Long formal hairstyles don’t have to be as intimidating as they look. Don’t be daunted by the fancy looks of leading celebrities with their fashionista crews and full-time support staff. Even if you don’t have the same resources as some of the red carpet’s biggest stars, you can still look just as good by selecting long formal hairstyles that are easy to master and fit your features. Knowing the secrets to long formal hairstyles is all about knowing the secrets to yourself and your personality. Formal events are all about you emphasizing your best qualities, so once you can identify those you can find a hairstyle that will accentuate them and have onlookers dropping their jaws as you walk by. Consider some of these perennially popular long formal hairstyles:
ABC – Always Be Curling
Something about the properly placed curl screams glamour and sophistication. A few curls here and there can give a normal hairstyle a subtle touch of elegance and can also help ice hairstyles that are already classy. For example, a well-coifed chignon that is rich and texture and volume is an old chic standard that will always have you looking ready to knock them dead. But you can take this long formal hairstyle to the next level with just a few curls hanging from the side. This will control the eyes of your onlookers, forcing them to see what you want them to see. Furthermore, when curls are paired with an updo like a chignon, more attention is placed on your neckline and your eyes, putting more power on your side of the court.
Straight, Simple, and Stylish
Many people forget that long formal hairstyles don’t need to be incredibly ornate or busy. In fact, sometimes the boldest (and most beautiful) choice is to find a simple style for your hair and take it to the max. For example, if you have long hair, see if you can make your hair as straight as possible by getting a layered razor cut a week or so prior to your big event. Strip your hair flat with a flat iron, spray with product as needed, and see how striking straight hair can be. This look can be incredibly alluring with contemporary, choppy bangs, putting a chic frame around your face.
Hide Your Secret Layers
Long formal hairstyles can also be secretive and tricky. After all, just because you have long hair doesn’t mean you always have to wear it long. On some formal occasions, you can disguise yourself by putting your hair up in tight braids and buns that will create the illusion of much shorter hair. Because you have some length, you can make a variety of clever braids that can give your updo interesting textures and patterns, while keeping your hair out of your face, letting your eyes and neckline take over for the evening.
Don’t be afraid of formal events. Talk to your hairstylist about finding a long formal hairstyle that will match your personality and give you the confidence you deserve.