15 wearable hairstyles for Valentine’s Day inspired by celebs

All Things Hair | 03 February 2019

Show your hair how much you love it with one of these gorgeous hairstyles!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! And whether you love it or loathe it, V-Day is a great excuse to get dressed up and pull out all of the stops when it comes to your hair.

So, to get you in the loving mood, we’ve rounded up 15 of our go-to hairstyles, which work just as well for a fancy dinner date, as they do for a cosy night in with Netflix.

15 celeb-inspired hairstyles you can wear on Valentine’s Day


Celebrity Valentine's Day Hair: Side shot of Lucy Boynton with her bleach blonde short hair styled into a voluminous half-up, half-down hairstyle with a bow, wearing netted black top
Give your short hair a romantic revamp with this ‘do. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Voluminous half-updo

Everything about this half-up, half-down hairstyle is absolutely stunning, from its enviable volume to its pretty ribbon. The best part? It works a treat for short and long hair.

Celebrity Valentine's Day Hair: Shot of Sophia Bush with a '60s style bouffant with a velvet headband with a netted dress
Bardot-worthy volume here we come! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Bardot updo

Ready to channel your inner Brigitte Bardot for V-Day? You’ll need to master this ’60s-inspired hairstyle, which couldn’t be easier with our beehive hair tutorial.

TRESemmé Collagen+ Fullness Thickening Balm

Editor’s tip: When it comes Bardot-worthy updos, volume is everything! If you want long-lasting, visibly thicker strands, we suggest you try the TRESemmé Collagen+ Fullness Thickening Balm

Smooth a small amount into your palm and spread it evenly through damp hair before blow drying, to achieve this bodacious look.

Celebrity Valentine's Day Hair: Close up shot of Stephanie Shepard with long, straight dark hair, wearing a black square cut dress on the red carpet
This classic look never fails to impress. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Straight hair

If you’re going for a subtle makeup look like Stephanie Shepherd and want a ‘do to match, you really can’t go wrong with copying her classic, polished middle-parting hairstyle.

Recommended: How to get super sleek strands.

Celebrity Valentine's Day Hairstyles: Shot of Jourdan Dunn with dark brown cornrows styled into a bun updo, wearing a black knitted dress and posing on the red carpet
These cute cornrows are making us swoon! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Cornrow bun

Protective hairstyles, like these cornrows, can be easily given a romantic update! Just fashion them into a stylish stacked bun, and you’ll seriously have everyone falling in love.

close up shot of Madeline brewer with slicked back hair with pearls in it, wearing pearly dress
There’s nothing wrong with look like a siren, isn’t that right Madeline Brewer? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Slick back hair

You’re probably under the impression that all romantic hairstyles have to involve curls, but that’s not the case with the sexy, slicked-back look we spotted on Madeline Brewer.

With it’s sleek, swept-back appearance and addition of pretty pearl hair accessories, this siren-worthy ‘do is all you need.

close up shot of margot robbie with top knot hairstyle with ribbon in it
A ribbon will make your mane look like a romantic masterpiece! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. Topknot + ribbon

There’s nothing wrong with rocking a topknot on Valentine’s day, isn’t that right Margot Robbie? Yep, all you need to do to take your mane from basic to beautiful is play around with some ribbon hair accessories. Ooh la la!

Logan Browning with her hair worn in a milkmaid braid wearing a pink frilly dress and droplet earrings
Can Logan Browning’s hair be any cuter? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

7. Milkmaid braid

Um, could Logan Browning’s hair be any cuter? Here, she has fashioned her natural hair into a lovely milkmaid braid hairstyle. And guess what? Our easy milkmaid braid tutorial will help you pull of this dreamy style, too.

close up shot of rose byrne with half up ponytail hairstyle
This half-up, half-down style will make your lover go aww! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

8. Half-up ponytail

For V-day, it’s all about half-up ponytails! Instead of keeping her style sleek, Rose Byrne has gone for some playful, sexy waves, giving her ‘do extra cool-girl charm.

VO5 Flexible Hold Hairspray

Editor’s tip: Before you create this look, try spraying the new VO5 Flexible Hold Hairspray towards your roots for exceptional lift and body. Since this hairspray has an ultra-dry, light-weight finish, you won’t need to worry about dealing with sticky or crunchy tresses.

Celebrity Valentine's Day Hair: Side shot of Vick Hope with long dark brown curls styled into a half-up, half-down bun, wearing a yellow lace dress with swanky earrings on the red carpet
Give your favourite half-up hairstyle a romantic edge with some swanky earrings. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

9. Half-up curls

Swanky earrings complement this curly half-up, half-down bun perfectly. So, if you’ve got a head full of long or short curls and want to make a gorgeous statement, you know what to do: copy Vick Hope’s ‘do.

Devon Windsor with side braid hairstyle
You won’t be the side, you’ll be the main course with this ‘do. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

10. Side braid

Why not make like Victoria’s Secret model Devon Windsor and opt for a pretty side braid this Valentine’s Day? You can copy Devon’s style by creating a classic French braid, or make the look your own by trying out a more unique Dutch or fishtail braid instead.

Celebrity Valentine's Day Hairstyles: Shot of Ella Eyre with long curly blonde hair styled into a sleek ponytail, wearing a headband with a yellow dress on the red carpet
When in doubt, try a headband! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

11. Curly ponytail

You wouldn’t call this curly ponytail basic, would you? And, if you really want to take it to the next level, try teaming this red carpet fave with a pretty headband.

Jennifer Lopez with wavy ponytail
You aren’t Jenny from the block, your Jenny from the red carpet. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

12. Wavy ponytail

Jennifer Lopez is living proof that a ponytail definitely doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, ponytails are the perfect simple, yet sophisticated date night ‘do. Instantly upgrade yours by using a large barrel curling tong to create some sultry loose waves.

Celebrity Valentine's Day Hair: Constance Wu on the red carpet shoulder-length loose waves, wearing a fluffy black dress on the red carpet
Is there any event loose waves doesn’t look good for? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

13. Medium loose waves

When all else fails, why not rock the model-off-duty look with these loose, barely-there waves? If your hair doesn’t naturally look like this, here’s our tutorial on how to get beachy waves.

Katherine McNamara with a half-up plait
Are you ready for your close up? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

14. Half-up braid

We’ve fallen in love with redhead actress Katherine McNamara and her stunning  half-up, half-down braided hairstyle.

If you ask us, this boho-inspired ‘do would make for the perfect girly Valentine’s Day look! As well adding in some braids, curl the ends of your hair to add some texture and tousle, and to give your mane a sultry feel.

TONI&GUY Radiant Rose Illuminating Hair Perfume

Editor’s tip: It goes without saying: Valentine’s day is the day to wear perfume in your hair. So, it’s no surprise we’re reaching for the TONI&GUY Radiant Rose Illuminating Hair Perfume.

With rose gold glitter, this divine smelling hair perfume is all you need to give your tresses a subtle and shimmery boost.

Taylor Hill with blowout waves
Blow out hair, don’t care. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

15. Blow-out waves

In our opinion, Taylor Hill‘s classic voluminous blow dry is the epitome of sexy hair. We’re sure you’ll agree that there’s nothing quite like a bouncy blow-out to boost your confidence (plus, who wouldn’t want to look like a VS model?!), so why not treat yourself to a pre-date salon visit?

Alternatively, if you don’t want to fork out on a blow dry, check out our article on the 6 tips to getting blow-out worthy hair at home. Trust us: it’s easier than you think…


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