Formal hairstyles

Break away from the familiar formal hairstyles and try out new but are still red carpet-worthy ones! Glamourize your elegant ensemble further through these formal hairstyles!

Naomi Watts’ Side Swept ‘Do At Cannes 2014

Naomi Watts' Side Swept 'Do At Cannes 2014

Or should we say “the unusual version of the usual side swoop”? Naomi’s hair is..

Or should we say “the unusual version of the usual side swoop”? Naomi’s hair is slightly teased at front and on the crown, pulled back, combed with paddle brush and fixed with lots of hairspray, so there is no straight parting line on the side. Pay attention on the bangs, as they are set to the place with hairspray instead of bobby pin. Sections from the left side are twisted at the nape to create a form resembling waterfall braid, but no braiding was applied. This section is pinned at the right side of her nape and it continues into lovely, blond curls resting at her right shoulder. Mind blowing creation indeed!

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Hilary Swank’s Side Swoop At Cannes Film Festival 2014

Hilary Swank's Side Swoop At Cannes Film Festival 2014

Hilary Swank’s opted for sleek side swept hairstyle at Cannes 2014. Contrast of..

Hilary Swank’s opted for sleek side swept hairstyle at Cannes 2014. Contrast of bangs and hair length was major factor along with different curling types of the two. Her bangs are significantly more curvy compared to the rest of her hair, which is only slightly wavy. Her light brown hair is more sleek at the roots thanks to generous amount of hair creme, but ends are more silky, meaning that less of product should be applied at the ends when repeating this style.

Chanel Iman’s Side Parted Chignon At CFDA 2014

Chanel Iman's Side Parted Chignon At CFDA 2014

Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman opted for some chic classic at CFDA 2014…

Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman opted for some chic classic at CFDA 2014. Her sleek, black hair was styled in side parted chignon. Elegance amplifier are her vintage, wavy bangs parted on the side. This hairstyle requires thorough blow dry with round brush for the body and allows zero frizz, so do apply serum to tame your hair.

Zoe Saldana’s Updo At Met Ball 2014

Zoe Saldana's Updo At Met Ball 2014

Zoe Saldana arrived at Met Ball 2014 wearing her long, brown hair styled in this..

Zoe Saldana arrived at Met Ball 2014 wearing her long, brown hair styled in this elegant updo. When it comes to updo, convenient trick for round and heart shaped face is amplifying volume on the crown by teasing hair at this section, which can visually elongate this face type. Bangs are middle parted and they are softly embracing sides of Zoe’s face.

Nicole Kidman’s Retro Hairstyle At Cannes Film Festival 2014

Nicole Kidman's Retro Hairstyle At Cannes Film Festival 2014

Nicole Kidman opted for moderate variation of 60’s bouffant hairstyle at Cannes F..

Nicole Kidman opted for moderate variation of 60’s bouffant hairstyle at Cannes Film Festival 2014. Her hair is blow dried and curled at the ends. This retro chic style is achieved with dividing hair into sections and teasing every section few inches from the roots. Bangs are side parted and secured with barrette.

Jessica Pare’s Top Knot Updo At Met Ball 2014

Jessica Pare's Top Knot Updo At Met Ball 2014

Talkin’ about elegance personified! Without mistake, when it comes to those very..

Talkin’ about elegance personified! Without mistake, when it comes to those very special events which require some extra effort for your hairstyle, top knot is your BFF. Jessica Pare’s jet black hair is tied in super sleek pony, weaved into braid which is then coiled into bun. In case your hair length can not meet the standards of this volume, you can always opt for faux bun and clip it on the crown.

Amber Heard’s Long Wavy Side Swept Hairstyle

Amber Heard's Long Wavy Side Swept Hairstyle

If we should judge according to runways, is all about side parting of your hair, m..

