Make sure your prom look is complete, head to toe, with everything working together to make a lovely picture. The perfect prom night starts with the perfect dress. Once you have that, you’ll want to select a hairstyle that accentuates the beauty of the dress. Wearing a style that does not blend with the style or ‘mood’ of the dress detracts from the overall picture.
A sophisticated or dramatic gown will have smooth, form fitting lines. You won’t find ruffles, lace or a sheer overlay on one of these. It will come in a dramatic color - black, bright red, white (if you have dark hair), or a vivid, clear blue or green.
A dress of this style calls for a sleek sophisticated hairstyle with uncluttered lines. Opt for a sleek updo accented by a single wave, very controlled curls or even spikey strands extending from a knot or chignon.
See how to create some of these effects here.
Another great look for a dramatic strapless dress is sleek, shiny hair worn perfectly straight. Part it in a low side part, so that it drapes over one eye. The other side can be held back with a single straight barrette of rhinestones. Make sure your hair is cut to a perfect blunt edge and the ends are freshly trimmed. Create an ultra smooth finish with a flat iron and spray shine.Learn about flat irons.
These gowns are often found in softer colors. They usually have a full or softly draped skirt and may have lace, ruffles or a train. When wearing a very feminine, strapless dress, there is nothing more lovely than soft waves falling on bare shoulders. Try wearing your hair down, set in big, controlled waves.
- Option 1:
Smooth one side up and back, securing it high on the crown of your head. Secure it with a romantic barrette, with curved lines.
- Option 2:
Pull both sides up to the top, center of your head. Secure it with an attractive barrette and allow the ends to fall into soft curls.
Romantic Hairstyle Instructions
So find a prom dress that you love and feel wonderful wearing. Then decide what ‘mood’ the dress expresses and plan your prom hair style accordingly. The effect is sure to be stunning!
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Updos for parties, proms, weddings or the office. Follow these simple instructions to begin creating them yourself!