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5 May 2013

Research: Prom Hairstyle– Now is the time to begin searching for that prom night hairstyle

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May 5, 2013 Category: Beauty Posted by:

By Leah Fletcher


Prom season will soon be upon many teens.  For many of them, it is their first formal event and it’s normal to want a dazzling hairstyle for the big evening. Finding that perfect style for the prom can be difficult, so it’s best to consider your options early. 


Pre-prom shopping activities include carefully chosen dresses, shoes, makeup and accessories. However, unlike a daily hairstyle, the prom hairstyle styles needs more consideration to have the best impact. Finding the perfect hairstyle can be difficult. No matter how careful you are, you must consider several different factors when selecting just the right style. The major factor is whether you are changing your hairstyle drastically. 


Drastic hair change for the prom   



If you are considering a radical style change that may include a relaxer, braids, permanent hair extensions, hair color, or other major changes, booking these services in advance. You will then have time to adjust to the new look, to evaluate your style options and decide on the look for the big event. If it doesn’t turn out exactly as you planned, you also have time to make changes or to come up with another look you find more comfortable.


Research style ideas


Remember your hairstyle and your prom outfit should mesh for a complete look. If you have a traditionally, understated and romantic dress, a classic or braided bun or updo might be your style of choice, Alternatively, if you have a bold, sleek dress a short cut or longer length style might be the look for you. Get ideas from the latest celebrity styles and black hair magazines. You also may want to visit hair forums on the Internet


Popular looks for prom 


There is an array of hairstyles to choose for your prom, from classic styles to edgier looks. 


Pixie cut trendy and edgy


The pixie cut is a popular style. It is trendy and will allow you to create a hairstyle that can be cutting edge and fun for prom night. With this short cut you can create curls or flips using a ceramic styling iron on small sections of your hair and using texturizing products to complete the look.  


Weaves and waves 


Weaves and waves may be added to the list of popular prom hairstyles. They may provide a popular, romantic look and they help you achieve the look even if you hair is not naturally long. The waves created by medium sized hot rollers, after being removed, can create sections of hair that make flattering waves.


Updos can be sleek and sassy


A wide selection of updo styles work. A half-up and half-down style works for medium length or long hair. Low buns and classic updos work with partial cornrow braid styles and offer popular polished look for prom.  Many other braided styles may be adapted for unique look 


Comb Coils


Natural hairstyles can be elegant and they work well with short to medium hair. Comb coils can be achieved by using a rattail comb. To achieve this style, take small sections of hair and turn them slowly to complete the coil, Hair gel or other styling products need to be used to and the style can last up to several days or several weeks depending on the length of hair and tightness of the curls. 


Celebrity-inspired prom hairstyles styles


Borrow style ideas from your favorite celebrities. They are usually at the forefront of fashion and hot seasonal hair trends. Keep in mind that they have an available team of hairstylist and other beauty professionals.  And, because you don’t, not every look you desire may be easy to imitate. Many African American celebrity styles use weaves or other extension in order to pull off a look due to hair length, volume and texture. Popular celebrity styles include: 


Chic short styles: Rihanna 

Long and mid-length weaves:  Beyonce, Queen Latifah

Natural hair: Solange Knowles, Esperanza Spaulding, Jill Scott

Sleek updos: Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys


Trendsetting styles: First Lady Michelle Obama, Janelle Monae, Viola Davis


More prom hairstyle ideas


• Long ponytails work for natural hair or braids giving you a simple and sophisticated look.

• Clip-in ponytail pieces make for an easy hairstyle.  Use them to create a ponytail with an air of elegance and sophistication.

• Too create a sleek look with short to medium curls, use a mixture of leave-in conditioner and medium to strong hold non-alcohol gel.


A deep side part, for any hair length, will set a tone of sophistication.


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