There are many formal events we might come across in our lives. From
a high school prom to an award ceremony, charity balls, and even movie
premieres. We put a lot of work into selecting the perfect dress,
accessories, suit, tie, etc. Why should we put any less work into
upgrading that fabulous appearance with a stunning formal hairstyle?
The answer is: we should not. The formal hairstyles can be complex
or simple. If we go by the formal hairstyles we see on TV and in magazines
today, the slant seems to be leading toward more simple styles, sometimes
accentuated by jewelry and other accessories.
We see famous celebrities walk across the red carpet with little
more than a razored pixie cut or simple pony tail as discussed in
the article on Celebrity Hairstyles. The days of celebrities trying
to impress and wow us with the most outrageous hairstyles, frosting,
and other items are few and far between. People are more laid back
nowadays, even during formal events. This means that the formal
hairstyles are also more laid back. In today’s economy, people
are more watchful over a frivolous spending practice and they want
to see people in positions of popularity and fame and power who
are more like them. Keeping things simple is keeping things real.
Still, there are far more complicated hairstyles that we might
see when considering formal hairstyles. You might want to see some
examples as discussed in the article on Wedding Hairstyles. Updos
have become strikingly popular for formal affairs. The look is often
accentuated with a variety of complex tucks, pulls and weaves being
utilized near the crown. You can also consider using French braids.
Put half them up and half of them down for a great formal hairstyle
sure to stay in style. You can also mix French braids with an updo
for another fancy formal hairstyle. Try some curls and ringlets.
Use a bobby pin to secure them to one side and leave the rest of
your hair free and flowing down the back and opposing shoulder.
If you have a rounded face, as we talked about face shapes in the
Women’s Hairstyles article, you should consider pulling the
hair back into a simple ponytail or updo, or combination of the
two. With a rounded face, you do not want to add too much volume
to an area where there is already ample volume. Oval faces, though,
can go with pretty much any style.
When it comes time to choose that perfect hairstyle, remember who
you are choosing it for and why. The hairstyle is for you. Do not
go out and blindly mimic the style you saw your favorite celebrity
sporting recently. Also, is this going to be a hairstyle you have
the time and energy to maintain? Or, are you looking at a series
of nice hats before your next hairstyling appointment? It’s
just hair and you can change it any time. The benefit of getting
the hairstyle right for you though is that it should make you feel
good. If you feel great, your hair will look great.