Pretty Prom Hairstyles

| July 12, 2014
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Have a fun night at your prom with these cute, fun, elegant pretty prom hairstyles which will bring out the beauty in your face making you look stunning, sexy and adorable. All you want on your prom night is to dress to make heads turn and necks bend as these pretty prom hairstyles will help you achieve that.

Pretty Prom HairstylesIn this article, we have featured the hottest, pretty and elegant prom hairstyles which you can dress on your hair

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irrespective of its texture, thickness and length as we have complied different pretty prom hairstyles which looks great on different texture, thickness and length of your hair. Come with me as I walk you through the prettiest, hottest and elegant prom hairstyles which you can style on your head to impress that boy at high school.

 

Pretty Prom Hairstyles

Pretty Prom Hairstyles

 

SIDE PONYTAIL – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLE

This is an elegant pretty prom hairstyle which will keep your hair away from your face. It’s pretty for a prom night when complimented with a fancy prom dress which matches with the color of your hair.

HOW TO STYLE SIDE PONYTAIL – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLE

  1. Begin by combing your hair to make it straight and free from any tangles or knots. Part your hair to the preferred side leaving the bangs out for a pretty look.
  2. Gather all your hair to one side then grab a hair elastic of color similar to your hair to secure it in place. This pretty prom hairstyle will work best for ladies with long hair or shoulder length hair.
  3. Evenly apply heat protector throughout the hair shaft of the ponytail. This will help to reduce on breakage and damage due to heat during the curling process.
  4. Grab a curling iron (size will depend on the size of the curls you want to create) then begin to curl the ponytail section by section till when all the ponytail is completely curled.
  5. Allow the curls to cool and set for about 3 to 5 minutes then separate a small piece of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the hair elastic to mask it. Bobby pin the remaining pieces of that strand in place or just tuck it into the ponytail.
  6. Apply hairspray to keep the style in place and for a sleek and smooth finish.
  7. Flat iron the bangs and then sweep then across your face and you will be good to go and enjoy your prom night with a pretty and easy side pony.

Hair Products & Tools You Will Need

  • Comb
  • Hair Elastic
  • Thermal protector
  • Curling iron
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray
  • Flat iron

Recommended Face Shapes

Looks great on ladies with all face shapes

Side Ponytail - Pretty Prom Hairstyle

Side Ponytail - Pretty Prom Hairstyle

Side Ponytail - Pretty Prom Hairstyle

 

SOCK BUN – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLE

By now are quite sure that all sophisticated ladies know how to create a sock bun coz it such easy to re-create and looks great for a stylish and glamorous look. In case you need a few styling tips on how to create a sock bun to look elegant and trendy, then come with me as I briefly walk you through the styling tips below.

HOW TO RE-CREATE & STYLE A SOCK BUN – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLE

  1. Before you begin styling your hair into a pretty sock bun, I would recommend your hair length to be either of medium length or long.
  2. Brush out any tangle or knots then gather all your hair at the top to form a high ponytail. Secure the ponytail with hair elastic.
  3. Divide the ponytail into two equal sections (the upper and lower section.).
  4. Secure the upper section away so that you work on the lower section first so that the upper section doesn’t get into your way.
  5. Tuck the ends of the lower section to create a bun shape at the top of your head then secure it in place with a couple of bobby pins.
  6. With the upper section of the ponytail, divide it into 2 smaller section which you will use to create a nice sock bun.
  7. Take the two sections of the upper ponytail and tuck them underneath the bun which you created using the lower section. Secure the bun with bobby pins to keep it in place. This in turn will create a pretty sock bun at the crown of your head.
  8. Apply a strong hold hairspray to finish the look and you will be good to go.

Hair products and Tools you will need

  • Hair Brush
  • Hair Elastic
  • Bobby Pins
  • Hairspray

Recommended Face shapes

This hairstyle looks elegant and sophisticated on ladies with long and narrow faces. However, any lady with any face shape can style this pretty prom hairstyle in a way which compliments and flatters her face features for a sophisticated look.

Sock Bun

Sock Bun

Sock Bun

 

MESSY BUN – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLES

Have a fun night at your prom with this cute, fun and elegant messy bun. It’s simple to re-create and style which will bring out the beauty in your face making you look stunning, sexy and adorable.

