Love is in the (h)air!
Happy Valentine's Day! Whether you're celebrating with friends or a partner tonight, a hot date or Galentine’s Party may put you in the mood to try something new with your hair. Whether you're a ravishing revolutionary like Yara or a loyal lioness like Taraji, a sassy Valentines Day look can be anything from a 2-strand twist-out to layered extensions.
Let's take a look at the popular styles that we've come to love from our leading ladies of film and TV!
Flirty Wand Curls
Being Mary Jane has become a household favorite for many women across the globe, particularly us twentysomethings in pursuit of a career and love all at once. Although Mary Jane is still figuring it out in the love department, she always knows what's best with her hair. Gabrielle Union's character dons professionally flirty wand curls (which can be achieved with Mayvenn’s Loose Wave) that will take you from work to your date with no issues. Watch this tutorial to learn how to achieve the style:
If you're looking for a natural look that's easy, yet trendy, cornrows might just be your thing!
Zendaya has proudly taken us all back with her many different looks that pay homage to the low maintenance cornrows. Also incorrectly referred to as “boxer braids”, this style can be the edgy, quick 'do that’s perfect for a night with the girls. Throw on some hoops or chunky studs and prepare to champagne and Chardonnay the night away.
Sleek Hair With A Bump
Here's another Galentines Party and date friendly look that screams slay and sophistication in the same breath.
Cookie’s bumped layers and bang are the sweet spot between boss and bae. They're easy to accomplish and, with the help of a pin curl or rollers, will last through the night without breaking a sweat. Grab a flat or curling iron to give your sleek hair some body and you're all set.
Yara Shahidi has stolen our hearts with her vast knowledge of social justice and hairslay. She's no stranger to switching it up. Updo, side bun or strand twist--we always inspired!
Here, Yara is rocking a wand-curl that can also be accomplished with a two-strand twist if you're natural. Depending on the texture of your hair, you can either create sections of large wand-curled waves or two-strand twists with rollers at the ends to create an equally polished look. This sweet look gives off all the flirtiness you'll need to captivate your current boo or snatch up a new one on V-day.
With all of these options from our on-screen hair inspos, you'll have plenty to choose from for a night of wine with new friends or old loves. May your day be special and memorable.