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25 Cute Prom Hairstyles Guaranteed to Turn Heads

You finally have your dress, your shoes, your accessories and your make up all planned out, now you need just one more thing to be prom-ready — your hair! Here are 25 seriously cute prom hairstyles to help you decide on your ‘do for this awesome event.

Yo-Yo Curl

Curls strategically placed up and down the hair give this all-down look some serious interest.

Long Blonde Prom Hairstyle with Curls

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to smooth dry hair.
  2. Wrap just the bottom 1/3 of a section of hair around a small barrel curling wand.
  3. Wrap just the bottom 1/2 of another section of hair around a small barrel curling wand.
  4. Alternate curling just the bottom 1/3 and 1/2 of sections until all sections of hair have been curled.
  5. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Hold Me Tight gives a long lasting flexible hold without the crunch.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can rock these prom-worthy curls.

Bouncy Curls

Bouncy curls give medium length hair a classic 60’s bob feel.

Medium Classic Prom Hairstyle with Curls

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to smooth dry hair.
  2. Set hot rollers in the hair.
  3. Remove the rollers once the hair has completely cooled.
  4. Set the style with finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Hot Off The Press protects the hair from heat and gives it hold that helps the style last longer.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with any hair type can achieve this curly bob.

High Ponytail

You can never go wrong with a simple sleek high ponytail that gives an instant runway feel to any look.

Sleek High Ponytail Hairstyle

How To Style:

  1. Pull hair back into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic.
  2. Use a section of hair from the ponytail to wrap around its base.
  3. Secure with a bobby pin.
  4. Use a finishing spray to set the style and smooth flyaways

Recommended Products:

Soft Spray is great at smoothing and holding ponytails.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

An oval face shape with hair that is medium to thick in density and medium to coarse in texture is perfect for this pony.

Volumized Side Curly Ponytail

Dress up your ponytail by wearing it teased, curly, and to the side.

Curly Side Prom Ponytail with Volume Cute Prom Hairstyles

How To Style:

  1. Tease hair on the crown area.
  2. Secure the teasing with bobby pins.
  3. Gather all the hair into a ponytail.
  4. Wear the ponytail oven on shoulder.
  5. Set the style with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray is great at holding up teasing and updos.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is medium to high in density and medium to coarse in texture can easily achieve this pumped up pony.

Teased and Secure

This half-up style features a secured teased bump and sweet curls.

Medium Cute Prom Hairstyles with Teased Bump and Curls

How To Style:

  1. Tease the crown area.
  2. Secure the teasing with a firm hold spray and bobby pins.
  3. Curl sections of hair with a curling iron.
  4. Set the style with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Hold Me Tight gives long lasting flexible hold without the crunch.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is medium to high in density and medium to coarse in texture can wear this style well.

Rolls and Waves

We’re in love with this modern day take on victory rolls worn with ridgy waves!

Modern Cute Prom Hairstyle with Victory Rolls and Waves

How To Style:

  1. Curl a section on top of the head using a large barrel iron.
  2. Roll the hair and secure with bobby pins
  3. Curl another section on top of the head using a large barrel iron.
  4. Roll the hair and secure with bobby pins.
  5. Wrap sections of hair around a medium-sized wand.
  6. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Super Clean Spray gives the hair flexible hold while adding texture to it.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can rock this cool style.

Slicked Back Waves

Glamorous, part-less, slicked back waves can go straight front the red carpet to your prom. 

Partless Cute Hairstyle with Slicked Back Waves

How To Style:

  1. Apply styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a large round brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection to hair.
  4. Curl sections of hair using a large barrel curling iron.
  5. Tease sections of hair on top of the head and wear it back.
  6. Mist with a finishing spray.
  7. Hold hair in place temporarily using clips and a business card to avoid getting dents from the clips.
  8. Remove the clips and business cards once the hair has set.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray is provides firm lightweight hold with shine.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

Oval face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can easily pull off this chic look.

Natural Glamour

Bring out your naturally beautiful texture and have it looking its best on this special night.

Cute Curly Prom Hairtstyle with Texture

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Diffuse hair dry.
  3. Scrunch in a product for texture and shine.

Recommended Products:

Grooming pommade is a great product to scrunch into curly hair! It adds serious definition to curls and a boost of shine.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

All face shapes with naturally curly hair can easily achieve this naturally pretty hairstyle.

Pomp and Curls

The pompadour and curls give this look a beautiful balance of height and width.

Long Blonde Hairstyle with Pompadour and Curls

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection all over smooth and dry hair.
  2. Tease the hair on top of the head.
  3. Pull the teased hair back and secure using bobby pins.
  4. Curl small sections of the hair left out with a small barrel iron.
  5. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Hot Off The Press is a thermal protection spray with hold to help a style last longer.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density look great in this bumped-up style.

