve-wracking experience. The butterflies and the excitement can often take over, forcing us to try on dozens of different outfits and practice our best lines in the mirror, in an effort to find the best way to present ourselves.

However, there’s one thing you don’t actually have to worry about. With these incredible hairstyle ideas, you are bound to leave a great first impression on your date:

1. Embrace your natural texture

If you’re fortunate enough to have a curly or coily hair texture, the best option would be to wear it naturally, as you usually would. Simply go with your regular hair routine, opting for a curl cream for definition and some gel for hold. After all, most guys prefer natural women.

If however, your natural texture doesn’t tend to look that great, you can always polish it up with a curling iron, as well as some shine spray to give it a beautiful glow. Just remember to curl your hair towards and away from your face, for a more natural and defined shape.

2. Go for the bombshell look

Long, full and voluminous hair is synonymous with that undoubtedly sexy, femme fatale look. If you’re naturally blessed with such great hair, then simply wearing it down or opting for a quick blow-out is bound to win your date over.

If you’re not that lucky, however, you might need to get a bit creative. Consider getting hair extensions that will give you the length and volume you need to achieve that alluring fullness and shine. Just make sure to opt for extensions that perfectly match your hair color, in order to achieve a seamless, natural look.

3. Opt for a practical pony

In case you’re in a rush, or you’re simply a girl who tends to put practicality first, you can never go wrong with a sleek ponytail or bun when going on a first date. To achieve this look, simply pull your hair back into a neat pony, but remember to leave a few loose strands at the front, in an effort to soften the look and beautifully frame your face.

Instead of looking too strict and professional, a ponytail or bun combined with some loose strands will help you achieve a more informal, approachable, and down-to-earth vibe, ideal for any date.

4. Choose a romantic braid

If you’re more on the romantic side, a beautiful braid is always a great date look option. Whether you make a classic, French, or fishtail braid, just make sure to keep it loose, or even pull it apart ever so slightly for a messier look.

Not only will this hairstyle be a wonderful way to keep your hair from getting in the way and even prevent you from fidgeting with your hair, but it will also make for a sweet, casual, and friendly look that your date is bound to love.

5. Decide on a cute half-up look

Another great hairstyle option that simply radiates prettiness and friendliness is a cute half-up half-down look. To make this hairdo, simply gather the top part of your hair, whether it’s a half or a third, and tie it into a small pony, bun, or even braid.

For a more dramatic option, you can also tease the top section of your hair, while curling the bottom part into loose, beach waves. Either way, make sure to apply a generous amount of hairspray, to ensure your cute hairstyle lasts the whole date.

No matter which hairstyle you opt for, make sure it’s one that feels the most natural and comfortable to you, and there’s no denying your date will absolutely love it.

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Peter Minkoff
Peter Minkoff a dating and health editor at HighStyleLife magazine.

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