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5 Romantic hairstyles for Valentine's Day

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The best romantic hairstyles for your Valentine's Day plans

Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year. Whether you are spending the evening at home with your sweetie or heading out on the town, you will look and feel gorgeous with one of these romantic hairstyles.

Messy updo

The best romantic hairstyles for your Valentine's Day plans

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One of the most popular hairstyles for special occasions is the messy updo. Instead of a perfectly coiffed style, this one is a bit messy and a lot sexy. It's ideal for a romantic night out on Valentine's Day. This style works for shoulder-length hair that is straight, wavy or curly.

Step 1:

To create a messy updo, begin by towel drying your hair and then spray it with a styling spray. Using a paddle brush, separate and blowdry your hair.

Step 2:

Place a dollop of mousse into your hand and then work it through the hair in the back to create volume and texture.

Step 3:

Pull the majority of your hair into a high ponytail on the back of your head and secure with an elastic band. Be sure to leave some strands loose to frame your face.

Step 4:

Next, separate your ponytail into three or four sections, or as many as it makes sense for your hair type. Then fold and pin each section to the back of your head, securing with bobby pins until you achieve the desired look.

Next up: The sexy, tousled look

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