Picking a hairstyle for a formal event depends on several factors. They range from your hair type, dress type, and even include the weather. Here are five factors to consider when picking the perfect hairstyle for your formal events.
First, pay attention to your hair. Will it hold a curl with a hot iron? If your hair will curl when exposed to a hot iron, the right stylist will be able to apply high-quality products to keep the curls in place through a busy night of dancing, partying, and socializing. However, if your hair never holds a curl, there’s no point in even trying. There are plenty of formal styles that rely on natural waves. Or you can choose an updo that is swept back and up, and avoids the need for curls at all.
Pay attention to the weather and how your hair reacts to it. For example, if your hair tends to frizz, and it is likely to rain or be very humid on your big night, don’t choose an overly sleek style. You’ll be fighting with your hair all night instead of enjoying yourself. Choose products to add to your hair according to the weather as well, so that your hair behaves properly and you look good throughout your event.
Style your hair to match the neckline of your dress. If your dress has beading or other accessories along the hem, you’ll definitely want to put your hair up and out of the way. Otherwise your hair could tangle and snarl in your neckline – not something you want to see! If you are wearing a halter or other strapless style, however, a full updo might make you look or feel too bare between the chest and face. Consider a half-up or even a down style.
Choose a hairstyle that makes you feel confident and pretty. Regardless of what the experts say, if you aren’t comfortable with your appearance, you won’t look as good. If you like your hair to be looser around your face, for example, choose a style that leaves some hair around your face. Don’t choose a sleek style that makes you uncomfortable just because it’s what someone tells you that you “should” wear.
Consider a hair accessory that matches your dress. Flowery clips or jeweled headbands are fashionable extras that add some jazz to any hairstyle, but not all styles leave room. If you want to wear an accessory, obviously the hairstyle you choose will need to have space to fit it.
When planning for a major formal event, you don’t want to neglect your hair. It takes time and thought to choose the perfect formal hairstyle for you for a given event. But if you plan ahead, paying attention to your hair, the weather, your dress, your needs, and the accessories you want, you will have the best possible hairstyle for you. You’ll be guaranteed to have fun at your event and you’ll look great doing it!