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Easy Prom Hairstyles

Apr 11, 2014

A pretty prom hairstyle doesn't mean you have to slave over your hair, a fun party look can be as easy as 1-2-3! Red carpet ready updos and hairstyles are much easier to achieve than you think which means you can spend less time worrying about your hair and more time having fun at prom! 

Party hair comes in all shapes and sizes and often the simplest styles look the best to show off your dress and perfectly applied make-up of course! A sweet and simple look will show off your outfit and make the most of your style - no one wants to look too overdone at prom! Check out our picks for the best easy prom hairstyles...on your marks, get set, go! 

1. Easy Side Up-do 

Lauren Conrad's pretty side up-do works best on hair with some texture in it so if you have fine hair go a day without washing so it isn't too slippery. If not then simply wash and blowdry your hair after spraying damp hair with some texture spray. Use a large barrel curling iron to create some soft movement and waves. Put your hair in a low side ponytail and create a side bun by looping and pinning with bobby pins. Backcomb pieces of your hair if you like to make it look more messy and textured. Spray with hairspray and voila! 

Lauren Conrad's pretty side up-do is super easy! Lauren Conrad's pretty side up-do is super easy! Courtesy of Yahoo

2. Floral Headpiece 

This is an easy way to dress up your hair with minimal effort. Try Asos.com, Forever 21 or Claire's Accessories for pretty floral or metallic headbands. Try an embellished headband like Kirsten Dunst's to add a dramatic, feminine touch to your prom look. This looks best if your dress and makeup are kept simple - better to channel the bohemian look! Position the headband where you want it first and then just pin your hair up and around it to get the look you like using bobby pins and hairspray. Don't worry about perfect placement, any loose hairs or flyaways make this look even prettier and more wearable and modern

A pretty bohemian look for prom!A pretty bohemian look for prom!Courtesy of Yahoo

3. Sideswept Hair

Channel Jennifer Lawrence's gorgeous old Hollywood glamour look with this easy sideswept wavy hair look. Apply  a generous amoung of hair mousse to damp hair (try Dove Nourishing Curls Whipped Cream mousse) and blow dry with a large round brush. To give your hair a loose wave, wrap sections around a large barrel curling iron, leaving the ends out. Take a small amount of styling creme in your hands, rub together and then rake fingers through the waves to separate them. Then take hair from the right side, twist it and pin it in back with a few bobby pins. Spray some texturing spray all over to set it along with some hairspray to make it stay all night. This looks great with some bright lipstick

Jennifer Lawrence's Hollywood hair is an easy way to go glamJennifer Lawrence's Hollywood hair is an easy way to go glamCourtesy of Yahoo

4. Fishtail Braid

Forget the basic braid and try a cool fishtail braid for prom this year like Dianna Agron's! This pretty hairstyle is a great way to make your hair look pretty with minimal effort - so all eyes are on your dress! Use a clear elastic to tie your hair into a side ponytail. Separate your ponytail into two equal sections. Fishtail braiding only requires two sections (not three like a classic braid). Hold right section with right hand, then using left hand pick small chunk (about 1/2 inch) from outside of left section and cross it over to the inside of the right section. Repeat on other side. Hold left section in your hand, use your right hand to pick up a half-inch of hair from outer right section and cross over. Keep adding small sections until you reach the end and secure with a clear elastic. Take a pair of scissors and carefully cut the original clear elastic from the top section of your hair. Pull on the braid a bit to loosen it. Watch this video to see it in action. 

Dianna Agron rocks a bohemian fishtail braidDianna Agron rocks a bohemian fishtail braidCourtesy of Yahoo

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Lynx_The_Lynx
Lynx_The_Lynx posted in Friends:
Okay, since I'm a girl and have helped many of my guy friends with this (even though I think they r too young for this but meh whatever), I can give you some advice.  1) Don't be mean or nice. You have to be yourself. Don't be nasty to her to get her to like you (it won't work), nor should you be Mr Nice Guy. Don't be there to carry her bag for her just yet.  2) If you want her attention, be creative. Writing a song is a good idea, but don't dedicate it to her. Just pretend you're aiming it at the general female population of your class. You can tell her that it's for her later, when she's into you. 3) Find out what she likes. Does she play instruments? Does she do sports? Does she fangirl over stuff? Does she play video games? Find out and DISCREETLY get her to know that you like it too, if you do of course. This is what worked for one of my friends: 1) Stay low until the perfect moment. If she falls over, come over and help her up, smile at her and blow her away with your charms, and then proceed to say hi and ask for her name as if you don't know her. It is creepy when a random guy knows your name and says it to you.... it just is idk. Walk away without looking back. This will make her curious for this stranger who helped her up. Do this for whatever situation. BUT JUST ONCE. DO NOT REPEAT. 2) If this happens again (she falls over etc), be sure to be really obvious that you're not going to help her up. Walk by without sparing a single glance. She will be reminded of you and wonder why didn't you help her. This is good - you want her to think of you. 3) Do something sweet for her. For example, if she likes a particular drink or cheap snack, buy it for her and walk up to her. Give it to her, but say something like "Hey _________! Here you go. I accidentally bought the wrong flavour and didn't want to throw it away. Don't worry - I didn't open it. Do you want it?" She should say yes, and ask for your name to say thank you. That's when you tell her. 4) Start to wave to her in the hallways and say hi sometimes. Don't do this too much though. Sometimes, if she waves first, ignore her. This should make her want your attention more. 5) Do something sweet again (like the song), but aim it not directly towards her (like I already said before - aim it towards girls in general). If you want some more, tell me! I hope this helped, but it might not - depends on what kind of girl she is.
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Erza_Scarlet56
Erza_Scarlet56 posted in Friends:
on the top Genesiz and EgyptianDreamQueen :**** [s:p/zqh]
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Narwhals3
Narwhals3 posted in Style:
Lipstick I dont know how to apply eyeshadow without it looking like i fell in a pool of it .-. XD 
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ritap121
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definetly morgan tozer shes the best!! luv u gurl! xoxox
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Maleficnet192
Maleficnet192 posted in Style:
whenever their parents feel like they are mature enough to wear it
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