Picking the right updo

Picking the right updo!

When it comes to special occasions, whether it be senior prom or your wedding day, there is much to decided and plan! Seems like if the hair is perfect then everything else falls into place. Yet, when we jump on Pinterest it can be very over whelming deciding what route you want to take with your hair. Leave it down? Pin it up? Bangs? No bangs? I decided to compile a list of things to consider when figuring out what you want to do with your hair for the big event!

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Know your hair.

First and for most, think about your hair. Will it hold a curl through out the day? Dose it get really frizzy or flat fast? Is it finer in texture or is it super thick? Keeping these things in mind when you get online to find hair inspiration is important. Your hair stylist can work wonders but we are not magicians. You know your hair better than anyone. If that curl is just going to fall flat in a few hours, don’t wear it down. If you have very fine hair, don’t look at pictures of the Kardashians and expect miracles. Look for styles on models that have similar hair type as you do. One big one I get around prom season is girls that have super long hair, no layers, and they bring in a picture of a girl with shoulder length hair, tons of layers and it’s loosely pinned. Well unless you also want a hair cut it’s just not going to happen.

The color of your hair plays an important role too.

This is one that many people don’t think about. When your looking for a style, look for models that have similar hair colors as well. The reason behind this rule is, a braid on a blonde with highlights is going to look much different than the same braid on a brunette with no dimension. In darker hair the texture doesn’t show as well and the simple braid that looks super cute on the blonde can look very boring on the brunette.



Think about what you are wearing. For example, if you are wearing a strapless dress, you might want to leave some of your hair down. If you are wearing a high neck line, hair up might be a better option to show off the dress better. Think about how you wore your hair when you tried on the dress. Was it up? Down? Curled? Straight? Also look at the texture of the dress. Is it silk and smooth or is it covered in beads and sequins. If the dress is on the simple side, you can get a bit more daring with your hair. If the dress has a lot going on, you will want to keep your hair on the simple side so you don’t take away from the dress.

This dress has a high neck line so the hair is worn up to show case the dress the best.

This dress has a high neck line so the hair is worn up to show case the dress the best.

Here the neck line is super low, so you can get away with wearing your hair down.

Here the neck line is super low, so you can get away with wearing your hair down.

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Location, location, location!

This one is another big factor on how you are going to wear your hair. Will you be inside or out side? Is it humid where your at? Windy? Super hot? If you are planning on being inside you will have more options vs outside. Especially in Oklahoma.

Trial run!

Trial runs are a must! Actually, if you are getting married, we require them at Schardein’s. It’s important┬áto keep an open mind and try on different looks. What might look good on the model in the picture, we might not love on ourselves. I recommend picking a few different looks to try. At your trial run appointment, your stylist will do a “rough draft” version of these styles. Take pictures of each style, front, side, back. It’s also a good idea to wear a top that is similar to your dress. Meaning, if its a halter top, wear a halter top, etc. That way you really get the best idea what it’s going to look like on the big day. If it’s a prom style, you can do your own rough drafts at home. Try on your dress and have your mom take a picture of you with your hair up, down, and half up half down. Then you can look at them for a few days and decided what you like best.



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