7 Curly Hair Prom Hairstyles You Can Do in Minutes

Be a party stunner in minutes with these manageable curly hair prom hairstyles.

Let those sexy waves catch the spotlight on prom night! Try these super easy curly hair prom hairstyles that you can do in a snap. It won’t take you hours just to style your hair, we promise!

Easy DIY Curly Hair Prom Hairstyles

1. Long hair with curly side fringe

Curly hair prom: Asian woman with long hair with curly side fringe wearing a white turtleneck top
Big, long waves make for an understated elegant look at the prom.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Difficulty level: Easy

This look is for you ladies who want to show off their long hair, but prefer big, loose, sexy waves over tightly coiled curls. To complete the look, frame your face with the curly side fringe.

2. Top knot braided bun

How to style curly hair: Asian woman with brown curly hair in a top bun wearing a white blouse
Look neat and polished by putting your curly hair in a top bun.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Difficulty level: Easy

With Philippine humidity, hair frizz often happens. No worries! Tame your the frizz on your curly hair and make a polished statement with this no-fuss braided bun.



Editor’s tip: Give your hair a healthy shine with this hairstyle. Apply TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops evenly throughout your hair for instant glam.

3. Wavy and textured bob

How to use hair rollers: Closeup shot of a woman with medium length dark hair wearing a brown dress on the runway
Scrunched hairstyles make thin hair look fuller and thicker. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Prep time: 2 minutes
Difficulty level: Easy

This look is for ladies who want to add body and shape to their short curly hair. Use a few spritzes of dry shampoo to add texture, scrunch your locks, and let your hair’s naturally playful personality bask in the spotlight.



Editor’s tip: Make your waves last from dinner until the after-party by spritzing TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray.

4. Curly side ponytail

Curly hair prom: Asian woman with long dark hair in a curly side ponytail wearing a white dress outdoors
Exude a sweet and dainty vibe with a curly side ponytail.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Difficulty level: Easy

Want to be the official darling of the prom? The curly side ponytail will make you feel extra dainty with its sweet look. Give the classic ponytail a girly twist by curling hair into soft tendrils and slightly teasing the ends for extra volume.

Editor’s tip: Apply TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax from the middle up to the tips of your hair—the parts you will be curling—for added shape, flexibility, and shine.

5. Spiral curls

Romantic hairstyles for short hair: Asian woman with short curly black hair wearing a white top
Falling in love with curly hair? Go for spiral curls.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Difficulty level: Easy

Amp up the cuteness with this look meant for ladies with short hair. Nail this Goldilocks-like hairstyle and get tight, bouncy curls for a youthful vibe.

6. Curly ponytail

New Year's Eve hairstyles: Asian woman with long black hair in a curly ponytail wearing a brown jacket
Put your hair up high and get ready to party!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Difficulty level: Easy

Who says ponytails are for only meant for everyday wear or sporty occasions? We beg to disagree! Transform this simple hairstyle by creating loose curls and teasing the ponytail for a flirty, playful look.

Editor’s tip: All those styling tools exposing your tresses to harmful and damaging heat. Use TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist to half-damp hair to shield and protect strands.

7. Beach waves for short hair

New Year's Eve hairstyles: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with curly long bob wearing a blue sleeveless dress
Add oomph to your medium-length hair by creating beach waves.

Beach waves aren’t just for summer. They make for a chic formal look, too. If you have a lob or shoulder-length hair, you can definitely rock beach waves for short hair at your prom. Spritz finishing spray on your hair when you’re done curling to add shine and elegance.

Editor’s tip: Boost your hair’s volume with DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo and DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner. These products also help make your hair smooth, soft, and easy to style. 

With these easy hairstyles for prom, you don’t need to break a bank to be the belle of the ball! Flaunt your curly hair or create luscious waves with these manageable looks that even hair styling newbies can pull off.

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