While most homecoming events are over and done with for the year, winter formal is just around the corner. Since the early days of sock hops and cotillions, young people have always put effort into their hair, makeup, and dress for social events. This is particularly true in 2019, where your appearance for every school dance can and will be immortalized on social media. Whether you are looking for some last-minute inspiration for your school’s homecoming or you are planning ahead for winter formal, these updo trends can help you (and your hairstylist) create the perfect look for your big event.
Incorporate French Braids
Braids of all kinds can be used to add intricacy to an updo, but French braids are exceptionally popular this year. Some trendy formal looks feature a single French braid traversing the head diagonally, while others opt for two parallel braids going from front to back. Both single- and double-braid hairstyles look excellent pulled back into a bun. Flowers, jeweled hair clips, or a beautiful dye job can take your hairstyle to the next level. Messy and loose hairstyles are all the rage this year, so feel free to let a few wisps of hair loose from your braids and hair clips — in an artful way, of course!
Big, Messy Buns
From weddings to daily life, messy buns are gaining traction in a wide variety of settings this year. While some folks choose to simply let a few strands of hair fall out of their otherwise impeccable chignons, some hairstylists are using backcombing and teasing to create massive, Amy Winehouse-esque buns. For formal events, a more subdued and neat version of the messy bun provides the perfect balance of elegance with effortless beauty. Jeweled hair combs, accent braids, and flowers are excellent options to accessorize these hairstyles.
Not Your Average Ponytail
Another trend for formal hairstyles this year: ponytails. Your hairstylist can add volume and texture to an otherwise simple hairstyle to create a formal-worthy look. When creating a formal ponytail, many people opt for a tall pompadour paired with curled or wavy strands that are tied back into the back ponytail section. Although scrunchies are making a resurgence with the rise of the trendy VSCO girl look, many formal ponytail hairstyles conceal the scrunchie or elastic with hair or a jeweled scrunchie. Regardless of the hairstyle you choose for homecoming or winter formal, the professionals at Symmetry Hair Studio can help you look fabulous for your event — and in the pictures your friends post afterward!
Find Your Ultimate Look with Symmetry Hair Studio
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