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You could be wearing the most stunning dress for your prom, your wedding or the proud opening of your art gallery. But if your hair’s hanging in its everyday curtain, it could look like the shop just lent you the dress to try! A chic hair style for girls that goes with the dress is what you need for a special occasion.
10. The Soft Side-Swept Chignon
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Country singer Taylor Swift looks beautiful in this classic yet chic hairstyle for girls. The side-swept bangs, especially in the lovely lady’s warm golden hair, has a soft and romantic effect on her face. The styling ends in a low bun. The timeless chignon is possibly one of the most elegant hairstyles for special occasions that a girl can wear to a wedding, prom or even a date.
9. The Easy Twisted-Bun
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This super-simple bun looks like it took seconds to make, but it has an understated vibe that we love. Marion Cotillard’s stylist (or the actress herself) clearly knows how to whip up special occasion hairstyles that are fuss-free and contemporary.
All the bun needs is for you to tie your hair in a knot with an elastic, twist the ends to cover the elastic and pin with a couple of bobby pins. The effect is sharp and modern, especially with the clean side-parting. This chic hairstyle would be the perfect hair for your gallery opening. Maybe you could wear it with a little black dress for a professional event.
8. Dramatic Side Part Chignon
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This chignon variant is one of those special occasion hairstyles that adds oodles of drama to your look. The side parting must be low and super-deep, because that’s the modern way. Plus, it’s trying to do something different from the usual soft and romantic chignon. A fashion-forward girl could wear this to her wedding, of course. But don’t hesitate trying it out at your homecoming. This style could work on almost all face shapes.
7. Braided Curly Updo
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Girls with natural curls don’t have to tear their hair out trying to think up elegant hairstyles for special occasions. Leave your hair on! You can rock this gorgeous braided chic updo very easily. Just make a headband braid wrapped in a twist and neatly pinned out of your face. This style is classy and perfect for a prom, sweet 16, date, even a wedding.
6. The Crisp Long Bob
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The simple, crisply cut bob can make for a fantastic chic hairstyle for girls on a mission to look well put-together. The Legally Blonde actress Reese Witherspoon looks sophisticated and lovely in this flattering longish bob that is perfectly blowdried. There aren’t a lot of layers in a hair, so the finished effect is very smooth. The bangs of her side part hit her cheekbones at just the right level, so her hair looks like a frame around her heart-shaped face. The lowlights in her hair add some warmth, of course. Overall, this bob is deceptively simple. But we’re sure it will continue to be one of the most elegant hairstyles for special occasions.
5. Short Tousled Hair
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If you want a bob that’s more fun – but still chic – try out Scarlett Johansson’s short wavy bob. Those fresh, textured waves may need a lot of product to hold them up. But this is one of those special occasion hairstyles that you can wear to a number of occasions. It’s great for a bachelorette. And it will definitely make a girl stand out among the conservative, romantic updos at a prom!
4. The Choppy Fringe and Wavy Bob
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Ladies with large foreheads will love this edgy bob inspiration drawn from Rihanna. If you know Rihanna, you’ll know she loves her bangs. But this particular chic hairstyle for girls is fresh and modern probably because it does such a good job of mixing the straight long fringe with a textured wavy bob. Girls who wear this style will give off a young, cool vibe.
3. Short Bleached Pixie
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Daring girls must try this dramatic pixie, as worn by Michelle Williams so stunningly on the red carpet at the Oscars in 2017. It’s super-short and bleached almost white, just like the original, Mia Farrow, wore it in the past. It’s also super-easy to maintain. And for the modern girl, it’s one of the most edgy and elegant hairstyles, whether paired with a sharp suit or a prom dress. If you love short hairstyles, keep an eye on Michelle Williams.
2. Formal Ponytail
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Mila Kunis is wearing the perfect sleek long ponytail here. The style has a high crown and if you see other pictures of this style (at the LA premier of The Book of Eli) you’ll see she’s wearing a formal middle part. She’s also wearing bronze highlights in her dark hair. The lightly waved ends soften the severe front parting. This is one of our favorite elegant hairstyles for special occasions, on ladies with long hair.
1. The Sleek Topknot
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The slicked-back topknot that Allison William wore to the NY Premier of The One back in 2015 is polished and modern. It looks like it will be superb for showing off a halter neck, a collar or a scarf. This is one of those special occasion hairstyles that is very easy to re-create and keeps the hair out of your face. What’s not to love?
We hope you liked this list, and can be inspired by it the next time you have to dress for an extra special event. Is there a style we’ve left out, a trend that you think must be included? Do let us know below!