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It’s prom season! For high schoolers, it’s an important event in their lives and one they will always remember. Getting dressed up, having a date, spending the evening with friends in a glammed up atmosphere and making it a night to remember are all part of the experience. For the ladies, looking pretty from the dress to the make-up to the hair is critical and part of the fun. So if you’re looking for some prom hair ideas here are 8 fun ones that are sure to turn heads and make a young lady feel beautiful.

Large French Braid

This is not your ordinary French braid! Making a thick braid can make hair look fuller and more like an updo. It adds a focal point for the hair as the eyes are drawn to the back of the head all the way down. It works best on long hair, but if open to extensions, this can be anyone’s hairstyle. The braid can be accented with jewels, flowers or hair barrettes for some extra pop.

Updo with Succulent

An updo is a classic hairstyle for any special event or occasion. But why not spruce it up with some flowers or maybe even a succulent? Using plants in the hair gives the style a more romantic, feminine look. It’s best to use real succulents or flowers for the prettiest results, but fake plants can look fine if done well.

Half Ponytail with Pearls

If the desire is to keep the hair long and flowy, how about a half ponytail? This hairstyles pulls the hair back out of the face so the focal point is brought to the back of the head. With long flowing tendrils in a soft half pony tail, you can accent this popular hairstyle with a number of different trinkets such as pearls (shown here). It’s beautiful, elegant and simple. What more can you ask for?


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Low Ponytail

Ponytails are not just for working out. They can be made to work well with a prom dress too! This low ponytail incorporates straight slick back hair to the neckline. It’s then wrapped with hair around the band with curls below. Perhaps substitute the curls for completely straight hair, crimped hair or teased hair. Get creative with the low ponytail and customize it toward the look of the dress.

High Ponytail

On the flip side is the high ponytail. With a little more edge and funk, a high ponytail can be done with medium or long hair. Give it some volume with extra teasing or leaving it stick straight for extra sophistication. A high ponytail keeps things fun, lighthearted and hassle free.


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Topsy Tail

Remember the Topsy Tail? The topsy tail was all the rage in the early 1990’s. With the a simple tool that featured a loop at one end and a sectioning tail end, you could create a distinctive look that was difficult to easily achieve without the tool. Today, the Topsy Tail look is used regularly in updos and special occasion hair. It’s often glamorized with curls and hair trinkets (i.e. flowers, jewels, hair pins). You can use it to create a variety of hairstyles including those for prom. Give it a try.


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Hollywood Waves

Popularized in the 1920’s the Hollywood wave is a distinctive hairstyle where all the hair is waved in the exact same wave pattern. It’s like a full cascade of waves that looks beautiful and gives a sophisticated looks. It can be done on somewhat short hair to long hair but it gives that unique vintage look that so many love these days. If hair isn’t long enough, extensions can work too. The Hollywood wave has maintained popularity all this time and it’s no secret why!


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Tiered Updo

The good thing about this hairstyle is that it can work well on short hair. It’s unique and fun. And chances are no one else at prom will have this hairdo! This tiered updo gives an elegant and beautiful look that’s not that difficult to do. The reel shows exactly how it’s done so watch and soak it up!


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We hope these eight prom hair ideas give you some inspiration. Replicate them or take them and make them your own. Prom is a special time for high schoolers where half the fun is just getting ready! So make it a night for them to remember and give them the most beautiful hair they deserve.


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