So you've got a big date coming up, and you've planned what you're going to wear. But what about your hair? Deciding on a style can be the trickiest part of your outfit. Should you leave it loose, tie it back or put it up? If you have longer hair, then a sophisticated braid is the perfect look for date night; try these styles, and you'll be sure to keep his eyes on you all night …
If you think that braids are childish, here's one style that shows they're also great for grown up women. This style braids the hair along the front and side of the head; this asymmetry stops the braids from looking too youthful. With the end of the braid tucked in at the back, you've got a stylish and sophisticated look that will stay in place all night.
2 Ponytail & Braids
You might need an extra pair of hands to create this style, but it would look fantastic if you have really long hair. You need to section your hair into four, and plait the top and side sections. Then pull into a high ponytail, wrapping a section around the band, and secure with a pin.
3 Multi Braids
Here's a look that's amazing for women of color. It's definitely one you'll need to get done in the salon, but if you have a really special date coming up, it's well worth the expense to look this good! The multiple braids create a super-sophisticated and elegant look that will keep your date mesmerised all night.
4 The Tuck Braid
For a fabulously elegant look, pull your hair back and style it into this gorgeous look. It's reminiscent of the 1930s, so if you like the retro look it's the one for you. Simply style your hair in a French braid, and then tuck the end under the hair. It won't take long to do, and you can easily style it yourself.
5 Fishtail Braid
The fishtail braid seems to be everywhere these days, and for good reason; it adds a great twist to this classic look. A fishtail braid might look incredibly complicated, but it's really quite easy to do. It's good for a more casual date night, as you can leave wisps of hair out to make the style more relaxed.
6 Braided Bun
A bun is a great way to put up your hair, but it can look haphazard. Here's how to jazz up a bun and make it perfect for date night! Simply pull your hair into a ponytail, and tie. Make a section into a plait. Fix the rest of your hair into a bun, and wrap the plait around the bun.
7 Half Updo Braid
You can get a really cute look for your date night with a half updo braid. It's a good style if you want to style your hair but leave some of it loose. All you need to do is plait a section of your hair and fixing it at the back, with the rest of your hair staying loose. You can plait the full length of the section or only a piece at the sides - your choice!
Whatever style you pick, have a great night - and enjoy the attention!