View Full Version : Help me come up with Prom hairstyle ideas?

April 7th, 2015, 05:06 PM
My prom is in about a month, and I realized that I have NO IDEA what I should do with my hair. I know that I want to show off my length, but I don't want my style to be really damaging.
So now I'm left clueless, and I'd like the opportunity to get necessary materials and practice on myself to make sure it works before the night of prom.
Any hints, tips, ideas, help? Thanks much you guys are the best

April 7th, 2015, 05:41 PM
I think a waterfall braid would look beautiful in your hair with your waves if you know how to do it. I have been practicing the technique but I have yet to get it right.

April 7th, 2015, 05:44 PM
Some questions: fully up or half up? Sleek, curly-cutesy, or messy? Braids or no braids?

April 7th, 2015, 05:49 PM
Go with a style you can count on all night. It's no fun worrying about an impending hair malfunction.

April 7th, 2015, 06:13 PM
What is a waterfall braid?
Half up would probably be best, and I have no opinion on braids or no braids, but I don't think I was "sleek" or "messy".
And yeah hair maintenance for my dance would be no fun.

April 7th, 2015, 06:15 PM
A waterfall braid also called a fairytail braid.

This is what it looks like, there are many toutorials on you tube, torrinpaige does one that is easy to understand.

April 7th, 2015, 06:45 PM
Here's why I term messy: basically, intentional disarray, often accompanied by words like sexy, beachy, or tousled:
First pic on the site:http://shortlonghairstylesideas.com/hairstyles-for-women/medium-length-hairstyles-women-40-natural-hair-care.html/attachment/long-hairstyles-updosmessy-braid-updo-for-long-hair-prom-hairstyles-popular-haircuts-iiuccbem

Nothing wrong with it, though not my style.

Cutesy-curly is my term for the middle category. Typical prom hair says curl it and put it in a half up. Here's some visual representations this 'trend':http://madeforpakistan.com/hairstyles-for-girls-2014/

Sleek is basically smooth. It tames from edgy model-y looks to just smoothed down. Google sleek updos.

I'm just picky, so I try to narrow down what feel I'm going for. I would use hairspray even if you don't normally, and secure it firmly.

swords & roses
April 7th, 2015, 08:09 PM
Half-ups are a great way to do something fancy & out of your ordinary, while still showing off length.

Here's what I did for my prom:

And for my wedding:

Now both of those were heavily curled, but with your natural waves, you wouldn't need to heat-style, I don't think.

My go-to style is a half-up of lace rope braids. Check out YouTube to see how to do that. Looks fancy, not complicated, and in a half-up, will show off your length. You can bun the rope braid tails, or leave them down.

Here's a lace rope braid in action. I'm in the Puny Bun Club, with hair that likes to compact down into nothing, so this looks a little wimpy on me, but on most non-PBCers, this style gives the look of a lot of pretty volume.

April 7th, 2015, 08:13 PM
Honestly for my prom I wore my hair down hahaha does that make me boring? maybe :hmm: but I am from California where the laid back look was very acceptable for a prom. Good luck finding a hair style that works for you! :)

April 9th, 2015, 04:50 PM
My mom put mine up in a banana clip and curled it, then pinned the curls. It was about tbl at the time.

April 9th, 2015, 06:04 PM
I wore most of my hair down with a waterfall twist on both sides to one of my proms, and to the other I wore it again mostly down (with braid waves) with a small lace braid on the side with a bit of ribbon woven in it that matched my dress. I'd recommend either of these because they let you wear most of your hair down and they won't be damaging if you either stick with your natural waves or do braid waves. Also they're pretty easy if you know how to braid

April 9th, 2015, 09:18 PM
I wore a half-up embellished rose bun (http://archive.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=61840) to a cousin's wedding and really liked the way it turned out. It's a simple style that looks super intricate, and doing it as a half-up lets you show off your length, too.

April 9th, 2015, 09:31 PM
My hair was french braided into a slicked back boyish look (because I wanted to be the best lookin Dude in our bunch and totally was. I was a better looking best man though. Looong story) for the prom I went to because I went in a dress suit and my prom I didn't show up for I wore a baseball cap and a pony tail to the rockies game instead.

My hair wasn't long for dances so it was almost always in a pull it away from my face something or another twist or braid set.