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Romantic hair ideas for all lengths this Valentine's day

Whether you have a shoulder-length lob or a head full of pin-straight hair, here are 5 ways to prep your hair for a romantic night out
 

1. A wavy bob

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It doesn't take a lot of effort to get sexy hair, and the truth is that most men just like it simple. Avoid overthinking your ‘do and stick to the basics for a win-win situation.

If you have chin-length hair like Dua Lipa does, make the most of your natural hair texture and give yourself a simple blow-dry.

Focus on the roots to give flat hair a root lift, or rough it up by adding some dry shampoo. It’s the perfect, low-maintenance look especially if you have something planned outdoors.

 

2. Elegant updo

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If you’re headed for somewhere fancy for dinner, consider opting for a dressier style like this elegant updo sported by Gemma Chan. Perfect for dresses that have some detailing at the shoulders or the back, an updo is also a great seduction weapon as it reveals your neck, which is an erogenous zone.

Pull your hair back and secure with pins before gently pulling out some strands around your face to help frame your features.

If your hair is very fine and won’t hold the style for an entire night out, try creating some texture by applying either a hairspray or texturising spray on the entire length before pinning it up.

 

3. Sleek, shiny tresses

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There’s nothing that begs a man to run his fingers through your hair than when it is glossy and shiny. Flat iron your hair to get it sleek and smooth, and don’t forget to first protect your locks with a hair primer.

As a finishing touch, work some nourishing serum at the roots and mist a shine spray generously all over the length of your hair for a healthy and shiny look.

 

4. Piecey pixie

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It can be tempting to take the easy way out and leave your pixie cut alone — after all, didn’t you cut your hair to save time styling it? The truth is, it takes next to nothing to spruce up your pixie ‘do. The easiest way to style it?

Simply rub some hair wax between your fingers and run them through your hair to evenly distribute product. This not only adds definition to your hair, it also creates texture and makes your hair look fuller.

 

5. Voluminous blowout

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Luscious hair is always sexy. So instead of fussing over how you should be curling your hair for perfect waves or flat-ironing it to get it pin-straight, forget all that and embrace your hair’s natural texture.

To make the most of what you were born with, blow dry your hair with a diffuser as it adds soft and natural-looking texture to your hair instead of creating that perfectly coiffed look.

If you’re running low on time, skip all that and just gather your hair in a top knot while you do your makeup and get dressed. Release your hair before stepping out and spritz on hairspray liberally to lock in the style.

 

 

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