So you have put on your new designer dress and impossibly high four-inch heels. Your makeup looks flawless, and your accessories match your outfit. But you are not satisfied with the reflection that stares back at you from the mirror, and you feel that you are missing something. Then your eyes are drawn towards your unstyled boring hair, and it hits you in a second. It's your hair! You need an elegant hairstyle that will do justice to your designer dress and make your appearance polished and chic. Contrary to popular belief, elegant hairstyles are not that hard to do, and some of them can be completed in a matter of minutes.
For Long Hair
A very chic and elegant hairstyle that is a classic and works for both, a formal event or a casual one, is the chignon. You can create a center part or a side part for creating the chignon. First comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb or a hairbrush to get rid of any kinks and tangles. Now, gather your hair into a ponytail and tie it low at the base of the neck. Spritz your hair with a little hairspray to keep it manageable and tame the flyaway. Now, twist the hair and wrap it around the ponytail and secure the ends with bobby pins or another ponytail holder. Spray your hair once more with hairspray to keep the hairstyle in place and give it a shiny look.
Another great hairstyle that is very easy to style is a sophisticated updo. This is best for thick straight hair. Run a wide-toothed comb through your hair, and then blow dry your hair until it is straight. Now tie your hair into a loose ponytail high on your head. Twist the ponytail into neat coils and secure with bobby pins.
For Medium Length Hair
Women with medium length hair who are looking for an elegant hairstyle can ask their stylist for a haircut that ends just below the shoulders. Now, on freshly washed and conditioned hair apply a curl enhancing serum, and with the help of a curling iron curl the hair just below the ear into soft curls. Create a severe side parting, and also softly curl the crown area to give more volume. This is a timeless style that looks good on younger as well as mature women.
If you have shoulder length hair which is also thick and wavy, then get a layered haircut. Use big barreled curling tongs to curl the hair framing your face, and keep the rest of the hair as it is. Apply a shine serum for a polished and chic look. If you want more drama, you can also opt for blonde highlights around the crown and back.
For Short Hair
If you have short hair, then fret not, because you too can create an elegant hairstyle. If you have a very good bone structure with sharp features, then go for a tousled flip hairstyle. Use a blow dryer to add volume at the back, and keep the hair straight and bouncy. Now, create an extreme part on the left side, and place the front portion of your hair just above your eyes. Apply a gel-based product on the front hair to create a wet and slightly tousled look.
For short curly hair, go for a bob haircut and then style the curly hair using a frizz-reducing hair product. As curly hair tends to have a lot of volume, it is best to set the curls to frame the entire face. This look works best with women who have gamine features.
If you are opting for an updo, curl some sections of the hair, and let them fall like tendrils for a soft romantic look.