2008 Prom Hairstyles
Glamorous UpdoAn updo is traditional and glamorous. It's tricky though, so be prepared to fork over some dough for a trip to the hair salon! If you're strapped for cash, ask your mom to help pull your hair into a low ponytail, twist it into a knot, and then braid the sides of your hair back away from your face, securing with bobby pins. Just remember to wash your hair the night before, as updos work best on hair that's a little dirty (squeaky clean hair is too slippery to stay up and stay put).
Slicked BackIf you're not the type of girl who worries about hair #394 being out of place, then this is the choice for you. This no muss, no fuss hairstyle works on both long and short tresses. All you have to do is pull your hair back into a messy bun and slick down any flyaways with gel.
Romantic CurlsCurls and waves give a romantic touch to your prom dress. Girls who are blessed with curls won't have to put forth too much effort, but if your hair is straight, then use big, hot rollers to give your hair some much-needed volume. Once you're done, finger comb your hair because you'll lose your curls if you use a brush, and finish off with a light spritz of hairspray to lock in your curls. The key to this hairstyle is to create loose waves, not tight ringlets.
Straight and SleekStraight and sleek is totally sexy, but your hair has to be in healthy condition (that means no split ends!). Pin-straight hair takes a little prep work, so start out by smoothing a straightening balm on freshly washed hair. Then use a flat iron to get rid of any puffiness, but don't clamp down on one section for more than 10 seconds because you could burn your hair! Finally, dab on some hair gloss to add extraordinary shine to your locks.
Short CropsGlam up your hair with killer accessories! You can clip on some rhinestone hairpins, place a pretty flower behind your ear, or even wear a diamond tiara. But if that's not your thing, try using a curling iron to flip out the ends of your pixie cut, or use gel to spike it up for an edgy effect. Aside from being easy to style, short crops are great for showing off your dazzling earrings and necklace!