How to get an easy red-carpet ready look for Valentines Day
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 two 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!
The sleek and shiny
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.
Once your thermal protection is on and settled, use a top-quality hair iron to create those sleek strands. We recommend the CHI Luxury 3 in 1 Hair Styling Iron. It features a 1” flat and rounded ceramic plates infused with nourishing Black Seed Oil to promote long-lasting smoothness and shine.
One look you can never go wrong with is a beautiful head of soft and gentle waves. Start by prepping the hair with the CHI Luxury Black seed Oil Leave-in Conditioner. This lightweight leave-in treatment helps to detangle and smooth hair while protecting against thermal styling. Black Seed Oil replenishes moisture while fortifying hair strands, prepping hair for styling. It provides moisture replenishment, thermal protectant, detangles unruly stands and controls frizz and flyaways
Channel that old Hollywood look by easily creating loose waves with a wide-barrel curling iron. The Balmain Professional Ceramic Curling Iron is our wand of choice as it provides the ultimate styling surface that gives the curls and waves more bounce and shine. The ceramic barrel technology with even heat distribution eliminates the damaging hot spots found with other irons.
Ceramic is also known to emit maximum hair-conditioning ions, and far-infrared heat, helping hair retain its own moisture for soft, sleek, styles in a fraction of time.
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.
Short on time? Simply create a few curls or waves with random pieces of hair using the above methods and pin them back messily. This is a great look as it is the perfect balance between romantic and glamorous. Once you’ve secured a few pieces with bobby pins, spray a light misting of the CHI Royal Treatment Ultimate Control Hairspray which not only provides hold, bit excellent shine and volume.
There you have it, four super easy but glamorous looks you can recreate this Valentine's Day!