Valentine’s Day is simply another occasion to glam up and feel good. Whether you’re going on a romantic date with your partner, spending time with your girls or having a self-care night for yourself, we’ve put together our favourite Valentine’s hairstyles for you to recreate. Read on as we share how to style everything from heart-shaped buns to braided crowns.
1. Heart shaped bun
This cute style keeps your hair neat and tidy while giving a subtle nod to love. To achieve this style, put your hair in a high ponytail. Place a circular volumising insert like a hair donut around the base of the ponytail and use two small hair ties to shape it into a heart. Use one hair tie from top to bottom to create the indent, and another on the bottom half to narrow it. Arrange your hair around it to cover the insert and create the heart shape. Secure the style with a maximum-hold hairspray to keep it in place all day. Find out more: FIX Hold & Shine Hairspray
2. Braided hearts
Think you can take on a trickier braid? This style is for experienced braiders. Use a fine point comb to draw a heart-shaped part on the back of your head, with the point ending at the nape of your neck. Braid around the part so that a heart is formed, with straight, unbraided hair, ‘colouring in' the heart itself. Where the braids meet, plait them together for a low ponytail finish.
3. Sweet curly love
For a subtle and elegant nod to love, try using curls. Create loose curls by using the diffuser attachment, such as the one on our HERØ Ionic Hairdryer. Wrap damp hair strands around the prongs and push the dryer up and down to create big, bouncy curls. Pin the curls gently around your head, ensuring the curls align to create multiple delicate hearts all around you.
4. Sleek straight
For a quick and easy date night hairstyle, look no further than the classic sleek and straight look. Create a natural shine with a nourishing hair wash routine, using a shampoo and conditioner combination such as our HYDRATE Moisture Collection. Next, apply a heat protection spray like our GUARD Heat Protection Spray, blow dry hair and straighten.
5. Bun and braid
A low messy bun is suitable for any occasion, making it perfect for Valentine’s Day. Put your hair into a low ponytail, then twist the hair around the base and secure. To add extra glam, combine this look with a side braid to add a touch of elegance to your look. Simply leave some hair strands hanging down from your bun and plait into a braid.
6. Sweetheart coil
This style is guaranteed to turn heads. Pull the top of your hair back to create a classic half up, half down do, then secure it with a hair tie. Split the ponytail in half and then twist each section so that each piece naturally forms into half of a heart shape. Secure the two ends with a pair of hair pins and brush the remaining ponytail down into your hair. This look works best with hair that has a depth of texture, so we’d recommend products that enhance this trait. Our FORM Sculpting Lotion adds shine, moisture and hold to your hair whilst maintaining a layered look. Browse: FORM Sculpting Lotion
7. Side sweep
Show us your best side! No matter what your hair type, this effortless style can be easily achieved. Simply part your hair at one side and gather your hair at the other. Secure with a pin and some hairspray. For additional style, leave a couple of strands of hair hanging down at the side that isn’t pinned. This could even be braided for added charm.
8. Love tangle
Create a stand-out Valentine hair look with stylish plaits and a handful of hair pins. Part your hair down the middle and then carefully braid down each side. Use plenty of hair pins to weave a heart with the plait tails against the back of your head. This looks fantastically detailed but it's quite easy. Tuck the ends in to complete this polished look. Keep the style in place all day long with a solution like our CONTROL Flexible Styling Hairspray, which uses an oriental blend of orange blossom and white thyme. Find out more: CONTROL Flexible Styling Hairspray
9. Queen braid crown
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to feel like a queen, and your hair can help to make this happen. Create a centre parting and take the two pieces of the top of the hair. Style these into a French plait and pull across the back of the hair, before securing with a pin. To leave an extra impression, add a gold or silver hair piece under the plaited crown.
10. Beautiful bows
Accessories are ideal for shorter hairstyles or enhancing your style. Bows are an incredibly popular way to dress your hair up, with a variety of ways to wear them.
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