05 / 19 / 17

5 Prom Hairstyles for the Aspiring Prom Queen

Spring has sprung and prom will be here before you know it. Are you ready?

Sure, you’ve at least thought about your dress. If you’re the prepared type, it might be sitting in your closet as we speak. And if you’re the kind of girl who carries three different color-coded planners with you daily, well, your dress has probably been locked down for months now waiting for its time to shine. Dresses get all the glory, but what about everything else? I mean, what about the prom hairstyles?

The hairstyle you choose shouldn’t be an afterthought — it will be immortalized in all your photographs, after all. Now, imagine your future self-gazing over those photos, trying to relive the glory of your faded youth, and seeing… what? A ponytail? A last-minute updo with bobby pins all akimbo?

We can do better.

Here are some ideas for formal prom hairstyles that will make your future self-proud.

Soft, Loose Curls

Great hair doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. A simple curling iron to put big, loopy curls through the bottom half of your hair and some hair spray to fix it all in place should do. This hairstyle looks especially great with long locks.

Romantic Twist Updo

This hairstyle is great for showcasing your shoulders in a sleeveless dress. Two loose braids twisted into a soft bun at the nape of the neck make for a soft but polished finished look.

Pumped-Up Mermaid Braid

Mermaid braids seem to have taken the world by storm recently. Their popularity is totally understandable because the look is interesting, intricate and flattering. This is a great opportunity to incorporate some hair extensions because the more volume your hair has, the bolder the end product will look.

Classic French Twist

Classics are classics for a reason. It’s hard to imagine a hairstyle more elegant than a French twist. If you apply hair spray before you begin styling your hair, the look should last you all night.

Braid-Wrapped Bun

Another timeless, beautiful look that will never go out of style. This is another hairstyle that will benefit from the volume added by hair extensions. Simply create a full bun with all your hair, then wrap it with braided extensions and secure it in place.

With this arsenal of fantastic looks to choose from, you’ll be turning more than a few heads at prom. Actually, it’s probably a good idea to make sure the hairstyle you pick can easily accommodate a crown once you’re inevitably voted queen.

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