Get Your Hair Ready for Prom with Douglas J Aveda!

Mar 16 2020

Spring is just around the corner, and so is prom! Have you thought about how to style your hair? No worries if you haven’t! Check out some of our favorite trending styles, colors, and products to keep you rocking your ‘do all night long!

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Pick a Color, Any Color!

Prom is approaching, which means that summer is too! Now is a great time to try a new color, whether you want to go bold or keep it subtle with some fresh highlights. Check out some of our favorite looks to try by Douglas J Aveda Institute students!

Hint with Highlights


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Highlights can be a very flexible option! You can keep it subtle to frame your face or do something more dramatic like a balayage. Give your hair that sunkissed look a little early and add some shimmer for your important night!

Intensify Your Color


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Take your natural color and make it darker! Is your hair chocolate brown? Take it one step further to espresso! We love hair that makes a bold contrast, and this can usually be achieved with a glossing treatment! Talk to your stylist to determine which tone would look best, and go for it!

Go Bold


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Bold hair colors are more popular than ever, and with Aveda’s new Vibrant Hair Color line, it’s a great time to try something new! This bright magenta is seriously eye-catching and could pair perfectly with any dark or metallic prom dress.

Student Styles

If you have your hair color figured out, the next step is to style it! Take a look at these styles our students have been loving for some inspiration. Do you love the style, but don’t know how to achieve it? Make a reservation with us* to help you create your prom look!

Braided Ponytail


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Now’s the time to break out those braiding skills! This turns a simple ponytail into an elegant updo with a few braids and loose curls. Braids will also help you show off any dimension in your hair color and really pop in photos!

Accessorize Your Braid


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Accessories don’t have to mean jewelry! You could use a number of materials like pearl bobby pins, barrettes, or even flowers to liven up your braid.

Keep it Simple


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This is a great option for anyone who likes to keep their hair simple. Loose curls, pull it half up and tie it back with a great hair accessory. Let your makeup and dress do the talking with this simple but elegant look.

Keep Your Hair Prom Ready from Start to Finish

Great hair color starts at the salon and is maintained in the shower! You might want to consider products from our Color Conserve line if you’ve colored your hair for prom. We especially love Color Conserve™ Daily Color Protect. This is a leave-in treatment that instantly intensifies color radiance and seals and smooths the cuticle for increased shine.

If you’re using any hot tools to achieve your look, check out Aveda’s Brilliant™ Damage Control™ to help minimize heat damage and keep your hair looking salon-fresh!

Once you’ve figured out a style, make sure it stays in place with hair spray! Prom is an event where you need your hair to last through photos, dinner, and dancing! To last the night, you’ll need a stronger hold hair spray, and we recommend the Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray. The last thing you’ll want to worry about is your hair falling out of place halfway through the night, so don’t be afraid to use a little extra.

Make a Reservation!*

Don’t stress if you don’t know how best to style your hair or makeup! Make a reservation at Douglas J Aveda Institute and let our students do the work for you. Prom is a perfect opportunity to treat yourself, be sure to make a reservation soon before appointments fill up!

Want to learn how to create these looks yourself? Apply at Douglas J Aveda Institute! We have locations in Michigan, Illinois, and Tennessee. Schedule a tour and speak with an admissions representative to see if Douglas J Aveda Institute might be right for you!

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed educators.