The three senses of Valentine's hair. . .
Classic Valentine's hair is evocative on three levels: to the eyes, to the sense of scent, to the touch. So your hair must not only be beautiful to look at, but, with the added romance and intimacy this day brings, it should also be tempting to touch and smell positively alluring.
Valentine's sense of sight
For Valentine's, definitely let your hair flow loose and free; you want to look relaxed and in your element and allow your hair to frame your features – most updos, particularly the tautly-pulled back variety, are too uptight for a day like this.
If your hair tends to get in the way when worn down, remedy this with a headband, or strategically-placed clips. You could also rock a half up, half down style.
Whatever style you choose, adorn it with a nod to the celebration of love. You can rock a tiara's worth of roses, just a hint with a tiny Valentine-themed hair clip, or pin a whole bouquet of miniature roses to your mane – the choice is entirely yours!
True romance = curls
The classic Valentine's day hair has got to be curls. With their full-bodied, sinuous shape, curls just epitomize romance and powerfully evoke the sense of sight.
Elizabeth Barrett-Brown, the Victorian poet who immortalised her love in the classic poem How Do I Love Thee (Let Me Count The Ways), also created the famed romantic heroine Aurora Leigh, whose curls were a key, oft-referred to component of her passionate image and beauty. The author herself was known for her striking set of long tight curls, a legacy of her Caribbean ancestry.
So if you have natural curls, rock a full, velvety 'fro, or carve out more defined ringlets into your hair. You can also set your curls via twistouts or a variety of curly sets. If your hair is naturally straight, relaxed or pressed, inject some of that same romance into your locks with a rollerset or a glorious set of pincurls.
Of course, if you're feeling a straight style, then the silky smoothness of a Dominican Blowout holds a sensuousness of its own. . .
Valentine's sense of touch
Not only is smoother hair more pliable and stylable, and thus requires less stiffening stuff to hold it, but it also means your hair is irresistible to the touch. So condition away!
Valentine's sense of smell
With your hair looking, feeling and smelling delectable, you are sure to have the most confident, exhilarating and beautiful Valentine's day!
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