Our Favorite Prom Hairstyles for Pinays in 2023

Look your best on one of your most memorable nights with these hairstyles for prom.

It’s prom season! By now, you’re probably thinking of dreamy and elegant looks that you’ll create on your big night. Prom hairstyles often consist of updos, but don’t be limited to these. Sure, putting your hair up may seem the best way to style your hair when wearing a formal gown. But choosing the best hairstyle for prom also depends on your personality. You can also go for braids, romantic half updos, and other formal but fresh hairstyles that won’t make you feel like you’re a totally different person for one night.

Ready to be the belle of the ball? We’ve rounded up pretty hairstyles for prom that can help you make your night memorable.

25 Prom Hairstyles We Love

1. Waterfall Braid

Prom hairstyles for Filipinas: Back shot of an Asian woman with shoulder length black hair in waterfall braid wearing a white dress
Sweet, chic, and feminine. This hairstyle is perfect for your romantic night! Credit: Hariono Halim

Let your half updo look a little more extra with a gorgeous waterfall braid. It can flatter any face shape. Plus, the loose waves add a whimsical touch to your hairstyle for prom.

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Editor’s tip: Creating any hairstyle is easy when your hair is soft, smooth, and manageable. Use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo regularly to give your hair 10 salon benefits in one wash. These include making your hair soft, smooth, and shiny, detangling knots, fighting frizz, and strengthening your hair. This shampoo also has KERA10 Protein Complex which can penetrate your hair up to 10 layers for nourishment. 

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After shampooing with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo, use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Serum Conditioner to get the best results. Aside from KERA10 Protein Complex, this conditioner also has oleo serum to deeply moisturize and nourish your hair. 

2. Halo Braid

Wedding hair braid: Asian woman with black hair in halo braid
You’ll definitely look like an angel on earth with this beautiful halo braid. Credit: Hariono Halim

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

Easy braids for long hair: Asian woman with long hair in French braid
You won’t look basic with a classic French braid.

French braid is 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.

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Editor’s tip: Putting your hair in tight hairstyles like braids and buns can cause hair breakage. If you’re fond of these, we recommend using Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Hair Fall Defiance Ultra Conditioner. It has revolutionary fiber actives that work up to a cellular level to strengthen your hair and prevent breakage and hair fall. 

4. Headband Braid

Asian woman with a headband braid as her prom hairstyle
This easy prom hairstyle only takes you minutes to make. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Braid a section of your hair near your hairline to create this charming hairstyle for prom. You create a side part and simply braid one side, or you can create a headband braid that goes from ear to ear.

5. Half-Up Lace Braid Mini Bun

Prom hairstyles for Filipinas: Side view shot of an Asian woman with long dark hair in a half updo with bun wearing a light pink dress
This hairstyle is the beauty of braids, buns, and waves all rolled into one. Credit: Hariono Halim

Got fine hair? This half updo gives your hair body and texture while still making you look elegant for prom. Who would’ve thought that a simple half updo can look this sophisticated?

6. Sexy Romantic Waves

Prom hairstyles for Filipinas: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long dark wavy hair wearing a black dress
Want full, bouncy hair for your prom? Go for sexy romantic waves. Credit: Hariono Halim

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!

7. Sleek and Straight Hair

How to use leave-in conditioner: Asian woman with long black straight hair wearing a black dress outdoors
All it takes is a flat iron to achieve pin-straight hair. Credit: Hariono Halim

Nail this timeless hairstyle by straightening your hair with a flat iron. Straighten your hair one section at a time to be more efficient. Then, apply hair serum when done for a smooth and sleek finish.

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Editor’s tip: After ironing your hair, apply a drop of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Anti-Frizz Shine Serum. It has keratin and marula oil, giving your hair five benefits in one amazing styling product! This hair serum adds shine, calms frizz, detangles knots, makes hair soft, and tames flyaways. Its light, non-greasy formula also leaves your hair silky and full of movement. 

8. Updo With Tendrils

Asian woman with an updo for prom
Tendrils add a soft and sweet vibe to an updo. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Make your buns, braids, and other updos look fresh and relaxed by loosening a few strands of hair around your face. Tendrils also help add balance to round faces and heart-shaped faces.

9. Low Updo With Flower Accent

girl is sitting on a couch and flaunting her prom hairstyle
Add a unique accent to your hair using flowers. Credit: Natasha Estelle

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 delicate vibe.

10. Bun With Loose Curls

Asian woman with an updo with loose curls as her prom hairstyle
Turn heads when you arrive at your prom venue with this hairstyle. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Up the romantic vibe of your prom hairstyle by loosening more sections of hair and curling them. For your updo, you can create a simple low bun or create two that are stacked.

11. Curls With Headband

Asian woman with blonde curly hair wearing a metallic headband for prom
Ditch the tiara and go for a metallic headband for prom. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Put on a metallic headband to make a curly down ‘do elegant. With this hairstyle, you can showcase your hair color, especially when you’ve just gotten one for prom.

12. Sleek Pixie Cut

Asian woman with a slicked-back pixie cut
Complement this short and sleek hairstyle with statement earrings. Credit: Natasha Estelle

You can rock a chic prom hairstyle even with short hair! Try this slicked-back pixie cut. To create this ‘do, just brush your hair back and spritz a generous amount of hairspray to your hair to seal the look.

