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Preparing for Prom – Top Hair & Beauty Tips for the Big Night

From the dance routine in She’s All That to Pat and Kat’s romantic kiss in 10 Things I Hate About You to Cady’s broken tiara in Mean Girls – the very idea of prom makes us go all weak at the knees.

While you might have The Dress or The Suit all sorted, have you thought about how to tie in the rest of your look to make your date go weak at the knees too? If not, don’t panic, we’ve got you covered with our list of spring/summer 2018’s top beauty trends to make sure your prom look is absolutely perfect. After all, YOPO (You Only Prom Once)!

What’s your Hairspo?

Do you prefer a classy updo or mermaid waves? Whatever your hair inspiration, our expert stylists can create or recreate any look to suit any outfit – from an off-the-shoulder gown to a cute cocktail dress. Here are our top 5 styles:

The Chignon – An utter classic, the chignon (an updo with hair twisted at the nape of the neck) is both classy and pretty. We personally love it with a bit of texture, loose strands around the face, and perhaps even an eye-catching hair accessory or two. The chignon looks great with princess necklines and elegant gowns.

The Ballerina – Sleeker than a classic chignon, the Ballerina is a smooth, high bun that will emphasise bone structure and make that highlighter pop. Perfect for pairing with statement jewellery, this simple style looks great with minimalist dresses and block colours.

The Mermaid – Mermaids are so very in this season and so is their hair! Think long loose waves that’ll make you look like you’ve just stepped off the beach and you’ll have the right idea. This hairstyle looks fab with long dresses in floaty mermaid-style fabrics.

The Glamazon – A little more polished than the Mermaid, the Glamazon takes inspiration from the 50s and 60s and is characterised by volume, volume, volume. Team with classic red lippie and a full A-Line skirt for a Golden Age of Hollywood-inspired prom look.

The Festival Babe – If you like the sound of the Mermaid but want to throw a few braids into the mix, the Festival Babe is for you. Opt for some loose random braids, a braid crown, or a half-up-half-down look held up by side braids – the choice is yours when it comes to this footloose and fancy free style. Team with boho dresses and fresh sun-kissed makeup for a Woodstock-ready prom vibe.

All Made Up

Fancy getting your Regina George on for prom? No we don’t mean turning into a mean girl, we just mean creating that flawless, fierce kind of beauty the queen of the Plastics always has on point.

Whether you love a dramatic eye or lots of lippie, matte nails or all the nail art, our makeup and nail services can be tailored to match your prom outfit to perfection. Need some inspiration? Here are some of 2018’s top beauty trends:

Insta-Beauty – Let’s face it, there are going to be a lot of selfies on Prom night. If you want to look fabulous in all of them, the Insta-Beauty trend with its contour, highlight, smoky eye, and flattering matte lips is ideal.

Team with… a matte nude stiletto nail – fierce!

Fresh-faced – Another Insta-worthy trend, the fashion for freshness is still going strong this summer. Think glowy skin, brushed up brows, glossy lips and eyelids, and natural blush – this is a simple and pretty look that goes perfectly with both simple and statement dresses.

Team with… a simple clear polish or pale pink polish to get that fresh, clean look from top to toe.

Edgy Eyes – 2018’s spring summer catwalks were awash with graphic eyeliner this year. The perfect choice for the bold and the beautiful who want to make a statement at prom, graphic eyeliner can range from dramatic black wings to holographic cat eyes and should be teamed with dewy skin and a nude lip to emphasise the look even more.

Team with…  Graphic nail art that matches your outfit.

Mermaid Pretty – Taking some inspiration from the fresh-faced trend, the Mermaid look teams the same glowy, tanned skin with out of this world aqua blues and greens around the eyes. This look can be adapted to suit every skin tone and eye colour and looks amazing with a matching dress.

Team with… Shimmery blue-green metallic or glitter nail polish.

Classic Beauty – If you liked the sound of the Glamazon hairdo, you’ll love the Classic beauty look. Inspired by Hollywood and retro film stars, this look is characterised by smooth, matte skin, a defined pop of red lipstick, and an elegant flick of liquid liner and will have you red carpet ready in no time.

Team with… A classic pillarbox red nail, of course.

If any of these styles have caught your eye or you just want style advice on what would look best with your outfit, our stylists are ready and waiting to get you looking flawless for the big night so give us a call or book an appointment online now.