How to Choose Your Prom Hairstyle

There’s so much to think about when getting ready for the prom. Hairstyling is an incredibly important part of this, as getting your hair right is essential for completing a great prom look.

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Think Ahead

No one just wakes up with great prom hair, so some preparation is required. First, think about what kind of hair you have. Your hair may naturally be extremely curly or poker straight. You need to make a realistic choice based on what kind of style your hair will adapt to more natural. Very fine, straight hair may not retain waves the way you would like.

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You also want to think about the shape of your face, what kind of jewelry you will be wearing and what kind of neckline your outfit will have. Accessories and clothes frame the face, and the hairstyle should look lovely within it. If you are thinking about dancing energetically during the prom, then you will want a style that can be firmly held in place.

Different Looks

Once you have evaluated what kind of style will work for you, consider looks that will work for different types of hair. Wavy hair can look lovely tied back in a low pony, with strands pulled out to soften the hairline and wrap around the fastening. Straight thick hair can be curled with tongs, fastened in a bun and then strands removed to soften and decorate. Strands can also receive extra curling for more effect. For thin short hair, braid sections and then twist these into a loose pony that sits at the back on the rest of the hair.

Of course, gorgeous hairstyles must be complemented by elegant prom dresses. Teenagers these days take choosing their prom outfits very seriously. To learn more about some prom-goers choose their outfits, see this report in The Guardian.

If you want to find high-quality prom dresses that don’t cost the earth, then why not look at a site such as, where a stunning collection of outfits is brought together in one place?

Above all, have fun with prom hair. It may take a few practice sessions to get the style exactly right, but that is part of the process, and at the same time you will learn a lot about what works for your hair.