The first date is always the most important one because first impressions are everything. Women in particular want to make sure that they look like a dynamite package from head to toe and that includes their hairstyle. Of course not everyone has the money or time to head to the salon and get a fancy ‘do. Other women simply want to be able to throw something easy together but have it look amazing at the same time. With time, practice and a bit of planning, any woman can achieve the perfect first date hairstyle with little to no stress.
It goes without saying that there are a number of hairstyles that a woman can choose from to wow her first date. To prevent becoming overwhelmed or stressed out by your choices, simplify this part of the process with a little preplanning. Ask yourself some basic questions about the nature of your date and use the answers to help guide you towards the perfect hairstyle. Sample questions include:
1. Is your date taking place indoors or outdoors?
2. What will you be doing while on your date?
3. What will the weather be like?
First dates taking place indoors (restaurant, comedy club, café, etc.) offer many more options because it is a controlled environment. In these situations, a woman could sport a nice updo or simply keep her tresses down and styled. The following hairstyle ideas are ideal for indoor dates:
This particular style no longer has to be boring. Depending on your style and personality, you can do a number of tricks to create a unique ponytail. Popular updated styles for this ‘do include wearing the ponytail to one side of the head with the hair coming down over one ear, crimped or full of bouncy curls gathered together low at the nape of the neck or high on the top of the head, with select pieces coming down like tendrils to frame the face.
After prepping, the hair can be curled or taken as is and pinned up into an elegant and sleek bun, trying a classic French twist updo or braided beforehand and then swirled around into a braided coil and secured with pins. To add more flair, any number of formal or funky and fun hair accessories can be added.
Planning a first date that will take you outdoors? Whether it’s a picnic out in the park, hiking a fun trail or taking a leisurely stroll around town, you’ll want to make sure to factor in the weather conditions to ensure that your chosen hairstyle will remain intact from the beginning of your date to the end. If the weather is sunny and warm, wearing your hair down is the easiest option.
Depending on your hair type, be sure to use hair products that will combat issues like frizz, humidity and stray hairs. Prep accordingly before styling and your ‘do will have lasting results. Wearing the hair down and styled is perhaps one of the easiest solutions for outdoor dates:
Before applying heated tools to the hair, always use a heated styling spray product first to protect against heat damage. For a less involved approach, hot rollers can be applied to the hair hours before your date. When you’re ready, simply remove the hot rollers and sculpt your waves/curls by shaping them with your fingers. Don’t forget to use a lightweight holding spray.