5 Valentine’s hair ideas to try whatever your V-Day plans

Beth | 08 February 2019

Who needs Cupid when you’ve got great Valentine’s hair?

In case you’ve managed to avoid all of the heart-shaped cards and I Love You teddy bears in shop windows for the past few weeks, we should probably let you know: Valentine’s Day is upon us. However you plan to spend the official day of love, everyone can wear their heart in their hair this V-Day with these romantic Valentine’s hair ideas.

5 Valentine’s hairstyles perfect for date night or Galentine’s


Valentines hair: Close-up of a brunette woman with her hair in a milkmaid braid with loose undone strands, wearing a yellow top
When better than Valentine’s Day to try an updo? Credit: Verity Jane Smith

1. Milkmaid braids

Braided updos are always a showstopper and this slightly undone milkmaid braid is giving us all the romantic vibes. While this ‘do looks complicated, it really isn’t – it’s essentially just 2 pigtails pinned up and pancaked to give it that tousled texture.

Don’t believe us? Just follow our milkmaid braid tutorial and you’ll see how easy it actually is.

TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray

Editor’s tip: When it comes to braids, ideally hair should be slightly dirty as freshly-washed hair can be too silky soft to hold the style. Don’t panic though, as a sea salt spray like the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray can give your hair a grippier texture, as well as giving more volume to flat hair.

Valentines hair: Behind view of a brunette woman with her hair in a high ballerina bun with a red bow accessory, wearing a red dress
If you like it, put a bow on it! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

2. Bow bun

Hair accessories in general are having a major moment right now but none more so than hair bows. They’re the perfect way to accessorise any of your Valentine’s hairstyles but we particularly like how this high bun helps to show off a statement bow. Black is chic for every day but red is made for Valentine’s Day.

Next read: Unwrap the velvet hair bow trend

Valentines hair: Back view of a brunette model with her hair in a heart shaped bun, wearing a v-back spotty polka dot black and white dresa
Wear your heart in your hair this V-Day. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

3. Heart bun

Buns are great but heart-shaped buns are even better. A style that works for all hair textures, you can check out our sock bun tutorial here for your Valentine’s hair inspo. All you need to do is use hair ties to mould your bun donut into a heart shape before wrapping your hair around et voila!

Valentines hair: Brunette woman with polished Hollywood waves, wearing a red floral dress and red lipstick
These polished waves are calling out for a fancy dinner date. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

4. Polished waves

This next style needs no introduction, as we’re sure you’ll agree. Glamorous waves are every girl’s go-to dinner date hairstyle but for the ultimate Valentine’s hair look, why not make your waves look even more red-carpet worthy with polished Hollywood curls?

Read next: Head over to our Hollywood waves how-to to get the look


TRESemmé Ultimate Shine Hold Hairspray

Editor’s tip: The key to this slick ‘do lies with the TRESemmé Ultimate Shine Hold Hairspray. After creating your curls, just mist some of this shine-boosting hairspray all over your locks to give your mane that defined, and ultra sultry finish!

Valentines hair: Close-up back view of a brunette with a half-up braided hairstyle in the shape of a love heart
We ‘heart’ this half updo. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

5. Heart-shaped half updo

Show off your braiding prowess with this totally Instagrammable heart-shaped half updo. Simply make two small braids on either side of your head and secure with an elastic. Then take another section of hair from either side, bring it together as if you’re creating a regular half-up half-down and then loop it through the braids to create a heart.

Styling tip: Use the wrap around trick to hide your hair tie for a sleeker look.



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