As we get ready for the 2012 Prom Season there are two major components that will define your look (besides the dress of course), hair and makeup!

There are so many gorgeous trends that have turned up for the season that we are super excited about. Just keep in mind that you want to choose hair and makeup styles that will compliment your dress and most importantly that you feel comfortable wearing.

The major hair trends this season are braided upstyles, side-swept loose waves, retro inspired upstyles, and top knots. We are also seeing more hair accessories this season. Beaded headbands, faux flowers and loose crystals that are “glued” into the hair.

As for makeup, the biggest trend is bold colored lips (reds,oranges and pinks), paired with a winged black eye liner and full luscious lashes. We are also seeing a lot of smoky eyes, however instead of the classic grays used to create this look we are now seeing more colors used instead. Color like navy blues and deep purples make for a beautiful and unique smoky eye, and paired with a light glossy lip you can’t go wrong!

No matter which prom style is right for you it is always a good idea to bring a few “inspiration pictures” to your stylist and makeup artist so that they can see they style you want.