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Prom Hair Guide

May 27, 2010 at 11:00AM by Kayla Hutzler |

Side Slung Ponytail

Your hair for prom is extremely important — in close-up photos, it's the main attraction! You should consider the style of your dress, what accessories you'll be wearing, and what the weather might be like when deciding on how to wear your hair.

If you have not done so already, the first thing is to book your appointment at the hair salon. You never want to get your hair done too early and have to sit around all day trying not to mess it up. You also don't want to be cutting it too close to when your date is supposed to arrive — most salons will be running behind on prom day as it is. Lastly, do not pick a salon too far away — traffic is not something you want to worry about. Generally, try to make your appointment for at least two hours before you're supposed to be somewhere for pictures.

If your dress is really bold or has a lot of prints, then a simpler hairstyle is necessary. Elegant ponytails or side buns complement every style and can be amped up with dramatic parts, small flowers, or some volume on top. Blow outs are always an option too, just remember — it's going to get hot on the dance floor so you may frizz!

If your dress is simple and therefore allows for a more attention-grabbing up-do, then go for it! Getting your hair done is so much fun. Braids, curls, crimps, waves, poufs can all be incorporated into one style and still look great. If you need extensions than be sure to get them a few days before. Don't expect the hair salon to be able to do them without fair warning.

To find great hair styles, we suggest going online and glancing through the red-carpet photos from any Hollywood event — celebs have the best stylists at their fingertips and always show off the newest looks. And, you can even stop by your hair salon a few days before your appointment and show them the picture so they can make sure they have all the proper tools!

What hairstyle are you wearing to prom?



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