When you’re out dancing the night away at prom, you’ll probably want to transition into an easy hairstyle that you can rock at all of those cool after-parties. And while it’s nice to keep the hairstyle you wore at the prom, chances are you’ll want to wear something easier and more low-maintenance, especially if you’ve been sporting a tight updo. Easy braids and buns, for example, can give your hair a relaxed yet pretty look that’s still on-trend and fun. Read on to check out some of our favorite after-party hairstyles that require minimal styling effort but are still totally cool.
After-Party Hairstyles: 9 Easy Looks You’ll Want to Wear After Prom
1. Top Knot
If you are tired of wearing an updo style all night long, it never hurts to go for after-party hairstyles that are quick and easy. Achieving this top knot look isn’t too difficult, where you simply need a good elastic and some bobby pins. Create your knot by brushing your hair upside down, and create a high ponytail that sits on top of your head. To get that polished top knot finish, use your bobby pins (and a donut hair tie) to tuck and pin your hair into place. For reference, check out our top knot tutorial to get the full scoop.
2. Braided Low Pony
Suitable for those with naturally curly hair, trying out a braided low pony requires minimal effort to create. To get the look, simply create some side braids on the sides of your head, and tie your hair back into a loose ponytail that sits at the nape of your neck. Yes, it’s really that easy to rock such a cool hairstyle post-prom.
3. Space Buns
If you wore your hair down for the majority of prom, wearing it up in funky space buns can help easily shake up your look. To create your buns, you’ll want to use a styling product that can help secure your buns into place. For a styling gel that won’t leave your hair crunchy or super-dry, apply some of the TRESemmé Two Extra Firm Control Gel onto your hair before to ensure that your style stays put. Once you apply the gel, separate your hair into two high pigtails that sit on the top of your head. Then, use bobby pins to wrap and tuck your buns into perfect place.
4. Beachy Waves
When you’ve worn braided styles all night long, feel free to undo your style to reveal gorgeous waves. However, if your style needs a little more texture, spray some sea salt spray onto your hair. Then scrunch the product with your fingers to create that undone beachy look.
5. Unicorn Braided Ponytail
Tired of a wearing a basic pony? There’s no need anymore, especially thanks to the simple yet chic unicorn braid. To achieve this style, follow this unicorn braid tutorial to score this fun style.
6. Half-Updo Knot
After-party hairstyles also include quick half-up knot styles, which look super-flattering on medium and long hair lengths. To achieve this style, create your signature half-up and then braid that section. Wrap your braid around your half-up style, pin it in place and you’re good to go!
7. Plaited Ponytail
Plaited ponytails are after-party hairstyles that take less than 10 minutes to create. Seriously! Simply have a brush, like the Ibiza CX2 Paddle Hair Brush, on hand to create your where you smooth out your hair and then section off the top part of your head. Create several mini braids, collecting them all into one seriously on-trend low ponytail.
8. Loose Braid
Ideal for those with some braiding skills under their belt, a loose side braid is equal parts flirty and romantic. Simply take your hair to one side of your body and then create a simple three-strand braid, working your way down. Don’t stress if the look is a little messy–the looser the better is key with this post-party look.
9. Easy Accessorized Bun
Want to give your basic bun hairstyle a new life without doing all that much? Try dressing up your look with simple floral accessories that are lying around post-prom. Opt for a few flowers or a whole Seriously, how easy is that?!
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