Valentine’s Day is approaching and we know how it is – if you’re single, your nearest and dearest are asking you when you are going to find a date, and if you’re not, you’re trying to organize the dreamiest date night. Whether you’re celebrating Galentine’s or Valentine’s, you need to make sure you’re looking your best.
You want to ooze glamour and show off your romantic side this Valentine’s, and so you should! Wow, your date or your pals with our selection of romantic hairstyles.
The fishtail braid adds a romantic touch to your look. It’s chic yet so simple to achieve. It pulls your hair away from your face to show off your on-point makeup and is a feminine hairstyle that can even be worn during the daytime. All you have to do is separate your hair into two sections and then take a piece from the outside of one of the sections and join it into the other until you have reached the end. We would add a bit of hair jewellery or a gold clip for a dressy finish.
If there is one look we all dream of replicating for a date night, it’s the Hollywood siren waves. Sleek, chic and glamorous, this is everything we want from a curled look. Use larger curling tongs for looser waves and apply a serum before styling for glossy and luscious-looking hair. Brush your curls afterwards to create the famous wave pattern that we all love on the red carpet.
We love a sleek high ponytail, but we often neglect the low ponytail. Leaving wispy strands to frame your face and a low ponytail flowing over your little black dress is the perfect way to start your Valentine’s date night. Curl the ends of your low ponytail and backcomb for a rebellious twist and a hint of texture. No one wants a flat and limp ponytail, that’s for sure! Secure your ponytail with a tie that is the same colour as your hair for a natural finish.
Though this is our go-to hairstyle on a daily basis, it can also work for Valentine’s Day. Again, leave a few wispy strands around your face and don’t pull on your bun too much for a relaxed feel. The whole point of the messy bun is to be imperfect, so don’t ruin your hairstyle and damage your hair by pulling it into place. If you want it to look a bit more formal, hair jewellery and embellished clips will be your must-have accessories.
For a hassle-free, laid-back look, loose, natural-looking curls will be your ally on date night. Gently curl the ends of your hair with a curling tong, and scrunch texturizing spray in for a chilled but ladylike look. We can imagine this look on chopped light hair with darker roots and hair jewellery for a dazzling twist to a casual hairstyle. It will be a look that will turn heads, whether that’s your date’s or passersby!
Sleek Blow Dry
Opt for poker straight hair with a sleek blow-dry. We love how our hair is super straight but bouncy when we leave the salon, and we strive to reproduce that look, sometimes with disastrous results. Dry your hair in layers with a round brush before applying mousse for thickness and shine. Use the round brush to give shape to your hair and avoid a flat finish. Add a shine serum for an extra bit of shine – you’ll have salon-quality hair without the flashy price tag!