Formal-hairstyles

5 Stylish Bridesmaid Hair Ideas

Bridesmaids are often given a bad reputation; after all, who wants to attend a formal event with the same dress, hair, and makeup as four or more other women?

Rather than letting your wedding erupt into chaos over a simple hairstyle, why not choose some similar styles for each bridesmaid. These are some of the most stylish and best photographed hair options for the girls who want to stand out.

RELATED: How To Choose The Right Bridesmaid Dress

Side updo

Whether your bridesmaids have super-long, really short, or out-of-control textured hair won’t make a difference with this popular style. Arrange to have it on whichever side they’re more comfortable with, and use plenty of sea-salt spray for added body and bounce.

5 Stylish Bridesmaid Hair Ideas

Relaxed curls

Actress Elizabeth Olsen probably sets the standard for messy, tousled hair. She is, after all, the sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley! Not only is this style easy to create with straightening irons or curling wands, but it is flattering for any length. Clip in a few extensions to give the illusion of thicker hair, and remember to conceal those tracks.

5 Stylish Bridesmaid Hair Ideas

Hollywood curls

Another fantastic hairstyle which never goes out of style are traditional Hollywood curls. Best for girls with long layers, the style is super-flattering and stays in place for hours. Wear with a bright bold lip, and some fun hair accessories to complete the look.

5 Stylish Bridesmaid Hair Ideas

Chignon

A classic chignon is ideal for bridesmaids who want to keep their hair neat and tidy all day long. Use a few extensions to create the illusion of thicker hair, and simply curl into a sock-bun to create the illusion of extra body. Don’t forget to set it well with hairspray for hold!

5 Stylish Bridesmaid Hair Ideas

Low ponytail

For a beach-themed wedding, try a low ponytail which only looks better as the day goes on. Most bridesmaids love this style since it keeps them cool in the warmer weather, without feeling a strain on their head for hours.

5 Stylish Bridesmaid Hair Ideas

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January 28, 2015

9 Most Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

Are you searching for a classic hairstyle for your own nuptials over the next few months?

From celebrities such as Anja Rubik to Avril Lavigne, we have compiled a list of nine popular wedding hairstyles of all time, that you can choose from for your big day. Who said that wedding planning had to be stressful?

RELATED: Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

9. Top knot

This classic hairstyle can suit every single woman (with the help of some super-strength extensions). Create the illusion of thicker looking hair with a flattering high bun, which can also be accessorised with flowers and other little trinkets.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

8. Side bun

The humble side bun is the perfect style for a beach wedding since it looks so effortless. Wear with a pair of diamond earrings to finish off the look, and of course keep a bottle of sea-salt spray at the ready!

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

7. Half up

Another popular style which keeps any stray hairs away from your face during this long day. Clip your veil carefully into place without fear of it moving around during the nuptials at the beginning of the ceremony.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

6. Loose curls

What would we do without some classic loose curls for the bridal party? This is one of the most popular hairstyles for brides because it looks better as the day goes on. Part hair at an angle to create the illusion of added volume.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

5. Super straight

Keep it looking classy with a super-sleek hairstyle for your wedding day. This is a fantastic option for women with naturally straight hair, because it requires little to no maintenance.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

4. Side swept

An elegant hairstyle which will keep hair in place regardless of wind or humidity. Keep your bangs in place all day by curling away from the face, and carefully pinning to the side before the ceremony.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

3. Milkmaid braids

Another hairstyle which photographs beautifully are the milkmaid braids. Ideal for thinner hair, simply braid and cross over in the centre, before pinning down any stray hairs.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

2. French twist

A classy undo which conceals any thin patches of hair, and looks timeless in photographs. Embrace any stray hairs at the nape of the neck, since it only adds to this undone look.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

1. Flower wreath

This is a must-have for a spring or summer-time wedding taking place outdoors. Keep hair looking simple and classy, but add a flower wreath or garland to be the main focus of the entire look.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

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January 25, 2015

5 Hairstyles For A Formal Event

Why limit yourself to just a few hairstyles when attending a formal event? There are so many different ways to style both curly and straight hair which won’t have you looking like everyone else at the party.

If you need hairstyle inspiration, then follow these celebrity styles for a flawless look appropriate at any formal event.

RELATED: Get The Look – Blake Lively

Curly updo

Embrace your natural curls by creating a subtle updo which is perfect for the warmer weather. Create texture in your hair by using a mousse on damp roots, then blow-dry with a diffuser to accentuate your curls.

Secure hair in a tight bun at the nape of the neck, then pin back strands to create a more defined look. Take your curling wand and loosely style any bangs at the front of your face.

5 Hairstyles For A Formal Event

Hollywood curls

Nothing beats some signature waves, and this look is perfect if your hair has been chemically treated or relaxed. Use rollers to create a defined curl (which will last all night long without a touch-up), then mist lightly with hair spray.

