Figuring out the perfect hairstyle for a V-Day date is hard. On one hand, you don’t want to look like you spent hours perfecting every curl and wave (even if you did). On the other hand, you don’t want to look like you rolled out of bed and #wokeuplikethis (only Beyoncé can pull that off, sorry). Cue the anxiety attack and urgent sending of “HELP ME” to various group texts. Instead of crowd-sourcing your hairstyle this year, might we suggest selecting from one of the six below? Each one fits the criteria of polished-yet-casual, while being simple enough to master in time for your big night. And hell, try one even if you have absolutely no plans of getting off your couch on Valentine’s Day—think of it as a hot date, but with your hair. Just don’t forget to use (heat) protection!
Keep scrolling for six chic hairstyles perfect for V-Day!
A soft, romantic look perfect for a candlelit dinner, no? Run a curling iron through your hair, then start braiding two one-inch sections starting right at your crown. Fasten them with an invisible hair elastic, then gently pull out the braids to make them fatter. Click here for the full step-by-steps!
When all else fails, why not rock the model-off-duty look with loose, barely-there waves? If your hair doesn’t naturally dry this perfectly, here’s our tutorial on how to fake the look. (Or, try one of these editor-approved wavy hair tutorials.) And if it does…we envy you. We’ll just leave it at that.
How do you usually wear your hair for V-Day? Tell us below!