Best style for your tresses when you go out in your prom dresses

As prom night approaches, you have almost all of your plans ready; you have your date, the perfect dress, dinner plans, transportation, manicure, jewelry and the perfect shoes. Usually the last thing to fall into place, and one of the most important parts of your evening, is a great hairstyle.  The hairstyle you choose for your prom night can really affect your entire look, and so it’s very important to make sure that you chose the correct one to compliment your personal style and the dress that you are wearing.  Here are some tips to help you ensure that you pick the correct ‘do to complete your prom look.

1.  The classic prom hairstyle is an up-do with lots of curls, all meticulously pinned in place.  This is the most common style for good reasons.  If you’re planning on doing a lot of dancing on prom night, this hairstyle helps you to keep you cool.  Having your hair down will be extremely hot and your hair will most likely begin to flatten.  Another reason to style your hair in the classic up-do is that it is beautiful.  This hairstyle shows that you put effort into looking your best.  In addition to simply looking gorgeous, this hairstyle compliments most dress styles.  With your hair off you neck, your beautiful jewelery and dress neckline are showcased.

Another thing to remember about styling your hair this way is that there are many things you can do to diversify your look.  Not all up-dos are the same, so if you’re worried about having the same hairstyle as everyone else, there are things you can do to change it up.  One very pretty way to add something extra to this classic style is to begin it with an upside down French braid.  Flip your head upside down and have your stylist  begin the braid from the nape of your neck and stop about halfway up the back of your head.  At this point, you can begin the curls, either pinned or dangling.  Another great way to throw a twist into this look is to do just that…make it a French twist.  It’s a gorgeous look that’s always adds a sense of class to formal wear.

2. One hair style that is becoming more popular for prom is very opposite of the previous suggestion.  Large, voluminous, loose curls that are completely free-flowing seem to be the look of the season.  It is important that they are very smooth with few fly-aways, and created with a large-barreled curling iron.  This style can look very beautiful, but as previously mentioned, with your hair down, it will be difficult to stay cool while dancing.  This hairstyle looks the best with a strapless dress because your locks will not be covering the sleeves of your dress.  In a strapless dress, wearing your hair down serves as an accent to your outfit.

3. The third hairstyle that will accent your dress is to wear your hair half up.  This is difficult to pull off while still maintaining a formal look, but if you do decide to pull it up, remember to keep the style voluminous with lots of curls to keep it a classy look instead of an every day look.

Whichever look you chose, make sure that you have it planned out in advance, so that you’re not scrambling on prom day to create the perfect hairstyle.  If you plan on having a stylist create your look, have them booked at least a month in advance, and discuss your dress style with them as well as which hair-dos you like.  Good luck and  have a fabulous prom night!

Up-do hair for formal events

teen with an updoIf you have a formal event coming up, like a school dance, a recital, or something else that requires you to dress up and look your best, you may want to consider and up-do. They have a way of helping your look more formal, and they are usually a great look for a busy night as they will stay in place and look good the whole evening, you don’t have to stress about your hair going flat etc.

The following is a look at up-do hair for formal events:

The first thing you want to do is decide what look you want: smooth and sleek, formal curls, classic, what? Once you decide what you want you can continue to have your hair done by friends, family, or a stylist.

No matter what up-do style you choose, you will want to start with clean dry hair. If you do it while your hair is wet, it will not stay in place as well, and if it is dirty, your hair will not look nearly as nice.

In order to do a proper up-do, you are going to need the following items:

  • Plenty of bobby pins in your hair color
  • A flat iron
  • A Curling iron

Once you have everything ready, try the following steps for an attractive up-do great for your formal occasion:

Part left of center. You are not going to want to part straight down the middle, and parting to the left of center is the most classical, and flattering part.

Create an anchor for your hair. Whether you are going to use curls, or go for a more smooth and sleek look, you are going to need a place to anchor the pins, and a place to pull everything. The best way to create and anchor for your hair is to take pieces from both sides and tie them together and pin into place, so that the create a platform to pin other hair to.

teens at a promPiece by piece, get hair in place, and use a small mist of spray to keep it in place. You will want to use your flat iron on the hair so that it sits just right. Work your way through your hair. You will want to alternate between sections on one side of the head and the other so that your hair is balanced at the end. If you are going for the smooth sleek look you will pin hair under, if you are going for the curled up-do, you will want to use your curling iron, create curls, then pin them in place.

For a really fast up do, consider pulling hair into a mid ponytail, and then use a curling iron and pins to create a nest of curls in the back of your hair.