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20 Fancy Hairstyles That Will Have You Looking Like a Million Bucks

Craving a new look for an extra special occasion? Or maybe you are just looking for ways to jazz up your everyday style? Look no further, ladies. Peep these fancy hairstyles for some serious style inspiration!

#1 Faux Bob

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

This fancy faux bob will have your friends doing a double take!

Faux Bob Fancy Hairstyle

Make-Up by Jason Kelly, Style by Natalie Young, Sheer Professionals Salon, Wooster, OH

Fancy Hairstyles

Make-Up by Jason Kelly, Style by Natalie Young, Sheer Professionals Salon, Wooster, OH

How to Style:

  1. Apply thermal protectant spray and a light hold mousse to damp hair.
  2. Dry hair with a round brush, creating volume and pulling to one side.
  3. Section hair into two sections in a headband formation from ear to ear.
  4. Curl the lower section under, backcomb it, and pin it at the desired length.
  5. Curl and pin the upper section to camouflage your faux bob.
  6. Finish with a strong hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Apply MoroccanOil Frizz Control while hair is damp. This product contains weather-resistant properties that will keep those curls smooth.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is great for any face shape, but is best for those with thicker hair.

#2 Pinned Back Side

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

This pulled back side sweep will have your friends wondering, “Did she cut her hair??” This is a great way to get the look of the shaved side without taking the clippers to your hair!

Side Sweep Fancy HairstyleSide Sweep Fancy Hairstyle Back

How to Style:

  1. Apply thermal protectant spray and a medium hold gel to damp hair.
  2. Dry hair using a flat brush, pulling hair to desired side.
  3. Pull and pin back one side, getting it as tight as you can while it still being comfortable.
  4. Curl the remaining side in medium sections.
  5. Finish with strong hold hairspray and shine serum.

Recommended Products:

Hardwear 16 Super Strong Hair Gel by Redken will no doubt keep that side slicked back all night long.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is great for those with any hair type. Revealing the ear will give some width, helping balance longer face shapes.

#3 MoHawk FauxHawk

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

This crazy fun look is perfect for a night out dancing with the ladies!

MoHawk FauxHawk Fancy HairstyleMoHawk FauxHawk Hairstyle Side

How to Style:

  1. Apply thermal protectant spray and a light hold mousse to damp hair.
  2. Rough dry hair.
  3. Use a small barrel curling iron to curl your entire head in small sections.
  4. Backcomb throughout the Mohawk section.
  5. Twist and pin hair on the sides and nape up towards the Mohawk section, creating the desired shape.
  6. Finish with texturizer and medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

It’s ALWAYS important to protect your hair against the damages of heat styling tools use. Spray damp hair with Aveda’s Brilliant Damage Control every day before drying, curling or straightening.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This is super fun look that will look great on any face shape with any hair type.

#4 Sexy Fringe

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

This eye-skimming fringe style is a sexy look day or night!

Long Straight Fancy Hairstyle with Fringe

How to Style:

  1. Apply thermal protectant spray to damp hair.
  2. Dry hair using a round brush to create volume and pull bangs forward.
  3. Flat iron hair throughout to achieve this sleek finish.
  4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Simply Organic Medium Hold Hairspray is a quick drying, non-aerosol spray that is great for any type of hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This fringe is great for those with an oval face shape or larger forehead because it creates less length in the face.

#5 Beautiful Blowout

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

This beautifully versatile style is is perfect for any fancy occasion.

Long Blowout Fancy HairstyleLong Blowout Fancy Hairstyle SIde

How to Style:

  1. Apply thermal protectant spray and gel to damp hair.
  2. Work in sections and use a large round brush as you blow dry to create smooth volume.
  3. While round brushing, concentrate on ends to create soft curls.
  4. Finger comb through curls.
  5. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try the Spornette Porcupine Round Brush to create volume, shine and those perfectly curled ends.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is beautiful on all face shapes and for all hair types.

#6 Side Swept

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

Sexy is the key word for this look, worthy of a professional or a night out with your gal pals.

Sexy Side Swept HairstyleSexy Side Swept Hairstyle Side View

How to Style:

  1. Apply thermal protectant spray and volumizing tonic to damp hair.
  2. Dry hair using a round brush, creating volume at the crown and pulling hair to desired side.
  3. Curl hair in medium sections.
  4. Finish with a texturizer and medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Those with fine hair need to try the Full Blown Lightweight Styling Whip by Frederic Fekkai. It is your miracle product!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

The side-swept bangs in this look are great for those with a larger forehead. Any hair type can wear this style, however it will require less work for those with some natural texture to their hair.

#7 Sleek and Sideswept

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

This sleek look really shows off some stunning highlights!

Short Sleek Hairstyle with HighlightsShort Sleek Hairstyle with Highlights Side

How to Style:

  1. Apply thermal protectant spray and smoothing serum to damp hair.
  2. Dry hair using round brush to create volume and pull hair over to one side.
  3. Flat iron hair in one-inch sections to create the soft roundness at the ends and in the bangs.
  4. Finish with medium hold hairspray and shine spray.

