14 D.I.Y. Curly Prom Hairstyles to Swoon Over

PJ Gach | 16 February 2018
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Nab Best-Tressed for the evening.

Show off your curls at prom with curly prom hairstyles that are total head turners. After all, prom’s your chance to go glam from head to toe.  It’s your red carpet moment! And like red carpet events, prom lets you be creative with your hair, your outfit, your nails—everything. It’s your night to shine and celebrate. Looking for a way to showcase your curly hair, or want to go curly for the night? Well then, you’ll love these curly hairstyles for prom.

14 Curly Prom Hairstyles We Love

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Go for volume. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Curly Pixie

Add volume to your curls with Suave Professionals Natural Volume Mousse. Made with nourishing olive oil, you’ll get defined curls and lift all the way from your roots. Blow-hair dry on a low heat setting and use a diffuser attachment for extra volume to take your pixie from day into night. Straight hair? When hair is damp, apply the mousse, and then pin curl your hair.

SUAVE PROFESSIONALS NATURAL VOLUME MOUSSE
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The Croissant Bun has much less calories than a croissant. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

2. Croissant Bun

The croissant bun only looks super complicated; follow our tutorial and you’ll see how easy it is to create. Depending on your mood and outfit, you can accessorize your bun with either flowers (like in the photo) or rhinestone-studded hair pins. Keep everything in place with TRESemmé TRES Two Freeze Hold Hairspray.

TRESemmé TRES TWO FREEZE HOLD HAIRSPRAY
curly prom hairstyles space buns
So fun!

3. Space Buns

Gather your curls into space buns. As curly prom hairstyles go, this one takes only a few moments to do. It’s a one of the perfect prom hairstyles for naturally curly hair because you’re working with your natural texture, not against it. The buns can show off your abundant curls.  Add jeweled bobby pins or jeweled ponytail holders for extra glam.

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Braided buns make your prom a red carpet event.

4. Braided Bun

Add jeweled clips on either side of your braided bun updo.

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Finish it with a bow. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Curly Updo

Curly updos get an upgrade to prom fantastic-ness with a satin bow headband.

curly prom hairstyles fishtail braided bun
The intricate style of the fishtail braid is a work of art.

6. Fishtail Braided Bun

If you’ve mad braid skills, create an intricate fishtail braided updo. Follow these steps on how to do it.

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Promtastic.

7.  Braided Curly Top Knot

Tiara or not, this braided curly top knot is prom and D.I.Y.-friendly.

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The hardest decision you’ll make is whether to go for a headband or barrette or flowers!

8. Curly Puff

If you love the idea of getting all glammed out for the night and love the idea of a glam hairstyle you can do in less than 5 minutes, and love the idea of prom hairstyles for natural hair that lets your hair be happy, say hello to the curly puff.  Simply gather hair into a high ponytail and you’re done! As for hair accessories, you could opt for a thin metallic headband, add a few flowers here and there into your puff (secure with hair pins) or add a few small jeweled barrettes at the base. Keep hair shiny looking with Nexxus Oil Infinite Nourishing Hair Oil.

NEXXUS OIL INFINITE NOURISHING HAIR OIL
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Halos have it. Photo credit: Dvora

9. Halo Braid

Halo braids keep your hair in place no matter how many hours you spend dancing. It’s one of those prom hairstyles for natural hair that’ll quickly become your go-to style for a night out, weekend fun, and yes, even festivals. Use TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel to style your hair to lock that style down.

TRESemmé FLAWLESS CURLS DEFINING GEL
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Pin back one side with a flower. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

10. Curly Lob

Using a diffuser, blow dry your curls and create a defined style. Fight off humidity, and keep your style until sun up with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend Hold Level 4. 

TRESemmé COMPRESSED MICRO MIST HAIRSPRAY EXTEND HOLD LEVEL 4
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Get romantic with a flower in your hair.

11. Floral Headband

Here’s another prom hairstyle that shows off your curls, and is easy to do–who doesn’t love a sexy, quick and easy style? Hmm, no one! After adding a touch of Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Creme Serum for shine and ease of styling, add a floral headband for  swoontastic style.

DOVE QUENCH ABSOLUTE SUPREME CRÈME SERUM
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Cascading curls makes this frohawk prom perfect.

12. Frohawk

Not in a #longhairdontcare mood? Toss your curls into a sexy frohawk, use glittering comes to secure everything in place, and wham! You’re done!

curly prom hairstyles macaron bun
Just a twist to make these macaron buns prom tastic. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

13. Macaron Buns

Macaron buns; even the name gets you into a party mood.

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Show off your neck with a top kot. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

14. Top Knot

The classic top knot goes with everything!

Want more party hairstyle updo inspo? Try 9 Quick After-Party Hairstyles for Prom Season.

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