There are two important aspects when preparing for the prom. The first is finding the perfect dress. Next, is finding the hairstyle that finishes your glamorous appearance. There are a multitude of prom hairstyles to choose from, but many have been borrowed from celebrities seen in movies, on television or on the red carpet at award ceremonies. Many of these expensive hairstyles translate well into cheaper versions for your prom. But dresses and hairstyles must work together, so do research to make sure that they will complement each other.
Bohemian Prom Hair
A big 2009 prom hairstyle is the Bohemian look. This hairstyle allows you to show off your freedom and care-free attitude. Try weaving tiny braids into an updo like Lauren Conrad, Whitney Port or Charlize Theron.
Long and Curly Locks
You may immediately think of going for the tight updo for prom. But think about wearing your hair down with decorative pins to keep wisps out of your face. Wearing your hair long elongates your neck and works well with strapless dresses. Look no further than Leighton Meester, from Gossip Girl, or her co-star Blake Lively for examples of this hairstyle.
To create the sleek updo hairstyle of Nicole Ritchie, Gisele Bundchen and Kate Hudson, straighten your hair with a blow dryer or flat iron. Spray it with hair strengtheners to protect the hair and create shine. Then choose a particular updo and pull your hair into this style, combing out any pumps and situating the hair so it appears sleek and chic. A hairstylist will be able to help you with any number of sleek updo hairstyles.
Many of the popular hairstyles you will see at proms involve having long hair. But don’t worry if you have shorter hair, Victoria Beckham, Katie Holmes and Reese Witherspoon have all made it work. You can style your hair with half updos and added body and curls to create something that rivals the best of long-haired hairstyles.
You can accessorize an updo, but don’t go overboard. Add something small and sparkly, like a pin or comb that highlights your dress. Tiny addtions like this are sure to brighten your appearance without making it overbearing.