Prom Hairstyles



A woman's hair is her most noticeable feminine feature, so when thinking about prom hairstyles, it's extra important to be looking your best on prom night. Your prom hairstyle needs to accentuate your face, make up, and your dress. If you can't decide what style suits you best take a look at our hairstyle and face shape article for more help with this.

Many great prom hairstyles are created in the salon, but that does not mean that you cannot get great results at home by yourself. This is why a flat iron is so great because this is what the professionals use. By owning your own flat iron you can look like you just left the salon without ever leaving your home.

The updo hairstyle is always a classic for a sophisticated look on one of the most important events of every woman's life, the prom. For an updo hairstyle you need medium to long length hair. You will need ponytail holders, gel, and some long pins.

The way to getting your updo to look it's best is to use several of these pins in different directions to position your hair in place. Don’t use too much gel, as this just makes your hair look rigid. You want your hair to be able to withstand the humidity, but also to be touchable by your date.

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Here's a few professional stylist tips to help you look your best on prom night.

Use Aerosol

Go with an aerosol hair spray to keep hair in place. But hold the can 8 to 10 inches away, any closer and you’ll wet your hair, which will ruin the style!

Secure an Updo

When setting an updo, first insert one bobby pin, then crisscross another over it to interlock them. Pins have a tendency to slip, but making an "X" keeps them from sliding.

Keep Blushing

Apply a cream blush to your cheeks right after you put on foundation so the two bond together. Powder blush sits on top of your base, so it rubs off easily.

Don't Touch

Never touch your face with your hands, the oils on them will melt your makeup! If you’re dancing and sweating and need to wipe it away, gently blot your face with a paper napkin or tissue.

Go For Waterproof

Use waterproof mascara and replace it every six weeks, as mascara ages, it gets thick and clumpy. You want your mascara to be loose and fluid for the longest lasting application.

Set Your Liner

Use a powder shadow to keep your eyeliner from smudging. After you line your eyes, just dip a flat brush in a shadow that’s the same color and trace over the line.