Monday, March 10, 2008


Prom night and a gorgeous updo go hand in hand! Whether your hair is long or short, this style can be achieved on almost any hair type and cut.


Fun, funky twists are a great way to achieve an updo for girls with shorter locks. To start, you will need an array of embellished bobby pins and clips. Added bonus? Matching these accessories to your dress is a definite style must!

A fabulous natural looking wave is best for this look. First, shampoo and condition your hair with a smoothing system . If you do not own a diffuser attachment for your blow dryer, air dry your hair to avoid unwanted frizz. Use your fingertips to work a molding paste through your mane, creating texture and volume.

Once dry, fashion different sized sections of hair to twist and secure with bobby pins or decorative clips. Depending on your desired look, 2-5 twists will create the perfect prom updo on short hair. Finish with a medium hold hairspray to avoid a stiff appearance. Try Redken’s Quick Dry Instant Finish Spray.

Allow several tendrils to fall freely around your face for a sense of allure.


A low chignon is a chic way to transform shoulder length locks for prom night. This style offers amazing versatility, since it is ideal for either straight or curly hair.

First, bring your hair back into a low ponytail at the base of your neck. Secure to the side below your ear for a sexier take on this style. Once again, a twisting technique is needed! Loosely wrap locks in a circular motion around the bottom of your head. Secure with several bobby pins and use a shine/hairspray combo to finish.

Don’t forget! Messy is key to create a prom perfect chignon. Let your layers shine through. Only use a flat iron or curling iron to freshen up these fallen tresses framing your face.


Compliment long, flowing tresses with the height and volume created by different takes on the stylish pompadour. Product free hair works best with this look since teasing is the main technique.

Separate hair into two large sections, leaving slightly more hair on the bottom half. This will create a partial updo, since only one section will be up.

Tease and hairspray the top section with a fine tooth comb, creating lift at the roots. Smooth over by carefully brushing hair into place. Secure with an embellished clip to keep this style in place. Spray with a firm hold hair spray like pHormulate's StyleBlast Hair Spray.

To complete your ultimate prom look, you can either curl or straighten the remaining bottom section. Make sure to use ceramic tools along with thermal protection products to create an incredible, frizz free shine.