I pretty much style my hair the same way for my date nights. While putting on my makeup, I spray a light conditioner throughout my mane, put it up in a medium-tight bun, get dressed, then let it loose before I head out the door (with a quick upide down toss, tousle & teeny bit of holding spray). Voila – big, soft, sultry waves!
However, since I’m in the mood to try out some new do’s, my hair stylist has lovingly agreed to a date night hair video for MG! I am sooo excited to film it!!! Until then, the pretties @ realbeauty.com have done a sweet job covering various gorgeous hair styles for all of us dahlings who still partake in date nights!
~Date-Night Hairstyles for Every Age~
20s: Tousled Curls
Go glam with bouncy curls like Blake Lively shows off here. Wrap 1-inch sections of hair around a large-barreled curling iron, making sure to alternate directions with each piece. Spray with a flexible-hold hairspray to set the style.
20s: Dark Chocolate Locks
Take a cue from Nicole Richie and surprise him with a sultry new hair color, like this season’s hottest hue. If you’re apprehensive about going darker, pick a semi- or demi-permanent formula like Clairol Natural Instincts. It’s low-commitment since the color only lasts through 28 shampoos.
30s: An Undone Bun
Stiff, complicated updos can make you look like a prom queen, so opt for a simple, loose bun like Cameron Diaz instead. Start with a high ponytail, then wrap your hair around the base to make a knot. Secure with a clear elastic. Let a few pieces splay out for a slightly messy look.
30s: A Sleek Blowout
To get Amy Adams’s straight and sleek style, use the nozzle attachment on your blow-dryer and a big, round brush. Keep the nozzle pointed downward to eliminate frizz. For extra volume, pull the brush and dryer higher toward the ceiling, and roll the brush through your hair a few times. Finish it off with a few drops of hair serum.
40s: Super-Shiny Waves
To get gleaming strands like Julia Roberts, try an at-home gloss the night before your big date. This nonchemical treatment enhances your hair color and adds shine without weight or greasiness. If it’s her waves you want, use a 1 1/2-inch curling iron to create loose spirals.
40s: Low, Side-Slung Bun
Keeping your hair off your neck like Debra Messing will accentuate your shoulders, an area he’ll be itching to kiss. Create a deep side part and divide your hair into three equal sections, pulling the center one into a low ponytail. Wrap the ponytail into a bun and secure with hairpins. Crisscross the remaining sections around the bun and pin down the ends or let them splay out a bit (it’s okay if it looks a tad messy). Let some pieces fall around your face, then mist with a lightweight hairspray.
50s: Angled Bangs
Long, side-swept bangs are sexy because they obscure one eye, plus they flatter every face shape and soften your features. Need further convincing? Just check them out on the ageless Madonna.
50s: A Textured Bob
The trick to making a short coif look feminine — like Gayle King’s flattering cut — is lots of layers and choppy bangs.
Dahlings…which hair style do you wear on date night???
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5 thoughts on “Beauty Babe: “Date-Night Hairstyles for Every Age””
I’m not rockin’ it out in my 40s yet…but I really wanna snag Julia’s waves!
I LOVE Blake and Nicole’s hair – I want! I typically just wash my hair and let it air dry. Regardless of what I do my hair basically has a mind of its own! 😛
And a Midtown Girl Theme Party? Ummm…hello, that would be the event of the season – I want to go!! 🙂
Ok, I try to keep it nice, but Midtown Girl, who is lining the inside of Cameron’s eye in black liner???! Fire that makeup artist.
And i’m with Cafe Fashionista – love Blake and Nicole’s hair!!
What, no poof?