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Prom Expert

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, sweet)

2. What texture hair do I have? (curly, wavy, straight, fine, thick)

3. What length hair do I have? (past shoulders, shoulder-length, pixie cut, etc.)

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 (Please be sure one of my other articles doesn't answer your question. Thanks!)

Check these other great articles from our Prom Expert:

Proms are HERE and NOW!5/2/01
Tips for a Fab Face5/1/01
Prom Hair: PART II4/12/01
Prom Hair: PART I4/9/01
More Cheap Accessories: Tiaras4/6/01
More Cheap Accessories: Shawls4/5/01
More Cheap Accessories: Bracelets4/4/01
More Cheap Accessories: Necklaces4/3/01
More Cheap Accessories: Gloves4/2/01
Cheap Hair Accessories!4/1/01
The Perfect Prom Accessories!3/30/01
Fancy Formal Frocks3/29/01
Some tips for prom buying (a sidenote to my other articles)3/23/01
Buying the Dress3/22/01
Spotting a Higher Quality Dress3/20/01
Are You Prepared to Shop?3/12/01
It's Coming...Are You Ready?3/1/01

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