To look your best at your prom you have to have great hair! There's lots of choices for prom hairstyles this year. Your two main considerations are what haristyles flatter your face, what styles suit your hair type and which hairstyles will complement your prom dress or gown. Everything goes, so make your choice on what suits you the best and don't fight your hair. Luscious curls, flirty waves, shiny straight or a sleek chignon or ponytail ~ choose the best style for you and your hair.
Prom hairstyles feature soft hair with attractive, feminine waves or curls ~ you'll want to avoid harsh, extreme styles. No matter what style you choose, the best place to start is with a good haircut. To give your hair time to 'settle' after your haircut, but sure to set your appointment for your cut about two weeks before your prom. Get a good trim, nothing more ~ now is not the time to make a radical change to your hair. Ideally your diet, exercise and sleep regimen have already contributed to healthy hair. Take a little extra time and have a deep-conditioning treatment at the same time to give your hair a little boost and shine.
In the weeks before the big day, do lots of experimenting with different styles and hair accessories such as combs, hairpins and bunwraps if you're wearing a updo, until you're absolutely happy. Make sure you'll be comfortable and not self-conscious with the style you choose, and ideally it will last through the day without any fuss.
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For an excellent guide to choosing a hairstyle that is the most flattering for you, try The Virtual Hairstyler. It's a great online assessment of your features that gives you instant feedback with hairstyle recommendations.
If you are going to a professional hairstylist, visit and discuss your ideas for your prom hairstyle before your prom day appointment. Take your dress with you so your stylist can see what you'll wear and what will suit your dress, hair and face best. Look at lots of prom hair styles in magazines and take pictures with you to give your stylist an idea of what you like, it's often hard to explain hairstyles.
If you are wearing a strapless prom dress or gown, consider a soft, wavy updo hairstyle to highlight your face, feature your long gorgeous neck or elegant shoulders. A prom updo with long chandelier earrings gently swinging above bare tanned shoulders ~ a stunning combination!
For a final touch, add a rhinestone hairpin, comb or clip to your hair for extra sparkle and glamor. Whether you wear your hair in a sassy prom updo or long, romantic curls, a little hair 'jewelry' can look fabulous. Don't go overboard, subtle is best and be sure to coordinate the style of your hair accessories with your dress and jewelry.