Dinner reservation? Check.
Gorgeous gift bought? Check.
Next thing to do: Get hot hair.
Whether it’s a candlelit dinner with the other half or raising hell with your single pals, make sure you always pair your little black dress with a sexy hairstyle for maximum fun.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to try out something different for a special occasion – and we have all the best ideas, whether your hair is short, long, or somewhere in between.
Let’s start with the bare necessities – hold on to your hats girls, here comes the science bit….
Scent of a Woman – There is nothing better than a beautiful head of hair with an intoxicating smell. This Valentine’s Day, wash and deep condition your hair with your most fragrant shampoo and conditioner, then watch that special person find ways to be closer to you.
I like to move it, move it – Sexy hair bounces, shivers and sways. For a special date, opt for styles that will give your hair that playful bounce. Roller set the hair with a little water, leave-in conditioner and serum to create soft, touchable hair that moves.
As Sam Fox quite rightly said, ‘I Want to Feel Your Body’ – A thick, full head of hair is incredibly alluring. For extra body, try shampooing with a light protein or volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Blow dry and pop in some steam rollers for texture and body.
Silk sheets – Sexy hair is silky to the touch. It feels healthy and moisturized with minimal product, not coated or oily. For super silky hair, apply sweet almond oil to the hair and let sit for 30 minutes (or overnight) before shampooing. Add a teaspoon of the oil to your conditioner and deep condition for 20-30 minutes, before styling as usual.
Now it’s time to turn on the style. Looking for ideas? Look no further…
Wave goodbye to singledom – Long, loose curls and messy waves can really soften your look, giving you a romantic appearance that is flirtatious and alluring. Think Jennifer Aniston, think Gwyneth Paltrow, think Angelina Jolie (ask Brad Pitt, he thought about all three very romantically?!)
First shampoo and condition with a combination strengthening and weightless moisturizing formula to leave hair in top condition, but full of body. Next, apply a volume and curl boosting product and comb through your hair with a wide tooth comb, gently pushing natural waves and curls into place. Allow your hair to air dry – or blow dry with a diffuser attachment if you are short of time (yes, going outside with wet hair can give you a chill). For sexy waves, try spritzing dry straight hair with a mixture of water and setting lotion. Then, add 5-10 uniform braids and let sit for at least 1 hour (or overnight). Unravel right before heading out.
Just got out of bed, head – Tousled curls tend to go every which way in a somewhat dishevelled fashion, yet still look sexy and seductive. If hair is naturally wavy or curly, simply wear natural. You can polish up and define the curls with a large barrel curling iron – to help hold curls in, lightly mist each piece before curling with a body building spray. The trick to keeping this style looking sexy is to curl the hair in opposite directions – roll some curls going forward and others going back, then tousle with your fingers coated in a product that gives that ‘just from the bedroom’ sexy hair texture.
Horsing about – A loose ponytail can be a low maintenance, flirty hairstyle. Simply sweep hair up into a loose ponytail and secure at the top of the nape or higher, letting some of the front of the hair fall loose and fall around the face. Take about a half-inch section from the ponytail and wrap it around the hair band to hide it and secure with a pin.
Slick on your a sparkly red lipstick, draw a “cat-eye” line at the corner of your eyes with a kohl pencil for a smoky, dramatic look….then there’s just enough time for you to check those aphrodisiac oysters are chilling nicely with the champagne. Enjoy!
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Give yourself a fabulous confidence boost as you prepare to break out your t-shirts and shorts for summer by faking it without looking orange and frightening! Craig gives the heads up on self tanning this year that’s sure to set off your latest hair style ready for the warmer weather.
If the catwalks of Paris, Milan, New York and London are anything to go by, this year’s coolest cuts can be labelled under ‘what goes around, comes around.’ Take a look at the styles that we’ve been reminiscing about.