Classic Yet Elegant
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“Prom was meant to be black tie, so lets ‘tie it back together’ while thinking chic,” says celebrity stylist Cody Hepworth of the Maximus Clark Salon. “Like Tippi Hedren from the HBO remake of the Alfred Hitchcock hit ‘The Girl’. Not literally nesting in your hair or plumes of feathers, but rolls and up sweeps with classic style, like the silver screen sirens of yesteryear. Think Veronica Lake with a far, half-moon part and a deep waved style!”
“Teens today are much more sophisticated than they use to be and are getting their inspiration from the looks on the runway,” says Amanda Shackleton, who has worked with celebrities such as Josh Hartnett, Sarah Michelle Geller and Rosario Dawson. This season there are a huge range of styles, but the common element was that they all had an updated feel from past decades.
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“I love the super side parted/swept ponytail,” says Shackleton. “It’s teased up and pulled back tightly on the bottom of the neck. The part is exaggerated and the front is swept down the forehead. It looks a little punk-inspired, but would look great with an accessory for your prom.”
Big Undone Bun
Enhance volume by curling large sections of hair all over your head. To create hold and texture, work in a dab of Salon Ziba Texture Edge Styling Paste while gathering hair into a low ponytail. Leave out a few sections in the front, braid them and then add them into the ponytail using pins. Tease the ponytail before coiling into a chignon, secure with pins. The look is intended to look a little “undone”, but be sure to use hairspray to make sure the look lasts all night.
Loose, Wavy Hair
Create a deep side part to either side of your head. Using a large-barreled curling iron, begin curling the bottom section of your hair. After you are done curling the hair, brush out the ringlets with a boar bristle brush (or your fingers) to loosen them. Gather all of the hair to the side your hair is parted and use a shine-enhancing serum like Salon Ziba Super Shine Polishing Gloss.
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This look works best on medium to long hair. After you flat iron your hair, tease the roots a bit to create texture. Using a flat brush, comb the hair back make the ponytail very low or in the middle of the head. For an edgier look, you can tease the base of the ponytail, or keep it smooth for a sleeker look. Finish with Salon Ziba Shape Up Hair Spray.