Sophia Ho gets on trend for prom season.
“A favorite look this season is glowing skin, clean brows, nude eyes with a subtle smokey liner (or cat liner, if you know how), and bright lips,” says Eve Roth Lindsay of Savvy Style.
“This look is relatively easy to pull off and complements many different hairstyles.”
“Buy the dress your daughter loves – not the one you want her to love,” advises fashion consultant Sheryl Bolden, founder of Make My Wardrobe Work. “It is her night, allow her to feel comfortable and special.”
So what will this years prom queens be wearing? Expect lots of mesh, lace and chiffon in on-trend colours mint, blush, orchid and orange.
Try Causeway Bay’s Yiu Wa and Matheson streets or go online at Asos.com and Net-A-Porter.
Wedges are out, four-inch heels are in. Create your own at DYOS (Design Your Own Shoes), 1/F, 33 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, 2204 3043, www.dyos.hk. Or try Zara’s ankle-strap platform heels, $499, Metro City Plaza 2, 8 Yan King Road, Tseung Kwan O, 2164 0250.
“Sometimes less is more,” says Vincent Lann of Amika Hairdo Bar, which specializes in blow drying and styling hair rather than cutting. “With prom, girls tend to over-do their hair. Keep it sexy, simple and sophisticated. Your hair is your best accessory – it is supposed to highlight and accentuate you.”
Styling, blowouts or updos, $180-$550, Amika Hairdo Bar, UG/F, 8 Elgin Street, Central, 2291 0070. In Sai Kung, Tala’s Hair & Beauty offers updos for $450, 56 Po Tung Road, Sai Kung, 2335 1694.
“The accessories for prom this year feature a lot of metallic details. Jewellery has been very chunky – collar-style necklaces, bejeweled cuffs – handbags have chains in various sizes, sequins or jewels. Make sure your accessories complement your outfit, not overshadow it,” advises Eve Roth Lindsay.