What Hair Is Best Suited For A Prom Updo?

Updo's are a simple way to add glamour to your prom look. Learn which style is best suited for your hair's texture, length, and color.

While there are a multitude of options available to choose from when styling your hair for prom, an updo is one of the easiest ways to add a touch of classic glamour to your appearance. Ranging from simple buns to elaborate chignons, there is sure to be a style that will complement your dress and personal tastes, with your choices only limited by your creativity. When choosing the updo that is best suited for your look, you should consider the texture, length, and color of your hair. These factors can play an important role in the resulting look of the updo.

Women with fine, thin hair will find that updo's are an excellent way of drawing attention away from the wispiness of your hair. Hair that once appeared flat and lifeless when worn down can look elegant and stunning when worn up in a classic bun or twist. You can create more interest around the face by drawing down a few loose strands and curling them slightly. Using products designed to add volume can help sculpt more elaborate and full styles, even for women with fine hair.

If your hair is thick and difficult to manage, an updo is a perfect solution to tame your tresses for prom. Because of your hair's thickness, you can also create "half-and-half" updo's by pulling back much of the hair and leaving some of it loose. One excellent option is to curl the hair into loose waves and pull hair back in a high ponytail and secure with plain elastics. Next, take individual sections of hair and pin them randomly around the head near the base of the ponytail. The resulting look is unstudied yet glamorous, perfect for anyone looking for a sexy and feminine style.

Another important factor to consider is the color of your hair. Women with very blonde hair may want to avoid updo's that are especially full or messy. Blonde hair can look sloppy when combined with an undone look, so be cautious when attempting "bedhead"-type hairstyles. Blonde hair can also look thin and transparent when over-teased, so it is best to stick with sleeker styles.

Brunettes may want to avoid pulling hair back too tightly, which can result in a harsh, severe look. Because of the darkness of your hair, you can try fuller hairstyles that will emphasize the rich color of your hair. Try adding accents with colorful hair clips and barrettes.

It is also important to consider the length of your hair when selecting a prom updo. Women with long and medium-length hair have almost unending styling options, but you can still mimic the effects of wearing your hair up even if you have very short hair. Try slicking hair back with styling gel and then add decorative clips and hairpins. You can also use styling products to dramatically shape your hair into waves that mimic old Hollywood glamour.

When choosing a prom hairstyle, experiment with a variety of styles before choosing what is best for you. Don't be afraid to try something different or unique. Regardless of current trends, the style that is best for you is the one that makes you feel beautiful and confident. While updo's may seem complicated, there are many simple options that would complement your look and work with your hair's texture, length, and color.

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