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Less is More: Simple Hairstyles for Prom

There’s so much to plan for prom from the dress to the accessories to the shoes and the make up. The good news is that we’re here to tell you to just relax about the hair. Help has come! Here are some gorgeously simple hairstyles for prom that you can easily do yourself.

  • Over The Shoulder

    Wearing hair over the shoulder looks really feminine and pretty and is perfect with a strapless gown. 

    Long Over the Shoulder Hairstyle for Prom

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with a large round brush.
    3. Curl sections of hair with a curling iron.
    4. Wear hair to the side and over the shoulder.
    5. Set with a finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Extra-Body Sculpting Foam adds volume to hair and gives great blow drying results.

    Face Shape & Hair Type:

    All face shapes with any hair type can wear this asymmetrical style.

  • Tease and Curls

    Gorgeous curls and some height on top combine for the perfect prom hairstyle.

    Long Hairstyle with Curls Simple Hairstyles for Prom

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with a large round brush.
    3. Curl sections of hair with a curling iron.
    4. Tease the hair on the crown area and set it with hairspray.
    5. Wear hair to the side and over the shoulder.
    6. Set with a finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

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

    Face Shape & Hair Type:

    Wider face shapes with any hair type can wear this curled look.

  • Sleek Bob

    A sleek bob paired with a statement fringe that highlights the eyes will really turn heads at the biggest event of the school year.

    Sleek Bob Simple Hairstyle with Fringe

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair smooth with a styling brush.
    3. Apply thermal protection to hair.
    4. Smooth the hair even more with a flat iron.
    5. Apply a shine serum.
    6. Set with a finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Super Skinny Serum conditions, smooths and adds shine to hair. It can be applied on wet or dry hair.

    Face Shape & Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes with any hair type can rock a sleek bob like this one.

  • Curls, Bands and Ribbons

    A curly half updo accessorized with a ribbon-secured headband creates an incredibly beautiful hair look.

    Curly Half Updo with Headband

    How To Style:

    1. Apply thermal protetion to hair.
    2. Curl sections of hair with a curling iron.
    3. Leaving out two inches of hair from the hairline, pull hair back into a half ponytail.
    4. Secure with an elastic band.
    5. Carefully put a headband on, preferably one with ribbons to be tied.
    6. Pull hair that was sectioned out back and over the sides of the headband.
    7. Secure with bobby pins.
    8. Set with finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Hot Off The Press is a thermal protection spray with hold which helps the style last longer

    Face Shape & Hair Type:

    All face shapes with hair that has high to medium density and medium to coarse texture can achieve this style. 

  • Pomp and Curls

    This look has on the sides tightly swept away from the face into a cascading ponytail of curls. That, combined with the height created on top of the head, gives the face a really slimming effect.

    Curly Ponytail with Height

    How To Style:

    1. Apply thermal protection to hair.
    2. Curl sections of hair with a curling iron.
    3. Leaving the hair on top sectioned out, pull hair back into a half ponytail.
    4. Secure with an elastic band.
    5. Tease the hair on top and secure it with bobby pins, blending it into the half ponytail.
    6. Set with a finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

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

    Face Shape & Hair Type:

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

  • The Twist

    This look is timeless, clean, sophisticated and REALLY easy to do!

    Clean Sophisticated SImple Updo for Prom

    How To Style:

    1. Create a deep side part.
    2. Gather hair into a low ponytail.
    3. Twist and roll the hair up.
    4. Tuck the ends and secure the twist with bobby pins.
    5. Set the look with finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Shine Spray adds shine without disrupting the style.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval face shapes with any hair type can rock this sleek look.

  • Side Braid Updo

    This updo features a side braid that leads into cascading curls laying over one shoulder, with teasing in the crown area.

    Side Braid Updo with Curls

    How To Style:

    1. Section out hair three inches from the hairline.
    2. Tease the hair in the crown area.
    3. Gather the hair into a low side ponytail and secure with an elastic.
    4. Braid the hair sectioned out three inches from the hairline until it reaches the ponytail.
    5. Secure with an elastic band.
    6. Curl all the hair left out.
    7. Set with finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Extra-Body Sculpting Foam is perfect at holding up teasing.

    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 prom-perfect look.

  • Braid Band

    Add detail to your curls with a pretty side braid like this one.

    Hairstyle with Curls and Side Braid

    How To Style:

    1. Create a deep side part.
    2. Braid hair three inches from the hairline from the heavier side of the part to the side.
    3. Secure with an elastic band.
    4. Apply thermal protection to hair.
    5. Curl sections of hair.
    6. Set with a finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Soft Spray is a great spray to work with when braiding. It is wet so it helps to hold all the strands of hair together and prevents a braid from looking frayed.

    Face Shape & Hair Type:

    All face shapes with hair that is medium to high in density and medium to coarse in texture can easily achieve this pretty braided look.

