Appropriate Hairstyles For Every Occasion

Your hair is one of your greatest accessories. Don’t believe us? Think about all the incredible things you can do with your hair; you can cut, color, and style it any way you want! Your hair can help or hurt any outfit or occasion you attend. At South Hills Beauty Academy be believe in the former, your hair should definitely help your aesthetics and not hurt it. At our beauty academy, we teach student show to cut, color, and style hair to assist your clients to gain the look they want.
In this blog, we will be going over some of the special occasions you may attend, and what hairstyles should accompany them! We hope, by reading this blog, you will have a better understanding of how to properly style your hair for your special occasions. And, if you would like to learn how to professionally style hair, contact South Hills Beauty Academy today!

Below are a few of the formal events that hair can be a big deal!


Your wedding day is all about you. Which means, you probably should look your best, right? Having ugly, mismanaged, frizzy hair is the best way to throw off your whole outfit. At South Hills, we teach our students to style hair for formal occasions, such as your wedding day.
On your wedding day, all eyes will be on you, which is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing, in that all the attention is on you for a day. The curse? Well, you have to look your absolute best and have your friends and family watch you with hawk-eye vision. With that being said, you want your wedding hairstyle to be classy, dreamy, and gorgeous. Typically, it is a good idea to have your hair styled by a professional. For one, professionals will have more experience styling hair and can handle the pressure of the occasion. I mean, it is your wedding day, so you want your hair to look perfect, right?
If you choose to have your hair professionally styled for your wedding day, it is a good idea to opt for a classy hairstyle that shows off your face. When you get married, you will most likely have your makeup done, so why not show off your beautiful face with gorgeous hair?
When it comes to what specific style you should have for your wedding day, choose something that will show off your face. For instance, if you have long hair, you should have your hair placed in a stylish braid or an elegant bun. With your hair out of your hair, everyone will be able to see the stunning bride!


Your graduation day is a spectacular time because it means the ending of your childhood and the beginning of your adulthood. Typically, your family will attend your graduation and see you walk across the stage. With this being said, you want to make sure you have a hairstyle that will look cute in pictures, but also show off your gorgeous face.
If choosing your hairstyle for graduation, you can never go wrong with loose curls. Soft, wavy curls can show off your grace and natural beauty without hiding your face. If you decide to choose curls for your graduation hairstyles, you will want to curl away from your face. This look will not only give you a dreamy Farrah Fawcett-look, but also show off your face.


For interviews, you always want to choose a hairstyle that features your face. Bun and low ponytails are ideal if you want to look professional for a formal job. Though maybe a low-ponytail isn’t the most attractive hairstyle, there are ways to dress it up and make it look adorable. For example, you can curl your hair first and then use other pieces of your hair to style it up. Using your hair to wrap around your hair tie is a great way to look clean, professional, and stylish. Remember, for interviews, they don’t care what your hair looks like, your interviewer is more concerned with your skills, personality, and how you handle pressure — not your hair. But, still, it is important that you choose a hairstyle that shows off your face and makes you look confident and successful.

Prom Night

Prom night used to mean the dreaded up-do. Though this hairstyle can be executed beautifully, too often, it isn’t. More times than not, a prom up-do can look like a deflated hat on your head. If you want an incredible hairstyle, talk to a professional. A hair stylist will know what type of style will look better with your specific hair type. For instance, if you have a short, thin hair, fluffy and loose curls, are a great way to add volume to your hair. But, if you have long, thick hair, an intricate bun is better suited.
It is best not to attempt your prom hair alone, mainly because you will most likely get frustrated and just opt for basic curls — and not very good ones at that! A professional will be able to style your hair in a gorgeous way that will turn heads in a positive way. On a special night, such as prom night, you don’t want to look like everyone else. You want to look unique, beautiful, and most like yourself. A professional hair stylist will be able to make you look radiant and adapt your personality to the hairstyle that you choose!

Award Ceremony

Though prom night and your wedding day are two very important moments in your life, award ceremonies are too! During your life, your achievements are what make you special. Your ability to contribute to society and to your community is what gives your life purpose. On a special day or night, when you are being recognized for your work, you should look your best. Hiring a professional hair stylist can ensure that you have a hairstyle that looks elegant and professional. While all eyes are on you, it is natural that you would want to look your best and give them something to look at. Professional hair can accessorize your face and outfit to help you look your best on such a special day.

South Hills Beauty Academy in Pittsburgh

At South Hills Beauty Academy, we run a hair stylist school in Pittsburgh, PA. Our hair courses are designed to give stylists a place to practice and learn about hair and styles to show their one-day customers. Here, we encourage hair stylists to create new styles, as well as perfect traditional looks as well. If you are interested in learning more about hair and how to style hair, contact us today to enroll in our hair academy.