Prom hairstyles are so much fun to look at! Whether you’re looking for yourself or you’re browsing for someone that you’re styling, the dreamy and elegant looks are always a sight to behold. Prom hairstyles can give you daydreams about how memorable the night is going to be, or remind you with a flood of memories of what happened at yours. Whatever the reason, we’re here to give you more prom hairstyle ideas that are sure to keep you busy.
Here you’ll find some hair hacks, hair inspiration, and hair tips for all the Filipinas that are getting ready for prom night! Based on the prom hairstyles you prefer, we’ve gathered some of the most essential things you have to remember — and a little more. We hope this helps!
Prom Hairstyle Must-Haves
Before your big night, make sure you have all hairstyling essentials so prepping would be smooth and hassle-free. Here are some recommended styling products that you must have on your dresser:
1. TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray
Creating waves? How about updos? This hairspray can help make your hairstyle last long. With its lightweight, weather-resistant formula, this hairspray also won’t weight your hair down or leave a sticky residue.
2. TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray
When creating braids and various updos, a little texture can give your hair more grip. This way, it will be easier for you to braid, twist, and style your hair. Sea salt spray can also make braids and waves hold their shape for hours.
3. TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops
Hair serum makes for a great finishing touch. It makes your hair shiny, so it’s perfect for pin-straight down ‘dos or sleek high ponytails. Hair serum also helps fight frizz, so if you have stray hair strands sticking out of your updos, put a small drop of serum on your palms and gently smooth your hair down.
Prom Hairstyles for Long Hair: Updos
Putting your long hair up seems like the rule when dressing up for prom. Let your updo stay up all night long with these easy tips.
1. Double up on hairspray.
And we mean, spritz it before you style your hair, and after the updo has been made. Your hair will have double hold throughout the night.
2. Go for a classic updo.
Try chignon hair! It’s easy to do. Plus, this classic hairstyle goes well with any kind of dress, whether it’s a long, floor-length evening gown or a knee-length cocktail dress. You just need a hair tie and a few bobby pins, and you’re all set.
3. Use a hair donut
While you may have been steering clear of carbs before prom night, this donut is an acceptable companion when you’re getting ready. Also, this hair donut keeps your hair in place even if you’re already rocking it out on the dance floor!
Prom Hairstyles: Romantic Braids
Not a fan of chignons and buns? Try braids! They’re just as lovely, not to mention romantic–perfect for that magical, dreamy night.
1. Waterfall braid
Let your half updo look a little more extra with a gorgeous waterfall braid. It can flatter any face shape. Plus, the loose waves make you look even more alluring in your evening gown.
Editor’s Tip: Don’t let dandruff ruin your prom night! Wash your hair with Clear Complete Soft Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. If your hormones, the heat, or stress are messing with your scalp and causing you to get unsightly flakes, you know what you need. Nourish your scalp from root to tip to make it healthy again.
2. Halo braid
Give a fresh take on traditional updos by putting your hair in a halo braid. Look polished and elegant yet dainty at the same time. You may not be sure if you’re going to be named Prom Queen, but you’ll definitely be a beautiful prom angel that night.
3. French braid
French braid is like the chignon of braids. It’s classic, versatile, and can be easily glammed up or down depending on the occasion. If you want an easy hairstyle that doesn’t lack oomph, go for a French braid.
4. Half up lace braid mini bun
Got fine hair? This half updo gives your hair body and texture while still making you look elegant for prom. It’s also different from regular half updos, to make you look more dreamy on your big night.
Prom Hairstyles: Down ‘Dos
Here are hairstyles that move with you as you dance the night away!
1. Sexy Romantic Waves
Leaving your tresses down? Make it look special by creating sexy romantic waves using a curling iron. Wrap your hair one section at a time around a medium barrel curler for a few seconds to create beautiful loose waves. You can even listen to your favorite music while you do this to get you pumped up for prom night!
Editor’s Tip: Get a boost of volume by applying TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse on your hair before curling. It’s sure to add body to even the flattest hair types.
2. Sleek and Straight Hair
A glamorously straight black hair is anything but simple. Nail this hairstyle by straightening your hair with a flat iron. Don’t forget to spritz heat protectant on your hair before ironing. Then, apply hair serum when done for a smooth and sleek finish.
Prom Hairstyle: Low Updos
Let’s widen your choices for your perfect prom hairstyle by checking out these gorgeous low updos that will surely look good on you. They also make for great prom hairstyles for medium hair!
1. Three Braid Bun Updo
Adding to our list of braided updos is the lovely three braid bun updo. It beautifully combines two hairstyles—the bun and the braid. It’s sweet and definitely gorgeous at every angle!
2. Low Updo with Flower Accent
Who says fresh flowers are just for weddings? You can also use them to jazz up your prom hairstyles, especially a low updo. Just leave a few sections of hair around your face to give you that gentle and innocent vibe. There’s no need for tiaras for this hairstyle as the flowers are enough to make your ‘do interesting.
Editor’s tip: Look fresh and beautiful all night by spraying on TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray. It helps keep your hair in place while you dance the night away.
3. Side Updo with Flowers
We all love to use flowers as an accent, right? Well, here’s another hairstyle that lets you use them. The look of your side-swept hair will definitely make you look very feminine and sweet. Add the flowers and you will totally conquer the evening. For the flowers’ color, you can go with white and pair it with the motif of your prom.
Editor’s tip: Don’t let your hairstyle get in the way of enjoying the night. Let TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray do what it does best by spraying it generously on your hair. You don’t need to worry about messed up hair because it will hold its shape for a longer time.
4. Messy Low Bun with Tendrils
Prom hairstyles don’t always have to be sleek and polished. You can definitely wear a messy-chic and romantic updo. Let loose strands frame your face and make your updo look more laid-back. You can go for this hairstyle if you want an updo that will complement your long face shape.
5. Low Bun with a Flower Headband
Instead of a tiara, why not go for a flower headband? It’s less flashy but just as elegant. You can even make your own! Combine it with a low, messy updo and you’ll definitely look like a beautiful princess on prom night.
What can you say about all these ideas? Which prom hairstyle will you pick? If you can’t decide, you can try them out at home a few days before so you know how you’re going to look like with each one. You can also ask your friends to come over so you can all help each other. After all, won’t hairstyling be more fun if you’re with your best gal pals? Good luck and enjoy your night!