Virtual Date Hairstyles: Upgrade Your Go-To 1st Date Styles for Valentine’s Day

First dates are stressful enough without you having to worry about your hair. Check out our virtual date hairstyle guide for inspiration!

First dates can be nerve-wracking during regular times, but throw in a pandemic and you are really in for a challenge! Many people are turning to virtual dates while balancing their quests to find love with COVID-19 safety. In honor of Valentine’s Day and all the first daters going virtual, we have created a collection of virtual date hairstyles that will highlight your best on-camera features and boost your confidence!

In a recent survey, we learned that 42% of people are inclined to get a hair treatment or haircut before a first date. In lieu of that, we suggest trying one of these virtual date hairstyles. These styles are ranked in order of popular go-to first date hairstyles and each one includes a simple upgrade that will help you feel your best!

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How much people like to spend on treatments before a first date.

Virtual Date Hairstyles Ranked by Popularity

1. Straight

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This sleek and smooth look is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Photo credit:

It’s no surprise that the most popular first date hairstyle is a sleek straight style. Upgrade your usual straight strands by washing with Suave Cactus Flower Shine Shampoo and Conditioner before you style! This duo adds shine and nourishment to your strands without weighing them down. Be sure to plug your ring light in before your date starts so the glow catches that newfound shine in your tresses!

2. Ponytail

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Upgrade your ponytail with a ribbon.

After that, the next most popular style is a classic ponytail. Make your go-to ‘chilling at home’ style date night-friendly by grabbing an accessory. A simple ribbon will do the trick! Simply knot it around the base of your ponytail and then tie the ribbon into a bow.

3. Down

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When in doubt, wear it down.

It’s no surprise that a super popular first date style is simply…wearing your hair down. Give your strands some oomph by blow-drying them! Prep with Nexxus Weightless Style Smooth & Full Blow Dry Balm and turn your head upside down while you blow-dry for some major volume.


4. Curled

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Grab your curling iron and go to town!

Nothing says ‘romantic date night’ like some glamorous curls! Use a 1 1/2-inch curling iron to create these movie star inspired curls.

5. Casual

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Upgrade a simple ponytail with this easy hack.

Many women prefer a casual hairstyle for a first date for a super laidback look. Upgrade a casual ponytail with an easy braid!

6. Bun

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Add texture to a classic low bun.

A classic bun is a chic and romantic style so it’s no surprise that it’s pretty popular, too. Change it up by pulling out a few face-framing pieces for a sexy and sultry look.

7. Braids

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Accessorize and draw attention to your braids.

Braids are a super popular first date style and we couldn’t be bigger fans! Upgrade the look by wearing a pair of statement earrings to draw even more attention to your style.

8. Box Braids

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Pull your box braids into a half-up bun.

Show off those braids and keep your hair out of your face for your virtual date night by pulling them up into a half-up bun! This style is date night appropriate without requiring too much effort. Win-win!

Thinking about trying out one of these virtual date hairstyles? Be sure to tag us @AllThingsHairUS!


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