There are many updos and trendy hairstyles that are suitable for a variety of occasions, such as weddings, proms, parties, romantic dinners or a day at work. These include classic, simple updos that can be transformed into glamorous looks, as well as edgy, shorter hairstyles that can be styled casually or with sophistication.
The French twist is a classic hairstyle that is simple to create. It is appropriate as a formal style or casual style, as there are variations.
This twist works best on medium to long hair. Hair layers may make it difficult for the twist to stay in place. To achieve the French twist, smooth hair into a ponytail. Lift the tail against the back of the head and twist hair slightly to form a roll. Bend the roll to tuck the ends under. Tuck the entire roll inside itself to keep hair on the outside smooth. Secure with hair pins, bobby pins, a claw or other accessories. For variation, try leaving the ends loose for a casual, messy finish, or try putting the twist on an angle.
The half-up hairstyle can be simple or glamorous. It is ideal for those with medium to long hair. This is a look that reveals and emphasizes facial features.
To create a sophisticated half-up look, first curl hair with a large barrel curling iron or rollers. Separate hair just above the ears, pull toward the back, angling slightly upwards. Secure hair in place with bobby pins, leaving the middle part unpinned. Once secured, twist the loose piece around and pin into place. This look can be dressed up even further with a stylish hair pin or accessories. To keep the look casual, keep hair straight and simply pull half of the hair up at the sides and secure with an elastic or hair clip.
Some may find short hairstyles to be more complementary and easier to maintain than longer hairstyles.
Original styles can be created by using various techniques. What’s known as a messy hairstyle is achieved by curling all of the hair into sections and styling in an unkempt manner. This style has side swept bangs. A short style with bangs for short to mid-length hair is designed with simple layers, parted bangs and hair ends flipped out. A boy cut is a short hairstyle that accentuates the face. Bangs are mixed to frame the face. All of these styles can be made glamorous by styling or adding hair accessories and suit any occasion.