Ah, Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air, but what about your hair? Whether you’re planning on a casual night, or going out for a candlelit dinner, you want to look and feel your best. Try one of these gorgeous, romantic hairstyles.
Get the Best of Both Worlds
Can’t decide whether to put your hair up or leave it down? The half up, half down hairstyle is the perfect solution. Leave the bottom layer of your hair loose and pull the top layer up and away from your face. This is a flattering style that draws attention and accentuates your amazing, flawless features. You can leave the bottom half of your hair wavy, curly or straight, and secure the top half in a ponytail, bun, braid, or use a pretty barrette.
Try a Playful Ponytail
Believe it or not, your lazy-day ponytail can be downright playful, and it only takes a few more minutes to achieve. Use a curling iron to add some bouncy curls and volume. Then section off the top part of your hair. Secure the rest of your hair in a high ponytail with an elastic band. Back-comb the top section to add fullness and incorporate into your ponytail using another elastic. Pull out some fringe around your face for a softer look. Finally, take a small a section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the elastics and secure with a bobby pin. This gives you a more polished look.
Turn up the Volume
For a look that will make your special someone’s head turn, nothing beats big hair with lots of volume and full, loose curls. Use big velcro rollers on dry, sectioned hair, heat with a blow dryer, and cool completely before taking them out. Or you can also use a big-barreled curling iron and spray sections of hair with hair spray before curling. When your curls are cool and set, flip your hair upside down and tousle gently for volume. Boom! You have hair that will keep all eyes on you!
Book a Blowout
Want the volume without the curl? Book a blowout with your favorite stylist or do it yourself. Apply a leave-in conditioner to damp, clean hair. Comb through with a wide tooth comb, and spritz on a volumizer/heat protectant. Blow hair dry upside down, focusing on the roots, until hair is about 80% dry. Then, section the hair and gently pull a large-barreled round brush through each section while focusing the dryer on the brush. Take your time and ensure that your hair is fully dry for the best results.
Come to the Shore!
Shore Beauty School can help you gain all the skills you need to find a beauty career that you are truly passionate about. Whether you’re interested in Cosmetology, Barbering, Skin Care Specialty, or Manicuring, we offer hands-on training at our campus in Egg Harbor, New Jersey.