Romantic Hair Ideas

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and what better way to share in the romance of this special day than with a romantic hairstyle. Whether it’s a simple yet sexy updo or masses of beautiful cascading curls, nothing is more alluring than a romantic hairstyle to show off that sexy Valentine’s Day dress.

An Easy Romantic Updo

This simple spiral updo is not only a classic in romance, it’s a style that can easily be re-created.

  • Shampoo and condition hair, then allow hair to dry naturally until it is only slightly wet.
  • Apply a small amount of smoothing cream to your hair to keep from frizzing.
  • With bendy curlers, twist a section of hair onto the curler and secure. Repeat until all of your hair is curled.
  • Allow your hair to dry completely.
  • Once hair is dry, remove the curlers carefully, then twist into one curl starting at the crown and fasten securely with pins.
  • Release the curls around your temple and behind your ears.
  • Finally, secure this updo with holding spray.

A Sophisticated Updo

This sleek and smooth updo is perfect for those who are not fond of curls or whose hair simply won’t hold them.

  • Starting with clean wet hair, blow dry and smooth with a round brush to give your hair volume.
  • Once hair is completely dry, pull it into a loose bun and secure into place with pins at the center of your head.
  • Next, brush the bangs to one side to gently frame the face.
  • Carefully pull a few pieces of hair from the bun and pin them into wispy loops.
  • Spray with a holding spray and finish this look by adding tiny rhinestone pins to the back of the bun.

A Short Romantic Updo

Even if you have short hair, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy the look of a romantic updo.

  • Begin by Shampooing and conditioning hair.
  •  Next, apply a curl-enhancing gel throughout hair and allow hair to dry naturally.
  • Using a small barrel curling iron, curl sections of your hair and repeat until you have curled all of your hair.
  • Twist the hair off of your neck and pin securely into place.
  • Finish this look by randomly inserting rhinestone hairpins where desired.

Over the Shoulder Ringlets.

This romantic style from the past is as unique as it is trendy with ringlets of curls cascading over one shoulder.

  • Start by pulling hair on top of the head and secure with a ponytail holder.
  • Lightly mist hair with a thermal styling spray.
  •  Divide the ponytail into sections, curl with a curling iron, then pin each curl into place.
  • Gently pull a small section of hair from your temple and curl using a spiral technique.
  • Finish the style by spraying the hair with a holding spray.
  • The Swirled Updo This five minute create updo gives the illusion that you’ve spent hours on your hair.
  • The day before, shampoo and condition your hair. Doing this will allow you to work with the hair a little easier.
  • Divide a section of your hair at the top of your head, swirl and pin into place.
  • Moving horizontally, continue dividing and swirling sections into place until you have completed the row.
  • To secure this style, spray with a holding spray.

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While the above are just a few romantic hair ideas, don’t forget that they can easily be altered to your own creative style. Try adding a glittery clip or beautiful red rose to complete the look. If you have extremely short hair, smooth hair with a styling crème and add a few rhinestone barrettes. If you love wearing your hair down then try the easy romantic updo without the updo. The possibilities are endless!

Mommy-Friendly Hairstyles

Motherhood is a beautiful thing but many mothers – especially first-time mommies – will tell you that it isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be, namely when it comes to beauty. But just because you had a baby doesn’t mean that you can’t still look amazing. If you’re looking for a hairstyle change, then you’ll love the following ‘dos that any new mommy can pull off.

You don’t need to be a celebrity mom to be able to bounce back after giving birth. When it comes to having great hair, all you need are the right steps and hair care products to get the job done. Before even talking about styling, however, it helps to make sure to you establish a healthy hair care routine first. No matter what hairstyle you choose, you won’t be able to pull it off if your hair is unhealthy, dry, and damaged. Be sure that you are taking care of your hair regularly with shampooing, conditioning, deep conditioning when needed, and getting your split ends trimmed. Many hairstyles tend to hold up better when your hair is properly trimmed or cut so don’t be shy about making a much-needed appointment at your local hair salon.

If you’re a mom that doesn’t have a lot of time to spare and hates fussing with your tresses, then you may want to look into a sleek and sexy bob. Having shorter hair makes preparing a breeze and requires less time and maintenance. Really want to turn heads? Then look into getting an angled bob, a la Victoria Beckham. One thing to keep in mind is that going short is often a drastic change for any woman so be sure that you’ll be happy with the results. If there is any doubt in the back of your mind, don’t go through with it. No hairstyle can be pulled off successfully if you aren’t comfortable wearing it. When opting for a bob or angled bob, be sure to bring pictures for reference and be clear about what you want.

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Another way to make your hair smoking hot is to add bangs if you haven’t already. These days, bangs are all the rage, namely full, blunt, fringe bangs. But be wary of your face shape if you’re thinking about this style of bangs since they don’t look great on everybody. The great thing about sporting fringe bangs is that they can be styled in a number of ways. Two popular ways that fringe bangs are being worn include wearing them straight down as is or tossing them to the side using a blow dryer. Another option for is wearing bangs that are loose and wispy. Choose this style if you want to frame your face in just the right way, whether your hair is long, medium, or short. This style of bangs can also be swept up and out of your face and secured with a pin.

If you want to achieve the hot, earthy mama look then you’ll want soft, loose waves. Hot curlers can achieve this look. Keep the curlers in your hair for about 20 minutes and after removing them, use your fingers to tousle your tresses and shape the curls to your liking.