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Top 10 Formal Hair venues

Here is our pick for the top venues offering Formal Hair from around Australia.

  1. Dry and Tea - HamptonDry and Tea - Hampton

    Dry and Tea - Hampton

    425B Hampton Street, Hampton 3188
    Rating:
    (5)
    If you love tea, and a fabulous blow dry, then you must try the Dry & Tea salon. The creative geniuses also cut, colour, foil, and treat hair.
  2. Andrea Adele Hair and BeautyAndrea Adele Hair and Beauty

    Andrea Adele Hair and Beauty

    1134 South Rd, Clovelly Park 5042
    Rating:
    (5)
    Ready for a new you? Book in with Andrea Adele Hair Studio for a total hair makeover. Have your hair expertly cut, coloured or styled to perfection.
  3. AW Hair StudiosAW Hair Studios

    AW Hair Studios

    2394 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218, Australia, Mermaid Beach 4218
    Rating:
    (11)
    AW Hair Studio offers high-end, friendly hair services and treatments. Specialising in hair colouring, particularly Blonde Bombshells and Seamless Balayage.
  4. Style MechanicsStyle Mechanics

    Style Mechanics

    3 100 Mooroondu Road, Thorneside 4158
    Rating:
    (16)
    The team at Style Mechanics will utterly spoil your hair and beauty needs. The salon offers Racoon hair extensions, Wella Professional products, and Nioxin.
  5. Foresta Hair on A'BeckettForesta Hair on A'Beckett

    Foresta Hair on A'Beckett

    71-73 A'Beckett St, Melbourne CBD 3000
    Rating:
    (9)
    Foresta Hair is a boutique hair salon in Melbourne. Located in the heart of the CBD, indulge in a lunchtime colour or post-work cut in this charming salon.
  6. Two Birds Hair and Beauty SalonTwo Birds Hair and Beauty Salon

    Two Birds Hair and Beauty Salon

    147 Russell St, Melbourne CBD 3000
    Rating:
    (59)
    Two Birds celebrates the art of living well. Enjoy life to its fullest and living in the moment whilst looking your best in the latest hair and makeup styles.
  7. New Sensations HairstylingNew Sensations Hairstyling

    New Sensations Hairstyling

    794 Glen Huntly Rd, Caulfield South VIC 3162, Australia, Caulfield South 3162
    Rating:
    (5)
    New Sensations Hairstyling, are experts in hairstyling and professional makeup services. Specialising in colour, you should see their balayage!
  8. Ivy Hairdressing & Beauty SalonIvy Hairdressing & Beauty Salon

    Ivy Hairdressing & Beauty Salon

    19 55 George Street, Parramatta 2150
    Rating:
    (50)
    The guys at Ivy Hairdressing in Parramatta are committed to creating individual and unique looks, injecting passion and flair into each cut and colour.
  9. Foresta on BourkeForesta on Bourke

    Foresta on Bourke

    Shop 6, The Paramount Centre, 108 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD 3000
    Rating:
    (32)
    Foresta By Cats Hair Beauty is a boutique hair and beauty salon inspired by the latest Korean beauty trends. Explore style direct from Seoul in this on-trend studio.
  10. Eclipse Hair & Beauty By TaraEclipse Hair & Beauty By Tara

    Eclipse Hair & Beauty By Tara

    3 Bienvenue Drive, Currumbin Waters QLD 4223, Australia, Currumbin Waters 4223
    Rating:
    (25)
    Eclipse Hair & Beauty offer amazing hair at amazing prices. Book in for stunning hair styling, colouring, balayage, waxing, eyebrow and lash treatments.

Formal Hair

Going to your school formal is all part of growing up. It's almost a ritual, a coming of age tradition. It's a great opportunity to dress up and have fun and it's led to the creation of a hair salon service that's very much in demand.

Prom Hair is now an actual dictionary description for the amazing twists, chignons and braids, more generally referred to as updos. The term 'updo' basically means styling the hair so that it points up, and it can range from a simple ponytail to an elaborate twist or braid.

One of the oldest and most popular updos is a chignon. The name comes from the French phrase 'chignon du cou' or nape of the neck. The style is achieved by pinning the hair into a knot or 'bun' at the nape of the neck.

Popular Wedding Hairstyle

Variations on this style might include incorporating braids, leaving loose tendrils of hair around the face, or securing the knot with a pretty hairpin or barrette. It's a style that can be dressed up or down as required.

Whilst the name suggests this popular wedding hairstyle originated in France, it actually has its roots in ancient Greece. Worn by men and women, the chignon would be held in place by the most elaborate hairpins. In ancient China, chignons were worn by married women.

When it comes to bridal hairstyling, most people have heard of the French twist. This popular updo involves twisting the hair upwards until it folds in on itself, and then securing it with a decorative comb or hairpin.

Half-Up Hair Styling

The modern version of the French twist is much softer and messier, falling into the realm of half-up hair styling.

Half-up hair styling is a great way of creating a special occasion look that isn't too formal. It's perfect for everyday wear or can be dressed up for a big event. The reason this style is popular is that it combines the impact of an up-do with the femininity of flowing locks.

How casual you go with this look rather depends on your outfit. If it's very formal or has an elaborate neckline, it's better suited to a formal up-do. However, half-up hair styling is just perfect with strapless or spaghetti strap dresses.

Love the Waterfall Braid

Our favourite half-up hairstyle has to be the braid. It's just magical watching a professional hair stylist twist, weave and plait long luscious locks into this amazing creation.

Forget about the single down-the-back plait your mother used to give you for school; today's braids are delightfully feminine and so pretty. Super popular for weddings and formals right now is the waterfall braid.

There are several variations of this but they all feature a mix of braids and loose hair. In its simplest form, the braid becomes a natural hair band to hold the style in place. This style works exceptionally well with long loose curls.

Curls have long been used in up-dos, traditionally styled used rollers or, in the old days, strips of cloth. The smaller the roller, the tighter the curl would be. However, today's curls are softer and can be achieved using a GHD.

Have a Trial Run

When it comes to bridal hairstyling the secret is to have a trial run. In fact, whether it's a wedding, a formal or just a fancy dinner, deciding on your hair and makeup beforehand is essential.

Having a trial run gives you the opportunity to discuss different styles with your hair stylist and find out what suits you, and what doesn't. For example, you may be planning a head of ringlets for your big day - until you actually see yourself with them.

The style you choose not only depends on your hair type but also the logistics of the event. Will you be outdoors? Will it be windy? What time of day are you getting married? What style is your dress? These are all questions a good hair stylist will ask.

Bookwell Makes it Easy

A trial run for your hair and makeup helps you plan the day better, knowing how long it will take. It also removes a big chunk of stress. If possible, book your hair and makeup at the same salon to make it even easier.

With Bookwell, sorting your formal hair has never been easier.

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