It is high time to think about prom hairstyles as the big dance will soon be upon us. You’re probably already dreaming about the event: the dress, the dancing and, of course, your dream date! As you sit in a class, you find yourself daydreaming about prom night. And you and your friends talk about nothing but prom gowns, makeup, accessories, and of course, hairstyles! Whether you are looking for prom long or medium length hairstyles, the options are limitless. There are a ton of fun, elegant, and trendy hairstyles for the upcoming prom season. From curls to braids to fancy updos, there’s something for everyone. We have put together a list of some of our favorite hairstyles for 2020. These are the looks that you can easily pull off at home. So, you can save money on a hair appointment and spend it on other things such as that spray bracelet or glittery eyeshadow! But never forget to try to do any hairdo you wish beforehand in order to decide whether you are able to do it or not and to know exactly how much time it takes.


1. Captivatingly Cool Braided Ponytails

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Captivatingly Cool Braided Ponytails
Captivatingly Cool Braided Ponytails
Captivatingly Cool Braided Ponytails
Being among the loveliest prom hairstyles, braided ponytails are super-trendy right now. This look is soft, feminine and super-classy! To style, divide your hair into three sections, next, French braid starting on the middle one. Braid from underneath to the inside-out effect. Continue the braid to your ponytail place. Then pull the rest of your hair into a high ponytail. Or you can make a low pony with French side braid. Play with twists to make you hairdo look more sophisticated. Add a texturizing spray and secure with a pretty bow or ribbon to match your dress.


2. Perfect Pin Curls

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Perfect Pin Curls
Perfect Pin Curls
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Perfect Pin Curls
Perfect Pin Curls
Curly Low Bun #curlyhair #bunhairstyle
These gorgeous pin curls in an elegant updo will make you look and feel like a movie star. To style, apply an anti-frizz serum to your damp hair and then dry with a diffuser, split your fully dried hair into three equal sections: one at the nape of your neck, one at the back of your head and one at the crown. Then brush the sides back till they are flat against your head. Secure them tightly with clear elastics. Next, push the top elastic towards your forehead for volume. Then cover the elastics in the bottom two ponytails with hair pins. Next, pin the ends over the elastics, leaving some loose for a softer effect. Spray your hair to ensure that it stays in place.

3. Flowery Fairy Princess

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Flowery Fairy Princess
Flowery Fairy Princess
Flowery Fairy Princess
Some prom hairstyles come from the most beautiful fairy tales. You will definitely feel like a princess with this regal look. To style, all you need is to add a flower to your hairstyle. It could be a real or artificial flower pin too. They both look great with braids and updo styles. For brave girl we suggest trying of the trendiest way of wearing flowers this year – a flower from hair! Homecoming hairstyles are a big deal. Your prom is a very special occasion, one that you would like to remember for years to come. And you certainly want to look your best. You wish everything to be perfect, right to the last detail. That’s why we are here to help you!


4. Braided Crowns

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Braided Crowns
Braided Crowns
This pretty updo is sophisticated and stylish. A braided crown with real or fake flowers looks natural and makes you look feminine and chic. To style, spray a dry shampoo in your hair to add texture, then separate your bangs, dividing them into two equal sections. Twist the sections together, securing them with hairpins. Next, pile the rest of your hair into a loose bun or leave it and add flowers, creating a crown effect as you go.

5. Hairstyles With Bows

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Hairstyles With Bows
Any hairdo with bows looks a bit childish like you are still a small girl. But have you ever heard that such a look attracts male’s attention? This look is modern and elegant. You can find a ribbon or bow to match your dress. You can bind it to your curls or braid, play with your imagination!


