Homecoming is an important fall event for high school and college students. It’s a relaxed party time with bonfires and parades. Yet, when it comes to the big dance, everyone likes to dress up and look amazing for those homecoming photos.
For us girls, we can spend hours picking out just the right dress and accessories, but it can all fall flat without the right hair style. It’s the crowning touch. Between the cheering and dancing, the hairdo must last through many activities.
When we’re dancing and having a great time, we don’t want to worry about our hair. For homecoming hair, we have many choices. Let’s talk about what to look for in a homecoming “do”.
The options have never been better. You can change the color, de-frizz, highlight, tip, spike, curl, extend, braid, knot, crimp…or a combination of any of the above. You can make it short, long, or somewhere in between. You’re looking for a hairstyle that’s you.
Select a style that accentuates your most beautiful features.
- If you have an oval-shaped face or a long face, it’s good to avoid hairstyles that lengthen the face.
- With a round face it’s good to add volume or height on top.
- A square-shaped face can be softened with curls that round out your face.
- Heart-shaped faces need width at the cheek and chin level.
One of the most important tips I can offer is – don’t try to force your hair to do something it wasn’t meant to do. It will just lead to frustration and bad pictures.
A glamorous and timeless style for homecoming is the updo. New styling products and accessories make this a perfect choice. If you have short hair, you can add extensions to add the length required for an updo. Hair pieces can be added for volume and height. There are beautiful accessories available in stores and online – choose something to accent your eyes or your dress. You can also think about adding braids, pleats or spirals to set your updo apart from the other girls at homecoming.
Visiting a local beauty college like AAC for your homecoming hair and makeup needs is an economical option. Also, the students who will be working with you are young and have fresh ideas. They will listen closely to what you are looking for and be able to advise you on styles that fit the shape of your face and your particular hair. At AAC it’s our privilege to schedule homecoming appointments so that you look your best all weekend. Give us a call at 904.213.1416 to schedule your appointment and to find out about our homecoming special.