One of my fondest memories from senior prom is getting ready with my girls. We took turns doing each other's makeup, hair and zipping up dresses. After the four-hour long process, I felt so much more at ease with my braided updo then I probably would have if I left it up to my hairstylist. I can't think of a better reason why prom hair can't be a DIY affair.
In the video above, Israeli hairdresser Valery Joseph (whose clientele include Madonna, Lady Gaga, Ivanka Trump and Helena Christensen) guides one lucky girl through his six steps to a beautiful updo. Instead of a stiff, slicked-back hairstyle, texture is created by twisting the hair on one side and braiding the opposite. And as Joseph points out, a flower is the perfect accessory to not only accentuate the look but to also conceal bobby pins.