The prom hairdo is likely the most difficult of all choices, even more
so than the wedding hairdo. Both events, prom and wedding are of major
significance in the lives of the young lady. But with the prom, the
young person has less resources and less experience, and the prom style
has the greatest chance to be handled ineffectively.
It is a good idea to match your high school prom hairstyle to the gown
you intend to wear, so get the dress and all the accoutrements like
shoes and gloves and jewelry decided and booked before you begin making
a decision on what hair is the most suitable.
There are additional events that can make the event a trial-of-passage
beyond all expectations. The wise family with the concerned and
caring parents will secretly perform a dry run. All materials and
schedules will be established and tested, and if you have the funds even
the hairstyle can be chosen and likely tested. A teenager is at risk
of nerves that can cause her skin to break out. She may even have to
contend with difficult parents and siblings who could easily embarrass
her on her big night. So, back off parents and little brothers. Be
great helpers, not great hindrances.
Often a teenager will spend more on her hair than any other part of the
wardrobe (with the exception of the dress). It doesn't have to be an
event that gets you into debt or stresses the family budget. It is not
difficult to do-it-yourself, and in this regard, attending a pre-prom
party where girlfriends can help each other to practise and evaluate
their look (and even get some pointers on dealing with nails and
For your hair style choice, decide on your theme or mood, based on the
dress which you should already have chosen. Are you Cinderella in ball
gown white or the Hollywood mystery woman in black? Are you Daddy's
little girl in chiffon, or the sophisticated glamor Queen in low-cut
Some prom hair style looks include flowing curls and updos crowned by
hair jewels. If you have long straight hair, you may want to opt for
the same look during the prom, making sure you have conditioned it to
escape the frizzies with appropriate drugstore aids. A bit of gel can give
lift and twists or assist in keeping hair in place.
If you are able to book with a stylist ahead of time and can afford the
cost, it may be well worth the effort and finances. You will be able to
get good advice and excellent workmanship with top quality materials,
and a drop-dead look to suit your image. You will even have access to
visual aids to choose the look you want.
Often you can start with a pony tail or braided look, that can then be
raised and fastened with a jeweled barrette. It can also be rolled into
a French twist and tightened securely at the back of your head. For the
innocent look, try ringlets and flowers, but for many styles of this
nature you will need to practise ahead of time. Remember that
everything needs to hold together for a solid solid six to eight hours
throughout the evening.
Avoid experimenting with color if at all possible. A natural look that
does not remain for weeks after the event is a far safer route.