Valentine Hairstyles: 10 Half Updos Perfect For Romantic Dates

Ready for V-day? Glam up with these chic but easy Valentine hairstyles. 

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Have you made plans already? Are you staying in or going out on a fancy, romantic date? Whatever your plans are, make sure you look your best. If you have long or medium hair, nail a dainty and romantic look by going for a half updo. Check out these Valentine hairstyles that you can try.

1. Half Up Criss Cross

Asian woman with a half up criss cross Valentine hairstyle wearing a red dress
Make your long, sleek hair Valentine-ready by going for this elegant ‘do. Credit: Hariono Halim


Just twist sections of your hair, pin them, and you’re all set!Jazz up your long, straight hair by going for this ‘do. To create the half up criss cross hairstyle, you just need to twist sections of your hair and pin them on your crown. That’s it! It’s easy to do and won’t take up too much of your time, so you don’t need to spend hours getting ready.

Editor’s tip: Prep your hair by washing it with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner. These products will help make your hair smooth, straight, and frizz-free—ready for any hairstyle. 

2. Twisted Ponytail Half Updo

Valentine hairstyles: Back shot of an Asian woman with long black hair in half updo wearing a white blouse

You can wear this ‘do both on a casual date and fancy one. Tweak your usual half ponytail and upgrade it to a twisted ponytail half updo. You simply tie a small section of your hair with an elastic and wrap a couple of sections around it. Like the half up criss cross, creating this ‘do only takes five to ten minutes. You won’t get stressed getting your hair done for your Valentine’s date.

3. Half Updo with Braid

Valentine hairstyles: Asian woman with dark hair in half up braid wearing a dress and having a picnic

You can make your half up braid a little loose for a more laid-back look.Love braids? Put the upper half of your hair in one, while letting the rest cascade down your back. The half up half down with braid is also ideal when your Valentine’s date involves a quaint lunch at a garden restaurant or a fun picnic in your own yard. Pair this hairstyle with your favorite flowy dress to complete the dainty, feminine look.

Editor’s tip: Make braiding easier by spritzing TONI&GUY Sea Salt Spray on your hair before styling. The added texture will give your hair more grip, keeping the braid from unraveling. 

4. Twisted Crown Braid

Valentine hairstyles: Asian woman wearing a peach dress with shoulder length hair in a half updo standing against a leafy gate
Put a crown on your crowning glory. Try the twisted crown braid. Credit: Hariono Halim

If you have a lob or shoulder-length hair, try the twisted crown braid. It’s similar to the twisted ponytail half updo; the twisted section is just bigger, making it resemble a crown. Add texture to the rest of your hair by creating beach waves. Doing so will amp up the romantic look as well.

5. Waterfall Braid

Valentine hairstyles: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long black hair in waterfall braid wearing a white dress outdoors

A waterfall braid hairstyle combines the chic and the elegant, letting you exude a confident vibe. Are you up for a bit of a challenge? Put your hair in a waterfall braid on Valentine’s day. It’s a bit more challenging than other half updos, but the effort is worth it. Imagine yourself weaving a mat—the process of creating a waterfall braid is similar. The result is a chic and elegant hairstyle that will surely make your beau fix his eyes on you.

Editor’s tip: Frequent styling can damage your tresses. Prevent this by using Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo and Sunsilk Strong & Long Conditioner. These products can help make your hair not only beautiful but also strong. 

6. Slicked Back

girl is facing to the side and has her hand on her cheek as she flaunts one of the valentine hairstyles
Look fresh and glammed up on your date with this hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Show off your facial features and your dazzling smile by putting your hair into a slicked-back half updo. This Valentine hairstyle is also perfect if you have a round face shape.

7. Half Updo with Bun

girl is wearing a green top and sports one of the valentine hairstyles
This ‘do goes perfectly with a simple but chic evening dress. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Look stunning with a section of your hair flowing while the rest is up in a dainty bun. Complete the romantic look by curling the tips of your hair.

8. Half Updo with Wispy Bangs

girl with long hair has wispy bangs and waves
Wispy bangs frame your face and give your look a laid-back vibe. Credit: Natasha Estelle

It is a great combination of waves, wispy bangs, and long hair. The waves give you a more feminine look while the bangs exude an aura of openness and being free-spirited.

9. Half Up Dutch Infinity Braid

Back shot of an Asian woman with long hair in a half updo
Let your hair say “forever” with the half up Dutch infinity braid. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Wear your half updo in a unique way by creating a half up Dutch infinity braid. It’s perfect for long, thick hair, and the resulting shape makes for a stunning ‘do.

Editor’s tip: Though your hair is intended to be messy, you still want to make sure that it stays in place throughout date night. So, add a few spritzes of VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray and feel confident that your hair will stay in place. 

10. Messy Twisted Half Updo

girl is wearing blue and white and has her hair styled in one of the valentine hairstyles
Look simple yet elegant in this hairstyle

As you may already notice, messy hairstyles are versatile and they can be worn to any occasion. Whether your hair is long or medium-length, it will look good in a twisted half updo. Add some waves to the tips and your Valentine look is complete!

Now, you’re ready for V-day with these Valentine hairstyles. We’re sure you’ll look fabulous, whether you’re going out with your beau, your girl friends, or having a date with yourself (because self-love and self-care, right?). Bookmark this page for more hair ideas, so you’ll always look your best no matter the occasion.


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