13. Voluminous Wet Look

Asian woman with a voluminous slicked-back hairstyle for prom
Creating a wet hair look can spice up your down ‘do. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Speaking of slicked-back hair, why don’t you try this wet hair look for long hair? The process is similar to other slicked-back looks. But before brushing your hair back, curl your hair with a curling wand or hair rollers first to add volume.

14. Tousled Low Ponytail

Asian woman with long hair in a tousled low ponytail
Wrap a section of hair around your hair tie to create an elegant look. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Make a simple ponytail party-ready by teasing it! It’s also a clever hairstyle for thin hair, as your hair looks thicker with the added texture and volume.

15. Traditional Blowout

Asian woman with bouncy-looking hair
Giving your hair a blowout is another way to make it look thicker. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Want a hairstyle that moves with you as you dance the night away? A traditional blowout makes your hair look soft and bouncy. Create this hairstyle by blow-drying and brushing your damp hair with a wet brush. Then, take a small section of hair and blow-dry and brush its underside with a round brush. Continue this until you’ve blow-dried and brushed all sections of your hair. Finish with a few spritzes of hairspray to seal the look.

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Editor’s tip: Enjoy fresh and easy-to-style hair with Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo. It is formulated with the new Activ-Infusion, a blend of oils, vitamins, and proteins that protect your hair from damaging factors like pollution, dust, and humidity. This shampoo has vitamin B3 which helps make your hair look full and healthy. It also has collagen which helps minimize dryness and flower oils which moisturize your hair and make it fragrant. 

16. French Rope Braid Bun

Prom Hairstyle: Asian woman with a French rope braid updo wearing a floral dress
The French rope braid updo spells sophistication and elegance. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Add a twist to a regular bun hairstyle by combining it with a rope braid. Pair this French rope braid updo with a tube-style or off-shoulder ball gown so you can show off your beautiful decolletage.

17. Half Crown Braid

Prom hairstyles: Back shot of an Asian woman with half crown braid sitting on a swing
With this ‘do, your hair is indeed your crowning glory. Credit: Hariono Halim

This hairstyle allows you to braid your hair while showcasing your long, cascading locks. Instead of using a real headband at the top front of your hair, braid your hair at the back of your head to create a crown. You can even add a beaded or gemmed accessory for a glamorous and elegant finish.

18. Twisted Chignon for Curly Hair

Back of an Asian woman with a chignon hairstyle for prom
Try this type of chignon if you want to put your curly hair up. Credit: Natasha Estelle

The chignon is a classic choice for special occasions, including prom night. And you can definitely make one even if you have naturally curly hair. If you’re a hairstyling newbie, don’t worry, because creating this look involves easy steps. Try this ‘do if you want to put your kulot hair up.

19. Sleek Low Bun

Prom Hairstyles: Asian woman with a sleek low bun wearing a pink dress
You won’t go wrong with this simple and elegant bun. Credit: Hariono Halim

sleek, low bun is perfect if you want an easy and simple updo. And with your hair up, you can showcase a pair of beautiful earrings that you reserved for this night.

20. Side Bun With Hair Pins

Back shot of an Asian woman with a side bun with gold hair pins wearing a yellow top
With gold hair pins on your hair, your hairstyle becomes even more elegant. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Hair clips and gold bobby pins have been on-trend for quite a while now, and you have every reason to wear them on your prom. Why don’t you jazz up a side bun hairstyle with gold bobby pins? This way, you’ll be a stunner even with your back turned.

21. Side Swept Dutch Braid

Prom hairstyles: Happy Asian woman with long hair in a side-swept Dutch braid
This braid can last from dinner to the prom after-party! Credit: Natasha Estelle

Create a sweet but sophisticated prom night look with this side-swept Dutch braid. It goes well with any type of gown—whether you have a tube-style, one-shoulder, or thin-strapped prom dress. Not only will you look fabulous. Your friends will also be intrigued and ask how you did your hair!

22. Half-Up Rope Braid

Prom Hairstyles: Back shot of an Asian woman with half up rope braid hairstyle
Curl the ends of your hair to make this hairstyle prom-ready. Credit: Natasha Estelle

The half-up rope braid is another must-try prom hairstyle for long hair. This dainty, diwata-like hairstyle is also easy, so you won’t spend hours getting ready for your big night.

23. Classic Hollywood Curls

Asian woman with long curly hair wearing a black off-shoulder dress
Whether you end up being the prom queen or not, you’ll definitely be a star with this ‘do. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Let your hairstyle scream “glam” with these Hollywood curls. Create this hairstyle using a curling iron with a large barrel. This looks great, especially on long, healthy hair, so make sure to pamper your locks with a hair mask treatment weeks before your prom.

24. Half-Up Bun With Braid

Asian woman with a half-up bun hairstyle for prom
Jazz up a half updo by creating a braided bun. Credit: Natasha Estelle

This half-up hairstyle lets you create a bun while showcasing your long, cascading locks. Curl the tips of your hair to add bounce and movement.

25. Curly Side Ponytail

Asian woman with a curly side ponytail hairstyle for prom
Use your trusty curly iron to create romantic curls. Credit: Hariono Halim

Love ponytails? Wear one to your prom! Elevate it by creating a curly side ponytail. This hairstyle adds a sweet and romantic touch to your look. The curls also give your hair volume.

There you have it! Now, which of these prom hairstyles 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 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!


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