The formal updos is great choice when you are going for a party, or when you have an important day at work. Such hairstyles give an elegant, yet beautiful look. Unlike popular belief formal updos are not that hard to do and you can create some simple hairstyles at the comfort of your own home. Whether you have long hair, shoulder length hair or short hair, there is a formal updo which is suitable for all hair length and textures. You should choose formal updos keeping in mind the style of dress you are going to wear and the face structure that you have. Best formal hairdos are those that flatter your face and suit your overall style.
Medium hair being very versatile, you can try out various hair updos for medium length hair. A messy bun is quite popular, and looks sexy. To do this scoop all your hair back and secure them into a low bun near the nape of the neck. To get the messy look, take out hair strands from sides and near the nape of the neck. Wear big hoop earrings to accessorize.
Deceptively simple to style, the classic chignon bun styles are classic and elegant hairstyles that would suit a formal occasion. To create a chignon bun, use paddle brush to smooth your hair straight back and then gather the hair into a low ponytail starting at the nape of your neck. Secure with a hair band. Now split the ponytail into half and twist one section of the hair and secure it with a bobby pin. Now repeat this with the other side and smooth out the stray hair with a toothbrush.
Another pretty way to get a formal updo is create a side French braids. If you have very short hair then consider this idea. Simply side part your hair and on the less side of parting, create two small side French braids and secure them at the back of the head with clips. This will give a fresh hairstyle which will also look elegant for a party.
On the other hand you can go with grecian bun. This formal updos work best for long. This look can be achieved by first brushing your hair to remove all kinks and tangles. Now take the top section of your hair and use a clip to hold it behind your head. Brush the rest of your hair and secure it in the middle of your head into a ponytail. Divide the hair in your ponytail and begin tucking small portions of the hair under the hair band little by little until you a round bun. Now back brush the sectioned piece of hair that you had secured with a clip on the top portion of your head to create volume. When you have created the required amount of volume, smooth over the top layer and tuck the longest section of the hair under your bun. Spray your hair with a hairspray and done!
To create gorgeous hairstyles for long hair, consider braided updos. Side part your hair, and create mini French braids on both sides of the parting and take them back, to join the back hair. Then comb the back hair and secure them into a bun, by rolling the hair. Use lots of hairpins, and a good rubber band to secure the bun. To accessorize, consider wearing an oriental or floral hair stick in the bun.
Another great hairstyle that qualifies as a formal updo is the elegant bun with side swept bangs. To create this updo you need clean dry hair that has been shampooed a day earlier. Use a wide toothed comb to get rid of any tangles in hair and apply a straightening serum to your strands. With the help of a hairdryer and a large paddle brush, blow dry your hair straight. Continue blow drying your hair in small sections until you are done blow drying your entire hair. Create a extreme side parting and apply hair mousse to hold the part. Now create a horizontal part that extend from behind one ear to the other. Divide the hair into front and back sections according to the part. Gather the back portion of your hair into a ponytail and secure with an elastic band. Curl some sections of the ponytail into soft curls and pin the curls around the base of the ponytail so that it falls into cascading curls. Iron the front section of the hair and sweep it into a long eye brushing side fringe. Attach a single bloom of flower in your hair for a romantic look.
So this was all about formal updos for all types of hair. With a bit of practice you can create these styles very easily and look chic and elegant.