Recommended Products:

Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight not only straightens curly hair for the day, but also will progressively straighten tresses after several uses!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look will surely create width on anyone who has a longer face shape and will work for any hair type.

#8 Flower Child

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

A soft floral accessory paired with romantic curls is the perfect look for a wedding or garden party.

Long Hairstyle with Curls and Flowers

How to Style:

  1. Apply thermal protectant spray to damp hair.
  2. Dry hair with a round brush to create volume while pulling hair to desired side.
  3. Backcomb at crown.
  4. Curl hair in large sections.
  5. Finish with medium hold hairspray.
  6. Add and secure floral headpiece as desired.

Recommended Products:

For a brushable hold that will maintain your style all day or night, try Blow Pro’s blow out spray called Serious Non-Stick Hairspray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This fun look will work for any face shape and hair type!

#9 The Bun

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

Of all the fancy hairstyles out there to choose from, the simple, timeless and elegant bun will never to go out of style. It is a must to add to your hair routine!

Elegant Bun with BraidElegant Bun with Braid Side

How to Style:

  1. Apply thermal protectant spray and a smoothing gloss to damp hair.
  2. Dry hair straight and smooth using a paddle brush. Flat iron if necessary.
  3. Pull hair into ponytail at desired height.
  4. The easiest way to achieve this look is to use a hair donut. Pull it to the end of your ponytail and work it back towards the ponytail, pushing the hair out and around the ring. Make sure there are no flyways along the way.
  5. Finish with a smoothing shine serum and strong hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Soft ‘N Style Hair Donut will make these buns a snap!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This hairstyle is excellent for those with a wider face shape as the height of the bun will help elongate. It is best for those with medium textured hair.

Tip:

If you have long layers, only take the hair donut to your shortest layers, working your longer ones in as you start rolling.

#10 Short n’ Sleek

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

This short n’ sleek cut is great fancy look for day or night!

Short Sleek Hairstyle

How to Style:

  1. Apply thermal protectant spray and smoothing serum to damp hair.
  2. Dry hair while brushing it forward and pulling it to desired side
  3. Flat iron in small sections if necessary.
  4. Finish with texturizing and shine serum.

Recommended Products:

For a multi-tasking product that will provide smoothness and shine, try Tresemme’s Keratin Smooth Keratin Infusing Smoothing Serum.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Anyone with an oval face shape and any type of hair will work with this style.

#11 Asymmetrical Half Back

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

These beautiful face-framing curls draw attention up towards the face.

Asymmetrical Updo with CurlsAsymmetrical Updo with Curls Back

How to Style:

  1. Apply thermal protectant spray to damp hair.
  2. Round brush as you blow dry, creating volume at crown and pulling bangs to one side.
  3. Curl hair in medium sections away from the face.
  4. Finger comb through curls with shine serum.
  5. Twist and pull hair back to one side at the nape, creating a large curl pattern in the back.
  6. Finish with a strong hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

For something that will illuminate your hair and keep frizz at bay, try Kasia’s OUTSHINE Ultra-Light Smoothing Gloss.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This is a great look for anyone with a longer face shape and finer bob-length hair.

#12 Twist and Curl

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

What a great combo! This simple updo is one of our favorite fancy hairstyles and is a great way to spice up your everyday look.

Simple Updo with Twists and CurlsSimple Updo with Twists and Curls Back

How to Style:

  1. Apply thermal protectant spray to damp hair.
  2. Rough dry hair with your fingers and a blow dryer.
  3. Curl your entire head in medium sections.
  4. Gently finger comb through the curls after they cool.
  5. Take sections of hair and twist them up towards the crown and back, leaving some ends out to curl and pin in place.
  6. Finish with a texturizer and a strong hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

A great texturizing spray for shaping hair is John Master’s Bourbon Vanilla & Tangerine Hair Texturizer.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This easy updo is perfect for any face shape and easier for those with less texture in their hair.

#13 Sleek and Straight

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

This super straight look is sure to grab attention.

Super Straight Hairstyle

How to Style:

  1. Apply thermal protectant spray and shine serum to damp hair.
  2. Dry hair with a flat brush.
  3. Flat iron hair in small sections.
  4. Finish with a shine serum and a texturizer for the ends.

Recommended Products:

Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray uses organic bamboo for stronger and healthier hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is great on most face shapes, but if you have a larger forehead avoid the middle part and go for a side part instead. This smooth finish is fine for all hair types, but those with less texture will have a much easier time getting it sleek and straight.

#14 Curly Bun

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

This curly take on the bun is a beautiful soft updo for a romantic night out.