You want to make heads turn and necks bend on your prom, this pretty messy bun hairstyle will be the best choice for you to try on your head.

HOW TO STYLE MESSY BUN – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLES

  1. Begin with freshly washed and dried hair the comb to remove any tangles or knots.
  2. Add some volume at the crown by teasing or back combing the hair at the crown to make it look fuller and voluminous.
  3. Depending on where you want your messy bun to be (sides or at the back), gather your hair to that side or at the back into a low ponytail. Secure the ponytail with a ponytail holder.
  4. You can either wrap the ponytail around the base of the ponytail holder to create a messy or just tuck and pin the ends of the ponytail onto the base of the ponytail holder.
  5. For a messy look, pull out a few pieces of hair strands from the ponytail then pin them back in different places on the bun.
  6. Flat iron the bangs and sweep them across your face in a way you like them to look like then finish with hairspray and you will be good to go for your prom night with this pretty prom hairstyle.

Hair Products & Tools You Will Need

  • Hair Brush
  • Hair Comb
  • Teasing Comb
  • Ponytail holder
  • Bobby pins
  • Flat iron
  • Hairspray

Recommended Face Shapes

Style this pretty prom hairstyle in a way which best suits your face shape. This makes it to be suitable for all ladies with different and various face shapes.

Messy Bun

Messy Bun

Messy Bun

 

HALF UP HALF DOWN – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLES

Half up half down is a pretty prom hairstyle where you style and wear some of your hair up and the rest left to fall down on your shoulders.

It look pretty making it the best hairstyle to wear to formal and special occasions such as prom, homecoming, wedding, office, and many more.

Look at how elegant and pretty the ladies below with their hair in a half up half down style are? You too can look prettier and cuter on your prom by re-creating this pretty half up half down hairstyle on your hair. Just get a few styling tips from them to come up with a super cute, outstanding and stunning half up half down pretty prom hairstyle.

Half Up Half Down

Half Up Half Down

Half Up Half Down

 

SIDE SWEPT – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLES

Side swept hairstyle for prom look amazing and you can wear it to special occasions such as prom. It’s easy to style especially when you have long hair.

HOW TO STYLE SIDE SWEPT – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLES

  1. Begin by washing your hair in the morning when taking a morning shower or later in the day. Apply shampoo to remove excess oils from your scalp and hair conditioner to make your hair soft and shiny after washing.
  2. Towel dry your hair then apply styling crème evenly throughout the hair shaft. Comb through to evenly distribute the product at the same time removing any tangles or knots.
  3. The choice is now yours to decide either to put some curls, waves in your hair or just sweep it to the side when it’s straight and smooth.
  4. Personally, I would opt for wavy side swept hairstyle coz it look trendy for such special occasions like prom as compared to straight side swept hair.
  5. Apply thermal protector to your hair before curling to create some beautiful, sexy and bouncy waves.
  6. Choose the side of your own preference then create a side parting and sweep all your hair to that side.
  7. Apply small amounts of hairspray to keep the waves and hairstyle in place and you will be good to go.

Hair products & Tools you will need

  • Water
  • Shampoo And Hair Conditioner
  • Dry Towel
  • Styling Crème
  • Hair Brush
  • Thermal Protector
  • Curling Iron
  • Hairspray

Recommended Face Shapes

This cute, pretty prom hairstyle looks great on ladies with all different face shapes. Style it around your face in a way that best suits and compliments your facial features.

Side Swept Hairstyles

Side Swept Hairstyles

Side Swept Hairstyles

 

PIN CURLED PONY – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLES

The pin curled pony is a little similar to a regular ponytail but for it instead of styling the ponytail into any other style, you have to pin it back to the ponytail holder.

This hairstyle looks great on straight hair with curled ends. However, ladies with naturally curled hair can as well opt for this hairstyle and look incredibly elegant on their prom night.

