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Prom Hairstyles

Hair styles for your prom

Prom hairstyles help you look your best on the biggest night of your high school life; with your graduation coming up and college just around the corner, going out with a bang on prom night is a must! Choosing a prom hair look that complements your dress is a great way to bond with friends as the big night approaches. Consider classic prom hair dos as well as contemporary takes on the all-time favorite looks.

Prom Updos

The updo is a prom hairstyle that has never gone out of fashion. You'll need long hair for a proper updo; start by twirling it around into an off-the-neck look, add a few curls, then top it off with a barrette or tiara to hold it in place. Prom updos look great, but can be tricky to pull off on your own. Get your friends, your mom or a professional hairstylist to help if you can't get the look you want on your own.

More Prom Hairstyles

Other hair styles for prom include adding curls and up-sweeps to your regular, natural look, or layering your hair to create a sense of fullness and depth. Girls with shorter hair can add spikes, texture or waves depending on the length of their hair, the overall look they're going for and the style of their prom dresses. Many girls decide on a prom hairstyle well in advance of the big day, and it's recommended that you plan your hairdo to match your dresses, makeup and other prom accessories so you'll achieve a complete look with attention to all the little details.

In case you want to go with a dramatically different look, be sure to allow enough time to grow your hair in, if necessary, to achieve the prom hairstyle of your dreams. If you do opt to entrust your prom hair to a professional stylist, make your appointment well in advance -- the best salons tend to get very busy around prom time. You'll stand the best chance of getting a day-before or day-of appointment if you reserve your time slot at least one to two months in advance.

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