Among the young there is an unwritten rule, "Thou must all look the same". Even
though it is stated, loudly, that individuality is soooo important. So why, when it comes
to the biggest event of a young person's life, The Prom, one of the most important
things that will get done is their hair, and it will look just like everyone else's?
Parents, working, young, rich, poor, no matter, thousands of dollars
will be spent at hair salons so that every young person going to the
Prom, will have the most up-to-date, sophisticated, popular, exactly
like hers/his hair do's available.
Most young people will have the opportunity to view images of themselves on the internet with just the right hair (on just the right face, body, etc…)
and they will ask for it by name. "I want to look just like Jessica
Simpson, when she went to the Prom!"
But in the end, it will look just like your best friend Kaitlyns' Prom
Do. And you will both exclaim, "You look just beautiful tonight", and
it will be a mirror image of exactly what you wanted.
What I have found out though, is that it doesn't matter if your hair is long, short, none, all hair do's will be similar.
Let's face it; once in a while a new do will come out and the trend will switch, but when
they run out of material, where do they go, back to the 70's. The 80's were too
flamboyant, I'm afraid. Most prefer the upswept, longer, more natural looking hair dos.
I have heard from a salon stylist friend that long hair can be a
nightmare to work with. It takes a long time to sculpt a hair do.
When I asked her about hair extensions, she stated that those
were even worse. Mostly, because you have to make sure that they
stay attached through a whole evening and maybe into the morning.
A lot can happen in that time. How embarrassing to have your hair extensions accidentally pulled out while dancing. To a young person
at their Prom, it would be a personal tragedy, (and a fond, funny memory in their 40's).
So, a stylist has to be an artist, magician and psychic around Prom time, and know
exactly what's going on, which hairstyles are out there, and practice the ones you know
are going to be popular. Business will boom as each friend tells the next where he
or she got his or her hair done for Prom. Pretty soon, you have all the girls/guys, in
a clique, looking exactly the same ... short hair has had extensions added to look like
the medium length hair, that looks like the longest hair style and on down the line ...
until, when you are looking at the pictures you notice that all the girls (and guys)
look the same and you actually can't recognize your own client.
Then you will know that you have achieved the look that is desired ... popular, up-to-date, and just like everyone else's.