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Quiet Luxury Hair Ideas to Elevate Your Style

Make a statement with these hairstyles that whisper elegance.

We’ve all heard the saying, “Simplicity is beauty.” And here’s a trend that embodies that: quiet luxury. As the name implies, quiet luxury is all about showing wealth in a subtle way. No huge brand logos, no flashy accessories—it’s all about keeping things low-key and refined. It’s a trend in fashion and lifestyle, but now, it’s slowly gaining momentum in the world of hair as well.

Quiet luxury hair refers to simple, minimalist hairstyles that make you look sophisticated. It veers toward timeless looks rather than the latest craze. It’s all about wearing carefully chosen hair accessories and classic, natural-looking hair colors instead of elaborate hairstyles and loud hues.

Quiet luxury hair is for everyone, and here are some ideas to help you nail it.

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1. Low Ponytail With Tendrils

Asian woman with a quiet luxury hairstyle
Tendrils make a simple ponytail look dainty and elegant. Credit:

A low ponytail may be the most basic among all ponytail hairstyles, but it’s far from plain and boring. To make it look elegant, start with smooth and shiny hair. You can also straighten your hair with a flat iron to create a sleek and polished look. Then, tie your hair just above your nape.

For added elegance, take a small section of hair from your ponytail. Wrap it around your hair tie and secure it with a bobby pin. You can also loosen small sections of hair near your temples. Let these strands frame your face to create a softer look.

2. Straight, Chin-Length Hair

Asian woman with short straight hair wearing a light pink blazer
Apply hair serum to your straight bob for added shine. Credit: All Things Hair Team

Short, straight hair fits right in the quiet luxury aesthetic. Its clean, simple cut and styling lets you be a head-turner without trying so hard.

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3. Soft, Relaxed Waves

Asian woman with long wavy hair that shows quiet luxury
Got thin hair? Create soft waves to give it volume and bounce. Credit: Pixta

Quiet luxury hairstyles can have texture, too. Take these long waves, for example. They’re effortlessly chic, and you can wear them from day to night. They also give your hair volume and dimension, keeping it from looking flat and limp.

4. Wavy Lob

Asian woman with a wavy long bob wearing a white sleeveless dress
Style your long bob this way when attending garden weddings or daytime parties. Credit: Hải Nguyễn from Pexels

Wear these relaxed waves on a medium-length haircut, like a long bob. You can use a curling iron to create these waves. You can also divide your hair into small sections and wrap each of them around hair rollers. Then, blow-dry your hair to set the curls and gently brush your hair afterward to make loose waves.

5. Sleek Top Knot

Asian woman with hair in a sleek top knot wearing a black spaghetting-strapped top
Beat the heat while looking chic with this sleek top knot hairstyle. Credit: Cottonbro Studio from Pexels

Want to get your long hair out of the way on a busy day? Put it in this chic and fierce updo. To do this, gather your hair on your crown first and tie it into a high ponytail. Then, twist your hair and wrap it around the base of your ponytail. Secure it with bobby pins or with another hair tie. Finish with a few spritzes of hairspray to create a smooth look.

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6. Sleek Low Bun

Asian woman with a low bun hairstyle wearing a pink dress
You won’t go wrong with a classic low bun. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Like the top knot, this hairstyle keeps your hair off your face and in place. But unlike a top knot, the sleek low bun looks more formal and elegant, so it’s more suitable for weddings or business meetings. It’s also a popular Filipiniana hairstyle.

7. Wet Look Wavy Ponytail

Back of an Asian woman with long hair in a wavy ponytail
Look put-together with a sleek, wavy ponytail. Credit: Dennie Ramon

The waves give this hairstyle flair without being over the top. Let your hair cascade elegantly down your back by positioning your ponytail about an inch from your nape. Don’t forget to wrap a section of hair around your hair tie to make your hairstyle look more polished. Then, finish with generous spritzes of hairspray to create a sleek, wet hair look.

8. Low Ponytail With a Headscarf

Side view of a woman with long hair in a low ponytail wearing a white sleeveless top
Add personality to your everyday look by accessorizing your ponytail with a folded headscarf. Credit: John Diez from Pexels

Another way to elevate a simple ponytail is by wrapping a folded headscarf around your hair tie. This hair accessory serves as an accent without being loud, making your hairstyle look effortlessly chic.

9. Chin-Length Bob With Shallow Waves

Asian woman with a wavy bob hairstyle that exudes quiet luxury
Barely-there waves add a pinch of glam to a simple bob haircut. Credit: Pixta

If you’re not fond of straight bobs, go for barely-there waves to add texture and movement to your short hair. Create a neat side part for added elegance, and give your locks a few spritzes of hairspray for a smooth finish.

10. Lob With a Hair Clip

Asian woman with a hair clip on her long bob
Jazz up your hair quickly with a simple hair clip. Credit: Cottonbro from Pexels

A simple hair clip can jazz up any down ‘do while giving it a touch of quiet luxury. Wear a snap clip, a pearl clip, or a few metallic bobby pins on a long bob to create a fresh, everyday look.

These quiet luxury hairstyles show that, indeed, less is more. Try them now and be the picture of understated elegance.