Whether you’re studying hard for your GCSEs or your A-Levels, there’s probably one thing getting you through your exams, prom. As the big event draws closer and closer, you’ve no doubt already picked out your dress, as well as your matching shoes and accessories. But one thing you’ve not quite decided on yet is your hairstyle. Not only have you got to make sure that if the weather is typically British on the day you won’t be left with frizzy hair, you also want to avoid having identical hair to every other girl there. Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered. Follow the three simple steps to get your hair prom ready or just get some inspiration so you can complete your look and come top of the class this prom season.
FRINGE PLAIT // If you want to add a sprinkle of fairytale magic to your prom ‘do, why not attempt a braid. The softness of the braid will ensure your hair avoids looking over-styled and will create an air of romance, giving you your happy ever after.
Step 1 – Create a deep side part by sweeping the majority of your hair to one side. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to have two plaits, one on each side, centre-part your hair. Step 2 – Starting at the fringe, French plait your hair and twist the hair as you do so. Once you reach the nape of your neck, secure with a hairband. If you’re going for two braids, repeat on the opposite side. Step 3 – From here you can decide whether you want to keep your hair up or down. Leaving your hair down in loose tousled curls would certainly add to the fairytale princess look. To get the tousled look, use a large-barrel curling iron. Alternatively you can gather the remaining hair, and twist upward into a figure 8 shape. Pin this in place to create a cute up-do.
STRAIGHT & SLEEK // If you want to stay clear of traditional prom curls, why not stand out from the crowd and go ultra-glam by opting for a straight and sleek look. This ‘do would work best with a more simple but classic styled dress or a dress which is dark in colour; this hair could also be used to create a rock star look. The centre parting is very much on trend this season so be brave and bring some catwalk style to your prom.
Step 1 – To get the perfect centre parting, get a thin tooth comb and pull it up from the bridge of your nose, up through your hair making a line. Starting at the bridge of your nose rather than your hairline will ensure you’ll get it dead on centre. Step 2 – Once you’ve drawn the line through your hair, use your fingers to guide the rest of your hair into place. Step 3 – If you’re not used to having a centre parting, pin your hair down with a couple of hairgrips until you need to leave the house. This will get your hair used to sitting in this new parting position. Finish off by running product through your hair to avoid frizz ruining your look.
LOOSE SIDE PONYTAIL // This look is perfect for prom. It’s more glam than your standard pony and it’ll keep your hair away from your face whilst you dance the night away. Best of all, as it’s a loose pony, if your hair falls out a little, it’ll actually look like it’s intentional.
Step 1 – First of all you need to curl your hair with either a curling iron, heated rollers or alternatively using your straighteners, whichever method you feel most comfortable with. You can make the curls as loose or as tight as you like depending on your preference. Step 2 – Once your hair is prepared, secure your hair to one side with a hairband, keeping the ponytail low down. A few curls may come loose of the headband but this will only add to the look. The ponytail should sit in front of your shoulder. Step 3 – Finally, take a small section of hair and wrap it around the hairband to conceal it. Using a hairband the same colour of your own hair is also a good idea, just to conceal it further. To complete the look, sweep your fringe to the same side of the pony.