You've got the dress, shoes, jewelry and now you are browsing pictures of formal hairstyles to find the perfect one!! It can seem overwhelming because everything else you have already selected is perfect and we both know that no matter how cute your dress is, your overall beauty score will drop if your hair is a mess! By considering your face shape, your dress, mood, budget and late night activities you will be able to pick the best formal hairstyle in no time.
First things first! Whether or not you have a style picked out, you need to go on and schedule an appointment with your stylist. You don't want the stress of trying to find someone to do your hair last minute and you also want to make sure that you are booked with a stylist who you are familiar with.
I already know that most of you are going to look to the stars for all formal hairstyle answers especially for styles to wear on special occasions. Be realistic! Is your hair as thick as Beyoncé's or is your face suited for a cut like Rihanna's. Just because it looks good on them and in the magazine, doesn't mean that it's going to look that well on you. You have to consider your face type. If you haven't done so already, you should take the time to determine which styles, cuts, and lengths compliment your face and which ones don't. This information will help you now and in the future.
You also have to consider your budget. If you are doing your own hair or if you are having a family member or friend do it, PLEASE keep it simple unless you or that friend are professional stylist. I have seen too many people let their mom do their sew-in to save money and it comes out looking like a hot mess. Don't get me wrong, I am all about saving a few bucks but if you are are going to put anything in your hair, be it weave or a relaxer, you should try your very best to have it done professionally. If you plan ahead, you will have enough time to compare prices and find an affordable stylist. This is important if you are attending prom or a wedding. You want to look back and feel beautiful.
OK…so, when you are considering on what type of formal hairstyle to select, considering your dress is just as important as your budget. If your gown is simple and chic then you are going to want your hair to be the same. If your dress is colorful, short, and classy than you are going to want to go with a retro hairstyle to match it. Ask other's opinions and maybe even take your dress or a picture of it to your stylist.
Lastly, you want to think about any after-the-occasion-activities. If you are going to be doing anything that could easily mess up your hair then maybe you should take along some hairspray and bobby pins.
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