“Edgy” – Prom Collection looks (part 1)

Back in December, the HairInManila team was deciding on what hair collection to do next. And what’s more fun than a Prom series!

But we didn’t want the usual prom looks. We wanted to create something more exciting and unconventional. For the next three days, I’ll be posting three looks that will hopefully inspire the High School ladies out there to try something different in their prom and balls.

Speaking of High School, I needed help in finding volunteers and in styling the clothes. So I called up Bianca Santiago, fashion editor of Chalk magazine for help and we were off! 😀


While everyone looks like princesses, you can be a rock queen!

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Our first model , Patricia Prieto, already shows some spunk in her own style

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Kusie Ho of Maybelline New York begins by applying the right concealer under the eyes to hide the eye bags and dark spots. Make sure the concealer is one tone higher than the foundation you will use.  After that, apply foundation all over the face that fits your skin tone. To finish the prep work,  apply press powder to achieve a matte finish.

Moving on to the eyes, choose eye shadows that come in a palette. The lightest color will be the base; a secondary color will be used on the upper eyelid; and the darkest shade will be used to contour the tip of the eyelid.

In this case, Maybelline’s Eye Studio Wine Pink Diamond Glow palette was used

Highlight the eyes with Maybelline’s black felt eye liners

Curl the lashes

Define the lashes with mascara

Color the eyebrows to match the skin tone. In this case, a dark brown shade

Apply Maybelline’s coral orange blush on the cheeks

Finish up with dark shade of lipstick, like plum, violet or maroon

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Borge Aloba of L’Oréal Professionnel’s goal is to make the hair look stylishly messy. The front and sides will be clean, but the back will sport a very rough edgy-ness to it.

Start with L’Oréal Professionnel’s Tecni.Art Volume Lift mousse  as a styling base

Spread the mousse all over while blowing with cool air from a dryer

Spread a small scoop of L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Web on your palm. Stretch your palms on top of the hair to spread the web for even distribution

Separate the bangs area and an inch off from each side of the hairline. Secure the rest in a ponytail

Hide the ponytail’s band by wrapping a small strand of hair around it. Use a strong hold hairspray to keep it in place.

Lift the bangs and spray it with a strong hold hairspray like L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Air Fix

Tease the bangs with a comb and your fingers to give it a messy devil-may-care effect

Pull the bangs back to create the voluminous front. Secure with hairspray and pins.

Tease the sides as well. And then place it behind the ears and secure with hairspray and pins.

Finally, tease the ponytail and secure with hairspray.

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Bianca Santiago did an amazing job creating our edgy prom look! Patricia looks stunning!

Black bodycon velour dress from Topshop
Ribbon bolero by Eric De Los Santos
Chandelier earrings from Aldo
Silver bag from Aranaz
Rings, all from schu
Bracelets, all from Cru
Tights and Gold Bangles, stylist’s own
Shoes, model’s own

No question, you’ll be a definite stand-out and head-turner of the night!

A closer look at the details

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Many thanks to the creative team that came together to create this collection 🙂 Second look to be posted tomorrow!

Hair by Borge Aloba of L’Oréal Professionnel

Make-up by Kusie Ho of Maybelline New York

Styling by Bianca Santiago of Chalk Magazine

Photography by Daemon Becker of Pioneer Studios


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