Date Night Hair: The Complete Guide to Romantic ‘dos

woman on date with great date night hair

Date nights are amazing for so many reasons. For one, they help you and your partner get closer, whether you’ve been together for years or are still new to the relationship; second, they’re a great opportunity to practice self-care.

Any romantic date night encourages you to dress-up, pamper yourself and of course, give your hair some love, too. You may like to keep it casual or try something more elaborate, but all of these ‘dos are perfect for wowing that special someone - and you!

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we created this definitive date night hair guide just for you. We rounded up 10 trending hairstyles that ooze romance. These looks are perfect for V-Day and all your other date nights too!

We also made sure to choose ones suitable for different lengths and textures as well as share tips on how to get the look at home with Zoto’s Professional products.

Let’s get started!

Top 10 Hairstyles for Date Night

Soft and loose, bouncy curls or a formal updo? There’s no wrong way to get yourself glammed up for a special night out. First and foremost, choose a style that makes you feel confident. If you tend to wear your hair down, for example, you may like adding some flair to your usual look with some curls or pulling it back with a clip or ponytail.

Someone who usually wears their up may prefer a half-up, half-down style, or their go-to ponytail with some loose pieces or shimmering accessories. There are plenty of options, and the best part about these trends is that they’re easy to customize to suit your own beautiful style. The key is finding a style that lets your natural beauty shine through.

1.   Wavy Ponytail

This look offers a sophisticated, elegant touch to your date night attire, and it works just as well with jeans and a blouse as a sexy, sleek mini. The easiest way to get this look at home is to make a ponytail at the crown of the head, then wrap a single strand around the elastic band, securing it in place with a bobby pin.

date night hair curly ponytail

Using several more pins or a single hair clip, place it under your ponytail’s top section to give it some added oomph. Then, you can set the whole style with Biotera Styling Finishing Spritz. Don’t forget to let wispy baby hairs fall, so there’s even more reason for your guy to caress your face.

2.   Low, Natural Pony With Headband

Girl, you don’t need to tame your natural hair for any occasion. It’s one of your best assets! But we get it, taming curls can be a challenge sometimes. That’s why we love the effortlessness of a low pony glammed up with a headband of your choice. It could be a thin, single band with shimmering rhinestones, or you can go all out and use a flower band for pops of color.

To achieve this look, make sure you start off with a product that’s made for your curls. We recommend taking our Curls Quiz to get matched with the perfect products for your unique hair. Our “All About Curls” line offers the perfect shampoo, conditioner and moisturizing treatment to keep your natural locks looking fabulous.

Once you secure your ponytail at the nape of your neck, use some setting spray like Vita E’s “Ultra Hold” to tame frizz and stop flyaways in their tracks. It’s powerful, so spray a liberal amount. You want to keep your hair in place babe, not have a helmet head!

3.   Face-hugging, A-line Bob

When you’re trying to find cute hairstyles for short hair, the key is to emphasize your cut and let it show off your face. The A-line bob is a classic look that’s super easy to put together. After giving yourself a deep-massaging shampoo and conditioner, apply some heat protectant spray and straighten your hair from mid-shaft to the tips.

date night hair face framing bob

Make sure that your hair is framing your face, giving your date night makeup plenty of room to shine. You can hold your look in place with a flexible no-crunch gel or hairspray, which is perfect for setting short hair looks in place without becoming stiff or sticky. You can also tuck your hair right behind one ear for a more sophisticated look and give your beau more opportunity to give you neck kisses.

4.   Glamorous Side-swept Curls

This ultra-romantic look screams “sunsets on the beach”, but it works just as well if you’re headed to an upscale restaurant or swanky lounge, too. You can also rely on this look to add some luxury to your ensemble any day, even if you’re just styling your everyday wardrobe.

Use your preferred curling method, or, if you already have natural curls, style them with your favorite All About Curls Stylers for more definition. The goal of this look is to have your hair delicately swept to one side. As a result, this hairstyle is fantastic with any low-cut or off-the-shoulder dresses and tops. If you’re looking to rock this look on Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to top it off with a sexy red lip and a hint of gloss.

5.   Half-up Bun

Whether you prefer your hair straight or curly, this look is a sure-fire winner. It’s one of our favorite medium curly hair styles because it gives your locks plenty of room to bounce while still offering a bit more style to your overall look.

