The sheer number of variations of updos for prom makes finding the ideal matching hairstyle for your outfit a breeze. Why not give one of the following glamorous looks a try for your prom night?
The Chignon Prom Updo
The chignon hairstyle is a quintessential look that is suitable for all occasions, be it a casual get together, a wedding, or your prom. It works particularly well as a prom updo given that it looks gorgeous with formal dresses and other elegant outfits. They're also quite easy to style. The basic style is achieved by pinning the hair into a knot at the nape of the neck or back of the head. However, there are a number of variations on this look you can try, and it can be woven in an number of different ways. For example, you could experiment with a braided bun, a twisted chignon, or even a tucked under chignon.
The Banana Updo
A new take a classic style, using a banana hair clip is for your prom updo hairstyle that works well with medium, shoulder-length, and long hair. It's a true classic that became fashionable ever since being worn as a signature style by Audrey Hepburn. It's also very simple and fuss-free to create.
Simply brush your hair and tie it into a pony tail midway at the back of your head. Then clip sections of your hair from the bottom upwards until it starts to take on a banana shape, and spray with a firm hairspray to hold everything in place.
The Milkmaid Braided Prom Updo
Often called the French braided updo, the milkmaid braid is ideal if you're looking for a somewhat neo-traditional hair updo for prom. It's an easily achievable style, but it might require a bit of time to finalize all the braiding. Here’s a simple step-by-step breakdown of how to do it:
- Simply brush your hair to get rid of any tangles
- Create a center part
- Braid your hair
- Secure the braids to the top of your head with hairpins
- Finish with hairspray
You'll have to consider the type of braids you'd like to use – classic, fishtail and rope braids are all interesting options – as well as what other details you'd like to add to this particular prom updo. For example, you may want to leave your bangs outside of the braids to create a subtle frame around your face.