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3 sweet date-night hairstyles

Whether you’re going to a dance with your BF or are going to din with your crush, we’ve got the most darling ‘dos for your Valentine’s Day. Try a modern twist on a bun, a style that flatters every girl or crazy-romantic waves for your next night on the town. Mwah!

The new ballerina bun
The latest incarnation of the bun is beyond presh and ripped straight from the runway. It’s a little sleek, but still looks feminine (not too severe). Start with dry hair. Use a straightening iron to get ultra-smooth locks. Use a comb to create a side part. Then, sweep your hair into a low, side ponytail. Loosely coil your strands into a bun and use a few bobby pins to keep them in place. Apply a bit of anti-frizz serum to keep your mane from poofing up.

Cute ‘n’ clipped
Barrettes are back in a major way. A sparkly one is just right for adding a bit of glamour to a date-night ensemble. To make your extra-flattering, rock one with a side part (they look good on everyone). Then, sweep your bangs to one side and clip them in place with your sparkler. Keep your locks pretty loose—ya don’t want this look to come off as too stiff.
Crystal Feather Barrette, $15, whitehouseblackmarket.com

Hollywood classic curls
Our fave A-listers sport effortless waves for a reason: they exude romance and are just plain gorge. Start with damp hair. Blow your locks out, using a round brush as you go to encourage a bit of curl. Then, hit your hair with a curling iron. Hint: Don’t curl all your strands in the same direction. Use the curling iron to create a more piece-y look by varying the direction and tightness of the curls. Finish it off with some hairspray.

BY KATIE ABBONDANZA ON 1/28/2011 10:24:00 AM

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