Sometimes, certain events call for elegant hair and nothing else will do! Whether you're attending a ball (yes, there are still balls!), a benefit, or some other event that demands an ultra-classy and sophisticated look, elegant formal hair styles are a necessity. If you are assuming you're going to have to spend a fortune at a salon, think again! Some of these looks are actually the easiest styles to create.
with other looks, it's always recommended to try these out before the
actual event. This gives you the opportunity to see which look you like
the best so you're not in a panic trying to change styles at the last
Twisted Low Pony Tail
It can be
tempting to slick your hair back into a low ponytail or a bun, but
elegant hair doesn't have to be quite so neat. Use rollers or a curling
iron to put your hair in ringlets. To create a twisted ponytail, start
at your face and twist one inch pieces of hair to create rolls all the
way to the nape of your neck, and pin in place. You can then either
create a low ponytail, or use a barrette or a flower to hold the hair
together at the neck. Finally, gently fluff the curls hanging down from
Although low buns
are typically thought of when one visualizes formal hairstyles, the
ballerina bun is a youthful, chic alternative. This is a look that never
goes out of style and is perfect for humid conditions, so you won't
have to worry about losing your look because of the weather.
ballerina bun is easiest to achieve with second-day hair because the
natural oils will help hold the style in place. If your hair is not
straight, use an iron to create a sleek look, paying close attention to
Now, use a boar brush to put your hair into a high
ponytail at the crown of your head. Lift the ponytail into the air and
then twist clockwise to create a small bun. Fan the hair around the bun
and pin it in place. You may want to add hair accessories around the bun
or on the side of your head to dress the look up a bit.
are many variations of the French twist that are extremely elegant.
These can be done with curly or straight hair, all up or half down, with
hair accessories added or without. The French twist can offer you
elegant hair with a ton of different looks.
Although you can tweak
this look many different ways, it's easiest to begin by brushing your
hair back from your forehead and gathering it at the nape of your neck.
Now, twist the hair in a clockwise direction twice to hold the base near
Holding the ponytail in one hand, extend it toward the
ceiling in the other. Fold the hair about one-third of the way from the
top and curl the folded ponytail so you create a twist. When the hair
is twisted where you want it, hold it in place with bobby pins.