Spring is here, and that means that Prom time is closing in. It’s the end of high school, and the grand finale is just around the corner. Perhaps you’ve been planning your look for months, years even. Once the big decision is made, and the dress and shoes are picked out, then it’s time to decide on what to do with your hair. There are a few things to consider: your hair type and length, and the length, shape, and style of your dress.
Pinterest can offer a host of inspiration for prom hair styles, but we’ve put a few suggestions together to help you narrow it down even further. (Sometimes fewer options help to make a decision). As you choose how you’ll wear your locks for this special event, keep an eye on accessories that grab your attention. Sparkly headbands, flowers (either real or fabric), glittered barrettes, dangly earrings and pretty pins should co-ordinate with both your hairstyle and your outfit.
The updo in it’s many incarnations is a classic event style, as hair pulled back away from the face is pretty and a great way to put the focus on the dress. Try a low chignon, with hair loosely tucked in and tendrils framing the face. Or have all your hair pulled up into a soft bun on the crown with an twinkly headband to dress up the look. Another pretty prom look is to tie hair back and tuck in a few flowers for a romantic effect.
Even if you’re hair is short, you’ll want to have it properly styled. Make sure to research looks and have a consultation beforehand. It’s important with short hair to look intentional. It could be charming and textured like Ginnifer Goodwin’s cute cut or classic 1920s á la Carey Mulligan as Daisy in The Great Gatsby. Both of these beauties are enhancing thier ‘do with striking accessories. Sparkling and dangling earrings light up your face, or a pretty barrette pinned to hold a deep side part in place is a sweet way to add style to a sleek look.
If you’ve been growing your locks for a long time, you can keep the look on your locks and less on the dress. Have hair braided into a fishtail and pin in small flowers, or go super classic and keep it long and curled, and pinned to the side. If you’re thinking straight and sleek go half up and accessorize with a jeweled or metallic pony wrap.
Remember, if you’re having a tricky time choosing a style, book a hair consultation at Hair Republic, making sure to bring along images of your dress and accessories. Let the experts take care of your look for this epic event!
Written by AVL. Images collected from Pinterest.