Have you ever had to attend a local fashion event only to realize that not only do you not have the right clothes, but you are not sure of the right hairstyle? For many women the decision on how to do your hair is often as important as the decision of what to wear; the difference being you may spend as many as 6 – 8 hours doing your hair versus only a few hours picking your clothes. When wondering what hairstyles to wear for a fashion related event, there are certain clues that one can look to for help on what works. Mainly the environment will help to determine what works and what doesn’t. A local hair and beauty product firm has a few suggestions on how to determine what hairstyle you should have during your next fashion event.
One of the fastest ways to determine what type of hairstyle is acceptable at the fashion event is to look at previous event images / galleries (particularly if this is an annual or repeat event). Galas, Fashion Shows, Conferences, and Fundraisers are typically repeat events that are very picture heavy, particularly before and after the event for the audience or during the show for the host parties. Pay special attention to the hosts during these kinds of events as that is the ideal hairstyle and possibly the host was styled by the hosting organizations. Additionally, much of the audience will take pictures against the event backdrop. Celebrities will often wear the most appropriate hairstyles during these events as suggested by their publicists and stylists. Looking at these images should give you a great idea of what hairstyles to wear. At the Victoria Secret 2013 show, the majority of the models had a Kinky Straight hairstyle. What do you think would have been appropriate for an attendant?
Location / Location…
Equally important to the type of event is the location of the event, easily one of the biggest indicators of what is appropriate. Wearing your ‘fuzzy curls’ or your I just woke up hairstyle to McDonalds will not be quite so appropriate as if it was worn to the Council of Fashion Designers of America 2013 Young Designer Accolades at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. More importantly, location helps when considering where and what surrounds the event. If your event is at a local bar surrounded by a pool hall and chicken shack, it serves that elegant hairstyles such as buns and bouffant may be a tad much. Similarly, wearing frizzy hair or dirty bobs to the aforementioned Council of Fashion Designers of America event would be paramount to fashion suicide. It’s pretty apparent how location affects not only your dress but also your hairstyle. Think of the different of attending an outdoor fashion show in Union Square Park versus the fashion shows at Lincoln Center.
Yet another easy way is to examine the guestlist, made much more possible through online ticketing and registration services such as EventBrite. As always, the target here is the host of more popular celebrity or industry figures attending the event. Once you have the name or even nickname of the host or celebrities, it’s equally easy to Google them and most likely recent information from other events they have attended, conferences / functions they have spoken out or general news and information on their behaviors should become apparent. If Eva Longoria or Katie Perry are attendees at the event, but sure to look at their hairstyles for similar events as a clue.
If one thing has become apparent ( supposing you have been following the links ), there is no “right” hairstyle for any event, but many wrong ones. Sticking with your generic Kinky Straight or Loose Curls may work for most events, but learning how to make it more upscale or jazz it up for the occasion helps as well. So whether you are attending a Gala or Ball or a fashion show at a local bar or even just going to a Showroom, knowing how to wear your hair for your next fashion event is important.