Obviously I didn’t go to prom, but I had the pleasure of doing my sister’s hair and makeup, and my friend’s hair as well. So, here they are!
For some clarification: my sister is adopted from India, so the girl in these pictures that you would assume is my sister is my friend (whose hair I also did). The girl whom you wouldn’t assume is my sister is my sister. Haha.
Anyway, for my sister’s long, thick, beautiful hair (that I am forever jealous of) I simply curled it with a curling wand, parted it on the side, and braided tiny braids on either side of the part, and gathered them at the back of her head. I could have done something so much more complex, but she insisted that she wanted that. So that’s what I did, and I think it turned out beautifully.
For fun, here’s a “during” picture:
Yes, that’s my dad, with his reading glasses on, painting my sister’s nails. I’m sorry but I think that’s so hilarious/adorable. He used Zoya’s Happi.
Here is my sister’s eyeshadow:
I used the Naked 2 palette. Her dress was orange/coral-y, so I thought that golds would work best. I used Chopper on the lid and Half Baked on the crease and in the inner corner. We were running super late and never got a good picture of her eyeliner, but I did a winged black liner and then outlined that on the top with liquid gold eyeliner. It looked beautiful. You can kind of see it here:
I did her blush and lips but they were her choice, and I honestly have no idea what I used.
Then we all headed over to my friend Monique’s house, where I did her hair. For Monique’s hair, I curled it loosely with my curling wand, did a dutch lace braid around her head to the back, and then gathered her hair in a complicated side bun. Here’s a side view of the braid:
And here’s the back:
And here’s another angle:
I was really really proud of this hairstyle. Monique’s hair is long and beautiful, but it’s also extremely fine and silky and slippery, so it took a lot of working to get it to do what I wanted and not fall out. I believe it took 5 tries just to get the braid to stay. I’m glad that it will live forever in pictures because I honestly can’t believe I did it. Here are a few more pictures:
Me, my sister, and my very best friend Kayla, who was with us the entire time taking all of the pictures that you see. Kayla is part of our family so she’s always included in things like this. Yes, I’m still clutching my curling wand. Hahaha.
There was a great picture of me and Monique in her dress but I realized that it was in front of the huge sign of the high school where Kayla and I graduated and where my sister and Monique still go, and I didn’t feel comfortable posting it.