Whether your Valentine’s Day date plans involve a fancy night out or a chill evening at home with your main squeeze, you’ll definitely want to be tressed to impress. And sure, you want a sexy ‘do to wow your sweetie, but a busy gal like you has little time to waste searching for the perfect style. Lucky for you, we’ve taken the work out of getting sexy locks this Valentine’s Day, and have 10 killer celeb-inspired styles for you to try. Consider these Valentine’s Day hair ideas our gift to you!
If beachy waves are your guy’s kryptonite, a sideswept, tousled style like Shay Mitchell’s is sure to get his attention in no time flat.
Get the look: No time to wash? No problem. Starting with second day hair, prep locks with a beachy spray (we like The Gnarly Whale’s Birthday Cake Beach Waves Spray) then loosely curl into soft waves. Finally, sweep hair over to your desired side, spray one last time and you’re good to go.
Jennifer Lopez is known for her sexy style and sultry beauty looks, so it’s only natural you’d want to take a page out of her book for a big date night.
Get the look: Want that sexy wet look like JLo? It’s easier to score than you think. You’ll want to prep your damp locks with L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Sleek It Strand-Smoother Serum Spray, then only partially blow dry to get the majority of the wetness out. Another tip? Make sure to keep hair slicked back on the top with lots of volume to channel this sexy look!
The key to an irresistible ‘do? A careless, fun vibe. And this edgy sideswept style has that and a whole lot more to offer.
Get the look: Achieve Ashley’s tousled look by prepping locks with a sea salt spray, then rough dry partially with the EGO Smart Touchscreen Hair Dryer. Once hair is dry, sweep it over to one side and pin it back so part of your hair is left hanging loosely.
We love buns and absolutely adore braids, so when the two are combined in one shiny updo like Maia Mitchell’s, you can call it a match made in heaven.
Get the look: Add enviable shine and moisture to your stunning ‘do in the shower with MarulaOil Rare Oil Treatment Light. After washing locks, blow dry and braid a one inch section. Now, take the rest of your hair and mold it into a bun, securing tightly. Taking the braided section, wrap it around your braid, spritz with a shine spray and you’re good to go.
You know what’s sexy? A woman who knows who she is and pushes all kinds of hair boundaries. If you want some major sex appeal and an element of surprise, let Kelly Osbourne’s purple shaved mohawk be your hair-spiration.
Get the look: The key to Kelly’s look? Those amazing curls. Prep locks with a heat protectant before curling in a backwards motion. Let curls cool then finger comb and direct them into their desired position. Voila, you’re gorgeous!
There’s a reason short hair just won’t stop trending: it’s super sexy (much like Keke Palmer). A simple pixie with minimal product will let your gorgeous face take the spotlight in the best way possible.
Get the look: Start with freshly washed hair, then prep locks with a shine-enhancing product. Rough dry briefly, smooth out with a brush and add extra shine and polish with Aussie Hi Hold + Hi Shine Spray.
Ponytails are great and all, but if you really want to make your guy’s jaw drop, go the sleek route with yours. Loads of shine and a low base will help take this gym staple into the sexy zone.
Get the look: Want to copy Selena’s shiny pony? Start with freshly blown out hair then polish ends with a straightening iron (try John Frieda’s Sleek Finish 1-Inch Flat Iron), and form your ponytail. Get her signature shine before styling with a glow-boosting product like Moroccanoil’s Treatment Original.
If you ask us, bombshell, voluminous curls will always be a sultry staple. They’re bold (like Nicole here), classic and show off your amazing confidence.
Get the look: Prep hair for styling with Kerastase’s Couture Styling Curl Fever. After blow drying and curling locks with your iron of choice, finish things off by separating curls with a comb to give them a more lived-in effect. Even better, opt for a comb that boosts your natural shine like Conair’s Infiniti Pro Argan Oil Treatment Strip Finishing Brush.
Laid Back Lady
We’re pretty sure your guy won’t put as much thought into your beauty routine as you will, and that’s actually in your best interest in a way. How? Well, if your guy prefers his lady au naturel and laid back, just sweep your natural waves up into a casual half updo like Holland’s.
Get the look: Working with second day wavy hair, freshen hair up quickly with a sea salt spray (we love R+Co’s Rockaway Salt Spray), then pull locks into a loose half updo and secure with Remington Double Knit Elastics.
Start the flirting without saying a single word with a bouncy, curly high ponytail a la Kate Beckinsale. The look is polished but also fun, so it will show off your playful side.
Get the look: Since this look is meant to be flirty, don’t worry too much about perfect ringlets when curling your locks. Once hair is set, ensure lasting hold and a frizz-free finish with Yes To Coconut’s Curl Defining Hair Smoother and throw your hair up into a high, perky ponytail. If you’re up for even more flirtation, try a cute headband like Nissa’s Carrington Headband.