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23 Valentine's Day Hairstyles to Wear from Desk to Date Night

Get your hair from office-ready to date-ready in less time than it takes to say, "Valentine's Day is just an excuse to buy candy."

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Valentine's Day may fall on a Friday this year, but that means most of us will still be headed from work to our V-day plans. The solution is simple: Find a hairstyle that will hold-up all day (and night) long. Here are 23 celeb-inspired hairstyles that you can wear from meeting to meeting, date night, and beyond.

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Smooth and Shiny

Parting hair to one side, brush hair (or, if you have a flatiron handy, use that to smooth any flyaways). Follow with a touch of oil or serum for over-the-top shine.

Try: Kerastase LHuile Original Hair Oil, $50, SHOP

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Romantic Braid

Boost volume by working in dry shampoo throughout the hair. Loosely braid, leaving out several long pieces to frame your face.

Try: Batiste Volumizing Dry Shampoo, $7, SHOP

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Braided Top Bun

Twist braids into a high top bun at the crown of your head—then add a pair of statement earrings.

Try: Cantu Natural Mega-Hold Styling Stay Glue Gel, $5, SHOP

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Simply Stunning

A low bun with face-framing tendrils is the easiest updo there is. If you have the time (and the tools), brush hair first to smooth, and tease at the crown for some volume.

Try: Harry Josh Pro Tools Mini Oval Brush, $25, SHOP

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Pick A Side

Sweep and part hair on your good side, securing with bobby pins. Add some flat iron waves to give it an edgy, rocker vibe.

Try: Fekkai Full Blown Dry Volume Texturizing Hairspray, $20, SHOP

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California Dreamin

Beachy waves hit that sweet spot between effortless and glam.

Try: L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Strong Hold Hairspray, $15, SHOP

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High Pony

If you have long, lush hair, a high pony is the perfect style to frame your face while also showing off your killer hair.

Try: Form Beauty Define. Curl Creme, $29, SHOP

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Wispy Pixie

Style your pixie with a some bends and texture spray for a rumpled (but still polished!) look.

Try: Bumble & Bumble Semisumo, $29, SHOP

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Modern Rapunzel

Gemma Chan looks like a fairytale princess with this long and low braid. Finish the look with a silk bow to for extra romance.

Try: Philip Kingsley Preen Cream, $34, SHOP

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'90s Baby

Wear a high an sleek ponytail to the office, then pop on a scrunchie to make the look a little less serious after-hours.

Try: Slip Large Slipsilk Scrunchies, $39, SHOP

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Top Knotch

A top knot works for every occasion and is the perfect style to go from the boardroom to fancy soirée.

Try: Redken Quick Dry 18 Instant Finishing Hairspray, $20, SHOP

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Half and Half

A half updo is universally flattering, no matter the length. We like it with soft, face-framing waves.

Try: Oribe Priming Lotion Leave-in Conditioner, $38, SHOP

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Long and Layered

Speaking of universally flattering, you can't go wrong with layers. Add some loose waves for definition and volume.

Try: Ouai Memory Mist, $28, SHOP

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Cascading Braids

Wear braids like Kerry Washington and leave them down, center-parted, and long enough to touch your ribcage.

Try: Oyin Handmade The Sugar Pomades, $14, SHOP

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Braid Remix

This intricate mix of box braids and cornrows is just stunning. If you really want to kill it with your natural hair, this is for you.

Try: Vernon Francois Scalp Nourish~ment Braids and Locs Spray, $24, SHOP

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Pump Up The Volume

Loose, big curls are easy to maintain all day well into your Valentine's Day plans if you prep with the right mousse.

Try: Tresemmé Thermal Creations Volumising Mousse, $8, SHOP

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Curl Craze

Keep curls fresh for hours by using a styling cream to help tame frizz and keep them from falling flat.

Try: Kérastase Discipline Cream for Curly Hair, $32, SHOP

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Old-School Glamour

Use a 1” curling iron for no-fail Old Hollywood curls. Set with hairspray for a classic look that will last all night.

Try: DryBar The 3-Day Bender 1" Barrel Digital Curling Iron, $145, SHOP

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Twist It

Make a low bun more complex — with minimal effort, of course —by twisting hair before pinning it place. After work, pull out your face-framing layers to muss up the look.

Try: Virtue Labs 6-in-1 Styler, $36, SHOP

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Romantic Twist

Got unwashed hair? Try a twisted crown at the top of your hairline to elevate a low ponytail.

Try: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $46, SHOP

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Sleek and Straight

Keep ironed hair straight all day by locking in the style with a humidity-fighting oil (for thick hair) or shine spray (for fine hair).

Try: T3 SinglePass Luxe 1" Iconic Straightening & Styling Flat Iron, $180, SHOP

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Slicked Back

The key to achieving the I-just-got-out-of-the-shower trend isn't water—it's hair oil. Slick hair back into a bun for work, then let your wet hair look down for date night.

Try: NatureLab Tokyo Smooth Hair Oil, $16, SHOP

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It's All In The Details

A tight bun is perfect way to look put together if you're in a time crunch. Dress it up in two seconds with a chic hair accessory, like a pearl, bow, or sparkly pin.

Try: Lele Sadoughi Gum Ball Hair Tie, $24, SHOP

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