If we should judge according to runways, is all about side parting of your hair, making it sleek on the top and leaving rest of your hair to fall in XL curls, hint of waves or even super sleek style. One more news is that no one yet decided to put ombre on the shelf until next retro round. Amber Heard wore this classy side swept hairstyle on 2013 Oscars. Key is to sweep your hair from one side and let it lie on the opposite shoulder like a genuine star from the golden age of Hollywood. 

Blake Lively’s Chignon At Cannes Film Festival 2014

Blake Lively's Chignon At Cannes Film Festival 2014

Blake Lively chooses her red carpet styles without ever making a mistake. Her ch..

Blake Lively chooses her red carpet styles without ever making a mistake. Her chignon at Cannes Film Festival 2014  is total glam overdose. You could apply less effort and hair products if your hair is day old when repeating this style. Part your hair on the side, tease it a little on the crown and tie it in a low pony tail. Next you should tease your pony tail into voluminous pouf and smooth the surface with paddle brush. Secure the sections of your pony tail two inches from the elastic to conceal it. Create the body of your bun by securing the tips of your hair at the nape and curling them towards elastic. Apply hairspray in generous amount when you finish.

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Blond Highlights Pompadour Bouffant Updo

Blond Highlights Pompadour Bouffant Updo

Blond highlights are even more showy when your hair is styled in an updo, especi..

Blond highlights are even more showy when your hair is styled in an updo, especially if the frontal section is more prominent, which is the case with pompadour. If you are not much into stodgy and neat look of your updo, this loose version of pompadour is excellent choice for evening.

Madonna’s Black Bob With Microbangs

Madonna's Black Bob With Microbangs Hairstyle

Even though Madonna conquered the world as blonde, one has to admit that black h..

Even though Madonna conquered the world as blonde, one has to admit that black hair, rigid lines and blunt hair cut fits more to her “I know what I want” nature. This dramatic change in hairstyle (accomplished by wearing a wig) matched perfectly with edgy and provocative punk Givenchy outfit she wore on 2013 Met Gala Ball. Result – absolute Madomination!

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Florence Welch’s Messy Chignon Updo

Florence Welch Messy Chignon Updo

Cool elegance is trademark of Florence Welch (and her outstanding voice, of cours..

Cool elegance is trademark of Florence Welch (and her outstanding voice, of course). This irresistible messy chignon with blunt bangs was her choice for the Grammy Awards 2013 and we just have to bow on matching it with green outfit, as that is one of the colors which never fail a red-haired girl.

Keira Knightley’s Central Parted Low Chignon

Keira Knightley's Central Parted Low Chignon

It is a bit contradictory to see how messy ‘do can give such an elegant statement..

It is a bit contradictory to see how messy ‘do can give such an elegant statement, as in case of Keira Knightley’s look for ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ movie premiere. After creating central parting, her hair was curled with curling iron and collected into this gorgeous, disheveled chignon. On a side note, you are very lucky if you don’t have to envy her on that delicate, long neck and her amazing, natural eyebrows. If you do, you can always reach out for navy smokey make up to complete the perfection.

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Kim Kardashian’s Long Wavy Hairstyle

Kim Kardashian's Long Wavy Hairstyle

Feed your hair. Nurture it with those special products you hesitate to put on your..

Feed your hair. Nurture it with those special products you hesitate to put on your shopping list. Your long hair will return it to you with sparkling glow when you decide for these discreet mermaid waves Kim Kardashian is wearing. Frontal and crown part are swept to the top and back. Use hairspray to set them to place and bobby pins if necessary.

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Naomi Campbell’s Blunt Bob With Bangs

Naomi Campbell's Blunt Bob With Bangs

Tired of your long, naturally straight hair? It can’t be easier and effective than t..

Tired of your long, naturally straight hair? It can’t be easier and effective than this: change the length and add blunt bangs! The Panther of the catwalk is keeping it simple with her straight blunt haircut. For extra sleek hair that glow, add a few drops of shining serum, blow dry your bangs slightly to the side and you are fully ready for both everyday and evening occasions.

