Top 6 Prom Hairstyle Do’s And Don’t’s

Prom is approaching in only a few short months and it’s time to start preparing! While getting things ready for prom can be stressful, they should also be fun and help get you excited for your big night. Whether it’s a junior prom or senior prom, it’s important to of course look your best, from your shoes to your hair. Once you’ve chosen a great dress, you may want to start to begin thinking about what kind of hairstyle you want. Whether you’re looking for a big up-do or long, flowy hair with a human hair weave, it’s important to do a trial with your hair stylists before the actual prom to make sure you’re happy with the style!

Below are a few do’s and don’ts’ of prom hair:

  1. Do opt for a big up-do
    Up-dos will never do out of style and are the perfect way to let the dress do the talking. Try a big low and loose bun for an elegant prom look.
  2. Don’t go too big
    Bigger isn’t always better. Avoid looking like you belong to ABBA and don’t go too big when it comes to your hairstyle.
  3. Do opt for curls
    Long, loose curls are the perfect hairdo for a relaxed look. If you’re dress is a little bland, don’t be afraid to jazz it up with some curls.
  4. Don’t use too much bling
    A cute headband or elegant clip is perfect – any more than that though, and it’s too much sparkle. Avoid the butterfly clips and too many be-jeweled out bobby pins to avoid looking younger than you really are.
  5. Do let your hair down
    If you’re dress is ultra formal, you may want to take it down a notch by letting your hair down. Whether you opt for pin straight locks or long loose curls as mentioned above, leaving your hair down and styling with some anti-frizz spray can be done easily at home, saving you money.
  6. Don’t be afraid of short hair
    There are many ways to style short hair – leave it to your hair stylists to get creative. Think Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe. If you really want long hair for prom, you may want to consider a human hair weave which is semi-permanent and looks just like your natural hair.

When choosing the right prom hairstyle, it’s important to keep in mind your dress, your face and body shape, and what you feel comfortable with! For example, curvy girls might look great with a fuller hairstyle while a more petite girl may look a bit overdone. Think about what looks best on you and have your hairdresser try a test run so there are no surprises (and no panic attacks) on the day of your prom!


Jillian Johnson is a professional content marketing writer and blogger with a particular interest in writing about hair and beauty. To read more writing by Jillian, follow her @MissWritey.

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