Romantic Styles for Valentine’s Day

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For centuries February has been a month focused on lovers and loved ones, and Valentine’s Day continues to bring to mind hearts and flowers, romance and love.  This year, get in the spirit with romantic hairstyles and accessories.  Here are some ways to create a different look or add something new to your hair style to bring love your way.

Long

For long hair, try a sexy, messy chignon (bun) which is easy, versatile, and works on all hair types, although it does best on hair that hasn’t been washed for 24 hours. You can also choose to wear this bun high on your head or low on the back of your neck.  To get this style, follow these steps:

  • Brush your hair and pull it backward, gathering it into a loose ponytail. To create a lower messy chignon, start the ponytail at the nape of your neck; for a higher bun, make a high ponytail.
  • Tie your ponytail with an elastic band, smooth out the bumps with a paddlebrush and pull up the ponytail to create fullness on the top of your head.
  • Split your ponytail in half then make a single loose tie. Take two loose ends and tuck into the chignon. Followed with bobby pins that match hair color and place them accordingly inside the chignon.

Add dangling earrings to this up-do for an even more dazzling effect!

For a more relaxed look, leave your hair down and go over your hair with a flat iron for shiny locks.  Then wrap the ends around a curling iron for a polished yet relaxed look the men will go wild for.  Pull one or both sides up with a rhinestone pin or pretty brooch for added allure.

Medium

For medium length, layered hair, use a vent brush for extra volume, switching to a round brush to flip out the ends.  Rub in a small amount of pomade for a textured look and you’re ready for a night out.  Use a flower to sweep up one side for a bohemian look.

Short

For short hair, get a pixie cut with bangs that show off your eyes.  Use a lightweight smoothing styler and blow dry hair forward with a natural bristle brush.  Spread a wax-based pomade from roots to end and tuck the extra-long pieces of hair behind your ear with a bobby pin.  Wear sparkly earrings to showcase this look.

Make your own magic this February with the confidence that comes from knowing you look fantastic!

Jyl Craven
About the author

My love and passion for the hair industry started when I was very young. I have always felt very fortunate in knowing that being a hair designer/educator was my future. I constantly strive to better educate myself and my design team. Making others look and feel their best is what I strive to achieve. My specialty is hair color, but I love cutting as well. To be the best artist you can, I feel you must be well rounded in all of your skills. That is why I also train other salons across the country in all of L ´Oréal Professionnel color and cutting techniques. I have been privileged to work with the most talented artists in the industry. Thank you for visiting our site and I hope to see you in our salon.