Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Simple Elegant Hairstyles

Simple Elegant HairstylesCertain occasions inevitably require us to dress up and choose a hairstyle that is normally more elegant from what are used to wear. While it can be easy to assume that we must choose complex hairstyles in order to be able to match the occasion it does not necessarily have to be so. Simple and elegant hairstyles can help you feel gorgeous and get ready for the event a lot faster.

In the last couple of years many women have come to embrace the idea that sometimes less is truly more when it comes to hair styling. As a result formal hairstyles have become more diversified and less complex hairstyles have to come to be just as appreciated as more elaborate ones. Whether you like romantic hairstyles or you prefer a combination of modern and classic elements you can find hairstyles that match your preference if you know what to look for.

Loose hairstyles are a great choice for those who have relatively healthy tresses and who want to get a quick and simple hairstyle that will frame their features at the same time. Loose curly hairstyles are a great choice for those who want to add a little bit of natural volume and create an interesting hair texture without too much effort.

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Depending on the effect you are trying to get you can opt for loose messy curls or if you are in the mood for something a little more vintage you can use a triple barrel curling iron to get the result you are after. If you have naturally curly hair and you don't have time to tame your tresses for a more polished look braiding can be a simple yet extremely effective solution.

Making a simple ponytail look glamorous by creatively using a few simple styling skills is another idea that can be used when you are short on time yet you want to get a spectacular result. Adding a few curls at the bottom of the hair, using feminine hair accessories to be able to get a more eye catching result are just a few simple examples that can illustrate the multiple possibilities you have when it comes to creating an elegant look in a matter of seconds. The hair length is obviously the factor that most influences the choices you have but these ideas generally work well for shoulder length and long hair.

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If your idea of elegance involves half up/down hairstyles or classy updos, you might have to dedicate a little more time to styling than you would for loose hairstyles.

While not necessarily harder to create, these hairstyles often require additional time to create volume and place it adequately to get the desired results. Creating a bump hairstyle or a simple bun are by far the most obvious choices as they don't require any special styling skills. It goes without saying that these hairstyles can be customized even further by adding more elements such as braids or twists.

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Pay attention to the overall structure as well as the placement of all the elements of the hairstyle you are trying to create is very important as it will affect the way your facial features are being emphasized. That's why if you have a long face it is best to opt for a side bun instead of a top knot for example. Similarly a side part can help you decrease the overall length of the face while also helping you add a distinctive element to your hairstyle.

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