Valentine's Day...some cynics may believe that it's an overly commercialized holiday, while others are hopeless romantics who absolutely adore the idea of Valentine's Day and everything it stands for.
As for us? We love love. We love celebrating love. We love giving love. We love doing it every day. And since we are firm believers that we don't need just one day a year to do this, Valentine's Day simply becomes another occasion to dress up and glam up.
Whether you have a hot date lined up with your significant other, are spending Valentine's Day with your gal pals, or have a night of self-love planned complete with red wine and a face mask, we've compiled 18 of our favorite hairstyles you can rock this Valentine's Day. Scroll down for video tutorials on how to recreate these beautiful and romantic yet easy hairstyles.
1. The heart bun
While some may wear their heart on their sleeve, we prefer to wear our hearts in our hair this Valentine's Day. This unique and creative hairstyle may look complicated, but all it takes is some strategic twisting and pinning to achieve that perfect heart shape.
If you have layered hair or shorter hair, the heart may not turn out as thick or complete as the one below, so hair extensions will be your friend here to achieve extra thickness and length to create that perfect shape. Mimi is wearing her clip-in Ombre Blonde Luxy Hair extensions in the tutorial below to add that beautiful color dimension in the hair. Better yet, give a balayage set a try for subtle, sun-kissed highlights to bring out the shape of the heart.
2. Romantic date night hair
So, your significant other has just surprised you with a swanky night out for Valentine's Day—lucky you! Break out that luxurious cocktail dress that's been hiding in your closet, because tonight is all about you. As we all know, the perfect dress needs the perfect accompanying hairstyle, and we've got you covered. This look is romantic and feminine, perfect for date night.
The key to this half-up hairstyle is thickness and volume so you can create cascading curls. In this tutorial, Mimi is wearing Mocha Brown Luxy Hair extensions to turn up the drama.
3. Valentine's half-up braided hairstyle
This Valentine's Day hairstyles makes all our bohemian dreams come true. Two three-strand braids entwined into a braided crown complete with loose waves make this half-up hairstyle perfect for a day date with your beau. This hairstyle is quick and easy, require minimal effort. Pair it with a boho sundress if you live in warmer climates or boyfriend jeans and an off-shoulder sweater for that perfect casual/cute vibe.
Want to up the ante and channel even more of that boho princess inside? Add some clip in hair extensions for added length and thickness to the braids. Mimi wears a set of 220g Mocha Brown Luxy Hair extensions in the tutorial below.
4. Romantic updo
Buckle up, because this Valentin's Day hairstyle is not for the faint of heart. Although this romantic updo does require a bit of practice, the result is truly stunning. This updo hairstyle gets its drama from the mega thickness of the bun, so clip in hair extensions are a must for this one! Alex wears her Ash Blonde Luxy Hair extensions to create that extra volume, resulting in a big, beautiful bun. Pair this romantic hairstyle with an off-shoulder top and a delicate gold necklace to emphasize its femininity.
5. Valentine's inspired hairdo
Do you love volume as much as us? Then this Valentine's Day half-up hairstyle is for you. Tease a little, curl a little, and you're left with a stunning hairstyle that is gorgeous and fitting for any black tie event or 5-star restaurant. Pair this hairstyle with a bold red lip and statement earrings, and watch heads turn.
Want to add even more drama? Go ahead and clip a set of Luxy Hair extensions in for instant thickness and length. Leyla wears a set of the 220g Dark Brown Luxies in this tutorial.
6. French Braid Crown
This Valentine's Day hairstyle is similar to the three-strand braided crown above, however, this hairstyle incorporates two French braids on either side of your head instead of a regular three-strand braid. This simply gives the look a more polished feel, however, we love the bohemian vibe both hairstyles give off. Add some loose waves at the end, and you're good to go!
Missy Sue wears her 160g Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions in this tutorial here for extra volume.
7. Fishtail updo
While long, cascading hair never goes out of style, romantic updos are timeless and classic on Valentine's Day. If you've got some detailing in the back of your shirt or dress that you want to show off, try this fishtail updo. For how easy this is to pull off, this look is absolutely spectacular! All it takes is a bit of fishtail braiding skill, which you can brush up on here.
