The Best First Date Hairstyles

31 July 2014 by

Whether it's a blind date, a friend of a friend or a gamble on Tinder, first dates can be nerve-wracking. Especially if you REALLY fancy them already. You want to make a good impression, and obviously look totally stunning, BUT you also don't want to stray too far from your comfort zone. Or look like you tried too hard. Ideally, you want that kind of 'woke up like this but still totally perfect' head of hair, the kind we imagine Alessandra Ambrosio does. So, if you want some luscious locks but don't have a celebrity hair dresser behind you, what do you do? You click through our gallery of the best first date looks, of course!

First Date Hair

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Edy Ganem

This is perfect for a coffee date. Super cute (and easy!) this on-top bun will accentuate your lovely cheekbones.

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Fan Bing Bing

Longer hairstyles can play around with this beachy-yet-glam look; it's perfect for drinks or a picnic lunch with a pretty twist.

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Gigi Hadid

Ah, Ms Hadid's perfected that elusive done yet undone thing. Soft waves with definition are perfect when you want to play up your make up.

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Jessica Alba

Team Grazia have serious heart eyes over this. The faux-undercut with the French braid is a pretty twist on a grungey look, and it's great if you want to give your look a bit of an edge.

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Lucy Liu

Sleek and classy, Lucy Liu might have ousted Jennifer Aniston as the Queen of Shiny Hair with this. Try this look for a dinner date with sophistication. 

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Mindy Kaling

Mindy's curly side pony is super cute. It's pretty without being too fussy, and great if you're working with unwashed hair (it happens).

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Miranda Kerr

Side-swept and lovely, this tousled look says 'come run your hands through me'. As long as your date has very clean hands, obvs, as you've clearly been using the nice shampoo. 

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Aishwarya Rai

So this is more glam; if your first date is a pretty swanky restaurant or affair, go for Aishwarya's Hollywood glam curls. Brush through a little for a softer look. 

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If you're too cool for school, try Rihanna's undone vibe. The curls are even and pretty, but the beefed-texture keeps it nonchalant.

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Taylor Swift

Perfect for mid-length hair, this bouncy bob is sweet and summer. The fringe gives it a quirky twist.


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