While heading off to the salon for the perfect prom look seems like the standard thing to do, booking an appointment can prove to be quite a costly experience. But while the DIY hair route may seem a bit scary to navigate on your own, it can actually be fun as you control the style that you want for prom, not to mention be a lot less taxing on your wallet. To help you create your own DIY prom hairstyles, we’ve collected eight really fun and flirty styles that will have you rocking the latest prom styles with ease.
8 DIY Prom Hairstyles to Rock This Year
1. Messy Double Braided Updo
We love a good updo for prom, especially since you’re likely going to dancing the night way. To create this out of your face style, you’ll need to create two Dutch braid pigtails that you secure with bobby pins. The beauty of this look is all about its messy pieces where you can pull them out of your pigtails with ease. To master this prom hairstyle, check out our Dutch braid tutorial.
2. Accessorized Chignon
To up natural hair game, try rolling and tucking your hair into a croissant-style chignon. Get the full details on how to create this look in our festive chignon tutorial. If you find your updo to be a bit blah, play up your look by adding in some floral accessories.
3. Fishtail Bun
4. Upside Down Braid
Not into girly DIY prom hairstyles? No problem! Especially since there are cool styles out there, like this upside down braid. To get this style, start by flipping your hair upside down and create two (or four!) upside down braids that rest on the back of your head. To complete the look, take the ends of your braids and tie them up into a high ponytail.
5. Prom Crown Twist
Suitable for natural hair types, this prom crown twist allows you to show off your texture without subjecting your hair to any damage from heat styling. Get the scoop on how to create this awesome from our crown twist tutorial.
6. Crown Braid
Or maybe you want more of a crown braided look for prom? Then you’ve got to check out this Bohemian-style crown braid that’s all about its messy strands of hair. Complete this look with a messy updo or a low ponytail and you have yourself one modern no-fuss prom hairstyle.
7. Celtic Knot-Style Updo
Longer hair lengths should definitely try out this gorgeous celtic knot-style updo. While it make time some time to master, this look is bound to turn heads with its cool collection of mini braided buns.
8. Bow Bun Updo
Want DIY prom hairstyles that are fun and a bit unpredictable? Then you’ve got to try out this bow bun updo that’s super fashionable and a style that’ll definitely steal the show.
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