It’s that time of year again, when Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury students are booked to do beautiful updos and styles for local high school proms. Typically, girls will come in with pictures of a style or updo they have in mind, and usually a picture of the dress they will be wearing. With our new iPad technology incorporated into all of our salon services, our students are also able to find pictures and apps to inspire, also get their creative minds going to create the perfect hair style or updo to tie their look together for their special night.
What kinds of styles are the latest and greatest trends this season?
Messy Updo for Prom
One of the hottest hairstyle trends of 2014 is messy hair. Get the look for prom with a gorgeous messy updo! Ringlets are piled high and tumble down around the face and over the shoulders for a formal look that’s a little wild.
Side Bun for Prom
Another prom hairstyle based on a 2014 hairstyle trend is the side bun. Also known as a chignon, this is a popular look on the red carpet. Worn a little bit messy, this is a sophisticated yet simple look.
Side Ponytail for Prom
Prom doesn’t have be super formal…have fun with a side ponytail! Wear hair curled to add volume and romance. You can also style side swept bangs and add a prom hair accessory.
Half Up Half-Down Prom Hairstyles
Get the best of both worlds with half up half down hairstyles for prom! The gorgeous look combines volume at the crown, voluptuous curls, and just a hint of bangs.
Braids for Prom
It’s all about braids this year so why not for prom? Besides looking great, you can add braids into any hairstyle—updos, half up hair, and even hair worn down. “Headband” braids are a fun different way to accessorize your finished updo.
Updos for Prom
Classic updos for prom are always on trend! There are so many gorgeous looks to choose from and many even work for medium length hair. Just find a picture you like and show it to your stylist.
Long Hair Down for Prom
Show off gorgeous hair and the hottest hair color by wearing hair down for prom! Gorgeous curls highlight ombre hair and add lots of volume too.
Prom Hairstyles for Short Hair
If you’ve seen the red carpet this year, you know that short hair is hot hot hot! Play it up with finger waves, blow drying it extra smooth, or adding a prom hair accessory. Don’t forget the ultra-glamorous red lips!
Prom Hair Accessories
For prom 2014, slim ballerina headbands and sparkly clips are all the rage. Or add a flower or feathers for a stunning final touch for hair of any length, including short and medium hair.
Mix things up by going short for prom. Don’t make the chop but get a faux bob! This look highlights your face so wear it with smoky eyes, flawless skin, and soft subtle lips.
Still have no idea how you want your hair for the big dance? Let one of our amazing students consult with you on their iPad to help. Our resources to inspire are limitless!
Written by Irene Grossklaus, Educator, Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury