A wonderful alternative would be a ponytail and the old time favorite for hot days also exudes its charm on steamy dates. Massage some mousse into your towel dry hair and tousle it with your fingers while it dries. This
creates an interesting texture. Then gather all of your hair in the back, but do not pull too tight. The look has to be playful and not strict. A very nice way to bind the ponytail is to use a small elastic in a color
close to your hair and then wrap the elastic with a strand of your own hair to hide it. This look has a perfect balance of casual and elegant and you can never go wrong with it. If you hair is long enough try an
irresistible braid that leisurely falls over one shoulder. Instead of the regular three strand braid, try a herringbone pattern.
Be careful with the up-dos. They are dressy, feminine and romantic but can easily be overdone. Again, less is more and the best up styles for a first date are casual, tousled looks that have an effortless appearance.
Too elaborate styles may look like you are trying just a little bit too hard. A fuzzy bun with loose strands on the side is absolutely enticing!
Flaunt it in its natural beauty! Use a smoothing product and perhaps a special curl enhancing gel to bring it all out. Don't brush or comb out the curls, they would turn into a big mass of frizz.
How to Use Hair Accessories
Hairbands are trendy once again and they are a quick and chic way to spruce up your hair. They keep long hair out of your face and also add a fun dash of color to short looks.
If you want to add a little elegant sparkle to your hairstyle, try a small hairpin or barrette with rhinestones, but keep it small and one is enough. You don't want to look „decorated“ but a little bling in the right
place can be very pretty.
Stay away from hairpieces, like a clip on ponytail or brightly colored clip on strands. If you fake the length of your hair it has the same effect as colored contact lenses. He'll figure out soon enough that it was not
real and might not be thrilled.
Last Minute Fixes
Imagine you have a very short notice date and not enough time to get ready and wash your hair. Do not despair. There are some quick ways to freshen up your look. If you have long hair brush it over the head and
spray on a light mist of hairspray throughout. Flip back up, shake it and there is a bouncy, voluminous mane that looks as if it just had a blow out. Use a curling iron for small effects and to redirect unruly hair.
To quickly style short hair, spray on a thin mist of water, tousle the hair with some mousse and either style it with your fingers or comb it for a sleeker or retro look.
With your hair in a flattering shape, all you need is an outfit that makes you feel attractive but also comfortable. A touch of make-up (stick with natural, earthy tones and focus on eyes) and you are ready for romance.
Little hint: Use a tiny bit of your favorite perfume in your hair. It is enough to spray a whiff on your wrists, rub them together and then gently ease them through the hair. Subtlety is the key.
Enjoy and may your first date be the beginning of something very wonderful!