Just weeks ago, getting ready for a Tinder or dating-app date meant picking out a great outfit, doing your makeup to perfection, and possibly getting a blowout. However you used to prepare, the idea was to either match or exceed your date’s in-person physical expectations as they related to your profile images. But, a lot has changed in the last few weeks. So much so that it feels like our world has been turned on its head. Our natural need to socialize has been squandered by our new need to isolate, rendering our dating lives pretty much squashed… or are they?
Thankfully, this strange time of quarantine comes at a time of technological advancement. Being alone doesn’t mean what it used to, because we have our phone on us 24/7. Many people have taken to FaceTime to replace in-person dating, and it’s working out for them! They can date in PJ bottoms and nobody is the wiser; however, FaceTime Tinder dating doesn’t mean you should ignore your hair. In fact, there are hairstyles that really don’t work for FaceTime dating. A prime example would be the regular ponytail. If you were to pull your hair back in a centered ponytail, you risk looking like a lemur à la Ice Age.
Lucky for you, we’ve come up with some great FaceTime date looks. Who says you need a professional blow out to blow them away?
With FaceTime dates, it’s important to bring your hair to the front, so here’s a great do which lets you keep a ponytail while doing just that! To avoid looking like you’ve just gotten out of bed (even though we know that’s where you’ve been spending most of your time), straighten your hair with a styler and slick your flyaways back with some light hairspray. It’s a look that’s relaxed, yet polished.
When it comes to FaceTime dates, you’ll want to look like you put effort into your look, but not too much. That’s why we love a side-swept textured look! To achieve it, break your hair into medium sections and curl your hair with a medium thick curling iron. That way, you’ll ace giving yourself that ‘fresh off the beach look’ while you’re fresh off the couch. Toss all of your hair to one side and hold it in place with a strong finisher so it doesn’t move throughout the date.
Because larger hair compliments a FaceTime so well, large barrel waves with body are a great look for a FaceTime date. There are a couple of ways to achieve this. You can either curl your hair with a large-barrel curler, or blowdry your hair with a curl defining diffuser attached to your dryer. If you go the diffuser route, make sure you have some volumizing mousse to use while drying so that your waves stay in-tact. When done correctly, this look screams chill without seeming blasé about the date.
Again, when doing a ponytail for a FaceTime date, you must be careful. If the pony can’t be seen on the FaceTime video, your date might think that you’ve recently shaved your head, which is a look that only faces like Lupita Nyong'o’s can pull off. A high ponytail is a really cute way to wear your hair because the ponytail can be seen from the top and the sides. It also gives off some sexy I Dream of Jeannie nostalgia.
Tendrils are something we’ve resurrected from the early 2000s, and we’re pretty jazzed about it. They work on FaceTime dates because they frame your face without getting in the way. They meet somewhere at the intersection of effortless and fun, which is probably also where you want to meet your date. You can smooth out the look and separate your tendrils from flyaways by applying a drop of smoothing satin serum to your crown.
You’d be surprised how much personality lies within bouncy curls. If you’ve got curly hair already, it would be awesome to go with your natural look for a FaceTime date. You can manicure the curls by spritzing some shine mist to give your curls a refined shine. If you don’t have natural curls, we don’t recommend curling your hair so tightly as you might end up looking like a Shirley Temple wannabe; however, if you know that the look works for you, use a thin-barrel curler to get the perfect spirals!
As the winter winds continue to whip, taking your hair’s natural moisture with them and tangling your locks, it is important that you create a solid routine in order to maintain healthy hair. The good news is that FHI Heat, via its full line of Stylus Haircare Products, has already done a lot of the hard work for you. We have created a line of products that protect your hair from any difficulties, whether from the weather, from chemicals or heat, or just everyday wear and tear. Our products will leave your hair soft, manageable, and shiny. One of the best perks about the Stylus Haircare products is that they work together beautifully to take care of your hair from the beginning to the end of the styling process.
When the air turns cold and the world turns darker and greyer, odds are that you are searching for color to help you keep on the bright side of life. Holiday lights and decorations offer some light, but you should also consider winter hair colors to add some brightness to your look this holiday season. FHI Heat understands the latest trends in holiday hair colors and has some advice for styling tools and products, as well. Read on to see if one of these looks is on your wish list and if you think it will get you a second glance under the mistletoe.
As you hustle and bustle preparing for the holidays, we at FHI Heat are thinking about the best and brightest hairstyles that will get you through the coming weeks. Odds are you have some very special places to go in the coming days, and your hair needs to be ready. Considering that last year you spent the holidays tucked away at home, for the most part, it is even more important this year that your hair be on point. Here are 12 of our favorite hairstyles for the season. Not only will they be easy to create, but you can also use FHI Heat products to make the process even more streamlined.