Prom hair styles are semi-formal to formal hairstyles that are appropriate for the occasion. Such hairstyles can be done on any hair length and texture. They tend to be quite intricate though simpler versions are not less sophisticated.
When choosing prom hairstyles, it’s essential to take into account your outfit and overall image.
And we would also advise you to pamper your tresses before the event. Even the simplest hairstyle will need much product and probably heat to hold in place. So, whether you want it or not, it will be a bit stressful for your tresses. Unless you prepare.
One month before the event, start applying essential oil or mask to your tresses once a week. It will nourish them, bring moisture and shine, restore their firmness.
Now let’s pick a hairstyle for prom that will flatter you perfectly.
Loose Romantic UpdosSource: hiddenhair via Instagram, styles_by_reneemarie via Instagram, tonyastylist via Instagram
We simply love these prom hairstyles updos. Messy low buns are ideal for prom. They are stylish, graceful, romantic, and refined. Plus, they are not that complicated though they look like they are. And having long tresses is not a must to recreate one. You can alter these styles by adding more intricate elements to them.
Such romantic and loose updos will complement a lace dress nicely.
Braided Prom Hair For Boho EffectSource: styles_by_reneemarie via Instagram, belaya_lyudmila via Instagram, styles_by_reneemarie via Instagram
Prom hairstyles for long hair with braids are very popular and ooze some boho vibes. If you want to create a hairstyle by yourself, you will need some braiding skills for the successful result. But believe us, these styles are less intricate than they seem.
Such boho braided hairstyles are great for those who wish to put on a halter dress. If your tresses are not long enough to pull off such a ‘do, use hair extensions.
Just Wave It!Source: hiddenhair via Instagram, alena__famina via Instagram, kristin_ess via Instagram
Wavy and curly hairstyles for prom look especially elegant. Prom night is a time to stand out from the crowd. Go for glamorous big and bouncy waves that will turn heads.
To get such a look:
- Apply dry shampoo or texturizing spray to your tresses.
- Proceed with teasing the roots on top.
- Using a medium barrel curling iron, curl your tresses in horizontal sections.
- After curling each tress, clip it still curled to the head.
- When it’s all curled, let your hair cool down. Then release every clip carefully.
- Finish with medium hold hairspray.
If you are wearing a mermaid dress or a backless dress, these waved easy prom hairstyles are definitely to go for!
Braids For Short HairSource: hairbysaretta via Instagram, alex_haircraft via Instagram, jbraidsandbows via Instagram
These prom hairstyles for shoulder length hair appear super cute. We tend to think that hairstyles for formal events must be super polished. But trends change. And today you are totally allowed to sport more relaxed hairstyles for formal and semi-formal occasions.
Prom hairstyles for short hair can involve various elements, for example, cute braids like the ones you see here. Braids make these styles dressier.
Twisted Half Up Half DownsSource: belaya_lyudmila via Instagram, belaya_lyudmila via Instagram
Twisted half up half down hairstyles look absolutely gorgeous. These hairstyles appear effortless, yet, they are formal enough to wear at a prom party. The most amazing thing about twisted hairstyles is that you do not even need any extra accessories to dress them up. Your own tresses play that part! To get the desired volume, you can use a curling wand, large-barreled.
Fairy Prom Hairstyles With Natural FlowersSource: annette_updo_artist via Instagram, tmy_o3.pugmi via Instagram, alexandralee1016 via Instagram
Natural flowers are often incorporated into prom hairstyles for medium hair to get an adorable, ultimately feminine look. And updos work awesome for that. As for the choice of blooms, we won’t advise you to pick something that can weigh your hairstyle down. For example, garden roses might be too heavy for your hairstyle. Go for the blooms that will stay fresh during the summer heat.
Nice Sleek BobSource: daisydidthat via Instagram, xandervintage via Instagram
When it comes to formal hairstyles for short hair, sleek classic or inverted bobs are quite popular. It’s the sleekness that adds some more formality to the otherwise casual hairstyle.
To get one of such elegant hairstyles for short hair, you won’t have to spend much time and effort. Just apply texturizing spray and use a hair straightener to make your tresses super smooth and sleek. Finish with strong-hold hairspray.
Exquisite Low PonytailsSource: emmachenartistry via Instagram, hiddenhair via Instagram, marissaknighthair via Instagram
We love voluminous low ponytails hairstyles because they are very elegant. Either keep it pretty and simple or add some braided elements to the hairstyle. Also, leave out some tendrils that will frame your face, and this hairstyle will become even more sophisticated.
Such hairstyles work great for turtleneck dresses. A ponytail will not steal any attention from your beautiful neck.
Girly Braided Half Up Half DownsSource: styles_by_reneemarie via Instagram
The prom half up half down hairstyles you can see here are truly gorgeous. Whenever you cannot make up your mind how to wear your tresses, down or up, half up half down hairstyles are there for you. These prom hairstyles with braids can make you look like a fairy princess – totally angelic.
So, which of these prom hair styles do you like the most? Try to recreate it by yourself or show it to your hair stylist. And discover more beauty-related posts on our blog.
FAQ: Prom Hair
Do hairstyles really count fashion?
Hair styling can be seen as an aspect of personal care and fashion. However, practical, cultural and general considerations also affect the hairstyles we wear.
Should I wear my hair up or down for prom?
Straighten and smooth your hair or just pull it on your back or a high ponytail hanging on one side. Style ball hair with high or low buns. Use a curling iron, hot roller, or flat iron to curl or wave straight hair.