Not everyone fancies the idea of hiring an entire glam team to doll them up for prom. Some like to keep it simple and low-key while others just don’t want to spend too much time, effort, and money on anything that’s probably not food (long live, #eatgurls!). Whatever your reason is for ending up on this page, you won’t be disappointed because we’ve got exactly what you came here for: easy prom hairstyles that you can create yourself, without any professional help!
And when we say easy, we mean we’ve tried them ourselves and totally nailed them, and we have a video to prove it. Well, actually, the videos prove our favorite ATH girls have tried them, but hey, they too, nailed the looks, and we have no doubt that you can do it, too!
We included said videos—our step-by-step tutorials—so you have a hairstyle manual to work with. Go ahead and give them a try!
5 Easy Prom Hairstyles + Quick Tutorials
1. Romantic braided updo
Romance is not dead—at least where your hair is concerned! This look offers a dreamy vibe that’s perfect for one of the most unforgettable nights of your young life! Don’t let the twists and turns intimidate you! Our girl Kara Gozali was able to finish the look in 20 minutes; with a bit of practice, you can totally beat her record!
2. Bold side-swept waves
This hairstyle is quick, easy, really simple, but it also looks very glamourous. The main work here is creating the waves, everything else is a no-brainer. You can also choose a hair accessory that matches your dress—can be sparkly one like Anna’s, a more eccentric piece if that’s your style, or maybe even nail polish painted bobby pins! It’s up to you to jazz it up, but this wavy ‘do works perfectly if your requirements fall under the easy-but-pretty category.
Editor’s tip: For waves with natural bounce, prep your hair by washing it with Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Shampoo and Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Conditioner. This pair will nourish your strands and leave it looking and feeling soft and full of natural volume.
3. 60s Teased crown
For a vintage vibe that doesn’t require anything other than brushing, teasing, and setting, this 60s look is your best pick. Honestly, it couldn’t get any easier than this! Just make sure your hair is sleek, straight, and frizz-free by washing it with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner, so it’s easier to style and you get the look that you’re going for.
4. Halo braid
The halo braid is actually fun to do, and it’s pretty cute, too. If you don’t want to bother with hair getting in the way while you take the dance floor, a polished look like this will work for you.
5. Beauty queen bun
Show up at prom looking like you’re ready to take the crown with a beauty queen bun like Kylie’s. The steps are pretty straightforward; no complicated twists, no intricate braids—just a regular pony with a bit of pinning here and there, set with hairspray and you’re done!
Now that you’re armed with inspiration and how-tos, you’re ready to create your own hairstyle and rock your prom queen look! These easy prom hairstyles won’t let you down!
P.S. Don’t forget to have fun!