One of the easiest hairstyles for any occasion is a romantic, wavy look, and for prom, it couldn't be more perfect! Below, you'll find fifteen gorgeous wavy styles, including updos, loose locks and half-up tresses. Which one will you wear to prom this year?
1. Half up tousled waves
Summer is so close we can almost taste it, so why not rock some half-up, tousled waves for a beachy prom hairstyle? Textured waves look beautiful with accessories and they're super easy to style!
Spritz dry or damp hair with Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray and blow-dry your mane in twisted sections to create natural-looking movement.
2. Wavy half hawk
If you like the idea of romantic waves, but want a prom hairstyle with some edge, a wavy half-hawk is exactly what you need. It has plenty of movement and the braid adds some extra detail to the look.
When curling the hair near your face, roll the iron or wand out toward your ear for the most flattering curl.
3. Curly updo
At the Oscars this year, Zoe Saldana hit the red carpet with a curly updo that was impossibly pretty and totally perfect for prom. It has plenty of texture and the glossy, wavy finish makes it appear super intricate and glamorous.
Add shine to your finished updo with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray.
4. Tumbling mermaid waves
Beautiful prom hairstyles don't always have to be complicated, and this understated, glossy look proves it! Tumbling mermaid waves are gorgeous on everyone and they work really well with a simple barrette or a floral accessory.
After curling, don't brush your hair as this will compromise the texture. If you really need to smooth or detangle your mane, use a wide-tooth comb instead to protect your waves.
5. Wavy beehive ponytail
Putting a vintage spin on your beauty look is never a bad idea and a wavy beehive ponytail is a great way to do it. You can go as high and as big as you want with the beehive part, and you could team it with a monotone headband for some serious mod vibes.
To get volume that lasts, apply Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray to your roots then lift and tease the hair with a fine tooth comb.
6. Romantic side braid
Pretty side braids are basically synonymous with romantic hairstyles, and they're also a great way to show off long hair!
Wash your locks the day before for the best texture and grip to braid with. You can eliminate excess oil at the root with Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Longwear Spray if you feel like you need to.
7. Sideswept waves
Polished Hollywood waves combine glamour and romance, which is exactly what you need for prom. So, grab your curling iron and channel your inner movie star!
For long lasting hold and flyaway prevention, mist your finished style with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.
8. Voluminous side braid
Whether you're battling humidity or just want to rock a seriously full bodied look, try a voluminous side braid hairstyle.
Apply Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse to damp hair before blow-drying to create lift and add volume.
9. Textured updo
A textured updo will keep your hair up and off your face, which is ideal for the dancing the night away. This hairstyle also works beautifully with all kinds of accessories, from flowers to headbands... to floral headbands!
For extra grip, spray your bobby pins with dry shampoo before putting your hair up.
10. Braided headband
If you don't want to spend a lot of time styling, update your regular wavy hairstyle with a braided headband for prom. You can position the headband to keep the hair off your face, or you can leave some pieces in front to soften the look.
For a smooth texture, apply Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Thermal Smoother Cream before drying your hair.
11. Messy side braid
Blake Lively , queen of romantic hairstyles, knows exactly how to rock a messy side braid for any occasion. The trick is to combine the braids with disheveled waves and to keep the whole look fairly loose to create a soft, universally flattering look.
To get the texture just right, use a 1 ½" curling iron to make large, loose waves throughout before braiding your hair.
12. Voluminous side sweep
To create an interesting silhouette with your prom hairstyle, try a voluminous side sweep. For a really edgy, fashion forward look, try wearing it with a sleek finish on top and matte waves at the bottom.
After curling your hair, spritz the lengths with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray and tease with a fine-tooth comb to add volume.
13. Half-up middle part
If you take a 'less is more' approach to your hairstyle, keep your prom look chic and simple with a half-up middle part. You can add waves through the lengths for extra movement or even throw in a cute baby braid.
Part your hair with a tail comb for the most accurate results.
14. Wavy updo
Try pinning wavy hair back into a textured chignon for an ultra-chic, romantic prom hairstyle. This updo will look amazing with any dress, and as long as you secure it with plenty of bobby pins, it'll keep your hair in check while you tear up the dance floor.
Team this hairstyle with a flower to match your corsage for a coordinated beauty look.
15. Fishtail side braid
Finally, a cute fishtail braid is a great go-to option for prom because it's really pretty, it's fairly easy to style, and it works with every outfit on the planet. You can dress it up with a barrette or some flowers, or just rock it as it is.
When braiding, loosely tie the hair at the top to make holding the braid easier while you work on it. When you reach the ends, untie the top and use the elastic to secure the fishtail.