Perfect Prom How To Hairstyles For Long, Medium And Short Hair


Prom night is the red carpet for real people. So it goes without saying--your dress, your makeup, and your hair style must all be completely on-point. Here are seven prom hair style ideas, for every hair length, guaranteed to produce memorable photos and a memorable night.

Long Hair Styles for Prom

Romantic Tendrils

Prom night isn’t the time to hold back. Go for head-turning glamour with big, bouncy, side-swept curls and loads of volume all over!

Get the Look:

    1. Spray your hair with texturizing hairspray or dry shampoo.

    2. Separate the top from the bottom and tease the roots on the top section.

    3. Curl narrow horizontal sections with a ¾-inch curling iron.

    4. After creating each curl, keep it curled and clip it to your head.

    5. Once all hair is curled and cool, release the clips.

    6. Gently gather all the curls to one side, allowing the top to remain full.

    7. Place a row of bobby pins vertically behind the ear of the curly side to keep the hair in place. (Be sure the pins match your hair color.)

Ballerina Braid

This chic and sleek hairstyle shape will make you feel all grown up on your special night!


Get the Look:

    1. Before drying your hair, apply a humidity-resistant styling oil or hair styling crème to prevent frizz and keep your hair shiny and sleek.

    2. Gather your hair into a high ponytail and secure.

    3. Braid the lengths of the ponytail and secure the bottom with an elastic.

    4. At the nape of your neck flip the braid upward.

    5. Pin the braid against your head, along each side, and tuck the ends inside the braid to hide them.

    6. Gently pull the pinned braid on the sides to expand the shape.

Majestic Half Up Half Down Hairstyle

If you’re looking for a prom hair style that shines from every angle, this is the one.


Get the Look:

    1. Prep hair with dry shampoo.

    2. Curl your hair with a medium-barrel curling iron.

    3. Divide your hair in half, top and bottom and clip away the top.

    4. Gather the bottom in a ponytail at the midpoint of the back and secure with an elastic.

    5. Release the top section and divide it in half vertically.

    6. Gently gather each half and pull the hair through the ponytail elastic.

    7. Loosen the sides with the end of a tail comb, and allow a few tendrils to frame the face.

    8. Wrap a section of hair around the elastic and pin it to secure.

    9. Mist with hair spray to control flyaway hairs and keep the style in place.

Medium Hair Styles for Prom

Boho Waves

Flowy, romantic dress? Top it with these polished, upgraded beach waves.


Get the Look:

    1. Prep wet hair with a volumizing styling foambefore drying.

    2. Create a center part and then divide your hair into vertical sections.

    3. Mist each section with a volumizing hair spray.

    4. Place a flat iron at eye level in each section. Rotate the iron one half turn away from your face.

    5. With lots of tension, ribbon the section through the iron. Release the iron before you reach the ends.

    6. Repeat on each section until all your hair is curled.

    7. Place your fingers at the scalp and gently tousle your hair to blend the curls.

Prom Hairstyle with Hair Accessory

Give your curls a night off with a smooth, textured bob hair style. A jeweled hair accessory elevates the look to princess status.


Get the Look:

    1. The night before the prom, treat your hair with a butter-infused, overnight maskto produce soft, touchable texture.

    2. The next day, shampoo and condition your hair with butter-infused formulas designed to amplify softness.

    3. Apply a butter-infused conditioning styling crème to damp hair and blow dry. Work in small sections and be sure each section is completely dry before moving on to the next. Lift the top sections to produce volume.

    4. Mist dry hair with a heat-protection spray and go back through each section with a flat iron.

    5. Top it all off with your sparkly tiara!

Short Hair Styles for Prom

High and Tight

You’ll bring the drama with this uplifted, sleek hairstyle.


Get the Look:

    1. Apply volumizing foam to clean, damp hair.

    2. With a blow dryer and small round brush, create curls throughout the longer top section. Clip each curl into place to cool.

    3. Use a vent brush to smooth and dry the shorter bottom and side sections.

    4. Release the clips on top and re-curl each with a narrow curling cone.

    5. When the hair is cool, lift the top with your fingers to encourage lift and volume and to blend the curls.

    6. Work a small around of hair styling paste through the top, to break up the curls.

    7. Finish with a firm-hold hairspray.

Blue Steel Pixie


Embrace the gray hair trend with your pixie haircut. This hair color is special because the metallic silver hair is enlivened with a touch of blue. A smooth finished texture will show your hair color off to perfection!

Get the Look:

    1. Work a lightweight blow dry crème through damp hair.

    2. Place the nozzle on your blow dryer. Using a vented styling brush, direct the back sections downward, and the side and top sections toward your face.

    3. Once your hair is dry, work a small amount of pomade through the longer sections to add shine and separation.