Vintage Lovely

Stand out amongst the masses wearing this modern day take on the “Gibson Girl” style from the 1890’s.

Modern Gibson Girl Cute Prom Updo

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to smooth dry hair.
  2. Curl sections of hair using a large barrel iron.
  3. Section out hair two inches from the hairline.
  4. Roll and tuck hair on the side.
  5. Secure with an elastic band.
  6. Wrap hair into a messy bun and secure with bobby pins.
  7. Loosely pull the hair sectioned away back and secure with bobby pins.
  8. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing is firm and lightweight. It is able to hold airy styles like this without weighing it down.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can easily achieve this whimsical look.

Short and Textured

A stylish pixie like this one shows off the neck and the shoulders beautifully, giving the overall look a very feminine feel.

Stylish Textured Pixie

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to hair.
  2. Blow dry hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply a product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Spray Wax is wax in aerosol form. It allows for an even and controlled distribution of texture on the hair.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

Oval and heart face shapes with any hair type can rock this pretty pixie.

Over The Shoulder

This look features curls that are swept back and to the side. This is a beautifully simple style that can be achieved on mid length or long hair!

Side Swept Curly Hairstyle

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to dry smooth hair.
  2. Curl sections of hair using a curling iron.
  3. Brush the top back and set with a firm hold hairspray.
  4. Pin one side to the back using bobby pins.
  5. Set the entire style with finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Hold Me Tight gives long lasting flexible hold without the crunch.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can wear this swept style.

Large Defined Curls

These gravity defying, cascading large curls will maintain their definition and bounce on the dance floor.

Long Blonde Cute Prom Hairstyle with Large Defined Curls

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair
  2. Blow dry the hair with a round brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection to hair.
  4. Curl sections of hair using a large barrel iron.
  5. Roll each section and set with a clip or pin after curling each one.
  6. One all sections have been curled, set, and are completely cooled, remove all clips.
  7. Set the look with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Sculpting Foam gives hair serious volume.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

All face shapes with all hair types can achieve these prom-worthy curls.

Charmed

This style gets an exotic feel with the braiding detail and charm accent.

Long Hairstyle with Braid and Charm

How To Style:

  1. Take a small triangular section of hair on the top front center of the head.
  2. Braid it backwards.
  3. As you go lower, take hair from the hairline and add it to the braid.
  4. When you go lower than the scalp and can no longer take hair from the hairline, take hair from underneath and add it to the braid.
  5. Secure the braid with an elastic band.
  6. Add a hair accessory to accent the style.
  7. Set the style with finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Soft Spray is a wet spray that makes it easy to smooth flyaways and allows more time to work the hair until it sets.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

All face shapes with any texture and density that is medium to high can wear this braided look.

Accessorized Side Bun

This adorable side bun with a piecey fringe is pretty, messy, and stylish all at the same time.

Side Bun with Fringe

How To Style:

  1. Loosely pull hair to the a low side ponytail and secure with an elastic.
  2. Wrap the hair into a messy bun.
  3. Secure with bobby pins.
  4. Set the style with hairspray.
  5. Add a hair accessory.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray is a great hairspray for updos!

Face Shape & Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with any hair texture hair that is medium to high in density can wear this bun well. 

Polished Waves

Get a polished, salon quality blowout at home and rock it at your prom!

Long Blonde Hairstyle with Polished Waves

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry one section of hair with a large round brush.
  3. After drying one section, roll the brush into the hair and let it sit.
  4. Grab another round brush and do the same to the next section.
  5. Take the brush from the first section and repeat on the next section.
  6. Alternate brushes until all sections have been blow dried and set.
  7. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Sculpting Foam adds serious volume too boost your blowout. 

Face Shape & Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in density and texture can wear this touchable style.

Bun Detail

A volumized, curly half updo with a pretty bun detail is one of our favorites of these cute prom hairstyles.

Cute Curly Half Updo with Bun Curly Half Updo with Bun Back View

How To Style:

  1. Tease the hair on the crown area.
  2. Secure with with hairspray and bobby pins.
  3. Roll the hair left out from the teasing into a bun and secure with bobby pins.
  4. Curl the rest of the hair with a curling iron.
  5. Set with a finishing spray.
  6. Apply a product for shine.

Recommended Products:

Shine Spray adds shine to a style without disrupting it.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can easily achieve this pretty prom hairstyle.

Half Updo

This look is parted to the side at the very front, allowing the hair to sweep across the forehead. It features a teased bump at the crown, gorgeous curls, and pretty tendrils falling by the face.

Cute Half Updo with Side Part and Bump Cute Half Updo with Side Part and Bump Back View

How To Style:

  1. Tease the hair on the crown area.
  2. Secure the teasing with hairspray and bobby pins.
  3. Curl the rest of the hair with a curling iron.
  4. Set with a finishing spray.
  5. Apply a product for shine.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray is great at holding up teasing!

