11 Modern and Easy Prom Hairstyles for Short Hair

Alyssa François | 13 May 2019
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Short prom season cuts for all hair types.

Whether you already have short hair or are looking to debut a new short cut for your prom night, there are so many short prom hairstyles you can create with the length of your hair. Headband hairstyles are for sure on of many, but we’ve got some more. If you are currently stressing about how you’re going to wear your short crop, consider it now the least of your worries because we’ve got your back.

Scroll through this gallery for some of the best prom hairstyles for short hair you can wear to your prom this year:

1. The Messy Bowl Cut

short prom hairstyles: boy cut
Messy but still chic and appropriate for prom. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Step into your prom with an on-trend style. This messy bowl cut transitions right into the after party scene. Touch it up with a few spritzes of Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Milk & White Jasmine Salt Spritz Texture Spray to amplify the texture.

LOVE BEAUTY PLANET COCONUT MILK & WHITE JASMINE SALT SPRITZ TEXTURE SPRAY

2. The Decorative Headpiece

short prom hairstyles: decorative headpiece
Make your style fancy with a decorative headpiece.

This prom short hair look is great if you don’t have much time to come up with a new style just for prom. Add a decorative headpiece to your hair to make your style prom-ready!

3. The Edgy Cut

short prom hairstyles: edgy
Embrace your personal style. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Just because it’s prom season, that doesn’t mean you have to get entirely girly on everyone with super curly or dolled up prom hairstyles for short hair. If that isn’t what your personal style is all about, borrow this edgy crop from the boys and make it fancy.

4. Floral Afro

short prom hairstyles: floral afro
Adorn your crown. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Want to really set yourself up for a prom queen nomination? This hairstyle will break necks as soon as you walk through the door. If you don’t win, who cares, you did a great job at adoring and celebrating your very own crown!

5. The Fringe

short prom hairstyles: fringe
Baby bangs are in. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Baby bangs are back, and what better time than your prom night to be the first to debut the look? Be the trendsetter you are and step into your ballroom with this bang trend.

6. Loose Curls

short prom hairstyles: loose curls
Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Let’s face it: A full head of tight curls may not last throughout the night unless you use all the right hair products. If you want something easy to style, stick with a set of loose curls. Set the look with flexible -hold hairspray like Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray to make sure your hair moves and grooves with you on the dance floor. No stiff curls allowed. 🙅

DOVE STYLE+CARE COMPRESSED FLEXIBLE HOLD HAIRSPRAY

7. Mohawk

short prom hairstyles: mohawk
Make it fancy with prom-ready makeup. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Not giving up your signature mohawk hairstyle for prom? You don’t have to! Focus on creating the perfect prom makeup face and you’ve got a new and formal look.

8. Roller Set Curls

short prom hairstyles: roller set curls
Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

It doesn’t matter if you’re naturally curly or not, you can create a short curly pixie style for your prom with the help of a curling iron. If you want those curls to stay, be sure to set with a firm hold hairspray like TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray Extend Hold Level 4. You can also DIY your hairstyle and set your short hair with rollers. Once your hair is dry, use your fingers to separate your curls.

9. Short and Straight

short prom hairstyles: straight hair
Nothing a headband can’t fix. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

There’s always something sultry about a straight hairstyle no matter the length. If you’re going for a more serious look this prom season, oft for a straight short style.

10. Teeny Weeny Afro

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Strut into prom with your new cut. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Thinking about getting the big chop? Go all natural this prom season. This is proof that you can hit the dance floor with a gown and rock your short crop.

11. Wavy Hair

short prom hairstyles: wavy
Sexy and wavy. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Want wavy prom hairstyles for short hair? Try this modern version of the finger wave hairstyle.