High school girls all over the country getting ready for their prom nights can tell you that a lot of planning goes into the perfect prom look. There are more details than one might expect to pulling off a prom night without a hitch, and for the non detail oriented type, it helps to have a guide. As far as your look for the evening is concerned, if you already have a dress, shoes, makeup, bag and jewelry, the only thing left is selecting a updo hairstyle to complete your picture perfect outfit. Here are some idea to help inspire you for your big night. Prom is a perfect excuse to rock the hairstyle of your dreams. In many cases, this hairstyle is a beautifully-crafted updo. If you want a classic, elegant style, try a sleek updo like a tight bun or a twist. Have your hairstylist twist the sides of your hair tightly, and then pin them up firmly in place.
Another variation on updo hairstyle, is the messy bun. For this style, have your hairstylist craft your bun or twist so that tendrils of hair are loose and coming down around your face and eyes. The messy updo is an excellent option for an event like prom, because you'll have to worry less about your hair while you are getting down on the dance floor, or partying hard at a prom after-party. You won't have to be constantly checking your hair, and it will still look amazing with your ensemble. To achieve this look, you need to gather a clump of hair on the top of your head, brush it and tease it up, and then clip it in place when you have the poof you want. Then, spray a bunch of hairspray to keep the style in place so the poof doesn't deflate!
A classic updo hairstyle option inspired by the sixties, mod look, is the high ponytail. It's true that ponytails are usually worn as a more casual hairstyle, but with a short, leggy cocktail dress, and long chandelier-style earrings, a sleek, high ponytail is the perfect way to pull off the finishing touches on your mod-themed look. Make sure that when you pull your hair back, you use a fancy ribbon or ponytail-holder instead of just a normal rubber band. Also, make sure that you use a lot of hairspray to control the frizz on the top of your head, in order to complete your sleek style.
When thinking about an elegant updo hairstyle for longer hair, many women visualize that romantic, messy bun at the crown of the head that's so often seen in movies, on the red carpet, and in magazines. This is an incredibly sophisticated hairstyle if done properly. First things first; when creating a messy bun - or any updo for that matter - it is important to use high quality hair elastics that do not have any metal parts. You don't want to cause damage to your locks just to create your look. To achieve the messy look, you will begin by applying a heavy product like a mousse or pomade. This will thicken fine hair and add texture without letting it become overly stiff. For more volume, blow dry with your head upside down and scrunch.