Trendy Prom Hairstyles: 6 Knockout Styles to Inspire You

From vintage to modern... we have something for everyone. 

Prom is a great time to experiment with new styles and try something outside of your comfort zone. At the same time, many girls opt to go for a classic and timeless style. Lucky for you, trendy prom hairstyles for this year include some of both.

Read on for some knockout trendy prom hairstyles to inspire you:

1. Braided Bun

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This braided updo marries two of the biggest 2019 trends. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

This braided updo allows you to opt for the best of two of this year’s trends. A tight french braid feeds into a sleek bun. Finish the look off with Bed Head by TIGI Headrush Shine Hairspray to lock your style in place and add some of that sleek shine.

2. Low Twist

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Gather all your hair at the nape of your neck for a sultry style.

This low twist is one of the more classic styles in this collection. Elegant and understated, this low twist allows your prom dress do most of the talking.

3. 90s Inspired

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Take a cue from the 90s.

Take it back to another decade with this 90s inspired style. Use a curling wand to create loose waves, pull half your hair up into a half-up style, and then spritz your hair with a texturizing hairspray. We suggest using TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture Hold Level 1.

4. Side-Swept Curls

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Gather all your curls over to one side.

This is one of those styles that’s pretty easy to DIY. Use a curling iron to create full and voluminous curls all over your head. Then pull all the curls over to one side of your head and secure them with bobby pins.

5. Updated Old Hollywood Curls

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A modern twist on a classic style.

Give your favorite old Hollywood curls an upgrade by pairing them with a deep side part. This modern twist on a classic style will keep your style firmly grounded in 2019.

6. Cascading Curls

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We love the juxtaposition of a structured outfit paired with a style that holds a lot of movement.

If you’re looking for a style with a lot of movement, this is the one for you. These cascading curls will photograph beautifully and are the ideal hairstyle for a night of dancing.