Give your hair some love with a great shampoo and conditioner; then, apply a moisturizing treatment to give your hair some silky sheen; create a bun on top of your head or at the back of the crown using a hair donut or your preferred method.

Feel free to play around and have fun using different curl densities and even hair clips, a braided bun or make pretty waterfall braids down the back. To keep your curls soft, silky and demanding to be touched, finish your date-night do off with our All About Curls bouncing foam. This ultra-light foam helps you create perfect face-framing, romantic ringlets.

6.   Sweet and Sassy Bob

This is a great option if you’re looking for short hair styles for older beauties with petite, heart-shaped faces. Wearing your hair above your shoulders may be difficult at times when it comes to crafting a romantic look, but not anymore! This style celebrates your style by playing up the natural color and texture of your ‘do.

Start by giving yourself a pampering hair treatment. After all, romance is a mindset.

date night hair sassy bob

Hair masks are great to apply while you prep your face and paint your nails. After you’ve shampooed and gently dried, use some volumizing mousse to give your bob some character.

The goal here is to create some lift and texture, allowing your hair to fall straight without looking too flat. Pair this style with a bold lip color, a statement necklace or your favorite earrings. A shorter look is perfect for emphasizing other elements of your date night look.

7.   Brushed-back Hair

For women with naturally straight hair, this look is easy to pull off. It’s sexy, sophisticated and gives off an irresistible air of mystery. Simply comb your hair back and set it in place using a high-quality, professional spray.  To embrace your inner Bridget Bardot, you can tease the top of your hair just enough to give it all extra oomph.

If you have curls, this style might take a little more work to achieve. However, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. You can blow out your curls and then follow the same process as above. If it doesn’t suit your mood, don’t worry about it. Check out #10 because that ‘do is for you!

8.   Face-framing Fringe Bun

In our opinion, this hairstyle is sweet, stylish and looks like it’s stepped right out of a fairy tale. We love the softness and delicate appeal of the hair framing the face. If you don’t have bangs or are trying to grow yours out, that’s okay!

date night hair

This flexible, romantic style is easy to pull off with limited products and supplies. Arrange your bun in your favorite fashion, whether it’s a braided twist or loose knot. Then, secure it with some sparkly bobby pins to add a touch of bling.

You can use a few more in the front of the head to create a shimmering, ethereal effect, especially when the light strikes your accessories at just the right moment.

For beauties with a short or brow-length fringe, simply style and comb as usual. Those with side-swept bangs or face-framing pieces can pull some strands from their bun and gently curl them to caress the cheeks. There’s just something ultra-feminine about that one loose tendril, isn’t there?

9.   Playful Fishtail Braid

For a fun and adventurous date night, the fishtail braid is a cute option suitable for medium to long hairstyles. If you have curly hair, then you’ll want to straighten your locks before you braid. Otherwise, simply follow this easy tutorial on how to do a fishtail braid! Pull some locks free at the end to create a more effortless, mystical look that will frame your face and draw attention to your breathtaking makeup and eyes.

Braiding is easiest when your hair is at its softest; this also helps prevent breakage. To get your locks ready, we suggest using a product like Biotera’s “Natural Origin”. These products are all about creating healthy hair with no sulfates, parabens or dyes.

The bottles are also biodegradable, so you can feel good about using their shampoos and conditioners all the way to the last drop.

P.S: This is also a great conversation starter if your guy is into saving the planet as much as you.

10. Curly Half-up Look

If you have curly hair, you’re in luck. This style makes it easy to look pretty and sophisticated for your date night without taking too much time to achieve.

After all, we know you’re a busy babe who wants to look glamorous without spending hours in the chair.

To make your sweetheart swoon, start off by pulling your hair back by the ears. Secure the top section into a ponytail, then secure it in place with a scrunchie. You can play up the look with some barrettes and clips or a big clip; play around with the volume on the sides to decide how you want to balance your bun-to-curls ratio.

This is a great natural hair style that can work well for long, medium or short curly hair. Twist your top section, or braid it before you wind it into a bun, to accommodate for length.

You can also rock this style if your hair is straight. Just create a top knot and then use a hair straightener to make your hair even more sleek, then you can frame your face or have your mane cascade down your back.

Get Your Dream Date Night Look With Us

Still not sure how to style your hair for the big night? No worries! Our professional stylists have your back. You can consult with one of our professional hair stylists right now via live chat. We’ll help you get the perfect look that will leave you feeling beautiful and your date speechless!