(Closed) SPINOFF: How do you know if you have PROM HAIR?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@EffieTrinket:  I’m super picky about formal hairstyles. I went full-out PROM hair for my proms, complete with screw-in jewels and nearly an entire bottle of loose glitter (head to toe sparkle baby! Yay 2004!)

 

 

 

I now have an extreme disgust for updos. I can’t stand the thought of having curls piled on top of my head. Never mind spending an hour after the wedding playing “find all 43895489543 bobby pins and get them out of my hair so I can sleep”. I’ll have my hair down, most likely, or 1/2 up for the wedding.

 

 

 

Also, don’t get me started on why I feel that braids are not appropriate for a “formal” hairstyle.

 

ETA: Pic from my stepsister’s wedding. I had prom hair. Not happy.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@EffieTrinket:  I’m glad someone posted this because I’ve often wondered it. Most that I’ve seen could be used for either type of event.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think of prom hair as a serious updo. That is what I had for my prom 10 years ago. I hate updos (on myself) so I’m not worried about it for my wedding.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@s2bmrscook:  Ahh glitter! Yes, now that I think about it, definitely for prom unless maybe it’s just one little sprinkle. But, all I’ve seen with glitter looks like the person dropped the whole bottle on their head..body..etc. Heh!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@erinbacher:  And the little teeny roses. Can’t forget the little teeny roses. And ribbons. Oh Lord, the ribbons.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

Wouldn’t it be more about the event than the actual hair? As in weddings are more stressful so cost more?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Overly “perfect” hair that looks like it will go crunch … that’s prom hair to me. If I can see the barrel of the curling iron in my hair … then I have prom hair.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@EffieTrinket:  I feel like prom hair is the most generic simply curled and bunched into a spot hair you can imagine. If it looks like it belongs around 2001 or the 90’s, then prom hair.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think that prom hair is normally pretty tight. like, slicked back and into very specific curls, pinned to the head. It’s not prom hair if you don’t find a minimum of 50 bobby pins in your hair the next morning. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Ahhh!  So many bobby pins!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mrs-evans:  Ugh I remember thinking I had got all the bobby pins out of my hair the night before and then getting stabbed with them when I woke up in the morning. 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

To me prom hair is pulled back and big pile of curls like these:

Bridal updos IMO are softer and and more modern

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

@FutureMrsMK:  This distingushes them perfectly. I have yet to see a tightly curled, overly hairsprayed wedding hairstyle not look promish/juvenile.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@dreamhazer:  +1 this is a perfect definition! hahahaha –> “Overly “perfect” hair that looks like it will go crunch”


I think anything that looks like it has a bunch of hairspray is prom hair. I’m TERRIFIED of getting prom hair!!! I want something that looks natural and not all neat and perfect (if that makes sense).

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