You’re getting ready for a big date — be it a blind FaceTime set-up or your thousandth night in with your fiancé — and the butterflies are all the same. You’ve already looked up a menu, pre-planned your meal down to which Cabernet pairs best with your feta pasta, and to top it all off: You’re having an amazing hair day.
When you’re feeling your hair — be it a loose half-up or a sleek braid — it’s one less thing you have to think about before getting dressed. So, to help, we’ve rounded up the prettiest hair looks — all romantic, fast, and super easy to do yourself — perfect for the upcoming date night on steroids: Valentine’s Day.
From dainty rosebud hair clips to flirty side parts, you’ll find the hairstyle to wear to this weekend’s candle-lit occasion, ahead.
If you got a curtain fringe during quarantine, take a cool-meets-Parisian styling cue from Jeanne Damas, whose long forehead fringe always feathers just so
Model Sahara Lin proves that accessories make the look with sweetheart earrings and “HEAVEN” spelled out in stacked barrettes.
For a trendy style that will have all eyes on you, go for mini accent braids like model Leah Grace. They’re a gorgeous way to tie your hair off your face — and show off that fresh skin in the process.
To keep your curls off your face — while still maintaining a soft, romantic feeling — opt for what hairstylist Nai’vasha calls “curly cornrows.” As seen here on Logan Laurice, the delicately-braided hairstyle is as dreamy as it is functional.
The most fun way to make your date do a double take when you walk in the door? Book a haircut beforehand — possibly this classic French-girl bob that highlights your cheekbones.
For a look that drips with elegance, go with minimal makeup — just a brush of mascara through your top lashes — chunky gold hoops, and a polished bun topped with a headband.
Tie your braids with baby-blue ribbon for Little Bo Peep vibes — but make it fashion by pairing with a cropped peasant blouse and high-waisted trousers.
Flower petal clips sprinkled through your hair bring fresh, springtime vibes — a welcome juxtaposition to the freezing temps and your teddy coat.
There’s something about a deep side part that says come hither — even more so when you’re sipping on Limoncello while you wait for the check.
The coolest match for an edgy black leather jacket? A soft romantic updo, complete with the prettiest halo of loose curls around your hairline.
Is there anything more romantic than a polished chignon bun with loose strands framing the face just so?
Laura Harrier’s sleek, side-swept braid is already hair goals, but it’s her edges — styled in glossy swirls and swoops along her hairline — that make the style extra special.
A loose high bun like Olivia Palermo’s oozes sophistication and ease — like you just threw it together in five minutes (because you did).
For a protective style that will have all eyes on you, go for Bantu knots. They’re a gorgeous way to sweep your hair off your face and neck — and show off that romantic pink makeup in the process.
A plain silver bar clip instantly dresses up any half-up style.
Cornrows and a red lip will always be a knockout beauty combination.
Baby barrettes are precious, especially when they ladder down a glossy lob.
We want these copper and cinnamon-tinged babylights right now, plus a diamond-encrusted headband for special occasions.
A chunky circle clip — like this one by Chloe and Isabel — is a dainty way to upgrade a sleek, pulled-back style. Bonus: It looks even cooler if your highlights are a little grown out.
Find a hair bow to match your corduroy jumpsuit — a rusted orange colour feels unexpectedly dreamy and romantic amongst a sea of Valentine’s Day red.