The importance of prom night has long been acknowledged among high school students. The teenagers want to look their very best, especially as the night will be well documented by pictures. Every year, certain styles become widely popular for students around the country. As a hairstylist, nail technician, and/or makeup artist, it is important to keep up with all the latest prom season trends to ensure that you can deck your clients out in the best styles to complement their outfits.
Getting a professional hairstyle is one of the leading reasons women head to their chosen salon on prom day. Although many women associate a complicated updo with prom hairstyles, there are many different options from which to choose. The best choice will be based upon the woman’s personal preference, neckline of the dress, jewelry and other accessories, and hair length and type. Knowing the popular hairstyle trends can help your client choose the perfect look to match her outfit.
One of the leading hairstyle trends for 2015’s prom is simple long, loose and wavy hair. Even those who have short to medium length hair can enjoy this by using extensions, according to Modern Salon. For those who want their hair up, a loose bun placed close to the neck rather than the top of the head is the perfect look.
The Latest Nail Trends for Prom
Having beautiful nails for prom has long been in fashion, but the choice of nail styles constantly change. This year, nail art is still popular, but the focus is on creating negative space by allowing the natural nail color show through the design. Pastel colors, metallic hues, and nude shades are popular for the base colors. Additionally, adding 3D embellishments, including gemstones or jewels, are a fashionable way to add some color and style to a person’s hands that complement the dress. For those who want a simple nail design, sticking to light pastel colors in the same color scheme as the dress or a simple French manicure never go out of style.
Before choosing a nail design, it is important to first consider what type of jewelry will be worn on the hands, especially any rings.
Makeup for prom typically runs the gambit from a natural, barely-there look to a highly stylized, glamour look. For 2015, the current fashion is more natural looks with some accentuation.
For example, using pastel colored eye shadows with dramatic eyelashes or a dark lipstick are among the hottest trends. It is important to remember to only accentuate the eyes or the mouth, not both. According to About Style, you should be inspired by the dress to decide whether to create a smoky-eyed look or a bright lipstick. For those who already have dark lashes and eyebrows, skipping the mascara or fake lashes can help create a softer look, matching the more natural tones that are trendy for this year’s prom, according to Teen Vogue.
Prom night is often one of the few nights teenagers get to dress up and feel like a princess. Although the dress is often the focal point of the search for the perfect outfit, the entire look is not complete until you have created the right hairstyle, makeup, and manicure to go with the dress and any accessories.