Elegant hairstyles means different things to different groups of people. For one group of people, for anything to qualify to be considered as part of the elegant hairstyles, it has to be a 'formal hairstyle' in the truest sense of the word; so that for those who subscribe to this way of thinking, elegant hairstyles automatically translate to 'formal hairstyles' and the two terms can thus be used interchangeably. Another school of thought has a less stringent criteria, so that any hairstyle that is reasonably neat, whether among what are considered formal hairstyles or not, would still be termed as elegant. For the most part, elegant hairstyles are characterized by short to medium sized hair - though with a lot of care, longer hair can still be worked into one of these elegant hairstyles. There are a number of specific hairstyles that are almost universally considered to be in the category of so-called elegant hairstyles.
Buns are one example of elegant hairstyles that are almost universally considered to be among elegant hairstyles. The idea in these buns, also called chignons, is to gather the hair towards the back of one's head, and then putting together the bun with a pin. Of course, to make the bun elegant, that hair first has to be 'softened' through a procedure like blow dry, and then have all sides of the 'bun' combed lightly, to keep it all in. properly done, this can be a very elegant looking hairstyle, and it is indeed one of the cheapest elegant hairstyle that one can achieve without having to spend a fortune on the process.
French twists and braids are another couple of hairstyles that qualify to be considered as being part of the elegant hairstyle, almost universally. In French braids, we have the hair all around the head braided to form some sort of a wall, with hair from the sides and from the center of the head pulled in to create the wall, so that the region towards the center of the head is basically left 'hairless.' French twists, on the other hand, are defined by the working of the hair into a low lying ponytail, and then twisting the ponytail so acquired to create what can often turn out to be a very exquisite look. For the people who have a more relaxed criterion as to what makes elegant hairstyle, just blow drying the hair and oiling it well to make it smooth, and then letting it grow downwards can still leave one with what qualifies to be considered an elegant hairstyles.
Today Indian men and women are more inclined towards elegant hairstyles being inspired by the star world. Current trend for men comprises of crew cut, clipper cut, buzz cut, fade, classic and spikes. Men also look out for style and fashion and try out various versions of the popular hairstyles. Most of these hairstyles are actually the versions of the older haircuts. These cute and funky hairstyles are anytime classic and elegant. Professional and business women go for short hairdos with wide options to choose from. The most popular hairstyles in the business world are the pixie cut, bangs, shags, bob cut and blunt. These elegant hairstyles are a vital part of the fashion industry today. Layered hair, curls, waves, ringlets and updos also look elegant and graceful.