Spring is in the air and that means one thing! Time for PROM! Among the decisions you will have to make is picking a hairstyle. There are several ways to wear your hair for the prom and the decision should be made according to the style of your dress, the statement you want to convey, and your hair’s length, color, and texture. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular looks out there.
Celebrity Nature Girls: Jennifer Aniston, Faith Hill
If you are a Nature Girl, you probably enjoy wearing your hair long, down, and naturally wavy. You may have subtle blond highlights framing your face, but basically you like your hair to look unfussy, carefree, and fresh. Jennifer Aniston is a great example of a Nature Girl because she always looks pretty without looking like she tried too hard. Her wavy sandy brown hair, light natural makeup, and simple clothing make her a stand out on the red carpet. Most guys find this style refreshing and appealing because the Nature Girl seems energetic, down-to-earth, and easygoing.
Celebrity Drama Queens: Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez
Drama Queens like to be the center of attention, especially at big events like the prom. If you are a Drama Queen, you’re probably well aware of it and proud of the fact! Your hair will be one of your main accessories at the prom and you plan to do it up to the max. In fact, you probably already have an appointment with a stylist to create an elaborate updo that you plan to decorate with faux jewels, pearls, and pretty barrettes. To enhance your beautiful hair, see if your salon also offers a makeup specialist to give your face a complementary look.
Celebrity Romantic Maidens: Alicia Silverstone, Keira Knightley
The prom is a great place to unleash your inner Romantic Maiden. If you love romantic movies and books like Pride and Prejudice and Romeo and Juliet, you can use that in your prom style. If you have longish hair, you may want to wear it up in the front and down in the back, with romantic tendrils pulled out around the face. Pretty blond or red highlights would look lovely with this style as well. Soft curls or natural waves will accentuate your romantic dress and accessories. Like Juliet, you can arrange dainty little flowers in your hair for a subtle romantic effect.
Celebrity Glamour Girls: Beyonce, Scarlett Johansson
If you enjoy the glamorous look of the stars of the 1940s, you might be a Glamour Girl. This style is defined with big, bouncy curls, red lips, thick, black lashes, and diamond accessories. When Beyonce and Scarlett Johansson go out to movie premieres and such, they steal the show with their movie star looks. Part of their allure is their slightly mysterious smile. You can achieve this look by using large barrel hot rollers and studying pictures of World War II-era poster girls.
Celebrity Royal Princesses: Princess Grace, Ashanti
If you plan to wear a tiara to the prom, you may be a Royal Princess. Tiaras, jewels, and princess-style dresses are part of the look of royalty. Beautifully coifed hair arranged in a Princess Grace-style bun shows off your pretty neck and much sought-after dress. Another variation of this look is a bejeweled high ponytail with hair wrapped around the elastic, like the main character in the 1960’s TV show I Dream of Jeannie.
Celebrity Classic Ladies: Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon
If you like the look of the Classic Lady, you might choose to wear your hair smooth and off the face with a fancy headband. Use hair spray or gel to keep flyaways down and hold hair in place. Reese Witherspoon, with her preppy, fresh-faced look and thick, classically styled hair is a good example of this style. If you have short hair, like Halle Berry, you can wear it in a chic, classic “flip.” For extra pizzazz, try a sparkly gel or wax to highlight the ends and the wisps of hair around your face.
Fun and Flirty Female
Celebrity Fun and Flirty Female: Jessica Simpson
For the Fun and Flirty Female look, consider having your hairdresser give you cute corkscrew curls for the evening. This has a way of looking fancy and formal, yet also fun and flirty. Think of Jessica Simpson who seems to have this style down pat. She often shows off her thick blond hair in fun curls and flirty dresses. Don’t forget to add some sparkling makeup and a big smile to complete the look.
Cutting Edge Chick
Celebrity Cutting Edge Chicks: Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Clarkson
If you love to rock and roll, you might be a Cutting Edge Chick. You can attain a bold look with a cool shag haircut featuring razored edges and interesting streaks of color to enhance your choice of dress and accessories. Like Ashlee Simpson and Kelly Clarkson, be sure to have fun with the look and not take yourself too seriously.
John Williams shares his thoughts on hairstyles along with other bloggers and cosmetologists at HairstylesWatch, a website which posts pictures of the latest hairstyles, along with tips on how you can look like the stars who wear them.