Relaxed updo

Pinning the hair up with a few curls teased out is a great way to soften an overall look, ideal for ethereal styles like the Dynasty Spirit Cierra Ice Blue Long Dress. This exquisite chiffon dress, with an embellished beadwork bodice, looks beautiful with softly pinned-up hair. The centre-parted updo is also trending if you want a sharper finish.

Centre parting

The centre parting is back. Precise and on point, it literally takes centre stage on sleek, straight hair. Blow dry hair straight, use straighteners to iron out any kinks, and finish with a hair oil to achieve maximum smoothness. The Jaya Lavender Long Dress with its vertical diaphanous panel on the bodice looks great with sleek hair. This hairstyle also contrasts brilliantly with the voluminous chiffon skirt on our Adoette Duck Egg Blue Long Dress.

Gigi Hadid Met Gala Center Parting

Hair accessories

Tiaras are a fun way to add extra sparkle – perfect for updos. Bear in mind, though, you want to have fun. An elaborate headpiece might look striking but how will it hold up on the dance floor? Keep it simple when you want to sparkle effortlessly. The hair clip is also back in the spotlight for summer 2018. Pin hair securely in place with a kirby grip on each side. Gigi Hadid worked this look beautifully during her appearance at the Met Gala 2018.

Amanda Seyfried Ris tiara

The smokey eye

Don’t be afraid to unleash the kohl eye pencil around the eye area. This look, embraced by Kendall Jenner, is perfectly suited to prom dress attire, which is all about glamour and transformation. Finish the look with false eyelashes. This strong make-up goes brilliantly well with brightly coloured dresses: the Spirit Jacy Ruby Red Long Dress; the Aruba Red Long Dress; and the Keila Royal Blue Long Dress.

Kendall Jenner Smokey Eye

High-shine shimmer

If you’ve fallen in love with a prom dress in Blush, Pink, Silver, or Champagne, or any dress in a pastel palette from the Spirit collection, lighter, brighter make-up is the perfect choice. It looks minimalist but the effect is striking, healthy and natural. Choose a high-shine highlighter to emphasise cheekbones for a dewy look, keep eyebrows natural, and finish with a pink lip gloss for romantic shimmer. As the prom dress has a fairy tale quality to it, often with layers of chiffon, this pretty, prom make-up trend is ideal.

Kate Bosworth High Shimmer

The nude lip

Still trending, still fabulous, the nude lipstick is perfect prom make-up. It also balances out smokey eye make-up and the bright, glittery blue eyeshadow that’s also hot right now. The beauty of a nude lipstick is that it pretty much goes with anything, no matter what dress you pick for prom.

Kim Kardashian Smoky nude lip