Once the perfect ensemble has been assembled for the Gambol, it's time to focus on completing the look with hair and makeup.
Let's face it, a fabulously styled coif is a surefire way to distract from that one unwanted zit that always appears on the day of a big event. Breathe deeply, and keep these tips in mind when primping for the Gambol, weddings, parties and other events this summer.
Much like the fashion trends for proms this season, , hair and makeup trends are no different. Sleek buns and chignons, softly styled curls a la Veronica Lake and Rita Hayworth, and braided up-dos are all the rage this time of the year.
This sentiment was seconded by Dominic Commisso of the . "The flat iron is definitely out!" Commisso said.
This prom season has been all about creating layered looks, hair with movement, and "more natural and toned down styles," he said. Women and even men are drawing inspiration from celebrities on the red carpet who are also trying to capture the regalness of 0ld Hollywood with a modern feel.
Joe DeGuida, owner of the , agreed that men are getting in on the action this party season. Guys are requesting slicked back hair and handsome side parts much like George Clooney and his predecessor Cary Grant.
"Everybody's getting in on the old Hollywood trend, girls are coming in asking to look like Marilyn Monroe," he said.
If all else fails, one can never go wrong with a timeless blowout. Something that Tiffany Lee, owner of knows all about. "We have a special promotion for students this month, all blowouts are $20," she said.
With makeup this prom season, as the saying goes, "less is more." Try focusing on one area of the face such as eyes, or lips. Opt for a crimson pout, or a smokey eye instead of pouring buckets of product all over. Remember to pay special attention to the areas on the face that are prone to being oily – around the T-Zone, for instance – by setting makeup with loose powder. This will ensure a matte look in photos and and avoid excess shine. Last but not least don't forget to take it all off before going to sleep that night to avoid unwanted breakouts.
With these tips in mind, you'll be sure to stun on the red carpet come Friday. Send us photos, we can't wait to see how your look turns out.