You're getting ready for a big date — be it a blind set-up or your thousandth night out with your fiancé — and the butterflies are all the same. You've already looked up the menu online, pre-planned your meal down to which Cabernet pairs best with your burrata appetizer, and to top it all off: You're having an amazing hair day.
When you're feeling your hair — be it a loose half-up or a polished bun — it's one less thing you have to think about before dinner. So, to help, we've rounded up the prettiest hair looks — all romantic, fast, and super easy to do yourself — perfect for the upcoming date night on steroids: Valentine's Day.
From dainty rosebud hair clips to flirty side parts, you'll find the hairstyle to wear to your next candle-lit occasion, ahead.
To keep your curls off your face — while still maintaining a soft, romantic feeling — opt for what hairstylist Nai'vasha calls "curly cornrows." As seen here on Logan Laurice, the delicately-braided hairstyle is as dreamy as it is functional.
The most fun way to make your date do a double take when you walk in the door? Book a haircut beforehand — possibly this classic French-girl bob
that highlights your cheekbones.
For a look that drips with elegance, go with minimal makeup — just a brush of mascara through your top lashes — chunky gold hoops, and a polished bun topped with a Lele Sadoughi headband
Tie your braids with baby-blue ribbon
for Little Bo Peep vibes — but make it fashion by pairing with a cropped peasant blouse and high-waisted pants.
Flower petal clips sprinkled through your hair bring fresh, springtime vibes — a welcome juxtaposition to the freezing temps and your teddy coat.
There's something about a deep side part that says come hither — even more so when you're sipping on Limoncello while you wait for the check.
The coolest match for an edgy black leather jacket? A soft romantic updo, complete with the prettiest halo of loose curls around your hairline.
Is there anything more romantic than a polished chignon bun with loose strands framing the face just so?
Laura Harrier's sleek, side-swept braid is already hair goals, but it's her edges — styled in glossy swirls and swoops along her hairline — that make the style extra special.
A loose high bun like Olivia Palermo's oozes sophistication and ease — like you just threw it together in five minutes (because you did).
For a protective style that will have all eyes on you, go for Bantu knot
s. They're a gorgeous way to sweep your hair off your face and neck — and show off that romantic pink makeup
in the process.
A plain silver bar clip — this one's from Target
— instantly dresses up any half-up style.
Cornrows and a red lip will always be a knockout beauty combination.
Baby barrettes are precious
, especially when they ladder down a glossy lob
We want these copper and cinnamon-tinged babylights
right now, plus a diamond-encrusted headband for special occasions.
A chunky circle clip — like this one by Chloe and Isabel — is a dainty way to upgrade a sleek, pulled-back style. Bonus: It looks even cooler if your highlights are a little grown out.
Find a hair bow to match your corduroy jumpsuit — a rusted orange color feels unexpectedly dreamy and romantic amongst a sea of Valentine's Day red.