Prom season is quickly approaching. Who
better to help you than Kym, our very own Accessories Expert. She will keep
you updating on new prom fashions and answer all your questions. You want an
important night like this to be perfect, so let Kym help!
Prom Hair: PART I
So here's the next big question -- what the heck should I do with my hair?
Ask yourself a few questions to decide your perfect prom look.
1. What do I envision my style of hair to be? (sleek, sexy, glamorous,
2. What texture hair do I have? (curly, wavy, straight, fine, thick)
3. What length hair do I have? (past shoulders, shoulder-length, pixie
Once you have this information, start to sift through prom magazines.
These are a great start for finding a style. The internet may be rich in
information, but I haven't found too many sites specializing in prom hair.
(If you find one, let me know).
Another great place to look is your
hairdresser. Make a special trip to make an appointment. While you are
there, browse over their hairstyle books. These books are definatly the best
option when searching for hairstyles. They include many classic styles as
well as some other, funkier styles. The receptionist at your stylist's desk
will be more than willing to help you locate the books. They also won't mind
if you sit down to look at the books for a half hour. (Be sure to be polite
and thank the receptionist for her help!)
These books usually go unnoticed until eager prom-goers go in that day
for their appointment. However, the day of the proms, salons are usually
packed and on a very tight schedule, which doesn't allow much time to look.
If you find a style you like in the book, write down the page number and
book title. Then you can bring these two or three ideas to your stylist the
day of the prom (make sure they still have the books!) Your stylist is much
more willing to work with a picture of the style rather than a description.
Be willing to listen to the stylist's concerns, if they have any. And be
sure to pick two or three styles, in case your stylist feels your hair will
not work well with the style.
To avoid too much hassel, make sure you have
enough hair for the styles you pick out. If you have short hair, don't
expect a metamorphis! And if you have long hair, don't expect your style to
look "small." Don't kid yourself -- if you have long, thick hair, you still
will the night of the prom!
Also be prepared for a slight change of style. Some stylist may suggest
small changes in your style in order to fit your hair type and texture.
Also, many stylist are infamous for "customizing" your style and creating
their own vision of your style. Be flexable and trust their judgement -- it
will usually look great!
In my next article, we'll talk about specific styles and ideas for short,
long, and medium length hair. See ya then!
Questions? Email Kym at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please be sure one of
my other articles doesn't answer your question. Thanks!)