Prom doesn't have to cost a fortune, especially when it comes to your hair. We've put together some of the best hairstyles you can create at home, to help you look your best on your big night. But first, you'll want to make sure your hair is cleansed and conditioned. This creates a tangle-free base and it’s the starting point for all great styles. For a lovely pre-party pamper, apply a mask designed for your hair type (we love John Frieda Miracle Drops) to nourish and repair any frayed ends and add a red-carpet-worthy shine. Below we go through some simple prom hairstyle ideas to inspire your look.
This look works with short bobs or long flowing locks and keeps it from getting into your face. Add Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse to give your hair some body and movement before roughly blow-drying. Then simply pull hair into a half ponytail, spray a little texturising spray into roots and massage in for volume. Twist your hair into a bun and secure with your elastic. Secure with hairpins to create your desired shape and keep it stable. Gently tease and backcomb the loose hair to give it a messy, sexy and voluminous edge.
To create the perfect curls, there are a few techniques to try. First, spritz a volumising spray like the Luxurious Volume Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion through wet hair: it will help to give root lift and longevity to your style, then blow dry with your head upside down for extra body at the crown. Once dry, take a large barrel tong and wrap random sections of hair round the curling iron for up to five seconds. You don't need to twist your hair in the same direction for each strand, as you want this look to be natural and not too uniform. Spritz each curl with Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Flexible Hold Hairspray before curling for long-lasting and frizz-free style and, when hair is cooled, gently shake each section of the hair to open the curl gently.
A high pony can be a really chic way to keep hair neat and tidy while also showing off the neckline of your dress. There are a few necessary steps that take this from gym staple to a mega-watt style. Prep hair with some Frizz Ease Heat Defeat Protecting Spray. After blow-drying, lift sections of the hair and spray some volumising hairspray directly into roots. This gives the pony some substance. Secure with a band of your choice, then run the straighteners through the tail for a sleek, polished ready-for-prom finish.
To pull off straight hair, locks need to be in excellent condition first. So don’t skimp on a trim or underestimate the power of a decent hair treatment. If you suffer from any kind of frizz, a serum is a must-have. Try award-winning Frizz Ease Original Serum to create a barrier against humidity, tame flyaways and provide heat protection before styling! Blow dry with the nozzle and keep the dryer facing the floor, so you don’t ruffle your cuticles. Then, take a fine-tooth comb to a section of the hair and run it through, closely followed by your straighteners. If you have any outstanding flyaways, spritz a light hold hair spray onto a baby toothbrush to smooth the way. All that’s left to do is spritz a little glossing mist on the lengths and ends for a hair-ad worthy shine.
If you’re short on getting-ready time, then a bun is a super quick and easy option. You don’t even need to wash it beforehand, as second-day hair can give it more leverage. A messy bun can be achieved by securing hair into a high pony, gently backcombing sections then wrapping around the elastic. Pull out strands to frame the face and loosen the overall look. Finish with a squirt of Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray.
The prettiest of plaits is the fishtail version, which is created with only two sections of hair. It may look tricky, but it's actually easier to create than a traditional French braid. If hair is prone to frizziness, then add a serum to your routine. Try Weightless Wonder Smoothing Crème. Make a pony, then divide your hair into two sections. Take a small section of hair from the back of the left-hand section of hair and pull it over the top to join the right-hand section of your hair. Then, take a small section of hair from the back of the right-hand section and pull it over the top to join the left-hand section of your hair. When you get to the end, secure with a snag-free invisible elastic. For a little messiness, gently tease the plait with your fingers, tugging at small sections and releasing a few strands to frame the face.