Here at Additional Lengths we’re gearing up for Valentine’s Day the best way we can, by focusing on our most favourite romantic hairstyles.
Whatever your usual style, whether you want to shake it up completely for the day of love, or wish to remain true to your roots (ahem!), let’s chat about our top 3 romantic hairstyle ideas for Valentine’s Day that are simple to replicate at home. So if you plan on spending the day with your best girl friends, or are secretly hoping to be whisked away by your other half, there will be a hair look to suit your plans.
A classy chignon bun
This go-to hairstyle is perfect for a feminine, classic look that can be a sophisticated alternative to the much loved messy bun. A chignon bun can be created at any height on the head, from the back of the crown to the nape of the neck, and be as elaborate or simple as you like; it’s really up to you!
So, how do you do a chignon bun? This hairstyle is so simple to accomplish on yourself, and requires a handful of bobby pins or hair pins and firm hold hairspray to keep the bun in place. Do this with unwashed or day old hair, as freshly washed hair may be too ‘slippy’.
- Firstly, take a comb and part your hair down the middle, smoothing it behind your hairs and gathering at the nape of the neck using both hands, so a section of hair is in each hand.
- Next, it’s time to twist the two hair sections together and start to coil the hair in a counterclockwise circle. It can help to use your index finger in the centre to hold the bun shape in place!
- Using your bobby pins or hair pins, secure either side of the bun before gently pulling on the hair to loosen up the knot.
- Finally, pin the hair around the bun to keep its shape and hold, and create as much volume as you like by using a tail comb end to pull outwards the hair in the bun. Finish with firm hold hairspray, et voila!
Add some shine to a chignon Valentine’s hairstyle by smoothing the hair with a serum or shine spray such as the Smooth & Finish Serum from GHD, which will also work to keep flyaways at bay.
If a sleek, pulled back look simply isn’t your bag, just opt for a messy chignon bun with sections of hair pulled out of the bun to frame the face. Margot Robbie nailed this look with her loosely styled hair and wavy front sections, giving her the ideal hairstyle to show off a pair of drop earrings. Show off a special pair of statement earrings with this hairstyle like Margot and rock a red lip for an understated yet chic date night look for Valentine’s Day.
Sleek down ‘do
For those gals who are super low maintenance when it comes to their locks, but want to do something a little bit different for Valentine’s Day night, we recommend this on-trend evening hairstyle. Leaving your hair down, but combed straight back from your face and held in place with product, you’ve got a hairstyle straight from the catwalk! Also referred to as ‘the wet look’ this is an easy style that is also ideal for when your hair’s on it’s second or even third day.
Taking hair pointers from Rihanna is always a good move, and we simply love the slicked back hairstyle on her as it shows off the whole face beautifully. To achieve this look without looking like you’ve borrowed your little brothers hair gel, the professionals advise you to use a leave-in conditioner to get the ‘wet’ slick look. Just be sure to keep the product to the roots and half way through the mid lengths to avoid looking like you’ve just taken a dip in a swimming pool!
This hairstyle doesn’t have to be saved for a special occasion as it looks fabulous every day of the week. No matter your hair length, you can achieve a full head of pretty waves for an ultra feminine hairstyle for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’d love some loose waves or more compact waves with plenty of volume, there will be some heated hair stylers out there to give you the desired wave. For extra length and volume, we recommend adding some clip-in hair extensions from Remi Cachet to give your hair a boost before using a curling wand such as one from our Cloud Nine range to create luxurious bouncy waves.
Coming from a family of good hair, Khloe Kardashian nails the luxurious waves hair look like a queen. Opting for a side parting, you’ve got more volume to one side for an old style Hollywood feel to the look, and it’s a great move if you’ve got stretched roots or balayage in your hair as it shows the depths of the tones in your hair. This hairstyle can be created for a seamless day to night look on Valentine’s Day for a truly versatile hairstyle option.
For a whimsical, uber feminine Valentine’s Day hairstyle, we adore braids as a way to introduce more texture and dimension to your hair. Again, this can be done with practically all hair lengths and types, making it a great option for everyone! If you’ve got plenty of time, plaits can even be combined with the above hairstyles; double braids taken from either side of the hair brought together over wavy hair, or smaller plaits leading to a chignon, can all work wonderfully well.
A perfect example of how to do Valentine’s Day hair on shorter hair can be taken from model Ashley James who rocks a loose side braid taken from her temple back towards the crown. Loose braids or fishtail plaits are a fashionable alternative to the traditional schoolgirl braids for a more grown up look. Add a texturising spray or a dry shampoo to your hair before braiding to ensure more grip and hold for the hair and secure with a bobby pin.
There you have our favourite four Valentine’s Day hairstyles, all relatively easy to replicate and suitable for all hair types and lengths. Tag us in your Valentine’s Day looks via the Additional Lengths Instagram so we can see your beautiful romantic hair creations!