6. Stunning Updos With Pins And Accessories

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Stunning Updos With Pins And Accessories
Stunning Updos With Pins And Accessories
Stunning Updos With Accessories #blondehairstyle #updohairstyles
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Neautiful Updo Hairstyle With Accessory #updohair #updohairstyle
Voluminuous Bun Hairstyle With Accessory #bunhair #updohair
Elegant Prom Updo Hairstyle With Pins #updohair
From your date to your dress, your hair and makeup, every little detail is important. Once you find the dream prom dress, everything else seems to fall into place, including accessories and shoes. And if you want your image to be unique, you need the right hairstyle, one that is trendy and also compliments your entire look. That is why we advise you to use different accessories with your updos. For example, you can decorate your beautiful hair with some butterflies, branches, flowers, pearls, etc. The possibilities are endless, all you need is just the right one to underline your personality.

7. Beautifully Ponytail

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Beautifully Ponytail
Beautifully Ponytail
Beautifully Ponytail
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Curly Ponytail Hairstyle For Prom Night #ponytail
Ponytail Hairstyle For Prom With Side Braid #sidebraid #ponytail
Voluminous Curly Ponytail Hairstyle For Prom Night #ponytail
This pretty pinned up pony is stylish and sophisticated! To style, curl your hair with a 2-inch curling wand, then after parting your hair, pull all but the front section into a low pony at the nape of your neck. Next, twist it up, but leave about 2 to 3 inches loose at the ends. Secure the twist tightly with bobby pins, but allow the waves to hang loose. Then, beginning at the part, sweep the front section across your forehead hanging low to the other side. Secure with a hair spray and bejeweled combs, above 3 inches from your temple. Make sure the teeth of the combs point toward your face.

8. Pretty Party Waves And Curls

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Pretty Party Waves And Curls
Pretty Party Waves And Curls
Long Wavy Hairstyles #longhair #wavyhairstyle
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Voluminous Textured Curls #curlyhair #curlyhairstyle
Retro Side Wave For Prom Night #wavyhair
Curly Hairstyle For Prom Day #curlyhair
These Hollywood waves are soft, sexy and perfect for the prom night! To style them you better should go to the saloon. If you want curl without visiting the saloon then you can use spray with sea salt to your towel-dried hair to create beach waves. Then let it air dry. Next, gently flat iron your waves for them to fall softly. The overall look will be not just light and awesome but it will not deteriorate during your long dancing night.


9. Mystical Mermaid Braids

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Mystical Mermaid Braids
Curly Braided Hairstyle #curlyhair #messytbraids
Rose Gold Beaided Hair With Accessory #braidedhair #rosegoldhair
This look is classy yet modern and will complement any look. It could be difficult to style, so, you may ask your girlfriend for help. To style, make a single French braid at the back. Then, pull through it sections from the left and right sides one by one until you reach the end of the hair. Secure the hairstyle. For more feminine look add flowered accessories.
How to Combine Hairstyle and The Dress Neckline

FAQ: Prom Hairstyles

How to do an elegant and simple French twist?

  1. Add some waves and texture spray. Toss all of your hair behind and begin to loosely gather all of your hair on the right side of your head.
  2. Bring that section upwards and hold it in place in near the center of the back of your head.
  3. Pull out some small pieces to frame your face.
  4. While holding this section in the center, smooth down the top.
  5. Slide one pin upwards right up the middle trying to secure all of your section and then slide a second one up and across the previous pin for extra security. Next, place one pin down crossing through the center of the two to make a star. Add more if you need to.
  6. Take all of your hair and tie a small hair elastic creating a small bun at the ends.
  7. Hold your hair out behind you and begin tightly rolling it inwards until you reach your head.
  8. Once you’ve reached your head hold the roll with your left hand tightly against your head as you roll everything a little bit tighter and tuck away any loose ends.
  9. Keeping a hold of that roll start pinning the right side of it to your head starting at the bottom and sliding it underneath.

How to create old Hollywood curls?

  1. Do a side part. Apply heat protector.
  2. Grab medium or a large-sized curling wand, start from a lower section curling your hair inwards, placing the wand underneath the hair. Work your way up and then move on to the second part of your hair still curling in the same direction.
  3. Brush your hair very gently.
  4. Set with a hair spray.