Your prom night is approaching. You have your date ready and so is your dress. But wait! What about your tresses? Surely, you cannot ignore that or decide in the spur of the moment. Just like your dress and your date, you need to be careful of how exactly you are going to style your hair as well, for that extra effect. After all, you need to sweep your prom date off their feet, and what’s a better way of doing that than twisting your hair into the best style possible? And that’s why, we have the best prom styles that you can take your pick from.
Ready to twirl your tresses around and create the best of prom hairstyles? Here you go.
- 1. High braided bun
- 2. Messy high bun
- 3. Pinned curls
- 4. Waterfall braids
- 5. Cornrow braids ponytail
- 6. Retro curls
- 7. Sleek half bun
- 8. Messy French braid
- 9. Dutch braided bun
- 10. Headband updo
- 11. Sleek side parting
- 12. Sleek open hair
- 13. Sleek high ponytail
- 14. Fishtail braid
- 15. Side swept curls
1. High braided bun
What about a Cinderella bun? This one is a high wrap-around bun, with a braid wrapped around and fixed with pins rather than a band. The only thing is that you may need to practice it a few times before you get the hang of it. Pull out a few strands and make it a little messy to create that delicate look to go with your outfit.
2. Messy high bun
High buns give a gorgeous illusion of an elongated face. This one’s no different. Plus, the messy strands give your face a delicate and youthful look. Also, this is a simple hairstyle to pull off, especially if you want your makeup to be the focus of your entire prom look.
3. Pinned curls
Do you have natural and bouncy curls? Well, then you don’t need to fret. We have an amazing semi-tied hairstyle that will have your curls perking up in no time. We are talking about the pinned curls hairstyle where your curls are taken in a bunch and then pinned at the back. The pins here and tucked underneath the hair. This is a classic style straight from the 1940s that you can also pick if you are going for a vintage look.
4. Waterfall braids
Want to give a soft look to your prom style? Waterfall braids are the way to go. This one is a loved prom hairstyle that will bring your features out well, especially if you have loose curls or waves. It is created by causing the top portions to fall loosely as the rest of the hair is gathered in a braid format. It truly creates a waterfall illusion with every twist.
5. Cornrow braids ponytail
Have gorgeous thick hair and want something that would not only be practical but would bring out your beauty well? Try this one. Cornrow braids are quite popular, but in this particular hairstyle, you do not braid the hair entirely. Instead, you braid half the hair, up to your nape, and then gather the entire hair into a ponytail.
6. Retro curls
Themed proms are a thing. Especially the retro theme which totally funks up the entire atmosphere. This hairstyle is perfect for that occasion. If you are wearing a vintage dress and killing it with that old charm, these big curls will bring out the entire look quite well. Just pin it up in a half-updo or side sweep it.
7. Sleek half bun
Sleek and neat hairstyles are never out of fashion. If you do not like your hair falling all over your face, pick this one as your prom hairstyle. Use copious amounts of serum to ensure that your hair is straight and sleek, and then take half hair to tie into a neat bun. This half bun is as practical as is delicate and soft to look at.
8. Messy French braid
Messy is always in! Given prom nights usually involve students who are hardly above 17-18 years of age, messy hairstyles fit in well with the whole vibe. It gives an illusion of trying yet being casual about it, if that's what you are aiming for. And the latest to add on to the list is a messy French braid. Yep, tie your hair in a French braid, but make it a little loose and casual. Comb out a few strands when you are done, out of the braid, around it, and especially around your temple so that a few strands come on your face.
9. Dutch braided bun
Dutch braided buns are cool. If you don’t want to try French braids, you can pick this option. However, we have a twist for you. Here, you can Dutch braid your hair up until the nape and then gather the rest of the hair to create a bun. This is a secure hairstyle as well as a gorgeous one.
10. Headband updo
Headbands perk up anything and everything. It makes the whole look ethereal. Plus, if you are aiming to go for a princess look, using a headband helps. Just create a relaxed or messy bun updo, with the bun being at the nape of your neck. Add the headband. Pick one that matches best with your dress. You can even add a headband to your half hair up do.
11. Sleek side parting
As we said, a sleek hairstyle is never out of vogue. Plus, it suits all occasions and people of all ages. Use an ample amount of serum and products to make sure your hair behaves and stays straight. Take extra precaution if you have frizzy hair or your flyaways can ruin the show. Simply comb it well and create a side parting. You are done! Add a red lip colour for extra effect.
12. Sleek open hair
Talking of sleek updos, why should we not talk about the classic one. Yes, open hair is always in. Use the same techniques and products as in the previously mentioned sleek hairstyles, and leave your hair open.
13. Sleek high ponytail
Use ample serum and style and comb your hair well to add a shine to it. Now gather all your hair carefully and tie it into a ponytail, only, a high one. It is quite difficult to hold silky hair in a high ponytail as it almost always shifts down. But here, you will be using pins underneath to hold it together, apart from the usual hair ties. Try going the Ariana Grande way. Sleek high ponytails are sexy and totally worth being pulled off at the prom.
14. Fishtail braid
We have spoken about the Dutch and the French braids, why leave this one behind? A fishtail braid is an excellent option for those who want to pull off something different, yet be a little traditional. It also adds quite an edge to the hairstyle. You can even add on some accessories to lift the look. Maybe some decorative clips or jewelled ones? Take your pick and get going.
15. Side swept curls
Curls are never out of fashion. Surely, they are a little troublesome to maintain, but nothing lifts an entire look other than well-maintained curls. Really, you do not need to straighten them. Side Swept curls are the perfect example. If you have naturally curly hair, style them and sweep it towards a side to add a beautiful element to your prom look. If you have wavy hair, use a curler to do the deed. Either way, you’d look marvellous.