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Formal Hairstyles for Men

Which fancy hairstyles should men opt for when attending a festive event? Here is the simple solution for party hairstyles: pile on the stylish elements a bit more lavishly and create more elegance, more style, and more luster. A bold or subtle wave may add just the right focus and flair. Let yourself be inspired by our formal hairstyle photos, and follow the easy styling instructions below.

What makes a hairstyle intriguing for that special night or gala event? Is it the elegance, the style, the extra effort or a new, eye-catching hair element? Our answer is: all of the above! Have a look at the glamorous hairstyles in our gallery and join us in our search for the right styling elements, which make all the difference. You may decide to use only one of these formal hairstyle elements, but we suggest using them all. When it comes to party hair, more elements actually have a bigger impact.

The Part

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Straight partings increase the elegant flair of formal hair. Ideally, your hair should still be damp when you create the parting. Comb your hair back and part it with a styling comb. Now you are ready to style the rest of your hair.


Tip: Try parting your hair along a higher or lower line. You may also want to lengthen or shorten the part.

Well-Groomed Hair

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A reasonable level of perfection is important for formal hairstyles. Defined, accurately-styled straight or wavy hair is far more suitable for formal hairdos than undone styles with strands of hair standing on end or limply hanging down. Use a comb to style your hair for an elegant look.


Tip: Use hair gel to create an elegant, wet effect. Hair wax prevents fly-away hair.


Shimmering hair always looks appealing. Hairstyles for formal events would not be elegant without this soft healthy glow. The wet look is also very suitable for party hairstyles. Make sure to pull out all the styling techniques and use extra-gloss hairspray, hair oil, hair wax or hair gel.


Tip: Less is more! Styling products for extra luster are best used sparingly. It is easy enough to add a little more if needed.