March is ending and spring will be in full swing in April and May! And hair salons are booked with three major services during the spring that we take very seriously: hair lightening, wedding updos, and PROM!
So this #weekendbeautytip is for the prom-goers out there looking to prepare and dominate their prom selfies. I scoured the web and found these 11 great tips from Teen Vogue editors who help you achieve your perfect prom look! Usually, I’d only pick my top few tips from multiple sources and give you a good summary, but to be honest, every single one of these tips were just too good. I had to quote them verbatim, because these editors know what their talking about and I wish someone would’ve given me these prom tips back in my high school days!
So to give proper credit, these original tips & photos come from the editors Elaine Welteroth, Jessica Minkoff, Kirby Marzec, and Sarah Brody of teenvogue.com [written by Chantal Strasburger]. I also added some photos & links to give you some visual inspiration. So, without further ado, I quote the pros:
1. There’s no wrong way to do prom.
Remember that and everything will be 100% easier. Prom is your night to shine, and you shouldn’t let anyone pressure you into doing something that you aren’t completely and totally happy with.
2. Check out runway trends for style inspiration.
Taking a cue from fashion week shows, one of the season’s most popular looks is all about a punk classic vibe. Opt for a black dress but spunk it up with embellishments and a few cool accessories like a choker or sparkly clutch. Finish off the look with chunky Mary Janes or flats so that you can keep the dance floor occupied all night long. [Ash here: I'd add to head here if you like a punk look with blush undertones or here for this teal dress and accessories for some Pin-spiration!]
Not one for dark colors? Try out the evening bohemian trend with a classic pink prom dress heavy on abstract prints and golden tones. Slip on some gladiator sandals and you’re good to go. [Ash here: I'd head here for an idea of what this could look like or here for something natural and boho-feeling.]
3. Make it your own with a little DIY love.
The only way to make sure no one else will be matching your ensemble? Get creative with your own personal touch. Once you’ve defined your prom personality, craft accordingly and maybe add a little lace, cut off the sleeves, or sew on some sequins—go big or go home.
4. Mix it up with a pant!
More and more celebrities are ditching the dress and showing up to the red carpet in pantsuits and one pieces. Think Emma Stone in Lanvin at the Golden Globes. And the best thing about them is that you can wear it to prom and then over and over again. How many people can re-wear their prom dress? Kirby’s accessory tip: Wear a heel to make legs look longer and simple and easy statement earrings to add some flair.
5. When it comes to makeup, less is more.
Elaine’s makeup mantra is one to live by: Never let the makeup wear you; you should always looks like yourself, just even more gorgeous! So if you find the lady at the makeup counter piling on the eye shadow when you’re used to going au naturel, speak up and take a few steps back. It’s great to amp up your personal style, just make sure you still feel confident in your skin. And if you’re going the faux-lash route, use just a half set otherwise you might get droopy-eyed. Lastly, go easy on foundation (even with blemishes) to avoid a caked-on effect. [Oh, and just in case you didn't know, YES!, we do makeup applications here at Posh, with our incredible MiraBella Makeup line, you'll never look over-done!]
6. Skincare: Start prepping now for flawless skin.
Prom stress can typically led to break outs but fear not! When it’s T-minus 5 hours until your date shows up and a huge zit appears, the most important thing you can do is apply hydrocortisone cream and an ice cube to reduce swelling and redness. Other skin care tips from Elaine: Don’t change your skincare routine 3-4 weeks before the big day.!A sudden swap could mess with your complexion. And as always, eat healthy and avoid greasy or sugary foods, especially the month before prom. [Need some skin tips before the big day? Ask to speak with one of our estheticians for the right products, or book a facial right here at Posh to get your skin all glowy & gorgeous!]
7. Hair: Switch it up!
Now’s the time to experiment with something a little funkier and try something new. Test drive edgy cornrows, romantic braids, or a faux undercut a week before to see what you like. Looking for something less drastic? Channel a’70s siren with old-school foam rollers, or keep it simple and elegant with chic hair accessories over a low bun. [These fun and different hairstyles are our fav over here at Posh, so make a prom appointment ASAP to get gorgeous hair for your big night!]
8. Nails: Hand it to the professionals.
The negative space trend was all the rage during fashion week—and to make sure the cool art lasts, splurge a little on a gel manicure. You won’t have to worry about them chipping and can enjoy the polished look for much longer.
9. Coordination is key.
For those of you who like to plan everything to a T, don’t forget about your date! Go over your outfits together beforehand so that they can either contrast in just the right way, or match perfectly so you can achieve prom-pic domination.
10. If at first it doesn’t fit, alter, alter, alter.
Alterations are key to a stunning dress. Whether you’re wearing your mother’s rad hand-me-down or hit the jackpot at a vintage store, a little bit of fitting goes a long way.
11. HAVE FUN!
Of course our last tip goes with out saying, but remember that when it all comes down to it, it’s about how you feel and (cheesy alert) the memories that you make. So start picking that playlist that gets you going and make plans with your favorite pals, and remember to balance out all the prom selfies with a little old-fashioned living-in-the-moment fun.
End quote! And there you have it, the 11 prom tips from the pros! Thanks for stopping by, and to see the original article, please head here and check out more Teen Vogue inspiration!
Merry Weekend and Happy Prom-Prepping!
Your favorite finding-beauty-stuff-on-the-web-you-don’t-have-time-to-look-for gal,
feature image photo-credit: Maia Schoenfelder of Teen Vogue.