Prom updos are a natural choice for Filipinas attending this anticipated high school event. Why? Let’s face it, Filipinas going to their first couple of proms learn a valuable lesson about finding the balance between looking good and being comfortable at the same time. They don’t only need to find the perfect dress (that follows the school dress code), the right kind of makeup (that won’t make them look 10 years older), let alone a date (that their parents will allow them to get into a car with), they need to think about the literal heat of the night in the entire outfit. That’s why prom updos for Filipinas are an ideal hairstyle for this affair!
Here’s our round-up of great options for your hairstyle for prom to inspire you. We’ve chosen some unique hairstyles that combine classic ones with details that give volume, exude elegance, and show your fun side for a night you won’t forget!
Hairstyle for Prom: The Best Updos to Try
1. Side Braid Bun
The side braid bun is a fresher take on the usual hairstyle. It’s charming and elegant, especially when you complement it with a dazzling smile. You can even wear dangling earrings to make your look prom-ready.
Editor’s tip: Make your side braid bun stay in place all night by spritzing VO5 Firm Hold Hairspray after styling. This hairspray gives your hair a firm hold so you can nail any hairstyle you want. It also doesn’t leave a sticky residue so you can easily brush it out when the night is over.
2. Top Bun with Braid
A top bun with braid gives you a pageant-like and regal vibe without making you look more mature than your age. The braid is a welcome addition and also adds a bit of texture to your ‘do.
Editor’s tip: Make sure your long hair is nourished and strong so it won’t get damaged by all the hairstyling that you’re going to do. Use Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo regularly. It has Biotin that helps fortify your strands and make your hair stronger as it grows.
3. Waves in a Bun
Create loops and waves in your prom updo. Credit: iStock
Complement the flora of your corsage with this intricate bun made of waves. Trying to figure out how to create this hairstyle? It’s simple. Pull your hair back into a ponytail. Then, create big, loose curls on your hair. Wrap portions of them up in hair nets that match your hair color, then finish with hairspray to seal the look.
Editor’s Tip: Before you style your hair, apply VO5 Big Volume Mousse on your tresses first to add body and volume. This way, you’ll get fuller-looking and defined curls later on.
4. French Twist
5. Messy Low Bun
Nothing beats this hairstyle for prom, that’s for sure. It keeps your hair away from your face but allows a few strands to add texture and romance to the look.
6. Messy High Bun
Remember to have fun at your prom! Credit: Shutterstock
The quintessential chick flick hairstyle for prom, the messy high bun is a hairstyle for prom that doesn’t go out of style.
7. Braided Bun
Because you can never go wrong with braids, try this fun braided bun. It’s one of the stylish braided hairstyles you can wear at prom!
8. Deep Side Part Crown Braid
Part fringe braid, part crown braid, this prom updo will make you look like a Greek goddess.
9. Crown Flower Braid
Two braid hairstyles in one prom updo. What’s not to love?
10. High Donut Bun
Learning how to perfect the bun hairstyle with a hair donut will come in handy, such as whenever you want to pull off this sophisticated look.
11. Angular beehive
Modernize the beehive hairstyle by angling it towards the back to create depth and volume.
12. Low Side Bun with Accessories
Putting your hair on a low bun to one side will definitely update your hairstyle. Don’t pull your back too much and leave your hair near your face a bit loose for a more gentle look.
13. Bun With a Tiara
Make every girl’s dream (to be a princess) come to life by wearing a tiara to complete your hairstyle for prom. You can decide on the size of your tiara but just make sure it doesn’t overpower your hairstyle. Of course, you can also make it a bit messy with loose strands or tightly pulled up, depending on how you want to wear it.
14. Bow-style Updo
Want to look unique and stand out from the crowd? Be different by wearing this hairstyle to prom–the big top bow bun. It’s sleek, cute, and outgoing that’s surely going to change the mood of the night into a light and bubbly one.
Editor’s tip: Keep your bow in place by using bobby pins and spraying a generous amount of TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray so you can enjoy the night without worrying about your hairstyle.
15. Low Bun with Pearl Clips
Don’t let your short hair get in the way of having a fab hairstyle for prom. This bun hairstyle with pearly clips is suitable for even for medium bobs and lobs. The pearl clips are elegant and versatile accessories; you can wear them on your prom or on any special event.
Prom is a big night and you need all the hair inspiration that you can get. We hope you’re ready for your prom now!