Prom hair tips from a Degrassi stylist

Posted on May 26, 2010 by Mary

At the Degrassi carnival shoot, since everyone was looking so gorgeous and all, I decided to ask some of the hair and wardrobe stylists if they had any advice for prom. The hair the cast was wearing that day was all a little too high-maintenance for a night out dancing, but I did find out about:

A simple, elegant, danceable prom hairstyle

A low side chignon for prom Hair stylist Heather Fox recommended a low, loose chignon for prom, because:

1) It's beautiful and elegant. (Here's a pic of Amy Adams wearing the same style to the Oscars last year.)

2) It's simple enough that if it falls out 'cause you're dancing too hard, you can go into the bathroom and do it again, no sweat.

3) Since it's a loose, soft look, you don't have to put a tube of gel and two cans of hairspray on it. So your hair will be touchable.

Here's how:

1) After your hair is thoroughly dry, pull it gently into a low side ponytail. Don't pull it tight... just gather the hair and secure it gently with a ponytail holder.

2) Back-comb the ponytail (also known as "teasing" it), but don't be rough with it. Just enough to give it a little volume.

3) Twist the ponytail around loosely once or twice, roll it into a very loose bun, and use as many bobby pins as you need to secure it. Then finish with a light coat of hairspray.

4) Don't worry about every little flyaway hair. If you plaster them into submission, this hairstyle loses its charm.

Awesome. And next time... one of the wardrobe stylists told me how to make a cute DIY bubble skirt out of any ol' thrifted prom dress. Coming soon!

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