My Date Night Hair Routine



Whether it’s after 5 years or 50, I firmly believe in the importance of still getting ready for your significant other. It’s easy to get comfortable after you have been married for awhile.  And hey, that’s one of the perks of being in a relationship, right? But taking a few minutes to put some effort into your appearance really pays off – for both of you. It takes your relationship back to those early days of butterflies and the anticipation. And as important as those experiences you’ve shared over time are, the attraction is equally important, if not more so.  There’s something about getting dolled up that makes an old love seem new again.
That’s not to say you have to go all out. It seems like guys generally like the more effortless looks which makes getting put together for a special night out a little easier because between a career, school, or kids, you might not have as much time to dedicate to your date night beauty routine as you used to. Sometimes even 20 minutes before a date night are hard to come by after a long day. Between wrapping up everything for work and spending as much time with B as possible before I leave for the night, I’m always running out of time to get ready. Usually I end up having to choose between spending time on makeup or hair so one of my go-to tricks is to start the night before. I usually wash my hair the night before a date night and sleep on it for a tousled look. I use this Nexxus New York Salon Care Lavish Body Gel Spray at night while my hair is damp – it gives my hair touchable softness and volume. Then when time’s up before a date, my hair is already prepped for a messy bun or quick side braid. I love messy looks but there is a difference between messy and frizzy so I always finish off my looks with my  Nexxus New York Salon Care Frizz Defy Finishing Mist which sets everything in place and keeps my mane under control 🙂


* Photos by Jessa Kae. In collaboration with Nexxus New York Salon Care, a product of Unilever. 

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  1. Sarah

    I’m obsessed with that snakeskin bag — and your topbun! And I agree, I honestly love getting ready so I know I always will to an extent.

    x Sarah

  2. Shae

    I completely agree! Just looking (or even pretending) a little pulled together goes a long way.

    Shae @ Current Habits

  3. Anna D Kart

    My husband hates top buns so if I go on date night it’s always blow out curls. his fav! lol

    Happy Medley

  4. C's Collection

    I am definitely guilty of doing a top knot for most date nights! Love that big tote in that gray- so perfect!

    C’s Collection |

  5. Karin

    Love your outfit! The blouse is just perfect!!

  6. Lisa

    Love this post! I very much agree with you that no matter how long a couple is together, we all need to glam up for each other from time to time.. Gorgeous photo’s!

  7. Sarah Catherine

    When I got married, someone gave me the advice that even though I was becoming his wife (and all of the comfort and perks that come with) to always remain his “girlfriend.” I love getting ready for date nights! Your top is super cute!

  8. carlina

    Hair looks great, love the tip about using the Nexxus products when your hair is damp! Super cute outfit too!

    xo Carlina

  9. Mary

    That teal bag is so cute, love it!

    Mary |

  10. anni

    yay a finally a go to product for frizz free hair. thanks Christine. Is it available in australia?

  11. coffeeslag

    Ahh, I am also about 5 years in and date nights are haaard. Especially when you’re both at home and your boyfriend sees you getting ready! The few times I’ve surprised him with a date night look, it’s been when I’ve met him after work to go to dinner and I got a quick blowout before. It’s hard to keep surprising your boo after 5 years but I think it’s still super necessary!


    COFFEESLAG What’s In My Bag

  12. chgas

    This girl is simply wonderfull !

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