  • Long and Straight

    Gorgeous long, shiny, straight hair can definitely make a serious statement at prom.

    Long Straight Hairstyle with Side Part

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with a large round brush.
    3. Apply thermal protection to the hair.
    4. Smooth only the midshaft to the ends of the hair.
    5. Apply a shine serum.
    6. Set with finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Extra-Body Sculpting Foam gives hair a beautiful voluminous blowout

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes with any hair type wear this sleek style well.

  • Braided Side Ponytail

    Add more detail to a simple side ponytail by adding a braid, curls, and some pretty face framing tendrils.

    Braided Side Ponytail with Curls Braided Side Ponytail with Curls Back View

    How To Style:

    1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
    2. Curl sections of hair with a curling iron.
    3. Leaving the fringe and a few tendrils out, do a reverse French braid. This means that instead of braiding over, you braid under.
    4. Secure with bobby pins.
    5. Set with a finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Soft Spray is a great spray for braiding!

    Face Shape & Hair Type:

    All face shapes with hair that is medium to coarse in texture and medium to high in density can achieve this creative style.

  • Teased and Straight

    Shiny, straight hair swept into a half updo with a teased crown is ever so elegant. This look screams prom queen!

    Straight Simple Hairstyles For Prom with Teased Crown

    How To Style:

    1. Tease hair in the crown area.
    2. Set with finishing spray.
    3. Pull hair back into a half ponytail around the teasing.
    4. Set with finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Extra-Body Finishing Spray is perfect for holding up teasing.

    Face Shape & Hair Type:

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

  • Old Hollywood Glam

    This prom-worthy hairstyle exudes classic glamour. You can never go wrong with this look!

    Classic Glam Hairstyle for Prom

    How To Style:

    1. Create a deep side part.
    2. Apply thermal protection to hair.
    3. Curl sections of hair uniformly to one direction.
    4. Brush through the curls until they form into a wave with a dressing brush
    5. Set with a finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Soft Spray is a wet spray that gives the hair time to be sculpted before drying. It’s wet nature also smooths flyaways and gives a clean finish.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes with any hair type can easily achieve this touchable look.

  • Bump and Curls

    This look features all of the hair on top of the head teased super high, leaving the fringe out. The teasing is secured, making it a half updo. The rest of the hair is curled and lays forward over both shoulders creating a statement hairstyle for your special night.

    Teased Half Updo with Fringe

    How To Style:

    1. Tease all the hair on top of the head, leaving the fringe out.
    2. Secure with bobby pins.
    3. Apply thermal protection to the hair.
    4. Curl sections of hair with a curling iron.
    5. Set with a finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Hot Off The Press is a spray that helps a style last long while protecting it from heat.

    Face Shapes and Hair Types:

    Wider face shapes with hair that is medium to coarse in texture and medium to high density can achieve this high volume hair.

  • The Ponytail Bump

    Make an everyday ponytail prom-worthy by wearing it straight, teased, and accented with a fringe.

    Straight Teased Ponytail with Fringe

    How To Style:

    1. Tease hair on top of the head, leaving the fringe area out.
    2. Secure with bobby pins.
    3. Pull hair back into a high ponytail.
    4. Set with a finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

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

    Face Shapes and Hair Types:

    Wide face shapes with any hair type can rock this pumped up pony.

  • Victorian Princess

    Feel like the belle of the ball with this modern day take on Victorian hair.

    Simple Modern Victorian Updo For Prom

    How To Style:

    1. Tease all the hair on top of the head up to above the occipital bone.
    2. Secure the teasing with hairspray and bobby pins.
    3. Curl the hair left out with a curling iron.
    4. Set with finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Extra-Body Firm Finishing Spray is a finishing spray with a firm hold that is perfect for holding up a tease as big as this.

    Face Shapes and Hair Types:

    Wider face shapes with hair that is medium to coarse in texture and medium to high in density can achieve this regal look.

  • Softly Swept Away

    This look is loose, unstructured and messy, yet really soft and feminine at the same time.

    Soft Feminine Half Updo with Curls

    How To Style:

    1. Apply thermal protection to hair.
    2. Curl sections of hair with a curling iron.
    3. Lightly tease the hair on the crown area.
    4. Loosely pull the hair back into a half ponytail.
    5. Secure with bobby pins
    6. Pull the rest of the hair in a high ponytail.
    7. Set with finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Hot Off The Press is a thermal protection spray with hold and is the perfect styling aid for looks like this one.

    Face Shapes and Hair Types:

    Wider face shapes with hair that is medium to coarse in texture and medium to high in density can easily achieve this prom-perfect hairstyle.

    Prom is fun, so getting ready for it should be fun too! You don’t have to commit to just one look. Have fun mixing and matching elements from each look that you like and create your own. These simple hairstyles for prom should give you plenty to choose from!