5 Flirty Valentine’s Day Hairstyles to Swoon Over
Leave it to Instagram to inspire us when we're looking for date-night worthy hair.
You’ve got reservations at your favorite date-night restaurant, a super hot body-con dress, and a sexy pair of heels. The champagne is chilled, the flowers are ordered, and you’re almost ready to rock for Valentine’s Day.
But, what could make the night complete? A flirty hairstyle that’ll turn heads when you walk into the room. Everyone knows the right ‘do can make the difference between a look that’s a smoke-show, or falls flat. Don’t let that happen to you on the most romantic day of the year.
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Here we’ve scouted five influencer-fave hair styles to swoon over on Feb. 14.
1. Bouncy curls
Get that curling iron fired up —nothing says “love is in the hair” more than big, bouncy curls. To achieve this gravity-defying blowout, celebrity hairstylist Laura Rugetti used UNITE’s volumizing and translucent finishing powder, EXPANDA Dust and finished with a flexible-hold hairspray for a satin finish.
With this look, creating that volume is key. “You only need a little puff to give you long-lasting texture and buildable volume,” says Laura.
2. #Pamcore updo
We recently explored whether or not Pamela Anderson was and continues to be objectified for her looks— but there’s no doubt she left an indelible mark on the beauty industry and is still sparking trends. #Pamcore hairstyles are trending and celebs like Jessie James Decker are jumping on the Baywatch-babe’s Blonde Bombshell bandwagon.
To get the Kittenish founder’s sultry updo for her hosting stint on New Year’s Eve, celebrity hairstylist Frankie Calire prepped the hair with mousse to add volume, hold and texture, a texturizing powder to plump up the bun and finished off with a strong-hold hairspray to lock the style in place all night long.
3. Barbie pony
Thanks to the upcoming Barbie movie, Barbie ponies are hot right now. To get a pony that’s super snatched, pro stylist Arianna Chaylene Blean swooped hair up and back, leaving a big chunk out in the front for a side-part bang. She finished off with a few spritzes of lightweight medium-hold hairspray to tame flyaways.
4. Bubble pony
Elevate your basic pony with this viral style that’s not only easy to achieve but also date-night approved. To get the look, beauty influencer Amber Rose Peake applied a styling cream throughout dry hair to nourish, add shine and tame flyaways.
Next, she brushed hair up into a ponytail and took small sections to make the bubbles, using a texturizing powder on each section to add volume and give each a plumper look, and finished it off by wrapping hair around the pony holder up top and securing with hairspray.
5. Romantic waves
If you want to don’t want to fully commit to curls, try these romantic waves instead. You can wash and partially dry hair, then take chunks and wrap in huge velcro rollers, and blow dry to set.
Once dry, take the rollers out and brush hair out, leaving subtle waves. Finish the look with a smoothing styling cream as celeb hairstylist Graham Nation did. “It provides a light hold and glossy finish, while taming frizz and flyaways,” says Graham.