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Looking for the Perfect Prom Hairstyle?
May 09 2017

Looking for the Perfect Prom Hairstyle?

You’ve found the perfect dress and great accessories, so now’s the time for you to pick the right prom hairstyle to complete your look. This year, there’s plenty of new ‘dos that will complement a variety of looks. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Lengthy Locks with Plenty of Texture

Prom doesn’t mean that you have to commit to an updo. If you have long hair and want to show it off, consider leaving your hair down. Add some luxurious waves or flattering curls to give your hair some texture. It’s a look that can complement any dress! If you don’t have long hair, you can still get this look for the night with hair extensions.

Twisted Flower Crown

Skip the corsage and wear flowers in your hair. This look is the perfect complement to a boho look, and you can customize it with any type of fresh flowers. Just be sure to come armed with plenty of bobby pins to keep the individual flowers in place.

Fancy Faux Hawk

Give any ensemble a little bit of edge by styling your hair into a chic faux hawk. The key to creating this look is to create plenty of volume on the top of your head. In the back, you can decide how much volume you want to add. For a more romantic interpretation of the punk standard, you can form your hair into soft curls and use a hair ornament on one side of your head.

Accent Braid Updo

For a simple updo that’s still on-trend, braid the front part of your hair in one long braid that reaches from temple to temple. Then gather the rest of your hair into a voluminous bun in the back of your head. If you find that your braids look a little thin during your updo trial run, think about adding a few hair extensions to add some volume to your look. If you do decide to add extensions, consider choosing a color that complements, but doesn’t match, your existing hair. That way, your new extensions will draw attention to the texture of the braid.

Fishtail or Mermaid Braid

A romantic mermaid braid can be paired with flowers and hair jewels to create a memorable look. To create a beautiful, formal braid, be sure to add lots of volume at the crown, then carefully style your bangs before braiding. After you’ve braided your remaining hair, loosen up the braid with the back of a rat tail comb to create the appearance of voluminous hair.

Once you’ve picked your prom hairstyle, be sure to have a trial run at the salon or at home before prom. That way, you’ll be able to buy any hair accessories you’ll need and make any necessary hairdo tweaks without being rushed.

Want to enhance your prom hairstyle? At New Look Institute, our hair extension process is simpler and easier to perform than most hair extension procedures. It causes no damage to your existing hair, and can be removed quickly and easily. In a matter of hours, you can have the look you desire for any special occasion. To schedule a free consultation call us today at (408) 279-4247 or to contact us via email click here.