Quinceañera: Hair and Makeup Tips For Your Special Day
When you choose your overall
style and look for your Quinceañera, you should be true to yourself, and go with
a look that makes you look and feel your best! You are the belle of the ball, the
woman of the evening. This is your night to shine and celebrate with friends and
family. You’re turning 15 and you’re transitioning into adulthood, so looking the
part is part of the fun. Having the right hair, skin and makeup go a long way in
completing your look and making it a celebration to remember.
There are many options to consider
when selecting your hairstyle for your Quinceañera. Here are some ideas to consider:
Classy and Chic Hairstyle
Think classic chignon, or bun,
with side-swept bangs. Start with dry hair that hasn't been washed in a day or two.
Part it on the side using a comb. Spray hairspray on a brush, and then use the brush
to gather your hair into a low ponytail at the base of your scalp. Rub a dime-sized
amount of gel in your hands and smooth over your ponytail and gently place any hair
that didn't make it in. Next, twist the tail into a small knot, and hold it in place
using hair pins. Consider adding tiny silk white flowers, a small, sparkling tiara,
or a wreath of baby's breath to complete the look!
If you’re looking for a carefree,
laid-back look, try the “day at the beach” look with tousled waves. First, don't
shampoo the day of. Just rinse your hair with water and dry it without using any
product. Then, in a spray bottle, mix hot water and a teaspoon of kosher salt and
let cool. Spray your hair all over, especially the roots, then blow dry. Finish
it off with a silk flower behind the ear, secured with hair pins, or a dose of shimmer
You may like full, big-curl
waves for a romantic look. Start by drying your clean hair completely without using
any product. Once it’s dry, separate hair in small sections and use a half-inch
wide curling iron for each section. It's important not to have hair spray or gel
on your hair — the heat could damage your hair. Spray each curl with hairspray only
after you remove the iron. When finished, flip your hair over and comb it with a
wide-tooth comb. Finish with strong hold hairspray all over. Accessorize with something
big, like a tiara or corona of flowers. Something small will get lost with all that
Now that you have your hair
all planned out, check out these skin care and makeup tips to complete your look:
A good start to applying makeup
is to have good skin as your canvas. In the weeks leading up to the big day, make
sure you drink plenty of water and get a good night’s sleep. And if you happen to
have blemishes, avoid picking at your skin, as it can actually make them worse.
Clean your skin with a cleanser meant for your skin type, and use spot acne treatment
for breakouts. Be sure to consult with mom and dad or your doctor for skin care
Enhance Your Natural
It’s exciting to start wearing
makeup and for a celebration like your Quinceañera you may think it’s best to use
a lot of makeup. The No. 1 thing to remember when applying makeup is that less is
more. Makeup is meant to enhance your natural beauty and bring out the best of your
features, not cover you completely.
Start with the Right
It can take a little shopping
around to find the right foundation. You may have to try a few different colors
and product types to find the perfect tone for your skin and the right amount of
coverage. Have fun with it — ask your mom or another adult to help and get together
with friends to start your shopping.
Add Some Color
To pull your entire look together,
add some pops of color. This can be accomplished with a long-lasting lip color,
eye shadow and mascara, and finished with a little bit of blush. Try some different
colors and find the one that compliments your look best.
THE DAY OF YOUR CELEBRATION
It’s always best to be prepared
for things that could happen and cause you to worry. On the big day, bring along
a small tote bag with extra hairspray, gel, hair pins and makeup for touchups. Also
consider breath mints, blotting paper or pressed powder to combat shine, and pantiliners
and deodorant to stay fresh.
It’s your fifteenth birthday
— it marks your transition from childhood to young womanhood, so enjoy your night
and take time to enjoy all the great memories.
Looking for quinceanera ideas? Get helpful tips and advice from teen girls at BeingGirl.com.