Formal Hairstyles Ideas and Tips
This formal hairstyle is one of the most elegant and the most simple of all! Two keys to making this easy updo into a ‘formal hairstyle.’ Healthy, smooth, shiny hair and a great embellishment! That’s it! Try an at-home deep conditioning treatment to get maximum moisture and shine to your hair. Then apply a shine serum, like Paul Mitchell Shine Drops to top it off!
Start with a deep side part and brush hair thoroughly to the nape of your neck, gathering into a ponytail. Comb through hair to smooth into place. Twist hair upwards and tuck ends into the twist securing with pins. Sparkly combs or pins make this a more formal hairstyle. If you have heavy hair, try a pretty alligator clip to hold in place.
Kate Walsh shows a formal hairstyle can be simple, simple, simple!
The reason this makes my simple formal hairstyles list, is not only that this hairstyle looks gorgeous on Kate, but it also suits her beautifully. Kate has beautiful, shiny, bouncin-n-behaving hair that needs to be seen to be appreciated. The color is exquisite as is the hairstyle. This simple lightly layered bob style, can be curled with rollers or a large curling iron depending on how much body you want. A deep side part gives this style even more sex-appeal! Don’t forget to wear some earrings with some bling, to push this into Holiday mode.
Headbands make formal hairstyles quick and easy!
How easy is this? Find yourself a headband that works and makes a statement with your attire . . . and ta-da, you’ve just made for yourself a formal hairstyle! After blow drying, lightly curl hair with a large barrel curling iron. Brush hair back and secure into a low messy ponytail, allowing some pieces out to frame your face. Wrap sections of hair around fingers and clip strands with decorative or plain bobby pins. Curl loose ringlets around your face and lightly mist all with a finishing spray.
Formal hairstyles for Islanders!
OK, this look in it’s entirety may suit Islanders more than Flatlanders for those formal events, but you get the idea! This formal hairstyle with a braid and decorative headband makes for a uniquely feminine look don’t you think? You could substitute a red or white poinsettia or a piece of jewelry for this pink orchid and be right in season! Again, healthy, shiny hair is a must!
“Simple Formal Hairstyles”After blow drying and applying a hair polish or shine serum, part hair from ear to ear and begin a French braid at one end. Continue braiding across the top of the head to the nape, tuck ends under and secure with bobby pins.
You may choose to leave the rest of your hair down, creating soft curls with a large curling iron or straightening with a flat iron. Or, to get this look, pull hair back into a low messy bun and pin loosely with bobby pins.
Molly Sims formal hairstyles out of ponies & braids!
Simple formal hairstyles are made easy by combining braids and ponytails. Molly makes this messy ponytail and french cross-over-braid look elegant. Create mussy full hair by using volumizing spray or mousse and blow-drying upside down with fingers till almost dry. Lightly use large barrel curling iron if need be to create loose waves.
Create cross-over-braid by parting from ear to ear, beginning french braid at one end, braiding across head and secure by tucking ends under and securing with bobby pins. Pull remaining hair into a low side ponytail with a matching band or wrap some strands around the band securing with bobby pins. Backcomb ponytail to give it volume and texture and lightly mist with finishing spray.