Wednesday, March 14, 2012

3 Timeless and Cute Formal Hairstyles That Are Easy to Create

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.

As 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 minute.

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 the neck.

Ballerina Bun

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.

A 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 the roots.