Menu Find a salon

Yep, There's a Prom Hairstyle for Everyone...

70s Retro Waves Romantic Braids Sleek Bob Shaggy Blonde
  • 01
  • 02
  • 03
  • 04

Whether you've just graduated from high school or university, your achievements deserve to be celebrated in style. We've sourced a selection of chic prom night hairstyles for each of your hair types, so that you can relax and enjoy your night.

70s Retro Mid-Length Waves

Retro hairstyles come and go in waves, but these 70s waves never appear to fade, especially when they're teamed up with one of summer's hottest trends, the one shoulder ruffle outfit.

Keep your hair centrally parted and create loose and luscious waves using a wide barrelled curling iron. The trick with this hairstyle is to make sure your hair looks ultra healthy and shiny, so a brightening or colour enhancing shampoo and conditioner (if your hair is coloured) will play a major role in bringing out your hair's natural shine. Those of you who require a little added boost should consider applying a hair mask the night before the big event and a hair oil before curling. Keep your locks in place with a strong hold hair spray.

Dreamy Braids

For those of you with long hair, a romantic braid is the perfect hairstyle to swan around the dance floor with. As this is a delicately intricate look, balancing out your hair with a silk strappy dress and fine jewellery will give you an air of elegance and grace that is fitting for a formal event.

Second day hair will ensure that your braid stays in place, as will a texturising spray or styling wax. Loosely sweep your hair back and styling into a French plait. Pull and tweak at sections of hair to create volume and to give this look a messy finish. Pull out a few strands of hair around your face to soften your features. Dreamy braids look particularly stunning on naturally wavy and curly hair.

Sleek Bob

Who says short hair can't be feminine? This sleek and accessorized bob proves that even short haired girls can be the belle of the ball! It's the accessories that really make this look, though, consider teaming up your hair and jewellery with an equally as dazzling dress to create an outfit that's fit for a princess.

Start off by parting your hair into a central parting, making sure that it looks neat and straight. Apply a wet look styling gel to your roots and place your gemed headband in place. The most important element to consider is the sleekness of your locks, so if your hair isn't naturally straight, you'll need to hit the hair straightener. We love the way this model's dark roots naturally blend into the blonde highlights in the lengths of her hair. If you're looking to do the same, we suggest speaking to your stylist about gloss smudging your highlights.

The One With the Fringe

Every girl with a fringe has at one point in her life faced the dilemma of how to style their bangs for a formal event. We're going to tell you to forget the formalities and style your fringe loose and free!

This shaggy hairstyle not only allows you to wear your fringe out, it also adds plenty of texture and an added playfulness to your locks. Apply a texturising spray before styling and create shaggy strands by scrunching your hair up while it is still damp. Attaching a diffuser to your hair dryer and giving your locks a quick blitz of heat will give your shaggy do extra volume to really make it stand out.

—  Related Articles  —

Prom night: Find the Best Hairstyle for an Unforgettable Night

This season is all about glamour and sophistication, so set yourself apart from the rest with a sleek prom night hairstyle. Which of these looks...

Prom night: Find the Best Hairstyle for an Unforgettable Night
Girls with the curls: 5 curly hairstyles you will love for summer
Girls with the curls: 5 curly hairstyles you will love for summer

Move over waves, hello curls! If you want to be the girls with the curls this summer, continue reading to find out how to style these five hot and...

Find a L'Oréal Professionnel salon near you

Most Read