One of the most important nights in a young woman’s life is Prom Night and her hair, like her gown has to be perfect! Some things to consider when choosing that perfect hairstyle are; facial shape, personality, type of gown and is gown on or off the shoulder? We have gathered a few examples here for your consideration, along with some ideas of how to get the looks at home where possible. Have fun looking for the perfect hairstyle-and we hope you have a very special night to remember!

Short wavy hairstyle for prom

January Jones Short Wavy Hairstyle for prom
January Jones Short Wavy Hairstyle for prom

Prom hair ideas for short hair

If your gown has a vintage look and/or is very slinky and sexy you can’t go wrong with retro hair and makeup such as seen here on January Jones! These waves look great in any hair length and are very flattering no matter your facial shape. Waves can be done at home either by finger waving by hand, or by using a special waving iron.

Here is another short hair style for prom!

Best short haircut for prom
Best short haircut for prom

Create a cute updo, even if you’ve got a short bob. Check out how to do it here.

Chic soft wavy hair style for short to medium length hair for prom

India de Beaufort Medium Curly Hairstyle for Prom
India de Beaufort Medium Curly Hairstyle for Prom

India de Beaufort looks stunning with lush curls, this is a very flattering style for any style gown and any facial shape. To do this at home, section hair in one-inch squares, and curl with a medium and/or small barrel curling iron(s). When all curls are in place, tousle with fingers and finish with flowers or hair jewelry.

Glamorous braided updo with bangs for prom

Florence Welch Braided Updo for Prom Night
Florence Welch Braided Updo for Prom Night /Getty images

This braided up do has a decidedly Grecian or medieval look, and would be gorgeous with a gown with same lines or something very flowing and feminine. This look is done by either wrapping a single braid around the crown, or by placing hair in two braids and then wrapping. Finish with ultra feminine hair jewelry.

conch shell braid for prom
conch shell braid for prom

Do you love this romantic braid? Learn how to do it here.

easy-to-do pinwheel bun for prom
easy-to-do pinwheel bun for prom

Want to try this braided bun? Check out the neat tutorial here.

Love braid? Here is another great retro updo fishtail braid for prom!

retro updo fishtail braid for prom
Retro updo fishtail braid for prom – check the tutorial here

Updo for prom!

low glamorous bun for prom
low glamorous bun for prom

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The updo is always a classic style for prom!

Elegant doughnut bun for prom
Elegant doughnut bun for prom /bobbyglam.com

If you love this simple elegant updo, learn how to do this cute look here.

Prom hair styles for long hair – the deep side parting long curly hair

Gauhar Khan Long Brunette Curly Hairstyle for Prom
Gauhar Khan Long Brunette Curly Hairstyle for Prom /Getty images

This over the shoulder cascade of curls will be very pretty with an on the shoulder gown! Make one-inch square sections all over head and curl with a small and/or medium barrel curling iron to form ringlets, using both sizes creates interest and texture. To finish, tousle hair with fingers and pull all over one shoulder and secure with a rhinestone hair comb.

pretty triple braided bun for long hair
pretty triple braided bun for long hair

For the full tutorial, click here.

Simple yet elegant long blonde hair with waves for prom

Kathryn Newton Half Up Half Down Hairstyle for Prom
Kathryn Newton Half Up Half Down Hairstyle for Prom/Getty Images

This half up- half down style is gorgeous with flirty curls and waves, secure hair on one side with a jeweled hair comb or even French braid, or roll it before securing for added interest and texture.

We hope you found something that pleased you among our examples! Remember to consider facial structure as well as personality and style of gown, add beautiful make-up and some flowers or hair jewelry and you will look just like a Princess.

Romantic long curly hairstyle with flowers
Romantic long curly hairstyle with flowers via

Get the look with this tutorial.

Long ponytail for prom

Cool loose twisted ponytail for prom
Cool loose twisted ponytail for prom

It’s subtly sexy. Check out the full tutorial here.