Black Prom Hairstyles: 12 Easy Styles for Girls with Natural Hair

Alyssa François | 19 July 2018

DIY styles for your big night!

Whether you’re a straight natural or a curly natural, finding black prom hairstyles shouldn’t be a challenge. Nowadays, it’s all about trying out modern iterations of old school hairstyles or putting your best foot forward with hairstyles that match your personal style. Prom hairstyles have become so much easier that you probably won’t even need a hairstylist to help you out. We have faith that you can totally handle this on your own!

If you’re on the quest for prom hairstyles that are suitable for natural hair, here are some simple and stylish black hairstyles for prom to choose from:

12 Modern Black Prom Hairstyles for Natural Hair

black prom hairstyles: bun hairstyles
An elegant bun hairstyle can work for prom and beyond.

1. Elegant Bun

Attend your special night with a nice elegant bun. Use a fine-toothed comb to to ensure a bump-free hair. Set your hair with a shine hairspray like TRESemmé Smooth & Silky No Frizz Shine Spray to lock your hairstyle in.

black prom hairstyles: chignon
Steal this look from the runway. Photo credit:

2. The Croissant Chignon

Elegant and simple bun hairstyles are fun, but croissant buns are even better. Pair the look with a statement earring and a statement eye and you’re ready for the ball.

black prom hairstyles: curls
Keep it curly for prom season. Photo credit:

3. Curls

Curly hairstyles work for any occasion. Create this spiral hairstyle with a curling wand or overnight with Bantu knots.

black prom hairstyles: curly bun
Flirty and chic.

4. Curly Bun

If you’re looking to create a playful hairstyle to match your fun prom frock, this curly bun is the right pick. Jazz it up with a floral accessory to add a bit of flair to the look.

black prom hairstyles: Curly
Sweep your curls over for a sultry look. Photo credit:

5. Side Swept Curls

If wearing your hair curly is your signature style and you just can’t seem to part ways with it, try changing the way you part your hair for your prom. Try this side-swept look and use TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture Hold Level 1 to set and enhance the texture of your curls.

black prom hairstyles: flat twist
A style you can wear from prom to graduation. Photo credit:

6. Flat Twist Updo

Sometimes there’s not much time between prom and graduation. If this happens to you, consider a hairstyle that you can wear long-term. This flat twist updo can help you kill two birds with one stone.

black prom hairstyles: headband pixie
Update your pixie with a fun headband. Photo credit:

7. Headband Pixie

Thinking of growing out your pixie during the same time your prom is happening? Don’t fret. Headbands are having a moment. Use this trend to update your look for your big day.

black prom hairstyles: jeweled space buns
Update your buns with accessories.

8. Jeweled Space Buns

Here’s the thing about modern prom hairstyles. You can do anything you want to your hair. As long as the look feels like you, that’s all there is to it! If space buns are your thing right now, dress it up with hair cuffs to make it fancy for your prom.

black prom hairstyles: middle part
The center part is always chic. Photo credit:

9. Middle Part

The middle part is a classic. If you’re looking for simple black prom hairstyles, go for this easy and effortless look.

black prom hairstyles: roller set
Give your straight hair life with a wave or two.

10. Subtle Waves

Looking for black prom hairstyles for straight hair? Look no further than this subtle waves idea. Add a few waves to sections of your hair with a flat iron and set with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Boost Hold Level 3  for a boost and a soft hold.

black prom hairstyles: deep side part
Side part with a flip. Photo credit:

11. Deep Side Part

We love that this style marries two of our favorite trends: Flipped hair and the deep side part. This is one of our favorite black hairstyles for prom as it adds a glamorous touch to your look. Set your style with Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray for a soft hold.

black prom hairstyles: twisted updo
Be unique!

12. Twisted Updo

Prom is all about putting your best foot forward. You want to focus on doing that and being you at the same time. If you are known for your creativity, opt for black prom hairstyles with a creative twist as shown above.

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