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Gorgeous Prom Hair Ideas Based on Your Hair Length

Smooth, soft hair is key to an IG-worthy prom look.

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Gorgeous Prom Hair Ideas Based on Your Hair Length

It’s prom season! While you’re worrying about your dress, we’ve taken care of the guesswork of what hairstyle to have. Below, a mix of nine trendy and classic styles to suit your personality. Ready to plan out your big night? Keep scrolling!

SHORT HAIR

1. Super Straight

A blunt, shoulder-length haircut will benefit from super straight strands. It’s the perfect way to show off those ends to look polished without having to do much to your hair. If you’re wearing a strapless dress, this hair and a necklace will make your look more interesting.

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2. Beachy Waves

This is a fun, carefree style that signals you’re ready to dance the night away. Ask your hairstylist to create loose, textured waves. Pair this style with a halter neckline so your short hair can let your neckline shine, too!

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3. Barrettes

If you have short hair, the simplest way to dress it up is with a decorative barrette (or two!). Simply pin your hair and that’s it. Pulling a barrette off in the best way possible depends on the kind you have. Metallic? Pair it with a sleek, fitted dress with zero embellishments. Eyeing a pearly clip? Wear it with frothy tulle for that extra dose of sweetness.

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MEDIUM HAIR

4. Slicked Back

If you’re sporting a really sweet and dainty look, juxtapose it with a sleek 'do. Instead of going all the way saccharine, add an edgy vibe to any garment through a slick look.

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5. Ringed Braids

Gather your hair up in braids and adorn them with gold hoops. The hoops provide an interesting embellishment while the braided style will keep your hair off your face and out of your way. Wear this with a dress that shows off your daring side. Think: strategic cutouts, a thigh-high slit, or patent leather.

6. Headband

If your hair isn’t quite as long as you’d like it to be, enlist this style. Simply place a headband on your head, making sure you don’t pull your hair away from your forehead—let your bangs fall naturally instead. Choose an embellished band or a silk version (especially if it’s in the same color as your dress!) to amp up the glam.

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LONG HAIR

7. Sleek Bun

If you’ve been spending weeks at the derma to get a flawless complexion, let your skin take center stage on prom night. Go for a sleek bun! Wear it with a long-sleeved gown to make your face the highlight.

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8. Braided Updo

If you’re going for a romantic vibe, do a plaited style. Have your hairstylist weave two braided locks together and secure with floral pins to add a feminine touch. Since your hair is interesting from the back, pair it with a dress that looks just as interesting from that angle. A low-backed dress or something that ties into a bow is perfect.

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9. Glamour Waves

Pull out all the stops by sporting glamorous waves—just remember that with this style, go big or go home. Pair this look with a strapless dress to avoid too much coverage on your décolletage.

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To help you (and your stylist) easily attain any of these looks, your hair has to be soft, smooth, and frizz-free. Make sure to use a nourishing conditioner like the Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner every day. It’ll penetrate your strands to deliver micro-nourishers that moisturize your hair and repair damage, leaving you with silky, manageable hair.

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This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Pantene.

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