weddinghairstyle51Welcome to the oldest exclusively formal hairstyles website. This site has served women with elegant ideas for glamorous styling of their hair on special occasions for over ten years.

Elegant Hairstyles, following a full makeover, now has ten related main sections: You can see all these categories in the navigation menu above. Altogether there are over 300 glamorous hair pictures; you’re welcome to view any or all of them.

Except for the wedding hairstyles, all the hairstyles images on this site are celebrity hairstyles. The photos are the kind you see in weekly or monthly celeb magazines like InStyle. They are pics of the stars all dressed up at the big Hollywood events, such as movie premieres, award shows, galas, balls and other posh formal events.


The updated wedding section has 100 pictures of excellent wedding hairstyles. Many of these are modern brides with classic updos as well as wedding tiaras. You’d be hard-pressed to find a site with a higher number of bridal styles and higher quality photos. Many shots are from the front; many are the back views; and some show the side profiles.

Thirty new photos of gorgeous bridal hairstyles were added to make an excellent set of beautiful ideas. The first fifteen wedding have a clean white background; each one looks as if it was photographed in a modern portrait studio by a talented wedding photographer. They are super high-resolution images and the hair designs are first rate, too. Most of the styles are appropriate for traditional weddings, but there’s also a very cute beach wedding hairstyle. In addition to styles for brides who have long and medium hair, there are a few excellent short bridal hairstyles.


In the section specifically for girls going to prom, you will find 30 prom hairstyles courtesy of young ladies in Hollywood. You will see the best red carpet hairstyles. These include prom updos, as well as formal hairstyles for girls with short, medium, and long hair. It is all organized neatly and simply. The new pictures include formal hairstyles and other modern hairdos that are perfect for prom. Elegant Hairstyles.com offers an elegant presentation of exceptional photos showing formal excellence for women who will dress up for a special night out.


A new photo gallery online just in time for the busy prom season offers several formal hairstyles pictures. If you are going to a ball, like Ivanka and Beyonce did in the above picture, or some such fancy evening event, here you could find the perfect formal hairstyle. Featured celebs with memorable gowns and great formal hair styles include: Alexa Havins; Amanda Bynes; Farah Fath; Kelly Monaco; and Sela Ward.


Asian American and African American women sometimes like to be inspired by celebrities who look most like them, and have similar hair texture, so this new gallery has good Asian and black formal hairstyles pictures from special events. Featured stars include: Brenda Song; Julie Chen; Raven Symone; and Angela Bassett. Most of the celebs are black just now.

Red Carpet

Female celebrities are most inspired to dress up when they will appear on the red carpet. They wear the latest high-fashion designer dresses and, naturally, their hair is also at its formal best, too. If you’d like to be inspired by the latest celebrity hairstyles for special occasions, you can see a dozen glamorous styles from recent premieres and red carpet appearances. The gallery is mostly of young women but also has some elegant ladies over 40, including Cindy Crawford; Kelly Preston; and Mariska Hargitay.

Cocktail Party

A new section is elegant party hairstyles, which includes the formal celebrity hairstyles. The recent hairstyling for parties ranges from casual but elegant to semi-formal and very formal. Some parties are the only event of the night (like a Birthday); whereas others follow big Hollywood events (such as a Grammys After Party). This photo series of sexy evening hairstyles includes two photos of each celebrity for a richer visual experience. You can review the ladies’ fancy hairstyles and glamorous cocktail dresses.


No formal hairstyles website would be complete or up to date without chignons. Those perfect up hairdos for special events you see celebrities wear at the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, and other elite social events. They stand the test of time very well; nobody would dispute they are timeless classics. Celebrity chignons are now on show in the gallery. For some of the pretty bun hairstyles, photos of additional views are also shown, i.e., the back and/or side of the updo. Look at a dozen classic formal celebrity hairstyles and see where you’d like to position your bun (top, bottom, middle; and left, right, or center). Lots of styles, lots of ideas. We know some chignon hairstyles of the stars are memorable, because even today ladies are still looking online for Michelle Trachtenberg’s popular bun hairstyle which she wore at a movie premiere.

Celebrity Updos

What are some cool and sexy ways to put your hair up in a bun? Sixteen new updos are available for you to see in the excellent collection of pretty celebrity updos. Review a great selection of the best updos from your favorite Hollywood ladies and other rising stars who set their hair in classic and creative up styles to look amazing at special events. The new set of top styles features a high updo, a low chignon, a French Twist, and other fancy bun hair designs. Formal up hairstyles are always popular because they are naturally so feminine and elegant.

Half Up

Can’t decide if you want to wear your hair up or down? Split the difference and choose a half-up, half-down hairstyle. It’s an easy way to make your hair look cute, elegant, and sexy. There are a dozen different hairstyles ideas here; examples of formal hair texture include curly, wavy, and straight from some of the world’s most elegant women, including: Dayanara Torres; Jennifer Ellison; Kate Winslet; and Kelly Albanese.


Easy updos are always going to be popular with girls who style their own hair, because they don’t have the luxury of a personal celebrity hairstylist, but so are easy down hairstyles. Over twenty formal down styles pictures are now available for you to see, including the latest down celebrity styles of very popular famous young women such as Heidi Montag and Kristin Cavallari.