HOW TO STYLE PIN CURLED PONY – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLES

  1. Begin by preparing your hair so that it’s ready for styling. Comb through to remove any tangles or knots then apply styling crème evenly throughout the hair shaft.
  2. Gather all your hair to the back or on the side depending on the position where you want your pony to be. Secure the ponytail with hair elastic.
  3. Apply heat protector to the ends of your hair (ponytail) to reduce on breakage and damage due to heat during the styling process.
  4. Grab a curling iron on any size depending on size of the curls or waves you want to have in your ponytail. 1 or 1 and 1/2 will be the appropriate size for pretty and sexy waves.
  5. Start curling the ponytail (ends of your hair) as you pin them to the back when still warm. Continue curling till when all your hair in the pony is wavy or curly.
  6. Allow the curls to cool and set for about 5 minutes then apply a strong hold hairspray to finish the look and you will be good to go. You can make this pretty prom hairstyle to look prettier by accessorizing with a cute flower at the top or sides of the ponytail.

Hair Products &Tools You Will Need

  • Comb
  • Heat Protector
  • Hair Elastic
  • Bobby Pins
  • Curling Iron
  • Hair Accessory

Recommended Face Shapes

This pretty prom hairstyle looks great on women with narrow and long faces. Face shapes such as Oval, oblong, diamond, triangular, heart will definitely be the winner for this prom hairstyle.

Pin Curled Pony

Pin Curled Pony

Pin Curled Pony

 

BRAIDED BANGS PROM HAIRSTYLES

In case you have layers in your hair with long bangs, try braiding them into any braid of your own choice then style the rest of the hair to a style you like it to be in.

This braided bangs prom hairstyles look great on ladies with either long or medium length hair. You can braid your bangs into a regular 3 strand braid, fishtail braid, Dutch braid, depending on your personal preference and the skills you have in creating each braid.

HOW TO STYLE BRAIDED BANGS PROM HAIRSTYLES

  1. Begin with freshly washed and dried hair then brush through to make it straight.
  2. Part your hair either in the middle or in the side.
  3. Determine whether to braid the bangs only or to braid all the hair at the front along the hairline. The prom hairstyle will look great when all the hair along the front hairline is braided on both sides of the parting then secured at the back behind your ears.
  4. At this point, you have determine how the rest of your remaining hair will be styled. You can just leave it to fall or hang over your shoulders then hide the ends of the braid underneath your main hair in the back. Or throw the rest of the remaining hair into an updo such as a bun or any other updo.
  5. It’s that simple, just choose your best prom dress, accessorizes and your favorite high heels and you will be good to go rock a fun night at your prom.

This pretty prom hairstyle works best for ladies with long or medium length hair. It will look great on women or girls with long faces and round faces depending on how you choose to throw on the rest of your hair after braiding the bangs.

Braided Bangs Prom Hairstyles

Braided Bangs Prom Hairstyles

Braided Bangs Prom Hairstyles

 

RETRO UPDO FISHTAIL BRAID – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLES

Wow, this is the prettiest prom hairstyle ever girl should at least try out on her prom. It’s easy to style yet it looks pretty, elegant and sophisticated which will make every person at the prom gaping at you.

HOW TO STYLE RETRO UPDO FISHTAIL BRAID – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLES

  1. Begin by preparing your hair for styling. Make sure its straight, clean and dry.
  2. Pull back all your hair except the bangs to the back as if you are going to form a ponytail. You can secure the ponytail with a loose hair elastic which you will cut off after fishtail braiding.
  3. Now using the ponytail hair, section it then start creating a fishtail braid all the way down till when you get to the ends of your hair.
  4. Secure the ends of the braid with hair elastic.
  5. Wrap the braid around the base of the braid to create a Retro updo in the back. Secure the updo in the back with a couple of bobby pins depending on the thickness of your hair and you will be good to go.

This pretty prom hairstyle works best for ladies with long or medium length hair. It will look great on women or girls with long faces.

Retro Updo Fishtail Braid

Retro Updo Fishtail Braid

Retro Updo Fishtail Braid

 

FAUX UPDO – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLES

Faux Updo

Faux Updo

Faux Updo

 

TRIPLE BRAIDED BUN – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLES

Triple braided bun is a cute and elegant hairstyle which can be dressed when going to a prom party. This hairstyle works best for teenagers or younger girls of 19 and below. It’s easy to create and style that the way it looks.

