Prom Hairstyles and Up-Dos

Prom is a teenage girl’s most important day of her life. There are so many choices to make, what color to wear, strapless or halter, who to go with, hair up or down? Having so many decisions to make can turn an exciting event into a downright disaster. A prom hairstyle is one of the many elements of making the night fabulous!

Deciding whether to wear your hair up or down is the first step. Take the following into consideration:

What kind of neckline does your dress have, and is the dress formal or modern?

If the dress is more formal and has a deep neckline, you may want to go for a fancy up-do. If the dress is more modern, you can go for a more funky down style. Prom hairdos are all about glitz and glam. Whether your hair is up or down, it must look fantastic!

"A prom hairstyle is one of the many elements of making the night fabulous!"
prom hair down

You first need to find the perfect look. You can flip through magazines, or do a simple Google search for "Prom Hairstyles" and you will have a ton of ideas to choose from. You can go as traditional or as funky as you please. Prom hairstyles are mostly known for their big, beautiful, curls--but why settle for what everyone else has? Try to get unique, after all, there are many other beautiful hairdos such as: braids, twists, buns, or sleek and straight.

Once you have found the perfect style, either clip it out of the magazine, or print the photo off the internet as a guide for whoever does your hair, whether it be a friend or family member, a hair stylist, or yourself.

"If the dress is more formal and has a deep neckline, you may want to go for a fancy up-do."
prom hair updo

Prom hair up-dos are a perfect choice if you are planning to dance the night away, without having to worry about your hair getting in the way. An up-do will get the hair off of your face and neck and highlight that beautiful, youthful face you will be rocking all night. Another great thing about an up-do - it can be a million different things. It can look great with a fancy, princess, ball gown, or with a unique and modern dress. It can look great with a simple long gown, or a cute short cocktail style dress.

Whatever your dress style, there is an up-do for you. A great up-do can be set off with a nice headband or even a tiara, depending on your look. The hairstyle can look slightly messy and effortless, like we see on so many celebrities these days, or it can be sleek and perfect.

"Now that you have found your perfect prom hair, another big decision awaits, who should you go with?"


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  • Great article--I definitely recommend an UPDO. You're dancing, eating, socializing, posing for photos, etc., so if you have hair like mine, it will be looking like a MOP by the end of the evening if worn down. :)