Easy Prom Hairstyles
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!
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.
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!
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.
How to Fishtail Braid
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