8. Half-up hair bow
This bow hairstyle is so unique, and easy to do with some practice. While certainly more whimsical, it's the perfect hairstyle for you if you're the more playful type. If you have short or layered hair, you may find the bow difficult to create without flyaways, therefore, be sure to clip in a few wefts from your Luxy Hair extensions at the back of your head to help. Mimi wears her 220g Ombre Blonde set in this tutorial, which is perfect for showing off the dimension and shape of the bow.
9. Double rope braid bun
While this hairstyle may look complex, it is created by wrapping two rope braids around on each other to achieve this twisted effect. As always, we love a big, voluminous bun, which can be achieved with clip in hair extensions. For those who love their buns, here is a cute way to get creative with it. Feel free to add some accessories like glittery pins for some sparkle, and curl some pieces around your face for a feminine finish.
10. Faux knot braid
If you love braids but are tired of the regular three-stand, fishtail, or French braids, this is a technique that is easy to do, yet looks intricate and unique, guaranteed to turn heads. Pair this beautiful Valentine's Day hairstyle with an open back dress or top, and add in clip in hair extensions for an ultra-voluminous braid.
Mimi wears her 160g Ombre Blonde clip-in Luxy Hair extensions in this tutorial.
11. Sleek & sexy hairstyle
Oily hair? In a rush? No problem! This hairstyle gives us total Kim Kardashian vibes and will make you look put together in a matter of seconds. Add a drop or two of hair oil to slick down the front of your hair, using that second or third-day hair to your advantage. Pair it with your favorite bold lipstick or statement earrings to complete the look.
11. The perfect low bun
If effortless is the look you are going for, then this hairstyle is for you! Combining two shades of Luxy Hair extensions (Elanna uses Dirty Blonde and Chestnut Brown) creates that perfect blend of highlights in this casual but cute bun hairstyle. Better yet, try incorporating a set of balayage Luxy Hair extensions for that sun-kissed dimension. Creating the perfect low bun allows your beautiful features to really pop, and looks amazing when paired with a low, open back dress or even a chic collared shirt. Add a few face-framing pieces and you're good to go.
12. Sexy bed hair
Is it just us, or do curls always look better on the second day? We love that lived-in look, and we know your significant other will love this sexy bedhead hairstyle on you this Valentine's Day. This effortless hairstyle will give you that "I woke up like this" hair, which is great for an at-home date complete with snuggles on the sofa. Pair this sultry hairstyle with your favorite off-shoulder sweater to complete the look.
13. Triple braid
Side swept braids are great if you have second or third-day hair, and no time to wash it. This romantic triple braid is one of our favorites and will leave your hair looking voluminous and refreshed for your Valentine's Day.
The key to this braid hairstyle is lots of volume, achieved with a set of clip in hair extensions. In this tutorial, Liliya wears her 220g Chocolate Brown Luxy Hair extensions.
14. Easy updo for short hair
Got short hair, and have no clue what to do with it? Not to fret, we've got the perfect updo for you, achieved with only a headband. Choose an embellished headband if you're looking to keep it glam this Valentine's Day, or opt for a sultry lace headband for a more feminine vibe.
15. Fun & flirty half-up hairstyle
This hairstyle is fun, flirty, and uses components of a twisted braid and pull-through braid, perfect for a night on the town with your gal-entine. This hairstyle is reminiscent of Daenerys Targaryen's hair in Game of Thrones, and rightfully so, as you deserve to treat yourself like a queen this Valentine's Day. Clip your Luxy Hair extensions in for added volume to create those thicker braids, and finish off the look with some loose waves.
15. Floral-inspired ponytail
Match the beautiful flowers your significant other gives you this Valentine's Day to your hair! This floral ponytail uses strategic braids and twists to give the illusion of a rosette as feminine as you. If you have layered hair, go ahead and clip a few wefts from your Luxy Hair extensions at the back of your head to create the flower. Pair this boho hairstyle with a white dress with lace detailing to complete the look.
16. Effortless waves for short hair
It's not all about short hair...if you have a trendy lob or long bob haircut, create these effortless waves with a large barrel curling iron and some texturizing spray. Run your fingers through your hair to break up your curls, and finish off with a pale pink lip.
17. All over hearts updo
Can't get enough of the hair hearts? Same here. This romantic updo features small hearts created with just your hair throughout. We just love how romantic, and effortless it looks...kind of like what a relationship should be!
Love is in the hair...
Whether you are spending this day with your loved one, your family, or your best friend, get up, dress up, put a smile on your face and remember to share the love wherever you go. Happy Valentine's Day!