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07 January 2019

5 Date Night Hair Looks to Fall in Love With

Your fave playlist is pumping, you have showered, waxed, spray tanned and got a mani/pedi. Is it just another Saturday night with the girls? No, it’s date night! The most anticipated night of the week, when we start prepping and grooming like it’s our last shower on earth and do all the things. Loofah? Check! Deep treatment? Check! Weird sheet mask? Check! 

You might think all that’s left after this is to try on your whole closet on for that “I didn’t try too hard” look, then realise that you have nothing cute and rush to Kookai before closing time. But pause. That effort is all going to be wasted if you don’t think about your hair! 

You can be slobbering about in your activewear tights, but if your hair is on point, nothing can compare to that confidence boost. 

Keep reading for our roundup of the 5 best hair looks you can do at home this Valentine’s Day and for date nights, that will leave you feeling like a Queen!

#1 Effortless Wavy Beach Date Hair

Beach hair, don’t care. This is one of the most fun styles to rock, better yet, it requires little effort to get it. You will likely be in a bikini for the date, but for that beach to bar cocktail vibe, get a head start beforehand with a saltwater spray and the 38mm Ceramic Curler.

Just curl wide sections of your hair first, then toss your hair upside down and use your fingers to shake out the curls to waves. Finish with a spritz of sea salt spray, then let the day at the beach take care of the rest. Imperfect, surfer girl vibes for days. 



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#2 Voluminous Movie Date Hair

This is the perfect time for jeans, a fitted top and high heels (you’re sitting anyway!). For your hair, go for a relaxed hair down, with some volume, that will survive while you're resting your head on his shoulder during the film. Not to mention the wandering hands stroking your hairstyle for a couple of hours. To achieve this look, use a rotating hot air brush styler to get the volume at the roots!

Take a look at our easy tutorial for how to create voluminous hair with this styler:


Get the Look: Vixen Voluminous Hair | VS Sassoon


#3 Romantic Soft Waves for a Daytime Date

We're all about the feminine look here. Think a pastel coloured dress, tan wedges or sandals ready for an art gallery date or picnic in the park! 

To get your hair matching the romantic feel, you can’t go wrong with the Smooth & Wave for some soft movement by using the curling mode. 

PRO TIP: To get your waves really soft, make sure you brush them out or use your fingers to soften them. 


#4 Straight Locks for a Friday Night Drinks Date

As you will likely be meeting straight from work, opt for a metallic pair of heels, or add a bright coat with that pencil skirt for a corporate, glam look

Focus extra attention on your hair here, so that you don’t scream “I left the house at 7 am this morning”. As drinks often roll into dinner dates if they are going well, go for a smooth, deep side-parted style that will last the whole night. 

To go from desk to date, use the Diamond Luxe Straightening Brush to straighten your hair. Finish with shine serum and hairspray to lock the style in and you’re ready!



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#5 An Edgy Ponytail for the Quirky Date

This look is for one of those who are going to see a band, live comedy show or a bowling date. The outfit here is easy! Jeans, cons, any singlet or tee that shows some personality. This style is all about being effortless. 

Go for a high pony or low side pony that you can mosh or dance your heart out to. Add that rock chick edge with the Miss VS Total Crimp on the ends of your ponytail to shake up the humble ponytail. 



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Your Date Night Checklist

Sometimes getting organised for date night can be a little crazy! For everything to go smoothly you need to pack the essentials. In case things go wrong or if things go a little unplanned and the date goes beyond into the AM!

BYO/Your date night essentials: 

  • Don’t get stranded on a planned 1-hour date that goes so well it turns into a marathon sesh.
  • Pack lippy, fresh mints (smooching, wink wink!)
  • Mini hairspray
  • Phone (insta stories, hello!)
  • Emergency cash for those cash only places
  • Rollerball fragrance
  • A pair of sunnies for that just in case you happen to do the walk of shame!





Impress Your Date With Beautiful Styled Hair

You’re beautiful no matter what! Your date will admire the extra effort you put into your locks with our wide range of salon-quality stylers, straighteners and dryers. They're made with ultimate hair protection so you don’t fry your hair on date nights! Find out where you can purchase your very own VS Sassoon styling tool at your nearest stockist.

If you’re looking for other date night hair ideas, our blog has tonnes of hair styling tips, easy how-to videos and trend reports to keep you going. Better yet, you can have this all sent straight to your inbox, so make sure you join our mailing list for more content!

Love your style, from the VS Sassoon team x