7 easy updos for Valentine’s day and beyond

Fall in love all over again with these pretty 'dos...  

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and whether you’re romantically taken or having fun being single, we bet that you still want to look the part by dressing up for the occasion, right? If this is the case, you’ll need a fab hairstyle to rock with your mesmerising outfit!

And luckily for you, the All Things Hair team have whipped up a number of stunning Valentine’s Day updos that you can recreate at home. Go on, it’s time to fall in love with your look all over again…

Valentine's updo hair: Shot of Shay Mitchell with a polished top knot, wearing drop earrings
You don’t have to get too complicated with your updo choice! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. The slick top knot

If you’re after a polished, neat ‘do for Valentine’s Day, then take a leaf out of actress Shay Mitchell’s’ book, and opt for a slick top knot.

Not only does this updo look ultra glamorous, but it’s also guaranteed to stay put all night, so you don’t need to worry about any stray hairs coming loose!

Lucy Boynton with blonde hair in a messy halo braid
Lucy Boynton goes boho with a halo braid. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. The romantic crown braid

English actress Lucy Boynton’s romantic crown braid is ideal for those of you planning on wearing flowing, ethereal-looking dresses. This undone, slightly messy style oozes elegance and boho-chic at the same time.

Editor’s tip: Your braided hairstyles will always look picture-perfect if you use the TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm to create them.

Suitable to use on both wet and dry strands, this balm gives flexible hold and provides your plait with added structure.

Valentine's day updo hair: Shot of Jess Conte with medium brown chestnut hair styled into a side fishtail braid
Which side will you pick? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Fishtail braid

Hello, fancy fishtail braid! This easy Valentine’s day hairstyle is perfect for those who want something practical and secure for their date. Whether you’re going out with the girls or having a candlelit dinner, you really can’t go wrong with relying on this ‘do.

Shot of Gemma Chan with her dark brown hair styled into a braided ponytail with ribbon, wearing purple dress on the red carpet
You can’t go wrong with this gorgeous ‘do. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Braided ponytail

This braided ponytail is wrapped with ribbon to give it an extra romantic touch. And, if you want to your mane to look like a work of art, we suggest you copy this look, stat.

Zazie Beetz with her natural curly hair styled into a ponytail puff with braids at the front, with a side clip in her hair
Natural curls? This pretty updo won’t let you down. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Curly ponytail

This beautiful, elegant curly updo oozes charm and will have you looking like you walked straight off the red carpet. Just don’t forget a statement hair accessory, will you?

Editor’s tip: For an extra polished look, take a few drops of the Dove Advanced Hair Series Shine Revived Treatment and smooth it through your hair. This will help to control frizz and give a glorious shine!

Valentine's day hair: Side shot of woman with golden blonde hair styled into a French twist wearing drop earrings
Twist and shout! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. French twist

French twists are the epitome of romantic and chic when they’re done in just the right way. Luckily, our French twist tutorial, here, will show you how to achieve this classic hairstyle.

Mollie King with an updo in her blonde hair with a feathered fringe and an undone bun
Mollie King knows the power of an undone bun. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

7. The undone, messy bun

Thought a messy bun was just reserved for those days when you hit the gym, or lounge around at home? Well, think again, because this versatile style is also perfect for date night, too!

Just look to singer Mollie King for inspiration: her dishevelled messy bun and face-framing layers make for a super sultry ‘do.