With so many ways to glam it up, how do you choose which special occasion look is best for you? For answers, book a visit to your salon for some pre-party style experimentation. Return the day of the event for the best execution, with staying power, of your selected look
At the Mark Garrison Salon, we help our clients select their special occasion hair options by photographing trial runs of different styles. This special occasion hair "workshop" service is done by our own special occasion hair pro, Rachel Lee Martuscelli, who helped me create the following hair looks for LHJ.com.
Style: Updo and Down
Best for: Curly or wavy hair.
Ask your stylist for: A loose, natural-looking updo with a "mohawk" shape, with some hair pulled loose in the back.
Best for: Any hair type in a long length.
Ask your stylist for: Hair swept up and off the face, then coiled into a large, high bun.
Style: Chignon Chic
Best for: Long hair of any texture.
Ask your stylist for: Hair with a deep side part, brushed back into a big chignon with assorted tendrils pulled free.
Style: Swept Away
Best for: Wavy, curly hair.
Ask your stylist for: Hair swept lightly off the face with height at the crown, anchored at the back of the head loosely.
Style: Hollywood Glamour
Best for: Curly, wavy hair.
Ask your stylist for: Side-parted hair, curled and anchored to one side of the head
Best for: Short, layered, straight hair.
Ask your stylist for: Long front layers brushed to one side in front. The rest of the hair is swept up and back with height at the crown. Anchor sides back with hair accessories.
Style: Pretty Pony
Best for: All hair types
Ask your stylist for: Hair brushed back into a high ponytail, that is then curled. Tendrils left free by the face.