With the awards season coming to an end and Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we thought we’d draw some inspiration from this season and help you recreate your own iconic but simple red-carpet hair look for your Valentine's Day date.
Before you begin, make sure that you start prepping your hair at least 2 days before the time. If your hair is curly or coily, then wash it 3 days before and if your hair is straight or wavy, then the night before will do. To find out which products are ideal for your hair type, be sure to read our straight and wavy post here and curly and coily post here!
Now that your hair is prepped and ready, let's begin!
Who doesn't love a perfect slicked back and straight style? We love this look as it works wonderfully on all hair types, just be sure to use the correct styling product and hair-iron.
Start by applying a thermal protection product to your hair. This is extremely important since you will be creating a super straight look and by not protecting the hair, you might run the risk of burning some of your strands and causing frizz. We love the Balmain Thermal Protection Spray as it works to protect the hair against hot tools and reduces hair breakage of both natural and coloured hair. The formula is enriched with Pro-vitamin B5 and Silk Protein which conditions, repairs and strengthens the hair. The detangling and hair cuticles smoothening benefits ensure that styling tools glide through the hair more easily, resulting in soft hair with a luminous shine.
Amp up your look by creating a head of beautifully springy curls. This look works wonderfully on wavy or curly hair but, if you have straight hair then just be sure to add a lot more hairspray after.
To create this effortless yet romantic look, we love the BioSilk 1.5 Inch Titanium Professional Curling Iron as it combines the power of ceramic and titanium elements for the smoothest styling glide. The titanium barrel heats up quickly and evenly while retaining even heat distribution. Titanium is high in strength and low in density allowing for a lightweight, scratch-resistant tool. Titanium produces incredible shine while sealing the hair cuticle and locking out humidity, creating silky, bouncy, long-lasting curls with incredible shine.
Now that you have your curls, apply a good amount of the Balmain Volume Mousse Strong to your fingers and scrunch it gently through your hair, adding texture and hold. This mousse volumizes, conditions, repairs damage, protects the hair and is anti-static.
There you have it, four super easy but glamorous looks you can recreate this Valentine's Day!