Face Shape & Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can easily achieve this teased style.

Prom Rockstar

This look has a feminine mohawk feel to it that flows into a curly side ponytail. This hairstyle will definitely turn some heads!

Long Curly Hairstyle with Side Ponytail

How To Style:

  1. Tease the hair on top of the head.
  2. Begin teasing on the front and work towards the back, teasing less than the previous section as you go.
  3. Gather the teased pieces backwards and secure with bobby pins.
  4. Gather all hair together into a ponytail and secure with an elastic.
  5. Curl the hair with a curling iron.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray is great at holding teasing up and for giving styles long-lasting, lightweight hold.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

Wide face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can rock this bold look.

Side Swept and Braided

Wear your hair to the side with a touch of detail by actually braiding the hair to the side. We love the romantic feel of cascading curls down the shoulder.

Side Swept Cute Prom Hairstyle with Braid Side Swept Cute Prom Hairstyle with Braid Back View

How To Style:

  1. Create a deep side part.
  2. Begin to do a side French braid starting on the lighter side of the part.
  3. End the braid two inches from the hairline on the other side.
  4. Secure with an elastic.
  5. Curl all the hair that is left out.
  6. Combine the hair by the hairline with the hair hanging out from the braid with bobby pins.

Recommended Products:

Soft Spray is a wet spray that is perfect for braiding.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

Oval face shapes with hair that any hair texture that is medium to high in density can wear this romantic look.

Sweet & Pretty

This adorable and easy-to-do hairstyle is a curly half updo gathered off center in the back with just the very front parted to the side.

Long Half Updo with Curls

How To Style:

  1. Pull hair back into an off-center half ponytail, leaving the a section in the front out.
  2. Secure with an elastic band.
  3. Tuck the section left out behind the ear.
  4. Apply heat protection to the hair.
  5. Curl sections of hair using a medium barrel iron.
  6. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Hot Off The Press protects the hair from the heat of the iron and has hold that helps the style last longer.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

Oval and heart face shapes with high density hair with any texture can rock this voluminous hairstyle.

Pompytail

This stylish look features a pompadour on the very front that blends into cascading curls that lay on top of hair that is tightly pulled back.

Long Curly Cute Prom Hairstyles with Pompadour Long Curly Cute Prom Hairstyles with Pompadour Back View

How To Style:

  1. Create three sections horizontally.
  2. Secure the bottom-most section with an elastic band.
  3. Curl the hair left out.
  4. Secure the section above it with an elastic band.
  5. Curl the hair left out.
  6. Tease the hair sectioned out of the top of the head.
  7. Curl the unteased part of the hair and manipulate into the rest of the hair.
  8. Marry into the curls of the ponytails left out below it.
  9. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray is great at holding updos. It is is a firm hold, lightweight, fast drying spray.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair of any texture with medium to high density can achieve this mohawk-inspired hairstyle.

Teased Ponytail

This ponytail has just the right amount of teasing to give it a pretty silhouette.

Teased Ponytail Hairstyle

How To Style:

  1. On top of the head, section out hair two inches from the hairline.
  2. Tease the rest of the hair on top of the head.
  3. Pull hair back into a side ponytail.
  4. Secure with an elastic band.
  5. Curl all hair left out, including the hair sectioned out by the hairline.
  6. Part the hair left out by the hairline to the side.
  7. Tuck the heavier side behind the ear and leave the lighter side out.
  8. Set with finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Stay Strong could be strong enough to hold teasing and flexible enough to give touchable hold, depending on the amount applied to hair.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair any texture and density that is medium to high can rock this pretty pony style.

Slicked Back and Straight

This gorgeous straight hairstyle has the top teased and slicked back over sides that are pulled back.

Long Slicked Back Straight Hairstyle

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
  2. Flat iron sections of hair smooth.
  3. Section out the hair on top of the head.
  4. Pull all the rest of the hair into a tight ponytail.
  5. Tease the hair on top and left it fall backwards.
  6. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Hot Off The Press is a thermal protection spray with hold that will help the style last longer.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can easily achieve this sleek style.

Soft Voluminous Ponytail

This simple ponytail is so simple and beautiful. It is very feminine as it is softly pulled back into full wavy ponytail.

Simple Ponytail with Waves and Volume

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry a section of hair with a large round brush.
  3. Set the section in a Velcro roller once it is dry.
  4. Continue repeating the last two steps until all sections are set in Velcro rollers.
  5. Once all the sections have cooled, remove the rollers.
  6. Pull hair back into a ponytail.
  7. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Sculpting Foam gives hair the volume it needs for a ponytail like this.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

Oval face shapes with hair that is high in density with any texture can easily achieve this red carpet-ready pony.

Know that you are beautiful regardless of what hair, make up and dress you choose. Make sure to have fun at your prom and create beautiful memories with friends to look back on. Now go and dance the night away in one of these cute prom hairstyles!