Why You Should Steal Rihanna's Slicked-Back Grammys 'Do for Valentine's Day

It's sexy, polished, and easy to achieve.
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No matter how much forethought we put into our Valentine's Day hair, our end style is always a no-frills look that we've thrown together at the very last minute. So, with that in mind, we've been searching for a low-maintenance, yet sexy hairstyle fit for a romantic evening out. The solution? Enter Rihanna, last night at the Grammys.

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Initially, RiRi sported a wispy bun on the red carpet, then appeared on stage epitomizing slick with her long black hair worn down, but swept back in polished fashion.

It struck us as being as edgy as the "wet hair" look, but not quite as difficult to achieve or maintain as the texture wasn't quite so greasy (i.e. a guy could still run his hands through it, you know, if it comes to that).

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But most importantly, the look is super simple to recreate—especially if your hair is dirty and you've already had your hair up in a ponytail or bun all day à la RiRi (and with V-Day on a Saturday, it's highly likely) as it sets the 'do naturally.

But no matter what kind of hair you begin with, all you have to do is 1) Add volume to your roots by teasing the top section of your hair 2) Comb your hair directly back (to hold in place, you can add a few pins behind the ears) 3) Set with LOTS of hairspray. And voilà! You just achieved RiRi-level sex appeal with nominal effort.

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