Whether your hair is short, long, or somewhere in between, a romantic hairstyle is an
excellent way to add a sexy, ultra-feminine touch to your appearance. Aside from the
abundant appeal of romantic hair, achieving the look is also surprisingly easy and
offers a wide array of options for every hair type. Following a few simple tips will help
you get the perfect look for a first date, anniversary, or simply a night out on the town.
Romantic hair should be soft, shiny, voluminous, and slightly tousled; think Bridget
Bardot or Sophia Loren. It is appealing, touchable hair that flatters virtually every
woman, regardless of hair texture or face shape.
Step 1: The goal when creating a romantic hairstyle is to achieve tons of volume and
body while maintaining softness and shine. To accomplish this, apply a volumizing
mousse to damp hair, concentrating the product around the roots and gently working
through the hair with your fingers or a wide-tooth comb.
Step 2: Flip your hair over and begin blow-drying upside down. Use your
fingers to comb through hair as you dry. Dry random sections in a
haphazard manner in order to create a tousled, unfussy look. Avoid
using a comb or paddle brush while drying, which will straighten your hair and decrease volume.
Step 3: Once your hair is completely dry, apply a small amount of
leave-in conditioner to the ends of your hair. This will help smooth any
frizz and will prevent hair from becoming dry and brittle. Divide hair into
2-inch sections and roll each section with hot rollers. If your hair is
short, use a smaller-barreled curling iron to create volume at the roots
and a gentle curl through the rest of your hair. Allow hair to cool completely before removing hot rollers.
Step 4: Once you have removed the curlers, wait a few more minutes to ensure your
curls are completely cool to the touch. If you need to add texture to some curls, use a
curling iron with a 2-inch barrel to emphasize individual sections. To add definition and
naturalness, vary the direction in which you curl the hair.
Step 5: Use your fingers to separate curls from the roots through the ends of your hair.
For a more tousled look, flip hair over and shake out upside down. If your hair is
excessively curly, try brushing through with a large round brush to shape hair into
more manageable waves. Set the look with a light mist of hair spray.
These same steps can be used to create a variety of romantic styles. For a very girly
look, add several smaller curls around the face. Hair can also be pulled back and
pinned with a floral or jeweled clip to draw attention to your features and to compliment
your hair's sexy volume and texture. Whatever your hair type, emphasizing the
softness, shine, and volume of your hair will create a look that is dramatic and high
impact while remaining touchable and feminine.