Valentine’s Day—no matter how you’re planning on spending it—will always carry a unique quality with it. Blame it on the overall sense of “love in the air” or the never-ending supply of decorations and traditions that come with the Hallmark holiday, but we simply can’t see V-day without a pair of stylish rose-tinted glasses. And if you feel the same way, then a handful of Valentine’s Day hair ideas will be just what you need to add a hint of romance to any ensemble.
To give you effortlessly chic hairstyle ideas that are actually effortless, we turned to celebrity stylists Sunnie Brook and Jessica Elbaum for their expertise. From soft, touchable waves to an abundance of hair accessories, scroll down to see the looks they deem perfect for any Valentine’s Day activity—whether you’re spending an intimate evening with your S.O. or going out on the town with your friends.
"Valentine's Day hair should always be romantic and soft, not too stiff," says Elbaum. "You want your lover to be able to run their hands through your hair. Rsession makes the best hair waver. It creates soft, natural-looking waves that will last until brunch the next day. Mix in some KuscoMurphy bedroom hair to finish the look."
Elbaum also reveals that hair accessories are an on-trend V-day look. "I've been finding the best hair jewels at Zara," she says. "Single clips for a subtle look, or a fabulous rhinestone headband for a statement piece. It's a great way to jazz up your waves or updo."
Rather than opting for traditional jewelry this Valentine's Day, Brook suggests that adding some glimmering embellishments will be a cool and unexpected way to incorporate the V-Day tradition into your ensemble.