125 Gorgeous Prom Hairstyles of 2021

With prom around the corner, you’re probably already freaking about what kind of dress and hairstyle you plan on wearing. Prom can be a very stressful event for many girls, especially when it comes to last-minute hairstyles. This is no secret since everyone is so focused on the dress. No need to stress out anymore as these gorgeous prom hairstyles will help you choose the perfect hairstyle to go with that blissful long gown.

Half up Half Down

Half up Half Down

This is the perfect hairstyle for all types of hair as it creates a very sophisticated and elegant look. This is just right if you want to keep your hair both tied and left open.  All you have to do to achieve a stunning finish is use a round brush to style your locks and use a curling iron to create a subtle finish. This hairstyle will look amazing with a dress that speaks out a very subtle floral light blue or pink.

Wrapped Ponytail

Wrapped Ponytail

If you love wearing a ponytail every time you go out, this is the perfect prom hairstyle for you. This wrapped ponytail hairstyle is a more advanced version of a normal ponytail and helps to beautify the traditional long ponytail. All you have to do is make a loose ponytail by leaving the side of your hair loose. You can use these sides to wrap around the starting point of your ponytail in order to cover the elastic. This hairstyle will go perfect with any gown so get ready to achieve the perfect prom look.

Double Braided Ponytail

Double Braided Ponytail

Another way to make your ponytail look more presentable is by trying out the double braided ponytail hairstyle. All you have to do is make two braids on any one side of your hair. Use on braid in the ponytail and wrap the other one over the base of your ponytail in order to hide the hair tie. This hairstyle is perfect as it will blend perfectly with your prom dress and make you look and feel as magical as ever.

Low Ponytail

Low Ponytail

If you want to keep it simple and not put in too much of an effort into your prom hairstyle but still look stylish at the same time, you should try out this easy low ponytail hairstyle. In order to achieve a stylish ponytail look, straighten your hair and tie a tight low ponytail. Make sure your ponytail has a wavy effect, which you can achieve with the help of a straighter and brush.

 

Ponytail Cornrow Braids

Ponytail Cornrow Braids

This hairstyle includes the perfect match of ponytail cornrow braid. If you want to pump up your ponytail look, this is the perfect hairstyle for prom. All you have to do is plait a French braid across the crown of your head.  Remember to first part your hair to one side before plaiting.  As you’re plaiting stop as soon as you reach the area behind your ear, and tie a ponytail with the remaining hair.

Messy Braid

Messy Braid

Messy Braid

If you are going for a braid look, this messy braid hairstyle is just right for your magical prom night. This hairstyle adds more volume and excitement to a normal looking braid. All you have to do is make a normal braid and just loosen it up by slightly pulling out your hair outwards in order to create a messy look.

Waterfall Braids

Waterfall Braids

If you’re aiming for a subtle romantic look, waterfall braids are the perfect hairstyle for prom night. This hairstyle allows you to showcase your locks in a very natural way. In order to achieve this hairstyle you have to make your hair into a braid and at the same time let the top portion of your hair loose.

Long Braided Bun

Long Braided Bun

Long braided buns are the perfect hairstyle for girls with long hair. This hairstyle allows you to showcase a braid into a beautiful messy bun. All you have to do is make a nice long braid in the side, gather all your hair and pin it up into a bun. This is one of the easiest hairstyles you make at home in no time, so if you’re running out of time, go for this stunning hairstyle.

Twists and Braid

Twists and Braid

Another braid style is the twist and braid look. This hairstyle includes a messy plait in the form of a long ponytail with a combination of a loose plait and twits. This hairstyle creates a very stylish look that will add more features and depth to your prom dress. So go messy and rock your prom.

Dutch Braid Bun

Dutch Braid Bun

If you’re going for a hairstyle that won’t get in the way of your dancing and promotes a very elegant look, the Dutch braid bun is the perfect way to achieve both comfort and style. All you have to do is create a Dutch braid and tie up the remaining hair into a perfect bun. This hairstyle is not only stylish but also contributes many elegancies.

Triple Mini Buns

Triple Mini Buns

Another way to give a glamorous touch to your hair bun is by trying out this stacked mini buns hairstyle. Instead of having just one bun you can create three mini buns. In order to achieve this look, you have to first part your hair into two equal halves, using the top portion of hair to make three ponytails. Twist each ponytail and set them like buns on your hair. Secure the buns with bobby pins to keep your hair from opening up during your dance session. Go with this unique hairstyle and look beautiful as ever at your prom.

Messy Bun with Double Headband

Messy Bun with Double Headband

If you want to add some texture to your normal messy bun, you can try out this double headband messy bun look for your next prom night. You can get double headbands from anywhere. All you need to do is make a proper messy bun and place the headband on top of your head. Remember to pull out some hair from the middle of the headband to create a messy and stylish look.

Top Knot with Mini Braid

Top Knot with Mini Braid

It is always fun to go with a new and unique hairstyle especially for an occasion such as prom. You can try out this top knot hairstyle with a mini braid. This hairstyle will help you prevent your hair from coming on to your face and will help you look as unique as ever. So try out this hairstyle and pull it off your next prom outfit.

High Rope Braid

High Rope Braid

If you want to look as fierce as ever and kill everyone at prom with your stunning hairstyle, you should definitely try out this high rope braid hairstyle. All you have to do is plait a thick braid and tie it high just like a high ponytail. For a fiercer look, you can dip dye your hair in a bold, shocking color like red, purple or even blue. So, create a killer look and go with a high rope braid to prom.

