3 Hair Ideas for Your Valentine's Day Date

With Valentine's Day in the not-so-distant future, you may already be planning the perfect Valentine’s Day look. We've put together a list of three perfect hairstyles (and how to recreate them!) for those looking to try something new for the biggest date night of the year. Check them out below!

1. The side fishtail braid

The fishtail braid is beautiful, versatile and easy to do. Here’s how to get the look!

  1. Gather your hair onto one side and brush it through so that there are no tangles or knots.
  2. Separate your hair into two sections.
  3. Take a small section of hair from the back of one section and bring it over to the front of the opposite section.
  4. Then, repeat this alternating the side that you are taking the hair from until you reach the bottom of your hair.
  5. Tie the bottom with an elastic.
  6. For a more casual look, slightly pull the sides of the braid to loosen it.
  7. When you’re done, to avoid frizz, give it a quick spray with a hairspray such as Drybar's Money Maker Flexible Hold Hairspray ($26).

2. Sultry beach waves

A soft yet sultry look. Here’s how to achieve it!

  1. The night before Valentine’s Day, separate your hair into two sections.
  2. Create two classic braids and sleep in this hairstyle. If you have just showered, the waves will be even better.
  3. The next day, undo your two braids and redo your hair into one braid; this will keep the hair wavy, but by reconfiguring the direction of the strands, it'll look more natural by the end of the day.
  4. When you are getting ready, undo your braid and spray in product such as TRESemmé's Keratin Smooth Shine Serum ($5) and run your hands through your hair to loosen the waves.

3. Pin straight high ponytail

A classic, sexy, no-fuss hairstyle. Here’s how to get this look!

  1. Spray a heat protectant such as Alterna's Bamboo Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray ($15) onto dry hair.
  2. With a straightening iron, straighten your hair completely.
  3. Comb a small amount of hair gel, like the FRAGFRE Styling Gel ($12), through the top portion of your hair.
  4. Flip your hair overhead and run your hands through it, collecting it into a ponytail; fasten it tightly.
  5. Spray an extra holding spray such as Nick Chavez's Plump 'N Thick Thicking Hairspray ($23) over your hair to avoid any frizz.

Whether you're having a casual day out or a romantic dinner for two, these hairstyles will suit any Valentine's Day event!