Soft Curly Updo

How to Style:

  1. Apply thermal protectant spray and volumizing mouse
  2. Rough dry hair
  3. Curl hair in medium sections
  4. Pull hair into ponytail at desired height leaving some hair out up front to create soft curls
  5. The easiest way to achieve this look is to use a hair donut, pulling it to the end of your ponytail and working back towards the ponytail pushing the hair out and around the ring. Make sure there are no flyways along the way.
  6. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

This is a Sea Salt Spray by Davines is perfect for this look providing light control and texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

The soft layers bring attention up to the eyes, cheekbone and chin great for an oval face shape. Those with medium to thick hair will be able to achieve this look the easiest.

#15 Short and Edgy

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

Creating major volume is the key to this edgy look!

Short Edgy Fancy HairstyleShort Edgy Fancy Hairstyle SIde

How to Style:

  1. Apply thermal protectant spray and root lift to damp hair.
  2. Dry hair with a round brushing, creating volume while pulling hair to desired side.
  3. Backcomb entire head.
  4. Use a large curling iron or flat iron to create beveled and spiked ends.
  5. Finish with a strong hold hairspray and texturize your ends.

Recommended Products:

The name says it all! Try TIGI Catwalk Your Highness Root Boost Spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval or heart face shapes with any type of hair will have no problem with this edgy cut.

#16 Romantic Pull Back

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

This voluminous style can be amped up for date night, or relaxed for a day in the office.

Voluminous Half Updo with Curls Voluminous Half Updo with Curls Back

How to Style:

  1. Apply thermal protectant spray, root lift and gel to damp hair.
  2. Dry hair with a round brush, creating volume while pulling hair back.
  3. Backcomb entire head with emphasis in the front, then smooth it over.
  4. Using a small barrel curling iron, curl hair in small sections over your entire head.
  5. Pull the sides back, then place and pin your curls, using a hair tie if necessary.
  6. Pull into a loose and low ponytail, pulling the curls out.
  7. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray does double duty, creating both volume and hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look brings attention to all facial features, making it a great styling option for all face shapes and all types of hair.

#17 Half Up Bouffant

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

This fancy updo has a fun retro vibe!

Half Up Bouffant HairstyleHalf Up Bouffant Hairstyle

How to Style:

  1. Apply thermal protectant spray to damp hair.
  2. Round brush as you blow dry to create major volume at crown and pull your bangs forward.
  3. Backcomb hair with emphasis at crown area.
  4. Curl hair with medium barrel iron in medium-sized sections.
  5. Pull and pin the sides back.
  6. Finish with medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

For mega volume, use Kevin Murphy’s Powder Puff Volumizing Powder on wet and/or dry hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is great for those who have a wider face shape as the height of the bouffant creates length. Those with any hair type can recreate this look.

Tip:

For those with fine hair, you may want to consider using a sock bun to achieve the height seen on this model.

#18 Curly Bob with Bangs

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

This cute look is the perfect mix of fancy and sass.

Curly Bob with BangsCurly Bob with Bangs Side

How to Style:

  1. Apply thermal protectant spray and root lift to damp hair.
  2. Dry hair with a round brush, creating volume while pulling hair to desired side.
  3. Backcomb your entire head with emphasis in the crown area.
  4. Curl hair in small sections with a 1-inch barrel curling iron. If necessary, flat iron the bang area.
  5. Finish with a strong hold hairspray and texturizer to give definition to curls.

Recommended Products:

For a volume refresh on dry hair, try Big Sexy Hair Powder Play Volumizing and Texturizing Powder.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This cut and style is great on those with narrower face shapes as the curl and bangs help to add width. This is a great cut and style for any type of hair!

#19 Low and Textured

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

This updo is simple to create and is as perfect for a luncheon as it is for a fancy night out.

Simple Updo with TextureSimple Fancy Updo with Texture Side

How to Style:

  1. Start with dry hair and create texture by using volumizing spray or dry shampoo.
  2. Back comb hair around the face and crown. Smooth your hair down, leaving some whisky pieces out.
  3. Create a ponytail at the nape of the neck.
  4. Section hair into four sections.
  5. Take two of the sections and tie the hair in knots over and over until you reach the ends.
  6. Do the same with the remaining two sections.
  7. Pin hair as desired at the nape of the neck
  8. Finish with medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Alterna Bamboo Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo is a perfect fit for anyone. There’s no color to it and it creates texture and volume for those easy second day looks.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This updo is perfect for gals with a heart shaped face who have curl and texture.

#20 The Curled Pixie

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

Growing out a pixie? This hot look allows for a little length up top to have fun styling with!

Curled Pixie Fancy HairstyleCurled Pixie Hairstyle SIde

How to Style:

  1. Apply thermal protectant spray a texturizing spray to damp hair.
  2. Rough dry hair with your fingers and a blow dryer.
  3. Curl hair in small sections with a 1-inch barrel curling iron.
  4. Use a shine serum to define the curls.
  5. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Use Kasia Organic’s Hydra-Boost Texturizing & Volumizing Spray on wet or dry hair for an added boost!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This versatile pixie is great for any hair type and is perfect on those with an oval face shape.

Go ahead and do something special for yourself and try one of these fancy hairstyles today!