Romance is in the air…


Your Valentine’s hair sorted

Suzie McGill and Dylan Brittain, salon owners and Artistic Directors of Rainbow Room International as well as UK Schwarzkopf Ambassadors and current BHA Scottish Hairdressers of the Year


Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and with that in mind, we’ve put together some of our favourite looks for date night that can be easily created at home…


The topknot is great for any formal date nights where you are looking for a more sophisticated updo. This style is super easy to create and can look as effortless and textured or as sleek as you desire. Slick back the hair into a very high ponytail (about 5 or 6cm from the hairline is perfect) and secure with a band.  Backcomb the ponytail and twist until the hair forms a bun, then secure with kirby grips.  If your hair is shorter, you can always use a bun donut and pull the ponytail through the middle then secure with grips. Spritz with an extra hold hairspray for your style to last well into the night. The topknot left a little messier, for a relaxed take on the trend is also a great alternative if you don’t want to look too polished.


Super sleek, straight hair is another great hairstyle for Valentine’s Day and is super on trend for 2018. Men love hair that looks healthy and glossy and the key to this look is blow-drying the hair straight and using straighteners to make it extra sleek. Finish the look off with some shine spray, oil or serum for even more mirror like shine!


Lastly, one of our favourite looks for Valentine’s Day is a flirty ponytail. This look is super easy to create and looks classy and elegant. If you want to opt for a high ponytail, use a gel or serum, like Schwarzkopf’s OSiS+ Magic Anti-Frizz Style Serum on the hair going into the pony to give it that sleek effect.  For more glamour, once you’ve created your ponytail, take a thin section of your hair and wrap around the elastic securing your ponytail together a few times and secure in place with a grip. Alternatively, finish with a hair bow for a more playful look – one of this year’s biggest hair accessories that Millie Bobby Brown recently sported at the Screen Actors Guild Awards with space buns, a style we love for 2018!