Prom: A Guide To The Perfect Hairstyle

If you’re debating what to do with your pretty little locks, we’re here to solve your problems with our hairstyle picks that’ll make you look cute AF on your big night

First things first, with so much choice of hairstyles for prom, a way in which we’ve found is best to narrow down the selection is to ask yourself the following questions;

What is your natural hair type?

Do you have straight hair that doesn’t hold curls? Or maybe you have naturally curly hair that needs to be professionally straightened? It’s usually better to find a hairstyle that will maintain your natural hair type rather than replicating a style that just won’t hold.

Does your prom have a theme?

If there’s a creative theme to the prom, factor it into your search when looking for a suitable hairstyle as well as when you’re exploring the range of prom dresses out there.

Got your dancing shoes on? 

If you’ll be on the dance floor all night, you might want to consider a hairstyle that is durable and will hold all through the night. Pick a style that requires bobby pins, clips, bobbles or a whole load of hairspray so you can dance the night away!

Once you’ve asked yourself these questions, you should have some sort of style in mind (also, Pinterest has THOUSANDS of images that may just give you some inspo) that will match your outfit for the night.

Our favourite hairstyles;

For those with wavy hair

How to:

  1. Tie your hair in a low ponytail (if you’re using extensions, clip them in and tie them up)
  2. Take a couple inches of your hair to create a 3-strand braid down the centre of the ponytail.
  3. Pull strands of the braid to create little loops on just one side.
  4. Wrap the braid around itself and pin it down in the middle to create a flower-like design.

Image: Luxy Hair

For those with short, curly hair 

How to:

  1. Start by parting your hair to the left side.
  2. Begin french braiding to the right across the hairline, pulling pieces in to create an inside-out look.
  3. Braid down to the ear and tie up the rest of your hair in a low ponytail.

Image: Seventeen

For those with long hair

How to:

  1. Part your hair on one side and begin loosely braiding it.
  2. Keep adding hair as you’re braiding, making sure it’s neat and loose.
  3. Keep braiding until you’ve braided to the other side of your head.
  4. Leave some hair loose to create an elegant look.
  5. Pin up the braid and use hairspray if necessary.

Image: Stay Glam

For those with thick, straight hair 

How to:

  1. Curl your hair with a curling tong.
  2. Tie up your hair in a low bun.
  3. Leave a few strands loose around the face for a soft look.
  4. Make sure to use a generous amount of hairspray if you’ll be dancing the night away.

Image: Pop Hair Cuts

For those with short, thin hair

How to:

  1. Give your hair a good comb through.
  2. Part your hair in the middle
  3. Take a strand from the front of one side and weave it into a braid. Repeat on the other side.
  4. Take double the amount of hair from each side and twist it around and secure with an elastic band.
  5. Take the two small braids and pin them alongside the twisted ponytail.

Image: Stylecraze
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