Apart from her wedding, prom is one of the most anticipated evenings a girl grows up dreaming about. That one night to get glammed up, spend the evening with your best friends and celebrate the end of high school and new beginnings is a memory you will have for a lifetime.
From the dress, to the shoes, to the hair, to the date, to the limo and everything in between, prepping for your prom can almost feel like a part-time job in itself! That’s why we’ve created this ultimate guide to prom hair, to help you check that perfect hairstyle off your list of prom to do’s. With the help of the following guide, you’re going to feel like Cinderella at the ball – no fairy godmother required.[article handle=”hair-extensions-my-true-story-what-i-learned”]
Choosing the perfect prom hair…where’s a girl to start?
With so many resources out there, choosing the best prom hairstyle to go with your dress and personal style has never been easier. To start, we recommend selecting inspiration photos of hairstyles that speak to you. Pinterest has a ton of stunning prom hairstyle inspo, featuring an endless amount of options. To help narrow down some looks, check out the Luxy Hair Prom Pinterest board and create your own prom board, where you can pin your favorite looks to for future reference. We recommend to keep the following in mind when gathering these looks.
What is your natural hair type?
Keeping realistic about your
Is there a theme for your prom?
One of the exciting parts about some prom nights is the creative theme that the night is based off. Are you looking to go with this theme? If so, factor the prom theme into your searches when you are selecting inspo photos to get a little more creative and unique with your look.
Will you be dancing?
If you are that girl that won’t be holding back on the dance floor (you know who you are), you might want to consider a hairstyle that will keep intact through all of that dancing! Picking out hairstyles that don’t require too many bobby pins, accessories or intricate styling may be the way to go so that you can feel free to dance all night long and toss your hair.
Prom Hair With Hair Extensions
Prom night is a perfect time to have fun with your Luxy Hair extensions to achieve those big braids or curls for instant #hairgoals. Here are some of our favorite reasons for why hair extensions make the perfect accessory on prom night.
Achieve Versatile Hairstyles
Ladies, we’re going to let you in on a little secret…most of the hairstyles that you see out there require hair extensions. Even
Experiment With Color
Not only do your Luxy Hair extensions allow you to achieve various hairstyles, you can also try out different hair colors for prom night! Have you always wanted ombre hair but don’t want the commitment of dyeing your hair? Our
Easy To Use
The best part about Luxy Hair extensions is that they are
Prom Hair By Luxy Hair
You didn’t think we were going to leave you on your own did you? Here are some of our personal favorite prom hairstyles if you just can’t decide with hairstyle to go with. We’ve got updo hairstyles, half up half down hairstyles, and even hairstyles for short hair so there’s a perfect prom hairstyle for you.
Prom calls for having some fun with the little details of your hairstyle. This is why we had to include this floral ponytail look. It takes a normal ponytail and adds a pretty and elegant floral detail to it, perfect for prom night. Be sure to clip in a few wefts of your Luxy Hair extensions for added volume and length.
Stacked Side Braid
This one’s for the gals who love a simple hairstyle with a twist. This stacked side braid looks complicated but is actually created by stacking two, super simple 3-strand braids on top of each other. This braid hairstyle will go beautifully with a strapless prom dress and understated jewellery.
Start by clipping in your Luxy Hair extensions for a full, thick, fluffy braid. Then, bring all of your hair to one side of your face, and take a chunk of hair about 3-4 inches thick, and put it aside.Braid your hair into a regular 3-strand braid and secure the end with a clear hair elastic, then pull the loops apart to fan the braid out. Now, take that original chunk of hair and create another smaller 3-strand braid with it. Place it on top of your bigger braid, and secure both braids together with a clear elastic. Take a bobby pin and pin the two braids together at the top to keep them in place. Check out the full tutorial
Hollywood Inspired Waves
If you are looking for a prom hairstyle for short to medium length hair, we love this
The key to achieving this look is to use a wide-barrel curling wand for those classic, soft waves. Begin by parting your hair to the side and start to curl the side with the lesser amount of hair away from your face. As you curl around your head, begin curling inward, which will create those signature classic Hollywood curls. Voila! You will be ready to take on prom night like a Hollywood celeb with this hairstyle.
Waterfall Braided Crown With Loose Waves
This waterfall braid paired with soft, loose curls is so classic and feminine, we just had to include it as one of our favourite prom hairstyles.
You may be a little intimidated to try out what looks like a complicated braid on your own, but this hairstyle consists of a series of basic steps that come together to achieve this look. Since this is a hairstyle fit for a princess, we recommend to clip your Luxy Hair extensions in for added length. Then, using a 1 1/4″ curling wand, curl your hair and create some loose, soft waves. Then, use this step by step tutorial on
Big, Sexy, Voluminous Curls
Doesn’t ever girl want to feel like a Victoria’s Secret model on her prom night? Well, we’ve got you covered. There is nothing more glam than big, voluminous curls, and you can create this look right at home without having to spend a ton of money on professional hairstyling for your prom night.
To create this look, all you have to do is curl larger strands of hair with a big barrel curling wand. Add in your Luxy Hair extensions to achieve the extra volume and length to really amp up this look. Check out the full tutorial
How To Stay Hair-Prepared At Prom
After spending all that time and (maybe) money on your perfect prom hairstyle, it would be a shame for it all to fall out. We recommend keep a little emergency kit in your purse to keep your hair looking stunning all night long:
Probably one of the most key hair items to keep in your purse for prom night is a mini hairspray. You will most likely have your hair done hours before prom, so being able to hold all that hair together may require a few spritzes of hairspray through the night!
A majority of prom hairstyles are typically held up by lots and lots of bobby pins…let’s just say that the bobby pin will definitely be your BFF for the night. Make sure to stash some extra
Mini Hair Comb
We also suggest packing a mini hair comb. Depending on your hairstyle, you may want to brush out the ends quickly and tidy up any loose strands.
By the end of the night, you may want to just tie your hair up and let loose for the remainder of the night. After all that dancing and a head full of voluminous hair, we don’t blame you! Make sure to bring a couple of hair elastics so you can do so.
So there you have it, the ultimate guide to prom hair, including how to find the right prom hairstyle, our favorite prom hair tutorials, and how stay hair-prepared all night at prom. Which hairstyle will you choose for prom? Will you be using Luxy Hair extensions? Be sure to share your prom looks on Instagram and tag @luxyhair—we’d love to see.