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What Every Woman Should Know About First Date Hairstyles

How to be Popular, in the First Date Hairstyle Arena

Choosing a first date hairstyle can be a bit nerve-racking – finding the perfect outfit, faultless make-up, practicing your date laugh and hours of laser hair removal just to be sure you’re as smooth as you can be. But what about the first date hairstyle?  Obviously, the destination is the most important thing that puts the tone of the evening or day, but that said, the old adage, “less is better than more” fits here, for your outfit, your make-up, (definitely your date laugh) and your first date hairstyle!

We’ve got some first date hairstyle ideas here that are sweet and simple and sure to ease those first date jitters!

Big Volume First Date Hairstyle Big Volume First Date Hairstyle

Big and Beautiful

If you are blessed with big voluptuous hair that defies gravity, go with it. Guys love a head of thick, shiny hair full of body hair cascades over the shoulders. To the male species, it’s a signifies a healthy mate! (True, they say it’s in their genes to be attracted to a woman who look healthy and fertile, who will be able to carry on their gene pool.)  Tip: Try not to go overboard on the hair spray, you don’t want to miss out on a hand-running-through-your-hair moment. Simply work some mousse through damp hair before blow-drying for fullness and some hair oil or serum to give your hair lots of shine.

Marissa Miller with beach waves a great first date hairstyle

Kate Hudson with Beach Wave Hair Perfect First Date Hairstyle

Soft and Casual Beachy Hair

If you don’t get on especially well with curls, go for the sultry just-off-the-beach look. This doesn’t mean that it has to be a matted, salty mess – after you’ve worked through your hair with hair straighteners, spray some sea-salt into your palms and scrunch, scrunch, scrunch. Your hair will still be straight, but will leave you with a tousled look that suggests you’re easy-going and up for lots of laughs.

messy bun a stunning first date hairstyle
messy bun a stunning first date hairstyle

Easy Updo

Sometimes, trying to get your hair to do anything can be a lose-lose situation and if  that’s the case when you’re down to the wire and need to be ready-to-go . . . put it up! We hope you’ve had some practice in whipping your hair into some sultry, magnificently delectable looking updo, before your ‘first date’ is knocking at your door . . . but if not, it’s never too late to learn.

Not only will putting your hair in an updo get it out of your way, but putting it up can elongate your look to make you look taller and slimmer. For a casual look, tease your locks to give more volume and don’t be too picky about every strand of hair being in place, remember, casual is better than looking too done!

 

girls with flower headbands

updo with colored bobby pins

Accessorize

If time isn’t on your side and your usual date hair routine takes more time than you have, add a simple accessory to your hairdo. Whether this is an elegant flower or a touch of sparkle depends on what fits you and the occasion best. Keep in mind where it is you’re going on your date (if he’s told you) as you don’t want to be all ready to disco if he’s planned for cocktails on the beach at sunset.

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Surprising Mistakes You’re Making Between Hair Appointments

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What Hairdressers Know About Keeping That Salon Look Longer That You May Not Have Considered

It doesn’t matter whether you’re paying $50 or $200, no one wants to waste money and time with unnecessary visits to the hairdresser. An average head of hair grows at around a quarter of an inch per month, which means that most hair stylists recommend a haircut every 4-6 weeks.

Even if you don’t mind spending time sitting in the hair stylist’s chair you’ll want to make sure that your haircut looks as good as possible for as long as possible. The Online Hair School is run by professionals with decades of experience, and we’ve put our heads together to come up with a basic, but a very comprehensive guide to keep that salon look longer between hair appointments.

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What To Do On The Day

For starters, don’t tie up your hair on the same day as your haircut. This will not only spoil that ‘just cut’ look, but can also ruin your hair stylist’s careful work in the long run and cause your hair to slip into those dreaded waves.

Additionally, you should never use your fingers and hands to set your hair. Fiddling with your hair will undo all of that careful brushing and blow-drying which your hairdresser used to achieve a certain set. If you absolutely have to make some adjustments (particularly if you suffer from unmanageable hair) then make sure you use a brush (but never a comb!).

What To Do That Night

Many of our students and clients find that in the days after getting a haircut their hair tends to twirl just a bit. This is easy to avoid if you remember to use a moisturizing conditioner to set the hair and keep it manageable.

We swear by the benefits of using serum, it not only helps to set your hair, but creates a silky soft appearance. After you’ve conditioned, rinse your hair with cold water to seal the outer layer and then apply the serum to set your hair.

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Taking Care Of Your Haircut By Taking Care Of Your Hair

If you don’t take proper care of your hair you’re going to find yourself sheepishly traipsing back to your hair salon in less than a month between hair appointments. As the only way to deal with split ends is to cut them off, preventing split ends is one of the best ways to extend the life of your haircut. This said, remember to never ignore split ends as they have a tendency to travel up the hair if left untrimmed.

Every celebrity stylist, shampoo ad, and beauty magazine have their own ‘secret’ tools in the war against split ends, but if you’re careful and keep to a few simple rules then you can avoid split ends and put off your next haircut.

Always brush your hair before showering, as brushing helps avoid your hair becoming tangled. Make use of moisturizing shampoos, and ensure that you concentrate your use of the product on any split ends. Use only the tips of your fingers on your scalp and never rub hair together as this will tangle it. Always rinse your conditioner out with cool water to help seal the hair’s outer layer and protect against the outside world.

After washing, squeeze dry your hair with a towel rather than rubbing it, as rubbing can also tangle the hair and will cause breakages when brushing. If your hair does become tangled then invest in a good ‘leave in’ conditioner or de-tangler to help relax the hair. Avoid using hot tools as much as possible; in reality any more than twice a week is really too much. When you absolutely have to use a blow dryer be sure to aim the hot air at the roots and midsection of your hair rather than at the ends.

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Choosing Your Haircut Wisely

When you’re considering a new look think about how much maintenance you want to do in the future. If you choose wisely then your haircut can last you for several months, growing out to look like a longer version of the original style. If this sounds like an attractive idea then to go for a longer, layered cut which will grow out well.

For those of you who prefer to go for a shorter look, it’s a good idea to talk to your hairdresser about going with a ‘pointy cut’ on the ends as this will lead to softer edges as it grows out. Shorter bangs and blunt cuts are always going to need regular maintenance, so avoid these if you’re tight on time or money.

When you’re committing to a style for the long-haul its worth considering paying slightly more for the initial cut, because a skilled hair stylist can create a look that is style-able for several months.

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Talk To Your Stylist

Because every head of hair is different the best advice we can give you is to consult your hairdresser. They’re the person to talk to about the best products and techniques for keeping your haircut looking its very best between hair appointments.

 

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Contributing author Online Hair School This post was put together by the good people over at the Online Hair School, the world’s first online source of quality tutorials in the art of hairdressing. We have created a wide catalogue of simple, no frills, step-by-step tutorials hosted by professional hairdressers with years of experience. You can follow Online Hair School on Twitter for straightforward tips, tricks, offers, and more.

 

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