Up Style

Up Style

An up style is a hair style that involves arranging the hair instead of allowing it to fall freely. It can be as simple as a ponytail, but is more commonly associated with more elaborate styles intended for special occasions such as a prom or wedding.

Proms, weddings, big dates, corporate events, or a pick-me-up trip to somewhere lavish or exotic - these are just some of the events which call for a more formal design. Instead of wearing your hair loose, having it styled or styling it yourself in an up style fashion is a great way to give you that sophisticated feel that is flexible.

Up styles can change how a woman looks. Pulling one's hair from her face allows the world to gaze at a woman's unique beauty, and exposing the neck also lends her a sweet and seductive look. It can also highlight the accessories and the clothes that a woman wears.

Take a look at the following list that you can choose from that give the maximum variety, flexibility and "runway" appearance:

When going for any type of style, consider your hair's length and texture. This elegant up style is suitable for women with medium to long hair, whose texture is fine.

Basically, the hair will be styled first in a tight ponytail. Then, the loose ends will be secured from the crown to the back of the head. Bangs can be hanging down, or if long enough, pulled back.

This style works great for women with medium to long hair which is naturally curly or wavy. Nothing looks more elegant and romantic than an up hairstyle with ringlets. Pulled from the temple and curled small sections of hair provide a frame for the face. It is also common to carry the ringlet theme behind the ears and around the back and base of the scalp. This can provide flexibility of a formal or casual look.

Half-Up Hairstyles
As the name implies, only the upper half portion of the hair will be done in an up style, while the rest of the hair hangs loose typically in the back. This is a more casual option yet can be accessorized to look well with evening gowns or wedding dresses.

The Classic Chignon
No list will ever be complete without the classic chignon - a style where your hair will be secured in a loose bun. Despite the bun, it would still give you that soft, feminine look because of the accompanying cascading curls or loose hair which will frame the side of your face.