MA FEATURE: 5 Crazy-Romantic Hairstyles to Try on Your Next Date

Love is in the hair.

1QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

Scrunch pomade (try Garnier Fructis Style De-Constructed Pixie Play, $4.50, drugstores) into hair to give it grip. Then create pigtail braids, and pin them along your hairline, suggests Rodney Cutler, owner and lead stylist of Cutler/Redken salons.

Scrunch pomade (try Garnier Fructis Style De-Constructed Pixie Play, $4.50, drugstores) into hair to give it grip. Then create pigtail braids, and pin them along your hairline, suggests Rodney Cutler, owner and lead stylist of Cutler/Redken salons.

2BY YOUR SIDE 

Spritz volumizing dry shampoo (an invisible one: Tresemmé's, $5, drugstores) into roots to create lift, then flip your hair to one side. Smooth in braid-defining cream (like Redken Braid Aid 03, $25, redken.com), and weave hair. Once secured, gently pull it apart to thicken and soften it.

Spritz volumizing dry shampoo (an invisible one: Tresemmé’s, $5, drugstores) into roots to create lift, then flip your hair to one side. Smooth in braid-defining cream (like Redken Braid Aid 03, $25, redken.com), and weave hair. Once secured, gently pull it apart to thicken and soften it.

3DREAM CURLS

Lucky enough to have this texture? Flaunt it! Smooth a gel-cream (try Motions Natural Textures Versatile Defining Cream, $7, walmart.com) into wet hair from root to tip (warm it in your hands before coating strands), then blow-dry with a diffuser attachment for definition.

Lucky enough to have this texture? Flaunt it! Smooth a gel-cream (try Motions Natural Textures Versatile Defining Cream, $7, walmart.com) into wet hair from root to tip (warm it in your hands before coating strands), then blow-dry with a diffuser attachment for definition.

4SWEPT AWAY

Pull hair into a high pony. Mist the tail with a texturizing spray (we're fans of L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Air-Spun Texture Mist, $5, drugstores), then wrap it around the base of the pony, pinning as you go. Leave a bit of hair loose at the end, fanning out the pieces with your fingers.

Pull hair into a high pony. Mist the tail with a texturizing spray (we’re fans of L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Air-Spun Texture Mist, $5, drugstores), then wrap it around the base of the pony, pinning as you go. Leave a bit of hair loose at the end, fanning out the pieces with your fingers.

5WAVES FOR BABES

Spritz damp strands with sea-salt spray (try Not Your Mother's Beach Babe, $7, Ulta), and blow-dry without a brush, says Cutler. Wrap sections around a one-inch iron, starting a few inches down from the root and leaving a few inches out at the bottom. Rake your fingers through to loosen.
This article was originally published as "Love is in the Hair" in the February 2016 issue of Cosmopolitan.
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Spritz damp strands with sea-salt spray (try Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe, $7, Ulta), and blow-dry without a brush, says Cutler. Wrap sections around a one-inch iron, starting a few inches down from the root and leaving a few inches out at the bottom. Rake your fingers through to loosen.

 

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