Prom Updos: Look your Best for the Big Night
Wedding day aside, your prom night is arguably one of the most important nights of your life, and one in which your hair should look its absolute best. While other prom looks have their own merits, prom hair updos are perfectly suited for the occasion. After all, nothing says elegance and extravagance like a perfectly styled banana updo, a chignon worn high on the head, or a messy bun complemented with a braid or other details.
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 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.