Finding Your Formal Formula

Rear View of Woman's Festive Hairstyle. Waved Hairs

Now that we’ve wrapped up the red carpet season, you’re probably wondering how you can channel some of that fashion energy into those formal events that popped up on your calendar for the coming months. Whether you choose to go classic or bohemian or modern, there are a few fundamentals to keep in mind as you plan.

There’s a reason that we often refer to fashion in terms of an ensemble. That’s because dress, hair and makeup should all work together rather than tussle with each other for the spotlight. Begin with your outfit and work outwards from there. If you’re planning to wear something with a modern cut, opt for a sleek hairstyle to complement it. If you’re heading more in the boho direction with a peasant dress or high-waisted frock, then a natural, loose or barely tied back hairstyle will work best. Will it be a big fairy tale ball gown? Then go full on for an up do.

Makeup and jewelry will follow the same train of thought as your outfit. Classic styles work best with subtle makeup that echoes your outfit color trend complemented with a red or darker lip. Modern styles can work well with a graphic pop of eye color or some statement jewelry. And boho means natural with the same tone on lips, cheeks and lids.

The one common factor in any style choice will be shiny, healthy hair. Choose a glossing serum that matches your hair’s texture and moisture needs is key. But you can also plan ahead and give your hair some TLC in the weeks before the big day. Keeping it properly moisturized, eating a healthy diet, and getting enough rest and exercise will make you shine all over.

If you’re still unsure about how to make it all work, the styling team here at Five Senses Spa & Salon can help you find the perfect look to make your big day a perfect 10. If you’d like to learn more, or you already know just what you want, give us a call at (309) 693-7719 to book an appointment today. You can also visit us at 7719 N. Grand Prairie Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61615. Or better yet, book it through our mobile app! Our app is available through the Apple Store, Google Play, or Amazon.