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Elegant Women’s Hairstyles

Posted by Prom Hair Styles on July 28, 2009

Whether it is an evening out, a prom, a wedding or because of you feel like it, an elegant hairstyle should bring out your face’s best features.

Funky Modern Prom Hair StylesTo figure out which hairstyle would suit your face, you can measure your face:
What you need:
(1) Ruler
(2) Mirror
(3) Paper

While facing a mirror vertically measure with the ruler:
(1) Measure from the hairline to the middle of the forehead
(2) Measure from the hairline to below your eyes.
(3) Measure from below the eyes to under the nose.
(4) Measure from the nose to under the lips
(5) Measure from under the lips to the end of the chin
Write down your measurements on a piece of paper.

With a ruler, measure horizontally:
(1) The width of the forehead
(2) Measure from under the eyes to the edge of the cheeks.
(3) Measure from under the nose to edges of the cheeks.
(4) Measure from under the lips to the edges of the jaw.
Write down your measurements on a piece of paper.

Make a rough outline of your face using your measurements.

Elegant Hairstyles should suit the shape of the face and make your face look more oval. There are many different kinds of facial contours:

(1) The diamond-shaped face: The width is in the center of the face. There is a narrow forehead, a narrow chin and wide cheekbones.
Elegant hairstyles that suit this shape: Hairstyles that touch the ears and curly short elegant hairstyles are recommended for this face shape.

(2) The heart-shaped (sometimes called the inverted triangle): The face is shaped like a heart with a full forehead, narrow cheeks and chin-line.
Elegant hairstyles that suit this shape: A style with the fullness at the jawline and wavy bangs is recommended for this shape.

(3) The oblong or rectangle shaped face: The face is longer than it is wide. This face is usually narrow with hollow cheeks. The rectangle shaped face has a squared jawline.
Elegant hairstyles that suit this shape: Styles close to the top of the head which may include a fringe of curls or some bangs.

(4) The oval face: Approximately one and half times longer than the width across the brow. The chin is under the center of the forehead.
Elegant hairstyles that suit this shape: Most hairstyles suit this shape.

(5) The round face: This shape has a round chin-line and hairline. Usually with a low forehead.
Elegant hairstyles that suit this shape: Hairstyles that fluff the crown of the head.

(6) The square face: This shape has a square jawline and a straight hairline.
Elegant hairstyles that suit this shape: Styles with full sides.

(7) The triangle or pear shaped face: This facial shape begins with a small forehead which gradually widens until it reaches the jaw. The chin-line is usually wide.
Elegant hairstyles that suit this shape: Styles that are full and high above the ears.

Examples of some elegant Hairstyles:
(1) French Twist or ballerina style
(2) Bun
(3) Updo

Some basic hairstyling kits are:
(1) Brush
(2) Dryer
(3) Hair cream, gel, hair spray, detangler, hair wax
(4) Curling Iron
(5) Straightener
(6) Hair pins, hair clips

When creating elegant hairstyles, sometimes, simple is best. Give yourself plenty of time to have fun and experiment.

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