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Isn’t Valentine’s Day a great reason to flaunt the perfect hairstyle? Whether it’s for a casual movie date or a fancy dinner do, we've got you covered.

Isn’t Valentine’s Day a great reason to flaunt the perfect hairstyle? Whether it’s for a casual movie date or a fancy dinner do, HENA DESAI’s got you covered.

Full-Bodied Retro Waves
blakeThis classic, timeless look spells old-Hollywood glamour and works perfectly well for a romantic dinner at a lush locale.
How to: Apply some volumising mousse to wet, shampooed hair. Flip your hair upside down and blow-dry it, combing through with a round brush. Using a curling iron, create curls and tousle them gently with your fingers to create waves. Brush the hair to one side and add hairspray to help hold the style in place.
Best worn with: Classic red lips and dramatic, long lashes.

Shabby Chic Chignon
amyThis hairdo transitions easily from day to night, helping you look cute for an ultra-romantic, long date.
How to: After shampooing and conditioning hair, blow-dry using a paddle brush to help you get a smooth finish. Backcomb the crown to give it volume and tie the rest of the hair in a low ponytail. Coil, twist and wrap the hair through the hair-tie to help you get a shabby chignon. Secure the hair into place using lots of pins and spritz generous amounts of hairspray. Finish off by straightening your bangs and any loose hair in the front (optional).
Best worn with: A fresh, dewy face and kissable pink lips.

The Big Tease
uglyPerfect for a relaxed yet playful date, this hairstyle calls for loads of texture.
How to: Start by blow-drying wet hair with a diffuser attachment, adding some serious backcombing to the crown to create a fun puff. Using a curling iron, curl the ends of your locks, gently pulling the curls apart once set to make soft waves. Spray a medium-hold hairspray generously, especially to the backcombed puff, to hold the style in place.
Best worn with: Rosy cheeks, tons of mascara and glossy lips.

The Sleek Lob
ashleyNothing spells out chic better than shiny, straight hair. This easy-to-do hairstyle is bound to make you look perfect all day long.
How to: Start by working in a heat-protecting serum through your hair. Divide hair into small sections and using a flat iron, straighten each section. To frame the face further, blow-dry the ends of your hair using a round brush, curling them inwards (optional). Finish off with a light hairspray to help tame fly-aways.
Best worn with: Light, smoky eyes and nude lips.

Pixie Perfect
anneEdgy or feminine, you can rock this hairstyle whether he takes you to a fancy restaurant or for a fun hike!
How to: Prep wet hair with a heat-protecting serum and blow-dry as usual. Bring out the trusted flat iron and straighten small sections of hair. For added texture, blow-dry the bangs with a round brush to give them a fuller look.
Best worn with: Classic winged liner and well-defined lips.

 

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Hena Desai

Assistant editor/ pop culture junkie with an obsessive need to keep up with the Kardashians. Keeping my nails painted and eyeliner even is all that I care about. And world peace, obviously.