The 14 Easiest Valentine's Day Hair Ideas

Hair for when you're going out out

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Get your hair from office-appropriate to date-ready in less time than it takes to say 'Valentine's Day is just an excuse to buy chocolate.'

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Poker Straight

Whether in a lob, a low ponytail or extra long extensions, poke straight hair is back and it's officially date-ready.

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Sleek Part

Give your basic blowout a twist by working a styling gel or oil through your part to create a seriously shiny look that's ready for your swankiest meal of the year.

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Half Up Pony

Give your date night hair an extra bit of faux oomph with big bouncy curls in a half up ponytail. Zendaya eat your heart out.

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Top It Off

Nothing elevates a basic hairstyle to something more romantic like a sparkly headband or classic black Blair Waldorf style ribbon.

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The Shag

The shag (pardon the pun) is 2018's badass update on bedhead hair giving Valentine's Day a nonchalant cool girl shrug of approval.

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Classic Waves

These shiny waves on Jessica Biel reference the Old Hollywood type but are a lot less rigid and time-consuming. If your hair is already straight, just wrap a few large chunks around a big curling iron, give the coil a minute to cool, then release and brush through them. Top it off with some shine spray and you're good to go.

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Top Knot With A Ribbon

Seriously easy to do but totally romantic, adorn an off centre top knot with a black velvet ribbon for instant French chic.

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Flipped Curls

Flipping your curls over to one side, like Gabrielle Union, will give your hair a casual, touchable vibe. Keep flipping the part side-to-side to pump up the volume in an instant. 

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Slicked Back

All you need is a little water and some hair gel to whip up this slicked-back style. Wet down the top of your hair, brush it back, and then work a styling gel through it until it's fully coated (hair oil can work too, but it's a little messier). Red lipstick is optional, but it sure is thematic.

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Side Swept Braids

Give your day-to-day braids a swanky updo twist by sweeping them into a super high ponytail and pinning the bottom to one side at the nape of your neck.

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Fuzzy Bun

If you've been rocking a topknot all day, just pull-out a few face-framing pieces before you end the night with a romantic date. Not only does it soften the look, but it gives you an excuse to let your hair get a little messy.

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Brushed Out Texture

Give your curls the air space they deserve with teased out, fluffy textured hair Solange style.

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Barely-There Braid

A low braid on second-day waves, tied off with some ribbon or string, is as pretty as it is effortless.

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Scraped Back Bun

If conversation stalls on your first date, let your beautiful face do the talking with a slicked back bun and some romantic peach-toned make-up a la Kate Bosworth.

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