Rock out like a true model with one of these half-up, half-down prom hairstyles fresh from the runway!
Trend alert: half-up hairstyles are having a major mane moment and are fast becoming the hottest look to covet! Over the past few fashion seasons, designers have sent models down the runway with a stunning array of hybrid ‘dos, all of which are totally workable half-up, half-down prom hairstyles, too.
So, if you want to look like you’ve just stepped off the catwalk for your prom day, it’s time to make like the models and work one of these hot half-up hairstyles. But be warned: once you rock it, you’ll want to wear it every day.
7 stylish half-up, half-down prom hairstyles straight from the runway
1. Half-up, half-down rose braid
If you’ve selected yourself a sweet floral ensemble for your prom night, matching it with a flower-inspired ‘do might just earn you enough style points to win the crown!
Simply dust it over your braid after you’ve weaved it, then pancake it (AKA gently pulling apart each section of the braid!) and prepare to be amazed by its thicker appearance.
2. Half-up French twist
Forget poised and polished, it’s time to embrace your mane’s natural texture with this chic half-up, half-down French twist that we spotted at Zac Posen.
To add some extra oomph to your mane, gently backcomb the lengths of your hair, then pull a few face-framing tendrils free at the front, to give this fashion-approved ‘do an dose of feminine charm. Neat, right?
3. Sleek half-up, half-down hairstyle
On the opposite end of the trend spectrum is this sleek, wet-look ‘do, which this model rocked on the Thakoon runway. This look makes for a simple yet sophisticated upgrade to your everyday half-up style and is super easy to achieve!
Now, if you love this sculptural hairstyle as much as we do, make sure to check out fashion designer Carolina Herrera’s take on the look, here.
4. Romantic half-up, half-down hair
Oh Tory Burch, you steal our hearts time and after time with your romantic hairstyles. And we have to say, that this dreamy half-up style is definitely destined for prom.
With its face-framing wisps and loose beachy waves, this gorgeous look is a complete recipe for success!
5. Floral hair clips
Think outside the box this prom season and turn the traditional half-up, half-down look into a work of art. How? By pairing your ‘do with a floral accent piece, like this model from the Rodarte runway has.
This delivers fabulous, one-of-a-kind flair that’ll make everyone believe you just came from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. See? Half-up, half-down prom hairstyles don’t have to be complicated to look good.
6. Half-up headband tuck
Wondering how to stylishly keep your thick, curly locks under wraps? Don’t fret, because there are lots of half-up, half-down prom hairstyles that won’t compromise on a single ounce of style.
And this beautiful half-up headband tuck hairstyle from Valentino is absolutely ideal. Not only will it give off loads of vintage glamour, but it will also let you channel your inner Juliet. Now it’s just time to find your Romeo?
Editor’s tip: To really make your curls pop, try using the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Mousse. Work a generous amount of the product throughout your damp lengths, blowdry and watch as your mermaid-esque waves come to life!
7. Half-up curly bouffant with ribbon
And to give this classic look a modern edge, pair it with a black ribbon (like this model from Elizabeth Fillmore bridal runway) and just watch as the compliments come pouring in!
Loved these fashion-approved half-up, half-down prom hairstyles? Then you’ll want to skip on over to our New Hairstyles page, where you’ll find inspiring galleries, easy tutorials and how-to tips.