With so many hair ideas to pick and choose from this Valentine’s Day, we have narrowed down 10 hair styles for you to impress your sweetheart. From fuss-free pixies to cascading curls, here’s how to prep your hair for a romantic date night this Valentine’s Day:
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While many of us might think that it takes a lot of effort to get sexy hair, the truth is that most men just like it simple. Avoid overthinking your ‘do and stick to the basics for a win-win situation. If you have chin-length hair like Dua Lipa, make the most of your natural hair texture and give yourself a simple blow-dry. Focus on the roots to give flat hair a root lift, or rough it up by added some dry shampoo. It’s the perfect, low-maintenance look especially if you have something planned outdoors.
If you’re headed for somewhere fancy for dinner, consider opting for a dressier style like this elegant updo sported by Gemma Chan. Perfect for dresses that have some detailing at the shoulders or the back, an updo is also a great seduction weapon as it reveals your neck, which is an erogenous zone. Pull your hair back and secure with pins before gently pulling out some pieces of hair around your face to help frame your features. If your hair is very fine and won’t hold the style for an entire night out, try creating some texture by applying either a hairspray or texturising spray onto your hair lengths to rough it up before pinning it up.
There’s nothing that begs a man to run his fingers through your hair than if it was glossy and shiny. Flat iron your hair to get it sleek and smooth, and don’t forget to first protect your locks with a hair primer. As a finishing touch, work some nourishing serum at the roots and mist a shine spray generously all over the lengths of your hair for healthy and shiny look
It can be tempting to take the easy way out and leave your pixie cut alone — after all, didn’t you get your hair cut off so you can shave time off styling it? The truth is, it takes next to nothing to spruce your pixie ‘do. The easiest way to style it? Simply rub some hair wax between your fingers and run them through your hair to evenly distribute. This not only adds definition to your hair, it also creates texture and makes your hair look fuller.
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Luscious hair is always sexy. So instead of fussing over how you should be curling your hair for perfect waves or flat-ironing it to get it pin-straight, forget all that and embrace your hair’s natural texture. To make the most of what you were born with, blow dry your hair with a diffuser as it adds soft and natural-looking texture to your hair instead of creating that perfectly coiffed look. If you’re running low on time, skip all that and just gather your hair in a top know while you do your makeup and get dressed. Release your hair before stepping out and spritz on hairspray liberally to lock in style.
To jazz up the waves in your hair, do a half updo a la Nicole Kidman for both a glamorous and playful look for a romantic dinner. First curl the hair to create loose curls, then section the top half of hair into a barrette for a classic half updo. Choose to amp up the drama with a loud barrette with sparkly diamante or go for a sleek minimal look with a simple silver one.
Upgrade the basic braid by simply curling your fringe This is an effortless hairstyle that helps to slim the face while adding dimension to the hairstyle. Mindy Kaling pulls off this look with aplomb with her green gown for the Producers Guild Awards.
Pump up that pony tail for a look that puts the sass in your sassy outfit. By pulling your hair into a high ponytail, this can also give you an instant face lift. Could this be the new adage ‘The higher the hair, the closer to heaven’?
For the ultimate tease, try a side swept hairstyle – one that hides a side of the neck while emphasizing the curves of the other. Liberally spritz on hairspray before gathering all the hair to one side with a few decorative hair pins. Choose to curl the ends to waves or leave them natural for that girl-next-door-look.
If you’re running out of time to whip out your curler or to do a blow out, dry shampoo and hair spray will be your best friends. Add texture and volume with the dry shampoo first before gathering your hair into a high pony tail before tie it into a bun. Top it off with a liberal spritz of hair spray and you’ll be ready to get knotty tonight.
Text: Joyce Cheo Additional Reporting: Seah Pei Jun