Beauty & Fashion

My Go-To Hair Styles For Date Night

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Late last year, I got my hair cut short. For the first time in like, 8 years. I’ve always loved experimenting with my hair and I’ve been through SO MANY styles. When I was in sixth form, I had really short hair – bordering on pixie cut on one side. I’ve also been obsessed with hair extensions and bleaching my hair – both of which ruined my head. And, up until recently, I loved having really long hair too. Like, down to my bum long.

My hair is naturally very thick so it got to a point where it got too long to do anything with. There was no volume. No style. No nothing. You might think that having long hair, you have loads of options with what to do with it but that wasn’t the case for me. My hair always looked flat and a mess because it was simply too long and couldn’t hold any style. No matter how much hair spray I used.

So I finally bit the bullet and had it cut up to my shoulders. 2019 was a transformative year for me and I wanted to enter into the New Year with a new spring in my step. And I thought a brand new and different hair cut would help with that. And it totally did! What is it about getting a new hair cut that makes you think you can take on the world?

Although there’s so many more hair styles I’d like to try, I’ve been so happy with my new, shorter hair so far. I can FINALLY do things with it! Perhaps I’ll go for a Baylage hair colour next time! So today I’m sharing with you my 3 go-to hair styles for date night with my boy or a meal out with my friend:

Look 1: Curly wurly

(Also pictured in the 1st photo) My hair is naturally pretty straight so it takes a LOT of effort to get my hair curly like this. For that reason, I don’t do this style often, unless it’s a special occasion like date night! This is something I couldn’t do when my hair was so long because the curls just simply wouldn’t hold for longer than 10 minutes. My curls stay in all day now!

For this look, I use my straighteners to curl my hair. Twisting it in different directions for each strand to give it a slightly more messy look. If I’m going for ultra messy then I pop some mousse in afterwards but for this, I just hair sprayed and let it set.

Look 2: Messy up-do

This is a great, easy look to do if your hair is already curly but you don’t want it down. So if I was going out and had my hair curly one night and was going out the following evening too, I’d probably shove it up in a messy up-do for something a bit different. It’s also a nice style for when you’re warm and want your hair off the back of your neck.

Again, this was the same curls I did with the straighteners. I simply shoved the back up in a low, messy bun and pulled out a few strands around the front and bottom!

Look 3: Milkmaid braids

This is probably my favourite of the three because it’s SO CUTE and something I couldn’t do with long hair because I didn’t have enough room on my head for the actual braids! This look is perfect for a Summer date night or a cute day out with friends. It gets your hair out the way but stays looking sweet all day long.

For this, I split my hair into half and messily fishtail braided both sides, securing at the bottom with a band. I then brought both braids up on top of my head and secured with a ton of hair slides. This look can be a messy or as neat as you like too. If you want it messier, just do looser braids!

I hope you liked this post from me as it’s something a bit different! I’m definitely on a bit of a self confidence journey this year and a post like this and photos like these definitely pushed my boundaries in terms of confidence! What are your go-to hair styles for date night?

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79 Comments

  1. Antonia says:

    Love your hair! Such helpful hairstyles!😊

    1. Thank you 🙂

  2. I love your hair shorter it really suits you.
    The braid is super cute!!

    https://littlemissmelanie.com/

    1. Thanks so much!

  3. Love your hair!

    1. Thank you!

  4. justlivejoy says:

    Your curls are absolutely gorgeous!!! Love!!!

    1. Awh thank you!

  5. Erin says:

    Your hair is stunning! I love it curly!

    1. Thank you!

  6. Oh you are such a cutie. I absolutely love your hair this length, it really suits you and all three of these styles look great. My favourite is probably the milkmaid braids too, you look so cute! I also have really thick hair but mine is naturally curly so I also feel like I can’t really do much with it. You’ve inspired me to get a haircut though – I haven’t had a proper one in years and I just can’t do another summer with this mop on my head haha!

    1. Haha! I’m sure it’s not a mop. I so wish I had naturally curly hair!

  7. Girlllll look at you with all these ads ;))) So happy & proud of you!!! These looks are so pretty! I recently took my hair from medium-long to medium-short which is always a big change for me bc I also adorrre long hair. It’s fun to experiment with new styles! x

    1. Awh thank you lovely! Enjoy experimenting with your new hair! xxx

  8. Boss Babe Chronicles says:

    You have such pretty hair! I love the braids on you. I have the opposite problem, my hair is medium length but VERY thin so I can’t do much with it at all!

    1. Thanks so much! x

  9. I love curling my hair!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  10. I have this cycle of growing out my hair for about a year, and chopping it off. Right now, I am post chop off so I am always looking for fun updos! Thanks for sharing.

    Also, you are lovely 🙂

    tonyalee @ http://vivaciousbibliophile.com/

    1. I can imagine I’ll go that way too haha! Awh thank you! x

  11. I love nothing more than doing my hair for a night out. You cant beat plaits and braids in my book for a simple but chic add on to gorgeous hair!
    Rosie

    1. Oh yes definitely! x

  12. I suck at most things hair related. Mine is thigh length and naturally wavy/ lightly curly so I tend to let it do its own thing mos of the time. I totally get your point for making the chop though, I definitely feel like I have too much hair to do much with a lot of the time. I love messy up dos but I find they get so heavy and hurt my head after quite a short period of time because I have so much of it x

    Sophie

    1. I love your hair! But I get why the up dos might hurt – your hair is pretty thick!

  13. I love the colour of your hair! When I curl line it always looks a mess but yours is so pretty xx

    1. Thank you xx

  14. I’ve only just grown my hair down to my shoulders. I had it as a pixie cut for years! I’m excited I can finally put it in a ponytail lol! HairstyleH are a new thing I’ve not attempted yet! Can’t believe you can plait and style your own hair!

    1. Thank you!

  15. I love your hair – I think curls look good on everyone x

    1. Thank you x

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