Valentine’s is fast approaching and, whether it’s a romantic date with a love interest or dinner out with your friends, the number one way to ensure you feel your best is with a flattering hairstyle. Depending on your aesthetic and what makes you feel confident, there are a number of routes you can go down, from super straight and silky to up in a tight pony or with va-va-voom texture.
Here are some of our favourite looks for date night.
Let your hair do the talking with long, lustrous waves, making sure you have ample shine through the roots – our Almost Everything Cream will help take down flyaways and deliver a mirror-like finish. To create the curls, look to a wide barrelled tong and run your hands through them afterwards to avoid a uniform finish.
A woman of many hairstyles, Riri knows how to nail a date-night look. Curtain bangs are always a winner as they’re casual but face-framing, and paired with a loose knot and a pair of hoops… well, you can’t go wrong.
A slicked-back ponytail is the ultimate hairstyle to take you from day to night with ease – as Gigi Hadid proves. The secret to a snatched look, use our Everyday Essentials Hairbrush to brush hair back into a ponytail at the crown of the head, then secure with a clear elastic. Creating a minimal silhouette, this is a style that goes with everything.
An easy way to up the ante in otherwise low-key hair? Try a hair accessory. Whether an alice band (as seen on Angelina Jolie, whose punky spiked version offsets the girlish nature of the accessory) or a velveteen bow around a ponytail, it’s cute and cool in equal measures.
Brush out your curls and opt for voluminous texture – the bigger, the better. We recommend ensuring your hair is healthy and moisturised – try using a nourishing mask weekly – for curls that get you noticed, like Solange’s.