Large Curles Side Parted Messy Hairstyle

Large Curles Side Parted Messy Hairstyle

This is perfect example of turning large curls into retro elegance with side partin..

This is perfect example of turning large curls into retro elegance with side parting and minimum of teasing. Applying hairspray is a must to hold these messy, voluminous curls in place. Very discreet touch of ombre is contributing to the volume of the big hair.

Nicole Scherzinger’s Quiff Updo

Nicole Scherzinger's Voluminous Quiff Updo

Nicole usually styles her gorgeous long, black hair loose, braided or tied in a tai..

Nicole usually styles her gorgeous long, black hair loose, braided or tied in a tail, so this full updo came as a big surprise. We guess she could not resist one of the hottest trends at the moment – the quiff. This voluminous updo requires great deal of teasing on the crown resulting in adorable elegance.

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Madonna’s Side Swept Big Curls

Madonna's Side Swept Big Curls Elegant Hairstyle

Her Majesty is also on the throne of blond curls for very long time and if someon..

Her Majesty is also on the throne of blond curls for very long time and if someone knows how to re-invent them, without mistake it is this lady. To create this classic, elegant hairstyle apply heat protection spray on your hair and use large-barrel curling iron. Set the locks to the place using your fingers and finish with just a dash of hairspray.

Jessica Alba’s French Braided Messy Chignon

Jessica Alba's French Braided Messy Chignon

Braids are hot stuff of the season in all of shapes and forms. Jessica decided for..

Braids are hot stuff of the season in all of shapes and forms. Jessica decided for enhancing her lovely, messy chignon with french braids on both sides of her middle parted hair. Great deal of credits for elaborated texture of her hairdo goes to blond highlights. 

Gwen Stefani’s Curly Vintage Style At Hollywood Bowl 2014

Gwen Stefani's Curly Vintage Style At Hollywood Bowl 2014

If this was her backstage mood captured, then you can imagine how Gwen Stefani..

If this was her backstage mood captured, then you can imagine how Gwen Stefani rocked on stage as a surprise guest at Hollywood Bowl this year. Gwen has two hairstyle passions: vintage and punk, and she is not rarely seen opting for both at the same time. Her luscious, blond locks are curled, parted on the side with side section tucked behind her ear. This time her hairstyle is channeling Marlene Dietrich, while her outfit gets all the punk part for it self.

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Lea Seydoux’s Side Parted Bob At Paris Fashion Week 2014

Lea Seydoux's Side Parted Bob At Paris Fashion Week 2014

Lea Seydox arrived at Miu Miu Fashion Show wearing this irresistible, sassy, si..

Lea Seydox arrived at Miu Miu Fashion Show wearing this irresistible, sassy, side parted bob. The extra mile is this half up, which is actually a ‘quarter up’ and which works perfectly for both blunt and layered bob hairstyles. Repeating requires following: apply generous amount of hair cream on dump hair, use round brush for thorough blow drying and create middle parting line. Collect your bangs and crown from the wider side, tease a bit, choose a discrete barrette and clip this section on the back of your head.

Iman Bowie’s Side Parted Finger Wave Hairstyle

Iman Bowie's Side Parted Finger Wave Hairstyle

Her ethereal beauty is well captured in this immortal retro hairstyle.  Soft choco..

Her ethereal beauty is well captured in this immortal retro hairstyle.  Soft chocolate brown hue brings out Iman’s sophisticated facial features. Her medium length hair is deeply parted on the side and curled in finger waves, making her appearance as delicate as that of a porcelain doll.

Kim Kardashian’s Long Layered Ombre

Kim Kardashian's Long Layered Ombre

We are absolutely in love with ash blond highlights on Kim Kardashian’s dark blon..

