As every girl knows, the prom is an excuse to really go overboard on the dress, the shoes, the accessories but the crowning glory of all is the hairstyle! A beautiful prom hairstyle is crucial for your overall appearance for the evening
There are many other ways make your prom hairstyle one to remember. Here’s the long and short of it!
Girls with short hair are lucky because their prom hairstyle will take half the time to do! Short hair is the best type if you want to have a really out of this world flicks at the nape of your neck – think funky pixie! All you need is some hair wax – apply a little and tease out the ends of your hair so that the style frames your face. Alternatively, short haired girlies can sweep their bangs to the side, and pin it with a pretty hair clip. This sophisticated look will work even better if you pick delicate hair accessories that coordinate with your dress and corsage.
Those of you with medium length hair may think that there’s nothing interesting they can do with their hair. But stop and think; you’re actually the ideal length because you can make your hair look longer, or shorter, fairly easily. To make your hair look shorter, take small sections, and carefully twist them towards the back of your head. Pin the ends where you would normally have a ponytail, and tease the ends of the twists out away from your head to create cute flicks. To make you hair look longer, attach a quality fake ponytail, and fix your hair like the long haired girls…
You girls with long hair can chose from several prom hair styles. You could leave it down (flowing locks are always great). But if you want to pin it back, remember that it doesn’t just have to be a ponytail. Put your hair into a ponytail first of all – (your hair will be too heavy without that extra support, and the style is most likely to slip). Then take the ends of your hair and twist it or curl it, and pin it to the back of your head. You could even have lots of tiny plaits, intertwine them, and then pin them into a beautiful bun shape to form a kind of crown. Sensational!
Delicately curled tendrils work especially well if you have an off the shoulder dress. If your hair isn’t naturally curly, you can cheat! Use a heat protective spray, and carefully curl the ends of the hair into traditional ringlets. Not only will this new style frame your face but it will create quite an impact… curly girlies always look romantic!
If you do not trust others with your hair or simply do not know what style to choose from, follow the guide below to find an always popular and do-able hairstyle…. not to mention easy – and best of all…cheap.
The CLASSIC girl will brush her hair back in a tight ponytail leaving a small section of the pony tail underneath. Wrap what was left out around the pony tail holder. Use bobby pins to secure the loose hair, but try to keep them hidden. Remember that the tighter the hair, the less you will have to spend time restyling later that night when you’re having fun. Don’t make the ponytail either too high or too low, and use a little bit of hair spray – sleek it down with your fingertips to decrease any flyways.
If you want to go for the GIRLIE look, start with a small part to the side. Brush your hair back and to the opposite side of the part (below your ears). Tie your hair back on the side with a cute ponytail holder that matches your dress, and let your hair fall over the front of your shoulders. You can brush out some of the hair from the top so that it is loose and has volume. For those that have layers, let the shorter ends fall loose but keep them all to one side.
ROMANTIC is always a popular look for prom. The traditional style is to pull half of your hair up form your ears to the top of your head. Tie the hair back in a ponytail and divide the hair into small or large section (whichever you prefer). Twist the sections and tie them up, leaving the tips loose to flutter. Then secure with bobby pins (the more the better, as long as they are concealed). Leave the rest of your hair hanging straight (use a straightening iron if your hair is naturally wavy or curly) and use conditioner to eliminate frizz.
Whatever you do, remember the golden rules. No matter which style you choose, make sure that your hair is shiny, bouncy, and healthy looking. Avoid the temptation of fixing your hair with half a bottle of hairspray. Hair which is weighed down with too much product always looks crusty and dull. Remember, sophistication and coordination is the key. But I’m sure, whatever you decide to do, you’ll all look like the prom princess!