A woman’s hair is her crowning glory. You have taken the time to find the perfect dress for the special occasion ahead. Complete your look with a great hairstyle that goes with your evening dress! What is the type of occasion you will be attending? A wedding, a prom, a work cocktail party, or a formal dinner party? The basic formula is to match your hair to the formality of the dress and the occasion you are wearing it. Let’s discuss how to find that balance along with cost-saving beauty tips.

You don’t have to flinch when asked to attend a wedding. Today’s brides are very fashion and budget conscious when choosing bridesmaid dresses. If you are lucky, she may find a cheap dress with a great style! Usually the type of dress chosen depends on how formal the wedding will be. For example, traditional brides can choose an A-line ball gown or an evening gown with a little train sweeping behind it. With dresses this formal, she would most likely want a more formal getup for her bridal shower. To draw attention to the clothes, less is definitely more for the hair. A simple and classy French roll with wispy side curls is a popular choice. Do not be afraid of a “boring” activity! Busy design with extensive details could compromise a polished, uniform look. Accessorize to spice it up when needed. Branches of the baby’s breath or a rhinestone comb give the “extra” without overwhelming the up-do. A modern bride is likely to find a French scroll a bit common. She would combine a sultry bundle of side-swept cascading curls with the contemporary style of a halter-sheathed evening gown. If you allow her bridesmaids to look this slim, the bride may be fighting for the spotlight!

Employees are like second family when you calculate the amount of time spent with them. It’s fun to get in touch with each other in a stress-free environment during corporate events! Choose your clothes according to the type of function. Is it a semi-formal banquet at the end of the quarter to celebrate an increase in sales? Is it the annual Christmas party that is a black tie event? You have chosen a chic cocktail dress for the banquet. It’s tea length, a little flirty, but suitable for mingling with the work crowd. A relaxed half rounds off the dress! By pinning just the front half of your hair, you get the glamor of a complete build up without the clog! For the Christmas party, choose a traditional ball gown. Considering the classic style of the dress, a classic chignon at the nape of the neck is a nifty combination. A chignon is simple and versatile. Gather your hair at the crown to place it high on your head. Try a side part, a middle part, or no part at all! Adding decorative pins and hair clips to match your dress shows off some creative flair. Pulling the hair back too tightly makes this style look severe. Make it soft by pulling thin, random sections of hair around your face and curling them with a small curling iron.

The prom. * sigh * It’s not just a high school milestone – it’s THE high school milestone! There is a lot of planning behind it, a lot of money. Smart shoppers young ladies will find places that sell affordable dresses – even if you need a plus size! A ball gown is a great choice for prom, but it is not your only option. You are young so you want to keep your hair looking fresh and youthful. How about a new twist on an old trusty hair? The French braid can be customized to suit today’s trendy young ladies. By pulling down random sections of hair and using an iron, you updated this look instantly! For the funky divas out there, adding glitter to match your dress with those random curls gives a unique finish! Ladies with long hair focus on the top potion of your dress. Does it have intricate details that would cover your hair? Put your hair up to show it off!

Ladies with short hair have not been forgotten! Simply adding a sparkling headband can be a quick fix. Fluffing your bangs and covering the sides with gel will give you instant smoothness. Place a few decorative clips on the crown of your head and pull up the front and sides. Then texture the back with styling wax for an edgy style. Clip images from magazines, catalogs and newspapers

for hairstyles that will grab your attention and save it in a notebook. It’s handy for reference when trying out styles by yourself or in the salon. If you are having problems with styling, ask a friend with large hair for help! It is an economical alternative to the salon. Have a happy hair affair!

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