We are absolutely in love with ash blond highlights on Kim Kardashian’s dark blond hair! She sure is stunning with dark brown and jet black hair, but she is not a bit less breathtaking as blonde. These layers are very much emphasizing the multicolor perfection. If you are blessed with hairdresser who mastered the layered haircut, then you need nothing more but straightening iron, heat protection serum and reliable product to boost some shine in those locks and repeat this style on your own.

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Reese Witherspoon’s Vintage Glam Style At Met Ball 2014

Reese Witherspoon's Vintage Glam Style At Met Ball 2014

Reese Witherspoon arrived at Met Gala 2014 red carpet wearing her silky, blond lo..

Reese Witherspoon arrived at Met Gala 2014 red carpet wearing her silky, blond locks in this vintage hairstyle. Her medium length hair is side parted, curled at the ends, rolled and pinned at the nape for a glamorous faux bob. Special touch here are side swept bangs curled towards her face, softly embracing her cheek bone.

Amber Heard’s Faux Mohawk Updo At Met Ball 2014

Amber Heard's Faux Mohawk Updo At Met Ball 2014

Isn’t this adorable? Amber’s glamoulicious knots are tied to create faux mohawk a..

Isn’t this adorable? Amber’s glamoulicious knots are tied to create faux mohawk at the back of her head. At the front they are merging with a-la-pompadour pouf and forming this very much chic, disheveled updo. At first glance this hairstyle may appear complicated to repeat, but the base is only volumizing mousse and round brush blow drying. It’s up to you if you wish to slightly tease the front section or not before you tie it in a pony tail. Collect rest of your hair and make the second pony tail. Divide pony tails in two sections, coil each of these four new sections into loose buns and secure them with pins. Pull the front section little bit away from the elastic and finish-set it with your fingers. Mist your ‘do with hairspray.

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Kim Kardashian’s Wavy Side Parted Hairstyle At Met Ball 2014

Kim Kardashian's Wavy Side Parted Hairstyle At Met Ball 2014

Kim Kardashian’s usual drop-dead-gorgeous, thick, long and healthy mane in all g..

Kim Kardashian’s usual drop-dead-gorgeous, thick, long and healthy mane in all glam & polished edition at Met Ball 2014. We love her idea of loose, soft waves created with blow drying. They give such appealing, neat and vivid texture to long hair. Side parting should get a big ‘yes’ from every long haired lady in need for instant elegance, but luscious tresses as these require some additional attention. Give a shot to argan oil based hair masks for a while.

Kendall Jenner’s Long Bouffant Hairstyle At Met Ball 2014

Kendall Jenner's Long Bouffant Hairstyle At Met Ball 2014

Certainly not a classic bouffant and far away from rigidness. Kendall Jenner opte..

Certainly not a classic bouffant and far away from rigidness. Kendall Jenner opted for a bit moderated pouf for her long, brown mane, making her style more vibrant and natural. Her wavy hair is heavily teased on the front and crown to create some body. After pulling her tresses away from her face to set them to the place, her hair was roughly combed on the surface with paddle brush and setting is finished with finger combing. For this type of hairstyle be absolutely sure that hairspray is your BFF, so make sure you don’t skip it!

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Taylor Swift’s Side Bangs Wavy Bob At Met Ball 2014

Taylor Swift's Side Bangs Wavy Bob At Met Ball 2014

This is probably the loveliest dark blond hair color ever! Congratulations to her h..

This is probably the loveliest dark blond hair color ever! Congratulations to her hair dresser! We also love the curve of her side swept, blunt bangs, which is giving this ‘do a glam note of classic. Taylor Swift’s asymmetrical bob is only slightly waved, to avoid stiffness and to make her hairstyle more charming and sweet. On a side note, this lady really knows how to wear her red lipstick.

Alessandra Ambrosio’s Sleek Chignon At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Alessandra Ambrosio's Sleek Chignon At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Sleek hair is definitely 2014 synonym for elegance. Bring the frizz to zero with s..

