From first dates to long-term relationships, we all go through that pre-date thought process that goes something like what will I do with my hair? Our first piece of advice: Don’t overthink it. Your date is with you because of you, not your hair. Still, we understand following that advice is easier said than done. Who doesn’t want to look and feel great on a date? That’s where these 10 date-night hairstyles come in. Not only are they easy to pull off, but they keep the focus on you (in other words: no distracting, over-the-top up-dos to be found).
Keep scrolling for date-night hair inspiration from the likes of Selena Gomez, Zoë Kravitz, Lucy Hale and other celebrity hair goddesses. Plus, we’ve included product picks to help you get their looks. (Oh, and good luck on the date! Let us know how it goes?)
Lucy Hale’s simple style gives the illusion of extra volume. Leaving some face-framing pieces at the sides keeps the focus right where it should be.
Depending on your date, you might want to keep the over-the-top headbands for another occasion. However, a barely there headband adds to the look without being distracting, as evidenced by Gabrielle Union (who took things to the next level by wearing husband Dwyane Wade on her dress).
Half-up hair works with pretty much every hair texture, and adds an instant romantic feel. Case in point: Margaret Qualley’s pretty style. Try using a fun hair clip instead of a hair tie for a subtle update.
A far cry from the boy-band look in the late '90s, this style adds a spin—and a touch of volume—to shorter crops. Look to Ruby Rose for inspiration, and be sure to have product on hand to keep the style in place.