It's the most wonderful hair time of the year--prom season!
If they're not already, prepare for every Saturday for the next three months to be booked solid with special occasion style appointments, which many stylists will hail as their absolute favorite appointments to take on. Though Pinterest has aided tremendously over the past year to helping clients enter the salon better prepared with photos of the looks they'd like to achieve, stylists still have some prep work to do to steer clients in the right direction with fresh, trendy styles. And this is where MODERN would like to help.
From funky to fabulous, here are 10 memorable celebrity styles that may be of interest to your special occasion clients seeking that standout look for their big night out this spring.
|click image to zoom||Kate Middleton's Chignon
It's likely your younger clients will forego the hat with this look, but if Kate liked the idea of this updo enough to wear her hair up (a rare occasion), then it's sure to be a winner of a prom style.
How-to: Joico's International Artistic Director explains how to recreate the look.
|click image to zoomFilmMagicBEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Julianne Hough arrives at The Weinstein Company's 2013 Golden Globes after party held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)||Julianne Hough's Pinned Pomp
Prom isn't just about updos--expect some requests from clients for styles with a bit of an edge and be prepared to offer up hair inspiration like this look from Julianne, which is ideal for ladies with locks on the shorter side or in between growth stages.
How-to: Stylist Riawna Capri gives a step-by-step guide for achieving Julianne's (hair) height.
|click image to zoomGetty ImagesHOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 18: Actress Rose Leslie arrives at the premiere of HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' Season 3 at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 18, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)||Rose Leslie's Knotted Updo
Romance in the front, drama in the back. Try out this seemingly subtle updo seen on the Game of Thrones star for a special occasion style that will keep your client feeling secure while she dances the evening away.
How-to: Stylist and Eufora Global Educator Mirza Batanovic told Modern how she created Rose's style.
|click image to zoomGetty ImagesHOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actress Amanda Seyfried arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)||Amanda Seyfried's Sectioned Updo
As the gowns for proms and special occasions continue to amp up the drama, consider a modern take on a traditional almost-bridal look, like this one Amanda wore on the Oscars red carpet.
How-to: Stylist Marc Mapile gives some tips on taming frizz to achieve Amanda's updo.