Whether you’re snuggling up with your special someone this Valentine’s Day or opting for a fun Galentine’s day celebration with your besties and a cheesy romcom, dressing the part is always in order. As you consider your outfit, don’t forget to complete the look with a romantic hairstyle inspired by this lovey-dovey, heart-filled holiday. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up 23 Valentine’s Day hair ideas that you’re bound to fall in love with—cross our hearts!
What Should I Do With My Hair On Valentine’s Day?
From simple styles to more intricate updos, these Valentine’s Day ideas will have you looking the part this February 14. Don’t forget to snap a few selfies and withies to show off the look.
Sleek Low Ponytail
Searching for a fool-proof look that will ensure your mane looks impeccable for date night? Stick with a classic sleek low ponytail. Starting with blow-dried hair, use a fine-tooth comb to create a middle part and use a boar bristle brush to smooth your strands.
Next, secure the ponytail with a hair elastic at the nape of your neck. You can use a bit of hair gel to touch-up any flyways or frizz around your hairline. Finally, complete your look with a high-hold hairspray, like L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Infinium 4 High-Hold Hairspray.
Sleek Pony With A Bow
You are the gift this Valentine’s Day! For a spin on the sleek ponytail above, try adding a velvet bow instead of a barrette.
Whether you head to the salon or decide to DIY a bouncy blowout at home, this silky, voluminous ‘do is a classic Valentine’s Day hairstyle. For tips on nailing the perfect blowout at home, review our step-by-step guide.
Cropped and Bejeweled
Working with shorter strands? Elevate your look by incorporating glamorous hair accessories throughout your mane. No need to hold back, either! Opt for a few matching pieces like this look, or perhaps try an oversized barrette that really packs some punch.
Love Heart Hairstyle
Have you ever wondered, “How do you do a love heart in your hair?” There are a handful of approaches to try ranging from braided styles to loose, half-up hairdos. This one uses two knot-buns that are then secured together to create a heart-shaped silhouette. To replicate the beachy texture, spritz a bit of Kérastase Soleil Beach Bi-Phase Oil Mist onto your strands and scrunch before styling.
Double Bun Updo
Looking for a chic way to keep your strands out of your face for the evening? Consider this double bun updo.
In search of the perfect match for classic red lipstick and a smokey eyeshadow look? Look no further than glossy, glam waves. If you want sleek, polished waves reminiscent of your fave Hollywood starlet, finish the look with Redken Frizz Dismiss Smooth Force for Frizzy Hair. This lightweight formula hydrates, detangles, and smooths frizz. Plus, it helps protect your hair from heat damage!
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Halo braids are the ultimate romantic hairstyle. It’s a versatile look that fits the bill at a 5-star restaurant or a cozy night in making it perfect for Valentine’s Day. Not sure where to start with this one? Click here for our full guide on How To Create A Halo Braid.
If fun and flirty is your vibe for Valentine’s Day, flipped-out ends are perfect for you. To create a flawless flip, grab your L'Oréal Professionnel Steampod Hair Straightener + Curling Iron and read through this guide on How To Style Flipped-Out Ends.)
Sleek Down ‘Do
Aiming for effortlessness this Valentine’s Day? Simply create some soft, Regency-era waves and slick your hair back behind your ears. A stylish barrette or hair pin adds another romantic element.
Speaking of retro-inspired hair, wet-look finger waves are a perfect look for Valentine’s Day. All you’ll need is a strong-hold hair gel—like Matrix Vavoom Hold My Body Forming Hair Gel—and a little bit of patience to make this classic look yours.
Rosette Half Updo
No flower shouts romance quite like roses, so why not let it inspire your Valentine’s Day hairstyle? This rosette half-updo is dizzyingly beautiful and way less complicated than it looks.
To create the rose shape, simply pancake a traditional three-strand braid and twist it to form the shape of a rose. If you’re unsure whether or not you can master a rosette on your own, look to your stylist for guidance! Either way, don’t forget to lock it into place with hairspray. Redken Shine Flash Hair Spray delivers a glass-like look without any sticky or greasy residue.
If one rosette isn't going to cut it for you this Valentine’s Day, consider a multi-rosette half updo instead. The sweet leaves added throughout give this look an even more organic, romantic feel.
This Valentine’s Day hairstyle is perfect for those who’d rather go with the real deal (or perhaps a life-like silk option). Start by creating a loose updo, then incorporate flowers throughout. This one might be a good one for your stylist to help you pull off. #WorthIt!
Good news: Your V-Day braid doesn’t need to be overly complex to make a statement. This voluminous fishtail braid is all you’ll need to add a romantic touch to your look. The baby’s breath incorporated throughout is optional, but dang if it isn’t extra romantic!
Low Fishtail With Scarf
Here’s another way to wear a fishtail braid this Valentine’s Day. Simply pull your hair back into a low ponytail and create a fishtail braid before securing it with an elastic. Finally, wrap a scarf around the base for some romantic movement.
Oversized Double Barrettes
The perfect Valentine’s Day hairstyle doesn’t have to be complicated. Keep things simple with a couple of oversized barrettes. After styling your hair with loose waves, sweep half your hair back and secure with an oversized barrette. Add another one to show you’re really serious about your barrette game.
Boho Twisted Half Updo
Calling all you curly babes! Embrace your texture this Valentine’s Day by trying this Bohemian-inspired, twisted, half-up style. To further define your curls, make sure you're using a hair care system made for your texture, like the Matrix A Curl Can Dream collection.
You know what else gives us that ultra-romantic aesthetic? Butterflies. Best of all, you can incorporate these fluttering accents in any Valentine’s Day hairstyle you prefer.
Soft Texture With Accessories
Embrace your natural texture this Valentine’s Day with this wind swept style. To keep your tendrils touchably soft, apply Mizani 25 Miracle Milk to damp hair and comb through. Next, create a deep side part and add a long accessory. This gilded Grecian-inspired clip is definitely giving us romantic vibes.
The moon and stars also feel very apropos for Valentine’s Day. This style keeps it simple with a low and loose wrapped chignon and a few carefully placed stars.
Adding a flower crown to loose waves (or any style, really) is one of the simplest ways to do Valentine’s Day hair this year.
Laid-Back Low Bun
If your Valentine’s Day plans involve a cozy night in, opt for a laid-back low bun. The face-framing strands give an effortless, undone appearance that’s still chic and romantic.
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