If you always part your hair in the middle, choose a side part which will create the illusion of texture on your roots.

5 Hairstyles For A Formal Event

Bouncy waves

A signature style by actress Blake Lively are bohemian inspired waves. Not only is this look perfect for a summer event, but it also accentuates hair which has highlights running through the ends.

Create these curls with a styling wand, then carefully spritz with finishing spray so they don’t completely drop on dead-straight hair. Take small strands of hair from the roots, then plait and pin down under the rest of your locks.

5 Hairstyles For A Formal Event

Messy updo

If you’re working with hair which doesn’t hold an artificial curl, then a messy updo is your saviour. Divide hair into two sections (your shorter layers, and the rest of your hair).

Carefully pin a short bun at the nape of your neck, and secure with a clear hair tie if your hair is thick in texture and needs extra support. Now for the front, create a plait which falls over to the side of your hair and pin back. Take a comb and carefully tease out any shorter hairs – this will make the look feel genuine.

5 Hairstyles For A Formal Event

Side braid

Long hair, thick hair, or even working with extensions doesn’t have to be difficult with a messy side-braid. This look is super-easy to achieve, and only requires just a few simple steps. Choose which side you would like your braid to sit on, and braid away from the face.

Tease out the hair by pulling each side of the braid – this will make your look feel lived-in. Create drama at the roots by using a dry shampoo and teasing comb for some extra body and bounce.

5 Hairstyles For A Formal Event

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November 7, 2014

Hairstyles Inspired By The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is a novel, and now a film, set in the roaring 1920s – a time of fabulous fashion and exquisite hairstyles. Now, 90 years on, that fashion and those hairstyles are coming back into fashion, probably thanks to the film. Whether you have short or long hair, there’s a Great Gatsby hairstyle to suit you and although a lot 0f the hairstyles are best suited to wavy hair, making it easier to mould the curls, the same look can be achieved with straight hair – it may just involve slightly more work or hairspray.

So here we look at some of the best 1920s-inspired hairstyles and hairpieces:

This diamanté spider web hairpiece combined with a classic messy bun is elegant and perfect for an exquisite event or party.

Hairstyles Inspired By The Great Gatsby

If you’ve got short hair, this beautiful lace headpiece combined with the silk flower could suit you down to a tee.  Consider this look if you’re a bride wanting something just that little bit different on your wedding day.

Hairstyles Inspired By The Great Gatsby

The 1920s look can be achieved by wearing something as simple as this fine headband with diamante flower attached.  Add a few curls to your shoulder length hair and you’ve got the look.

Hairstyles Inspired By The Great Gatsby

If you’ve got long wavy hair then give this intricate hairstyle a go.  Perfectly suited for a bride or bridesmaids, the simple gold hairpiece adds a touch of the Great Gatsby.

Hairstyles Inspired By The Great Gatsby

Feathers and diamonds are a beautiful combination and this Great Gatsby headpiece is no exception.  Wear this as pictured below or with a short bob haircut for that 1920s look.

Hairstyles Inspired By The Great Gatsby

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September 11, 2014

Elegant Formal Hair Styles for All Hair Types

You may not be walking the red carpet at a gala Hollywood premiere, but at some point, a dressy occasion will come up and you’ll have the need for formal hair styles. Whether it’s a wedding, a work event or a holiday party, you want to do something elegant and glamorous with your locks. Here are a few formal hair ideas for long, curly and short hair.

Long hair

Of today’s style icons, none has the flair of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, when it comes to formal hair styles. This royal beauty wears her long, silky locks down on most occasions, even the most official ones. To add polish, she curls the last few inches for a look that’s polished and sophisticated.

When she does wear her hair up, the Duchess avoids getting too severe by braiding the hair on the sides, then pulling the braids back and wrapping them around a soft, low bun at the nape of her neck. This trend-setter also has been seen wearing her hair half up, half down, with a small bun at the back of her head.

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Short hair

Victoria Beckham usually wears her hair in a short bob that’s longer in the front, and for red carpet occasions, she spices up her style several ways. One style involves curling strands at the crown and around her face for a softer look. Beckham has also been seen with her short hair side-parted and slicked back behind her ears.

Other short-haired sirens dress up their formal hair styles with glam accessories like headbands, barrettes, flowers and combs. Why not add a tiara for extra sparkle?

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Curly hair

One totally feminine and beautiful way to dress up curly hair is to pull the front part away from your face, clip it with an ornament and let the curls fall down your back. Alternately, part it on the side and let the curls fall over your shoulder, or pin up your hair in a romantic bun like Taylor Swift.

Curly hair also works well in flowing movie star styles—think Rita Hayworth or Veronica Lake. If your curls tend to have a mind of their own, tame them a bit by wrapping around a curling iron to form loose, soft waves.

What are your favourite formal hair styles?

August 25, 2013