HOW TO STYLE TRIPLE BRAIDED BUN – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLES

  1. First, you need to decide how the triple braided buns will be arranged on your head. They can be vertical along the middle of your head or horizontal along the back of your head or nape of your neck.
  2. Now section your hair into three sections according to how you like your buns to look on your head. For instance for a vertical arrangement, section your hair into three sections one at the back, the middle section and the front section at the crown.
  3. Secure each section into a ponytail with hair elastic.
  4. It’s still your choice to decide the type of braid to braid the ponytail. You can go for a regular 3 strand braid, French braid, Dutch braid or a fishtail braid. Braid all the three sections the secure the ends of the braid with a clear elastic.
  5. Wrap the braids around the base of each ponytail to create a bun then secure the bun in place using a few bobby pins.
  6. The three buns will create a triple braided bun which you can accessorize with nice and cute hair accessories such as a flower and you will be good to go.

This pretty prom hairstyle works best for ladies with long or medium length hair. It will look great on women or girls with long faces.

Triple Braided Bun

Triple Braided Bun

Triple Braided Bun

 

POMPADOUR UPDO – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLES

Have a fun day or night at your prom with these voluminous pompadour updo which you can re-create for an elegant and sophisticated look.

This pompadour hairstyle for prom is all about be creative coz there are quite a million ways to style your hair into a unique pompadour to look outstanding in a crown of many ladies with different updos.

Below we have featured three different pompadour updos which are worthy trying on your hair to rock a cute, fun and elegant hairstyle. Get inspired by the ladies in the images below with different cute ad elegant pompadours.

Pompadour Updo

Pompadour Updo

Pompadour Updo

 

SIDE BRAID PONY – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLES

Make you ponytail a little different from a regular ponytail. You can achieve this by incorporating your ponytail with a side braid to make it look unique, elegant and stunning.

HOW TO STYLE SIDE BRAID PONY – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLES

  1. Section off your hair into two sections one at the front (from the crown towards your face) and the other at the back (from the crown to the back of your head).
  2. With the front section, you will use it to create a side braid all the way back to the nape of your neck. While the back section you will use it to create a ponytail.
  3. Starting on one side, braid across your face keeping the braid as close as possible near the hairline till when you reach the opposite side around the nape area.
  4. You can do a quick 3 strand braid or any other braid (fishtail, French braid, Dutch braid) depending on personal preference.
  5. Gather the rest of your hair in the back together with the braid to form a low ponytail in the back or on the side.
  6. Separate a small piece of hair from the ponytail then wrap it around the ponytail holder to hide or mask it. Secure the ends of that piece with bobby pi or just tuck it into the ponytail.
  7. You can accessorize the ponytail at its base with a flower clip or hair pins to make it look prettier and elegant. That’s it, you are done and good to go.

Side Braid Ponytail

Side Braid Ponytail

Side Braid Ponytail

 

DOUGHNUT HIGH BUN – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLES

Make your updo outstanding in a crown of many girls with different updos by trying out this cute, pretty Doughnut High Bun on your prom party. It’s cute, pretty and can be style and dressed for formal and special occasions like prom, homecoming, wedding, or even when going to office at your place of work.

HOW TO STYLE DOUGHNUT HIGH BUN – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLES

  1. Begin with freshly washed and dried hair the brush through to remove any tangles or knots.
  2. Part your hair either in the middle or on the side like around the temple.
  3. Gather all your hair except the bangs into a high ponytail then secure it with a ponytail holder.
  4. Use a flat iron to smooth the bangs and then sweep the across your face.
  5. With the ponytail, grab a bun maker or doughnut bun maker push it through the pony to the base of the ponytail. In case your hair is long opt for bigger bun makers.
  6. Evenly distribute the ponytail hair around the bun maker then tuck the ends into and underneath the bun.
  7. Apply small amounts of hairspray to the bun then gently brush out any sticking out hair strands.
  8. Secure the bun with a couple of bobby pins depending on the thickness of your hair.
  9. You can accessorize the bun with nice flowers as shown in the pictures below and you will be good to for your prom.

Doughnut High Bun

Doughnut High Bun

Doughnut High Bun

 

CLASSIC CHIGNON TWIST – PRETTY PROM HAIRSTYLES

Chignon Twist

Classic Chignon Twist

Chignon Twist

Classic Chignon Twist

 

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