While most men hardly prep for a night of sweet candlelit conversations, women spend a minimum of two days panicking because the burgundy of the dress and the burgundy of the shoes aren’t the same burgundy. For us ladies, the pressure of putting your best foot forward on a date night is outright unmatched.
The thing with romantic looks is that while your squad might help you put together an outfit and paint your face, tress town reaches panic hour as the big day inches closer. Yes, a trip to the salon could be Plan B but why tamper with your natural hair texture to please a boy, huh? His love for you and your love for your locks, both should be unconditional so here’s Plan A. We’ve rounded up the best date night coifs for every hair type so you can give a goddamn break to those wretched heat-styling tools.
For Straight Hair
1. Poker Straight
Thank your stars if the frizz monster has nothing to do with you. There are women emptying their pockets trying to make their hair behave and then there’s you. On that note, let this pin-straight, center-parted style be your A-game on ‘the’ night.
Step 1: Start with a clean parting in the centre.
Step 2: Even the most obedient mane needs a little assistance with rowdy flyaways. A dollop of the Wella Professionals EIMI Mistify Me Strong Spray and your hair will be as slick as your boyfriend’s washboard abs. Ahem.
2. Bun For The Win
Longer hair might get in your way just in case he happens to ask you for a dance. You panic, try to fish out an ugly butterfly clip, and there, you’ve dropped the ball! Plus, lesser visibility to those diamond studs, no?
Step 1: Gather all your hair at the nape of your neck, twist the length around and secure with an army of bobby pins.
Step 2: Slide the Joker & Witch Floral Leaf Ornament on one side of the bun and pull out a few strands on either side of your face for an I-didn’t-try-too-hard finish.
For Wavy Hair
3. Cascading Waves
Almost like the best of both worlds, neither does a wavy mane fall flat like straight hair or fluff up like curly hair. However, the same waves that looked dreamy at the start of the evening may end up looking unkempt by the time he leans in for a goodnight kiss. Oopsies.
Step 1: Prep your tresses by running a pea-sized amount of the Schwarzkopf Professional Osis+ Magic Anti Frizz Shine Serum through your waves.
Step 2: Do not, we repeat DO NOT, use a hairbrush before stepping out. Instead, finger comb your locks and settle with your natural hair parting.
4. A Play On The Pony
Dates are a great time to get into the girl next door mode with cutesy, back-to-school hairdos. Our favorite is, of course, the ponytail that somehow never seems to get its due. And honestly, we’d any day go for a wavy ponytail, it adds so much character to your look.
Step 1: To add faux volume to the crown, lightly backcomb the area using the Ikonic Professional Teasing Brush.
Step 2: Now gather your hair in a high ponytail and secure with a couple of elastic hairbands. Don’t forget to pull out a few strands from your hairline for the messed-up look.
For Curly Hair
5. The Pineapple Updo
If the Curl Gods have been kind to you, a minimum of two people pass you a second look every day. That said, we know how daunting it can get, especially if it’s a last-minute plan with the man. The good news is that you can still score full marks for chicness even if you got no time for a hair wash.
Step 1:A few spritzes of the Osmo Curl Spray Volumising Curl Enhancer and your secret is safe with us. Defined curls… come hither please.
Step 2: Now gather all your hair and aim for a sky-high updo. Secure with bobby pins and let the loose tendrils be. For an edge over the rest, tie your prettiest silk scarf around your work of art which will also help it last longer.
6. A Braided Crown
For curls that aren’t as defined, your best bet would be to tap into the universe of braids. Damp locks with a braided crown is the perfect recipe to waltz into his heart and never leave again. Ready to go braiding for thy special one?
Step 1:Run a generous amount of the BBLUNT High Definition Curl, Curl Defining Leave-In Cream through the length of your hair.
Step 2: Side part your hair and take a two-inch section from the larger side. Braid it till the end and pin it at the back of your head.