Prom hairstyles for teenagers
Even after picking out the perfect dress, your prom night look wouldn’t be complete without the perfect hair. Depending on the look you are trying to achieve (romantic, glamorous, sexy, or exotic) your hairstyle choices are only limited by your imagination. Even length, which was at one point the biggest barrier to achieving the perfect look, is no longer an issue, since extensions have been made more readily available.
Romantic. A romantic look can be gained through soft waves adorned by small flower or butterfly barrettes or thin loose bows with long tails in pastel shades. Start by rolling all of your hair onto hot rollers, using large rollers underneath to create body and medium rollers on top to create the waves. After the curls are set, use your fingers or a wide toothed comb to separate and soften the curls into waves; do not brush your curls. Randomly attach the pastel flower or butterfly barrettes throughout out your waves and finish the look with a soft hold hair spray.
Glamour. Two looks for Hollywood glamour both start with a straight part to one side and a gloss pomade. After smoothing the pomade through your hair, you have a couple of choices. One is to leave the look long and straight with two jeweled pins above the ear on the parted side. Or use the same jeweled pins to secure a glamorous up-do. Pull all of your hair into a low ponytail at the base of your skull then twist it upwards into itself. Tuck away any loose strands and hold with the pins and hairspray.
Sexy. An up-do shows off lines in the face, neck and shoulders that are often hidden by loose down-styles, creating a sexy look. Start this look with a hard center part in a zig zag pattern. Comb wet hair forward and, using the handle of a comb or your finger, begin slightly off center and draw a z pattern through the hair to the back of the head. Pull both sides up into a high ponytail and secure with a rubber band. Use a strand of hair approximately an inch wide to wrap around the base of the ponytail, concealing the band. Smooth mousse through the ponytail and blow dry straight. With a large barreled curling iron, curl one inch sections of the ponytail and pin the ends of the curls back into the base. Use a small barreled curling iron to spiral curl any stray strands around the face and the neck. Finish the whole look with a firm holding spray.
Exotic. The easiest way to create an exotic look is by adding adornments of colorful silk flowers or jewels with a “tropic” feel to any of these suggestions. For example, to turn glamorous into exotic, replace the jeweled pins over the ear with a single orchid. Use pearls to add an exotic flair to the sexy curled up-do. Exchange the pastel flowered barrettes in the romantic look for small tropical flowers in bright, bold colors.
If you are still not sure which look is right for you, one option is to take a picture of your dress into your stylist to get his or her thoughts. Your stylist will be able to offer you the best look to match your dress and your desired look. But as I said before, you are truly only limited by your imagination.