17 Gorgeous Prom Hairstyles for Medium Hair

Jennifer Hussein | 01 May 2019
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Elegant looks perfect for the big night.

Another year, another prom season! As the big day for every high school senior approaches, we’re all getting excited with planning out the perfect looks for the event. We all put so much time into our dresses and makeup that sometimes we fall into a time pinch to find the perfect hairstyle. But, have no fear, because we’re here to help!

Check out some of our favorite prom hairstyles for medium hair so you’ll have a Prom Queen-worthy look of the year:

1. Side-Swept Bangs

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Get prom queen looks with side swept bangs.

Create a romantic style with sultry side swept bangs. Make sure you tame any flyaways and frizz with Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray.

DOVE STYLE+CARE COMPRESSED FLEXIBLE HOLD HAIRSPRAY

2. Middle Part

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A simple middle part can upgrade any hairstyle.

This little switch up can go a long way with any of your prom hairstyles for medium hair. Try out this style and see for yourself!

3. Straight

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Sleek and straight is one of our favorite prom hairstyles for medium hair.

Sleek and shiny straightened hair is always a great look to go for. Give your locks an extra boost of shine on your prom day by using TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum as a finishing touch.

TRESemmé KERATIN SMOOTH SHINE SERUM

4. Side Bun

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Spice up your look with a side bun.

A low-hanging side bun like the one above can add an extra edge to your prom look. You’ll definitely be a contender for Prom Queen in this look!

5. Curled Ponytail

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Upgrade your ponytail with some curls.

Who said ponytails weren’t glamorous? A few curls can change your basic pony into a beautiful look.

6. Curled Braid

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A teased braid can create a voluminous and full effect.

Give your braid some volume and texture by adding curls. Make sure to give your curled tresses an extra boost of volume by using Nexxus Exxpand+ Volumizing Whip when styling.

NEXXUS EXXPAND+ VOLUMIZING WHIP

7. Pinned Curls

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Pin up your curls for a fabulous updo.

Prom season is always filled with curls. So, make yours stand out by pinning them up and creating a voluminous updo.

8. Banana Chignon

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Go simple yet stylish with your prom hairstyles for medium hair with this banana chignon.

This simple style is fun, flirty and fabulous for your big prom night!

9. Side Part

prom hairstyles for medium hair side part
A dramatic side part is all you need for an elegant style.

Side parts are a great way to give thin hair a thicker and fuller appearance. Give your locks a little more volume while controlling frizz by spritzing TIGI Copyright Custom Create Volume Lift Styling Spray before styling.

TIGI COPYRIGHT CUSTOM CREATE VOLUME LIFT STYLING SPRAY

10. Braided Bun

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This braided bun is a style staple for every prom.

This style is perfect for prom (and the after party), and it’s so easy to create. Just make a regular sock bun, braid any strands sticking out, and voilà! Check out our tutorial to create four different braids buns, here.

11. Braided Chignon

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A braided chignon is so posh and sophisticated.

A little braid in your chignon can go a long way for your prom hairstyles for medium hair. Adding an accessory like a bejeweled pin or clip is a great way t take your style up a notch too.

12. Classic Braid

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Going for this classic braid style is always one of our top prom looks.

Nothing beats a classic style, so try out a simple classic braid like the one above for a subtly styled look.

13. Glamorous Curls

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Some glamorous loose curls will give your prom look a whole new level of chic.

Be the most glamorous girl on the dance floor with these flowing loose curls.

14. Voluminous Bun

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Reach new heights of posh with your voluminous bun.

One of our biggest hair mottos is “the bigger, the better,” and that definitely applies to your prom hairstyle. So, give your average bun a little volume for a full-body effect.

15. Relaxed Updo

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This relaxed updo is the ultimate style for prom season.

You don’t have to plop your updo on the top of your head for a cute prom style. A simple and comfortable relaxed updo will do just the trick.

16. Slick Bun

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A slick and clean bun is always a great choice.

Keep everything prim and proper with a slicked back bun. To give your bun an ultra-sleek look, use Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel for a slick look without any gunky residue or crunch all night long.

NEXXUS EXXTRA HOLD SCULPTING GEL

17. Messy Updo

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Give your classy style an edge with this messy updo look.

If you’re not into the clean-cut prom look, then let your wild side out with a messy textured updo.

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