Prom Hair in Anchorage, AK: Leave It to the Experts

April 26, 2018

It’s prom season at high schools across the nation, and young women everywhere are preparing their hair and makeup plans. For what’s certain to be one of the most memorable nights of your teenage years, you deserve to go all-out with your hair and makeup and get the expert treatment.

Here are some tips from a salon to have your prom hair in Anchorage, AK looking its best for your big night.


The hairstyle you choose to wear to your prom will depend mostly on the dress you have chosen to wear that evening. Once you’ve got your hair style selected, you will need to determine when you have to set your hair appointment on that day. How many hours in advance of the actual event depends on the humidity you can expect, the complexity of the style and the amount of preparation time you have.

As a general rule of thumb, if prom is at 7 or 8 in the evening and you’re planning on going to dinner at 5 or 6, you should get your hair done around noon or 1. This will give you plenty of time to make any changes or adjustments to the hair style if needed, then to get home, do your makeup, get dressed, go get your pictures taken and go to dinner without having to feel like you’re stressing out about time.

You should not make any drastic color changes to your hair the day before or the day of—even if you’re confident you’ll like the change, there’s always the off chance something could go wrong and it’ll be a disaster. Color touchups or minor highlights are just fine, but avoid major changes.

You should also be aware of some of the potential pitfalls of certain hairstyles. Particularly curly hairdos, for example, can come undone even before you hit the dance floor. There are techniques you can use to help keep these curls in place. Spot spraying, for example, involves spraying a single curl rather than the entire hairdo. Using medium or strong hold hairspray for this process will help you keep those curls in place so your hair looks freshly done all night long.


Many girls choose to do their makeup themselves for prom, but if you wish to add it to your salon treatment, be sure to add an extra 45 minutes to an hour for your appointment. This should come after you’ve already had your hair and nails done. This way, you’ll be prepared with a fresh face right as you leave to get dressed and head to your pictures. You also won’t need to worry about your makeup getting smudged while getting your hair done.

Make sure you have been using moisturizer in advance, and avoid using pore-clogging beauty products. Cleansing masks a couple weeks before the prom can also help you get the most out of your makeup.

For more beauty tips leading up to your prom, or to schedule an appointment for prom hair in Anchorage, AK, reach out to Studio FX Hair Design LLC today.

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