Prom is one of the few times a year that you can get dolled up in the finest dress, flawless make up and a bold hairstyle. When you have medium length hair it can be difficult determining how to wear your hair. While you don’t have the length for complex updo’s, you do have length for some chic updo’s and braids but you could also keep it simple and add accessories. We’ve gathered a gallery of our favourite prom-inspired hairstyles for this year.
Retro Curls for Your Prom
Your prom photos are ones that you will look back on for years to come to remember your last year of high school so why not have a timeless hairstyle? Retro curls are perfect for a fun and flirty dress and for a night on the dance floor. Of course, retro curls come in a variety of styles like finger-curls and side-swept or big curls with a high front part. Pair it with a red lip to capture old Hollywood glam. Find inspiration from these photos:
Medium Length Loose Waves
If you have a long bob then you can’t go wrong with loose waves. The style should depend on the theme of your dress. If you have a formal gown then opt for polished waves but if your gown is more for swinging and dancing then you can’t go wrong with a messy loose wave look. Regardless of your style – add lots of volume for a more glam style.
Braided Updo’s for a Prom
You can achieve great braided looks with medium length hair. From a simple halo braid to a low bun with a braid or ponytail braid, there are countless options. The hardest part is deciding on which one! Choose a look that works well with your hair texture and face shape and also will hold up through the long night of prom.
A classic hairstyle for prom is a low chignon. You can add a peek-a-boo braid or twist or twists around the bun to spice it up from your everyday look. An updo like this is perfect for every type of dress (backless, strapless, high collar, etc.) and works perfectly for shorter medium length hair.
Stylish Prom Accessories
Finally, you don’t need curls and braids for a standout hairstyle. You can simple accessorize your medium locks with a headband, jewels, flowers, etc. Just make sure that it matches the color and theme of your dress and jewellery. Add some subtle waves or a complimentary braid for a perfect look from head-to-toe.