Crown Braid

Crown Braid

If you don’t get chosen as prom queen, no need to be disappointed as you can still wear a crown on your head with this beautiful crown braid hairstyle. All you have to do is use the front portion of your hair and plait it into a crown placing it on the crown of your hair. Gradually tie your left out hair into a nice loose bun, joining with the loose ends of the Dutch braid. Use hair potent to keep your bun and braid intact. This hairstyle speaks royal and will make you feel like an absolute princess.

Half Bouffant

Half Bouffant

Going for a glamorous look? This half bouffant is the perfect hairstyle for your prom look. All you have to do is part your hair to the side and use a comb to give your locks some texture and volume. After this, back comb your hair in order to create a beehive shape and secure it properly with booby pins and setting spray. This hairstyle contributes to a very vintage and classy vibe that will go perfectly with your prom outfit.

Twisted Updo

Twisted Updo

If you’re looking for something that you can easily create at home, try out this twisted Updo hairstyle and achieve a very stylish look with a sense of boho.  The best way to achieve this look is by using a proper set of bobby pins to secure your twists and bun and a proper hair spray to keep your hair from opening up. So get ready to inspire your date and go with this twisted Updo hairstyle. You can add some fresh flowers to your twist in order to create a more decent and admirable look.

Vintage Hairstyle

Vintage Hairstyle

This is a classic vintage hairstyle that will make you look exactly like the women form the 70’s and 80’s and will go well with your prom gown. All you have to do is curl your hair with a proper curling iron and run down your fingers through your hair to create a wavy effect. Make sure to use a hair spray in order to keep your curls and wavy effect intact. So go vintage at prom and look as glamorous as ever.

Classic Hair Down

Classic Hair Down

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If you want to let your hair loose without making a specific hairstyle simply, you can try out this classic hair down look. All you will have to do is curl your hair and brush all the curls to create a wavy bouncy effect. This effect will give some depth to your open hair and will make you look as stylish as ever.

Beachy Waves

Beachy Waves

If you’re looking for a low-maintenance look, these Beachy waves look is the perfect hairstyle for your prom. All you have to do is slightly curl your hair and brush through to create a wavy effect. This is the perfect hairstyle as it will go extremely well with any type of dress or gown you choose to wear for your prom. When in doubt, always choose this hairstyle as it is simple and easy to make.

Sleek Straight Hair

Sleek Straight Hair

This is one of the easiest hairstyles that will go with all types of hair, whether short or long. All you need to do is fully straighten your hair with a proper straightening iron and apply some hair potent to keep your hair from curling. For a classier touch, you can also tie your straight hair into a ponytail and achieve a high sleek straight ponytail look.

Side Curls

Side Curls

If you’re going for a simple curly hairstyle, these side curls look the perfect look that will blend beautifully with your prom dress. This hairstyle requires no effort at all; all you have to do is slightly curl your hair and pin it to the side using a few bobby pins to secure it.

Retro Curls

Retro Curls

Retro curls are the perfect hairstyle if you’re going for a vintage look, even better if your prom theme is vintage. These curls will help you outstand the whole crowd and will go extremely well with your vintage dress. All you have to do is create loose curls with a curling iron and pin back the sides and a few to the top of your head.

Pinned Curls

Pinned Curls

If you have natural curls and don’t really know how to showcase them in a hairstyle, you can try out this pinned curls hairstyle that will make you look as graceful as ever on your prom night. All you have to do is split your hair into three equal sections, pull back the sides, and secure each section with a hair tie by pushing the top section a bit, in order to give it volume. Finally, pin all your curls together to hide the hair tie and you’re good to go.

Curly Mohawk

Curly Mohawk

If you want to go for a funky look at prom, what better way than to go with a curly Mohawk hairstyle? This hairstyle contributes to a unique look that will surprise everyone. All you have to do is curl your hair if you don’t have naturally curly hair and use a lot of pins, hair gel and hairspray to keep your curly Mohawk intact. So get ready to get your funk on at prom!

FAQs

Can I wash my hair the same day before making my hairstyle?

It is recommendable to wash your hair at least a day in advance, especially if you are making a hairstyle that requires your hair tied up for example hairstyles that require bun such as the Dutch braid bun.

In order to save time, should I get my hair done first or makeup?

It is always feasible and recommendable to get your hair done first so that it doesn’t interfere with other activities such as makeup and dress fitting. If your hairstyle is a bit complicated and requires a lot of time and work, then it is always best to do your hair first. Remember to wear your gown before starting with your hair, as you might find it difficult to put the gown over your hair without damaging it.

What hairstyles can I accessorize on?

You can use accessories in plenty of hairstyles. However, it is important that you don’t overcrowd your hair with too many jewels as it might look very funny and ruin and hide the whole appearance of your hairstyle. You can add fancy pins or a floral headband especially if you’re going for the Updo hairstyle or a decorative topknot.

decorative topknot

I have short hair, is there a way I can achieve hairstyles that require long hair?

Absolutely yes! You can achieve hairstyles that require long hair even if you have short hair. All you will need is a few hair extensions as these will help to make your hair longer and you can make any hairstyle you want.

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Final Words

Prom is a very stressful event for every girl and there’s no point of getting too stressed or dressing up uncomfortably as it spoils your whole prom night. No matter what type of dress you decide to wear, you can choose any decent hairstyle from the list above that will go perfectly well with your beautiful dress. These hairstyles will guide you all the way. So don’t stress or panic! No matter what hairstyle you choose, we can assure you that you will look as gorgeous as ever!

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