We remember prom: the boys in their little ill-fitting suits and the girls with enough Aquanet in their hair to put a hole in the ozone. Now we’ve got children of our own, and we don’t want them to make the same mistakes we did. So let’s go moms, it’s crunch-time for getting the prom look locked down. And because your daughters (and maybe even you) have your dress and makeup to plan out, we’ve got you covered when it comes to your prom hair with this awesome list of beautiful Prom hairstyles to dazzle in.
Hairstyles | 24 Perfect Prom Hairstyles
Need some hairspiration? Then this list is for you!
1. Romantic Updo
image via Streamline Hair Design
This romantic updo may take a little work, but isn’t the end result worth it? If your dress is long, flowy, and elegant, then this is the hairstyle for you.
2. Loose Half and Half
image via Zetwet
For the gals out there who are undecided over whether they want to put their hair up or down, do the half and half! This look is perfect for off-the-shoulder dresses. To make this look your own, add your favorite hair pin.
3. Twist and Curl
image via Beautylish
This hairstyle is so classy and beautiful we feel like a princess just looking at it! And what better night is there than Prom to feel and look like royalty?
4. The Messy Side Bun
image via Yummi Style
Sometimes clean and put together gets boring. For the ladies out there who are into the messy, effortless look, this messy bun is for you!
5. Vintage Glam
image via Cute Hairstyle-Haircuts
Prom is the best time for showing off that vintage-inspired outfit you’ve had in your closet for the last 5 months. To really bring it all together, adapt this look with victory rolls.
6. Simple Curls
image via Aelida
Prom hair doesn’t get much simpler than this. This is a beautiful, simple hairstyle that can be worn for any occasion!
7. Braids and Waves
image via Hair and Makeup by Steph
This hairstyle is beautiful, easy to recreate, and adds a nice boho touch to what would be a conventional look.
8. One Way Waves
image via Filmefilms
Some girls like their waves to fall in different directions, while others just want them to be neat and clean. If you fall into the latter category, you may just love this hairstyle. For a vintage touch, curl your bangs sideways.
9. Wavy Pony
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Hey, Prom isn’t just about having your hair down! It is possible to glam up a ponytail and this hairstyle proves just that! For a sophisticated touch on a casual hairstyle, add some volume at the crown and waves in the ponytail itself.
10. Bun and Braids
image via Lulus
This hairstyle was made for Instagram (and Prom). Show off your facial features by pulling your hair back into a bun. The braids add a nice bohemian touch. Check out this tutorial on how to achieve this look.
11. Messy Braids
image via Nautical Wheeler
We love how ethereal and fairytale-like this hairstyle is. And because it’s so pretty, don’t just save it for Prom, but for every occasion!
12. Pretty Simple
image via Beauty High
Want an easy to do look for Prom night? All this look requires is soft, smooth hair and a couple of bobby pins and you’ll be runway ready for Prom.
13. Blunt Bangs and Waves
image via The Right Hairstyles
Oh, hey there! Looks like our own hairstyle made the list. We’re a little biased, but this is one of our favorite looks (it’s also incredibly easy to maintain)! If you have thick hair, this is the perfect hairstyle for you.
14. Romantic Braids
image via Pretty Designs
If you have two-toned hair, this look is perfect for showing off your range of hair color. If not, this look is still perfect for showing off!
15. Milkmaid Braids
image via Beauty High
Milkmaid braids are a pretty look that is very easy to do. Simply part your hair, make two pigtail braids, and then wrap them around your head. The result? A dainty look for a pretty girl like you.
16. Sexy Waves
image via Filmefilms
If all you want to do is show off how luscious your hair is (and we can’t blame you for that), then simply wear it down with loose, messy waves. The key to getting this look down is to add volume and texture to your hair.
17. Double Watefall Braids
image via Latest Hairstyles
As inept as we are with waterfall braids, we can’t help but get googly-eyed over this look. Double waterfall braids add pizzazz to the entire look and the end result is a stunning hairstyle that highlights your beautiful mane.
18. Side Swept Curls
image via Styl
Side swept curls are a formal event favorite and rightly so! This hairstyle works well with any hair type, facial structure, style, etc. Also, bonus point: it’s one of the easiest styles to recreate!
19. Formal Half Up Half Down
image via Skinrich
Are you planning to wear a sweetheart cut dress? If so, this half up-half down look is the perfect complement! You can either keep the back plain, or add some stylish hair accessories.
20. Classic Vintage
image via Just B Beautiful
This classic vintage look will never go out of style. It’s timeless and ever so elegant. To stick with the vintage theme, pair this hairstyle with a bold red lipstick.
21. Side Wrap Braid
image via Makeup.com
I mentioned earlier how popular the side swept curls look is, right? Now, add some pretty braids and you’ve elevated a classic look to a whole new level of pretty.
22. Loose Twisted Halo
image via 100layercake
Are you looking for a hairstyle fit for a princess (or Kate Middleton)? This loose twisted halo tutorial will not only make you the fairest of them all, it will also make you look like a divine angel!
23. Modern Mohawk
image via Latest Hairstyles
If you’re the bold and edgy type, then this hairstyle was made for you. With this modern mohawk tutorial, it won’t matter what dress you’re wearing!
24. The Grecian Goddess
image via Keep Your Fashion
I like to call this the Goddess look because every single thing about it makes you feel like a mighty and beautiful Greek Goddess. To do this look justice, make sure to have some awesome hair accessories on hand.
With these looks on hand, the most difficult thing about getting ready for Prom will be choosing a hairstyle you like best! Just some advice though: the most important thing to keep in mind when choosing a look is going with one that makes you feel comfortable and represents the unique snowflake that is you. Be safe and have fun!
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