Prom is one of the most memorable occasions in a high school teens life. The dress, the shoes, the date, and of course the hair have to be just right! Why not try doing your hair yourself?
The Sleek Side PonyA great side pony can be the perfect way to complement an awesome color or a beautiful side bang. It’s also nice because it creates elegance while keeping your hair out of your face so you can dance the night away without having to worry about your hair frizzing out!
How to Style: 1. Start with dry hair, parted to the preferred side. If desired, leave out bangs. 2. Secure your hair to one side with a hair tie. Ideally, the hair tie should be the color of your hair or clear. 3. Before curling, spray each section with a light hold hairspray or a working spray. Using a 1 inch Kadori curling wands, or 1 and 1/4 inch kadori curling iron, (it will vary depending on the length of your hair and your preference regarding the tightness of curls) curl sections of the ponytail. 4. Take a section of hair and wrap it tightly around the ponytail holder. The end of this section of hair can either be tucked in the ponytail holder or secured with a bobby pin. 5. Style bangs as desired. 6. Spray everything with a finishing spray. Recommended Products: Kadori 2-in-1 curling irons with ceramic tourmaline technology. Best Face Shape and Hair Type: This style really works well for any hair type. This is a great style if you have hair that tends to get frizzy and “poofy”. This style will allow it to be secured back all night and will elongate a square face shape. Tip: I often prefer my clients to have “day old” hair when they are coming in for a formal style. This allows the hair to have a bit more grit to work with and prevents it from being overly slippery. It can also allow a style to hold better than it would with clean hair.
The Wave Stunner
This timeless style has gained extra popularity in the past few years. It has become a total hit for all hair types and occasions. With a stunning prom dress and the perfect accessories, this simple style will complete the look. The bigger the hair, the better!
How to Style: 1. After washing your hair, prep it with a root boosting spray or mousse. 2. Dry your hair using a Kadori LIA hair dryer and paddle brush and over directing your hair to create volume. 3. Secure most of your hair back, leaving a section to begin curling. Spray each section with a working hairspray. 4. If you have curly, frizzy hair that needs more than just a blowdry to smooth it out, run your kadori ceramic flat iron over the top two inches of your hair, closest to the root. 5. Depending on your preference regarding tightness of curls, begin curling each section with either a 1 and 1/4 inch Kadori curling iron or a 1 and 1/2 inch kadori curling iron. (The bigger the iron the looser the curl). 6. After each section has been curled, run your fingers through your hair for an even softer look. 7. Finish with a light finishing spray. Recommended Products: Kadori LIA hair dryer, Kadori ceramic flat iron, Kadori curling irons Best Face Shape and Hair Type: This style will soften harsh jaw lines and complement a fuller face shape. Thick, coarse hair will hold these curls beautifully. Tip: If you have finer hair that doesn't hold curl very well, you will want to use a smaller curling iron. The curls may look too tight at first, but by the time you get to the dance the curls will have fallen a little and be just perfect! Also, if you have fine hair, skip step 6.
The half up half down hairstyle is a timeless classic that can be dressed up or dressed down in an instant. This specific style offers an elegant twist on an everyday favorite.
How to Style: 1. Begin with dry hair. 2. Secure hair back and leave out a section to begin curling with a 1 and 1/4 inch Kadori curling iron. Curl each section of hair. 3. Separate a section on the top of your hair that spans approximately 4-5 inches. This is the “Mohawk” section of your hair. 4. Begin back combing the top Mohawk section of your hair. 5. When you have the height that is desired on the top of your hair, secure the section back using bobby pins. 6. Take a large section of hair on either side of your head, smooth them out with a brush, and secure each side back with bobby pins. 7. When the top and sides of your hair are secured back, begin pinning the loose pieces of hair up to cover the bobby pins that are visible from pinning the top and sides. (This can be a bit messy with no specific rhyme or reason!) 8. Spray everything with a medium to strong hold hairspray. Recommended Products: For this style you will need plenty of body and height on top. If you have fine hair, try backcombing after you have sprayed a bit of dry shampoo on your roots. It will give you that extra oomph that you are looking for! Best Face Shape and Hair Type: This hairstyle will elongate a rounder face shape and will work best for people with thicker hair.
The Braided Beauty
Although this style will test your braiding skills, it’s very simple to achieve and creates a look of sophistication and class. Another plus about this style? The braid in the front keeps it out of your face and thus there’s no risk of any makeup getting smudged or frizz framing your face!
How to Style: 1. Begin with dry hair. 2. Using a comb, section out a two inch band of the hair around your face. Secure the rest of your hair back. 3. Part your hair where desired. 4. Begin braiding on either side of the part. After you have French braided the 2 inch sections on either side of your face, secure the end of the braid with a small rubber band. (It doesn’t have to look pretty, as you will be pinning the braids back and securing them with bobby pins later on.) 5. Curl the remaining hair that is not in the braids. A 1 and 1/4 inch Kadori curling iron will do the trick! 6. Pin the braids on either side with bobby pins. I would recommend hiding the pins underneath some curls. Remove the ponytail holders from the braids. Curl the ends of the braids that may now not be braided since you have removed the ponytail holders. 7. Finish by spraying everything with a light finishing spray. Recommended Products: If you have extra fine hair, I would suggest spraying the section that will be braided with a light working spray, like Spray and Play by Big Sexy Hair. This will give your hair a bit more “grit” and allow you to get a better grip on pieces while French braiding! Best Face Shape and Hair Type: Fine or thick hair will work well for this style. It would complement someone with a small forehead. Tip: When doing a French braid like this, you may want to work with day old hair. By not washing your hair on the big day, you allow some natural oils to build up which will help the braids stay better.