Sleek hair is definitely 2014 synonym for elegance. Bring the frizz to zero with serum (and straightening iron if absolutely necessary) and you have a good starting point to repeat this look. Apply hair cream for additional sleekness, create middle parting and tie your hair in a low pony tail. Alessandra is wearing very simple chignon which you can repeat by coiling your hair around elastic and securing it with bobby pin. Make sure you tucked well every loose wisp that could derange this utterly neat look.

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Heidi Klum’s Half Up At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Heidi Klum's Half Up At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Looking for a quick solution to turn your long mane into elegance? Say ‘yes’ to h..

Looking for a quick solution to turn your long mane into elegance? Say ‘yes’ to half up. Heidi Klum’s hairstyle at CFDA Fashion Awards 2014 is easy to repeat on naturally straight hair. Prefer doing it with day old hair. Otherwise apply small amount of hair cream or serum to get rid of the frizz on the roots of collected hair sections from sides, front and crown. Secure them with elastic on the back of your head. You can conceal the elastic with a barrette or a small hair section wrapped around it and secured with bobby pin. Slight curling of the loose ends of your hair is optional.

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Sophia Bush’s Glamorous Curly Bob At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Sophia Bush's Glamorous Curly Bob At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Actress Sophia Bush opted for some old school glamour for her style at CFDA F..

Actress Sophia Bush opted for some old school glamour for her style at CFDA Fashion Awards 2014. Her blond bob is parted in the middle and curled. Hair on the left side is swept and pinned at the nape. When repeating this style, apply small amount of hair gel around the parting line and smooth the roots with combing. Add a bit of hairspray for lasting curls and your inner Hollywood diva will be all tranquil and happy.

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Coco Rocha’s Sleek Side Parted Bob At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Coco Rocha's Sleek Side Parted Bob At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Too bad this picture can not include the perfection of this hat supplementing Chri..

Too bad this picture can not include the perfection of this hat supplementing Christian Siriano gown, for which Coco Rocha opted at CFDA 2014. Sleek hair is providing elegance level required for this outfit. Her blunt bob is parted on the side, tucked behind ears, generously treated with wet look gel and combed for polished sleek effect. When it comes to this hairstyle, we totally say ‘yes’ to the vamp drama of her lipstick.

Beth Behrs’ Side Parted Wavy Updo At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Beth Behrs' Side Parted Wavy Updo At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

This time her multicolored, blond hair has that perfect warm hue that makes her..

This time her multicolored, blond hair has that perfect warm hue that makes her skin glowing and radiant. We love the volume in this overall cute updo. It has been a while since we last saw side, choppy bangs combined with updo on the red carpet and this looks like Beth Behrs did a very good job with her choice of hairstyle.

Naomi Campbell’s Long Mermaid Waves At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Naomi Campbell's Long Mermaid Waves At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

It is practically impossible to remain indifferent while looking at hair of as imp..

It is practically impossible to remain indifferent while looking at hair of as impressive length as this one. Naomi Campbell arrived at CFDA Fashion Awards 2014 wearing her extra long, dark brown mane side parted and loose. You’re craving for these gorgeous mermaid waves, dontcha? Okay then, you need cone shaped curling iron to begin with. The larger barrel the better! Wider side of the barrel should be closer to the hair roots while you are swirling hair sections spirally around it. Prepare your hair with some heat protection serum and a small amount of hair cream applied at the ends. Start with curling at nape sections, continue towards back of your head, then curl sections on both sides and finish with crown and front sections. When you are done with curling and your hair is cooled, comb it softly with paddle brush and voila!

Blake Lively’s Long Wavy Hair At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Blake Lively's Long Wavy Hair At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Glamour proficiency level: Expert! Blake Lively totally blew our mind off with t..

Glamour proficiency level: Expert! Blake Lively totally blew our mind off with this retro 60’s spirit at CFDA 2014. Her large, relaxed waves are reined with pale pink satin head band. Hair is slightly teased on the crown and back for the wow effect of big hair. When repeating this hairstyle swirl your hair spirally around curling iron barrel to get soft curls and comb them with paddle brush.

