Half Up Half Down Prom Styles: 11 Looks to Get the Best of Both Worlds

Jennifer Hussein | 12 April 2019
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Only the chicest half up half down prom hairstyles ahead.

Prom season is quickly approaching, ladies! That means it’s time to start getting your look together for the big day. And we’re predicting one major style that will make you stand out from the crowd this prom season: the half up half down look! This classic style is so under-appreciated during prom season, and it can tie together just about any look. Seriously, it’s always a stunner on and off the dance floor, and is also versatile enough to rock to any after prom parties. Need we say more?

Check out these half up half down prom hairstyles that will really get you hooked on this hot trend:

1. Soft Curls

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Some soft curls will give you the sweetest style in the room.

These loose, soft curls are so elegantly chic and an amazing fit for your prom style. Make sure you give your curls some support and control all night long by using Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray.

DOVE STYLE+CARE COMPRESSED FLEXIBLE HOLD HAIRSPRAY

2. Sleek

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A slicked back half up half down look gives your style a sultry edge.

When it comes to our half up half down prom hairstyles, sleek and sexy is always the way to go. Give your hair a glossier finish by using TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum.

TRESemmé KERATIN SMOOTH SHINE SERUM

3. Crown Braid

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Transform into the queen you truly are with this crown braid.

We’re firm believers that every girl should be given a crown at prom. So why not make one?

4. Classic Curls

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These classic curls are a perfect fit for the occasion.

Some classic curls can give your half up half down prom hairstyles a timelessly sophisticated look.

5. Tussled

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Give your style some attitude with this tussled look.

Want to go against the grain even during prom season? This tussled half up half down look will do just the trick! Give your hair some added texture by using Bed Head by TIGI Stick when styling.

BED HEAD by TIGI WAX STICK

6. Loose Side Bangs

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Create an illusion of bangs with this half up half down style.

Here’s a style expert tip: leave the sections of hair you’re pinning up a little loose in the front to create some stylish faux side bangs!

7. Classic Half Up

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Nothing beats this simply classic look.

If you’re into the simpler half up half down prom hairstyles, then go for the classic look like the one above.

8. Glamorous Curls

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These big and bold curls will make you the instant Prom Queen.

These full and voluminous curls just can’t be beaten on the dance floor. To give your hair an added boost of volume, use Nexxus Exxpand+ Volumizing Whip when styling.

NEXXUS EXXPAND+ VOLUMIZING WHIP

9. Messy Bun

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Create an extremely messy bun for a cool half up half down effect.

Want to create down prom hairstyles without dealing with sectioning your hair? Then just put your curled hair into a loose and messy bun, and the strands will separate and fall out themselves!

10. Braid

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This braided look is one of our go-to half up half down prom hairstyles.

Upgrade your average half up half down prom hairstyles by adding a braid! Whether it’s a classic fishtail or a cool faux hawk braid like the one above, you’ll definitely amp up your style by adding some braids into your look.

11. Twisted Curl

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This twisted curl creates a waterfall of beautiful, luscious hair.

To create this jaw-dropping look, use the half down section of your hair to create one big, twisted curl. The result: a stunning mane of eye catching tresses! Seal the look with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend Hold Level 4 for curls that’ll last all night long.

TRESemmé COMPRESSED MICRO MIST HAIRSPRAY EXTEND HOLD LEVEL 4

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