It’s late spring, graduation time, and that means Proms. And Proms mean special hair styles and colors. It’s a time when you can pull out all the stops and opt for something really extraordinary. After all, you’ve bought the perfect dress and shoes, booked transportation, reserved a table at your favorite restaurant and scheduled a manicure and pedicure. Now, what to do about your hair?
When it comes to style, braids or curls are always good choices. Braids are popular and can be fashioned in a nearly countless number of ways. Formal, informal, loose or tight. French, Dutch or a combination of braided styles. They can be worn high or allowed to fall loosely around your ears and neck. You can incorporate flowers into the hairdo or fashion the braids into a flower form. The number of styles is limited only by your imagination or that of your stylist.
Curls are another classic look you can go with. Whether you have long or short hair, curls can look incredible. Loose curls can add volume without being very complicated. You can choose from big spiral curls or thicker, tight curls that give a wavy look.
When it comes to color, there is an almost dizzying array of styles to choose from. One of the most popular is the ombre, which, by itself, offers quite a few variants – enough to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. It offers a sun kissed look, can be used with almost any hair color, is fairly easy to do, and adds a feel of sophistication to your looks. It can even hide some hair issues, such as split ends.
In the past, ombre hairstyles tended to be more stark, with greater contrasts. Today’s styles look more natural, brunettes and blonds especially benefitting from the combination of lights and darks.
While the choices of ombre colors are considerable, they need to be tailored to your skin undertone and natural hair color. Cooler skin tones and medium brown hair, for instance, pair well with really cool browns and chestnuts. Those with red hair look pretty awesome with peachy gold overtones.
Whatever style or color you choose, be sure to consult with your hair stylist to get the best look for you. Then, have an incredible prom night.