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Solange Knowles’ Retro Teased Curls At CFDA 2014

Solange Knowles' Retro Teased Curls At CFDA 2014

Whoa! Last name ‘Knowles’ seems like qualification for a drop dead gorgeous sty..

Whoa! Last name ‘Knowles’ seems like qualification for a drop dead gorgeous style. We are confident that Diana Ross is honored with Solange’s retro tribute. When repeating this look, no need to worry about the frizz, so this is perfect choice for natural curly hair. In case your hair is naturally straight, compensate with small barrel curling iron action. Once you have medium sized curls to begin with, create central parting and tease your hair from tip to roots with a pick comb. Mist with hairspray and you are ready to go.

Olivia Wilde’s Long Wavy Hairstyle At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Olivia Wilde's Long Wavy Hairstyle At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Olivia Wilde is keeping it simple but effective with her hairstyle. Few ombre sun..

Olivia Wilde is keeping it simple but effective with her hairstyle. Few ombre sunkissed tresses  to emphasize the volume and creating of this style can begin: her hair is parted in the middle and blow dried with paddle brush for the body and sleek effect. Few dropps of heat protection serum are applied before making these soft waves with curling iron. The key is not to curl the sections from root to ends, but instead to start rolling the hair around the barrel at the cheek bone length. after heating hold the lock in your palm until it cools a bit. Repeat the same at every section (be attentive to the curling direction!) and finish with setting the locks with your fingers.

Lily Cole’s Blond Curly Bob Hairstyle

Lily Cole's Blond Curly Bob Hairstyle

We give thumbs up for this angelic blond edition of catwalk’s most favorite redha..

We give thumbs up for this angelic blond edition of catwalk’s most favorite redhaired lady! Lily Cole opted for some nonchalance in her curls but without crossing on the side of messy. Caution for DIY! – after using curling iron, set your locks to the place with your fingers only and don’t fingercomb your hair too much. Hairspray is very good idea at this stage. Bob is too short to be feminine? Are you sure?

 

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Freida Pinto’s Side Parted Long Wavy Hairstyle At Cannes 2014

Freida Pinto's Side Parted Long Wavy Hairstyle At Cannes 2014

L’Oreal can certainly be proud of its ambassador Freida Pinto and her appearance..

L’Oreal can certainly be proud of its ambassador Freida Pinto and her appearance at Cannes Film Festival 2014. From tip to toes her style was the personification of glamour. Here we have deep side parting, extra large, soft, luscious curls  and last but not least, that million dollar breathtaking smile.

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Natasha Poly’s Sleek Chignon At Cannes 2014

Runway trend for 2014 is super sleek hair in all shapes and forms: updo, ponytail,..

Runway trend for 2014 is super sleek hair in all shapes and forms: updo, ponytail, half up and even loose. Model Natasha Poly was wearing this hairstyle at Cannes Film Festival 2014. Her hair is parted in the middle and graced with generous amount of hair creme before thorough combing towards sides and back. Her hair was then tied in a low pony tail, which was folded at 3” length and pinned at the back. Loose ends of her ponytail were then sectioned, rolled and pinned above the 3” section to form this elegant chignon. A killer combo with smokey eyes make up!

Marion Cotillard’s Bouffant Side Ponytail At Cannes 2014

Marion Cotillard decided to frame her lovely face with this chic bouffant hairstyl..

Marion Cotillard decided to frame her lovely face with this chic bouffant hairstyle for “L’homme qu’on aimait trop” premiere at Cannes 2014. There is no mistake when opting for bouffant, you will always look like diva. A very special touch of her hairstyle is the hair section swept over her crown as a hair band and secured with bobby pin at her nape. Her hair is teased on the crown, swept to the side and tied low in a loose ponytail.

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