If you’re already looking forward to summer vacation, make the most of prom first! Check out these celebrity styles to get prom hair ideas for 2017. All of these trendsetting and gorgeous hairstyles for long hair are fresh from awards shows from this year’s hottest leading ladies. Check out the pictures in order of complexity.
1. Blow Out
Looking through all the awards shows, wearing long hair down is one of the top trends of the year. Go straight, add waves or curls, or get a totally fabulous blowout. Lily James aka Cinderella is picture perfect in a high volume ‘do that looks glamorously windswept.
This is a cute and easy prom hairstyle for ladies of all hair types. It will boost fullness for fine hair as well as make the most of thick locks. You can DIY or check out the nearest blow dry bar.
2. Boho Curls
Another one of the 2015 hair trends, easy breezy boho curls are fancier than beachy waves but looser than curls. One Tree Hill’s Jana Kramer wears it with écaille ends for that perfect California style that looks good everywhere.
This style works for shorter hair too, even medium length as seen on Rose Byrne. This is another style offered at most blow dry bars. Bonus points for being cheaper than an updo too!
Vintage styling always adds extra glamour. While this look and the accompanying fashion isn’t right for everyone, it might be perfect for you. Blake Lively is working it with a red lace halter dress, complementary coral lipstick, and retro earrings all topped off with Veronica Lake curls.
4. Hair Accessories
Unless you’re going to be crowned prom queen, add some sparkle and fun with prom hair accessories! At the 2015 Oscars, Keira Knightley wore hair in loose boho waves and a metallic headband that perfectly complements her dress. Try a tiara-style headband like above, hair clips, or any accessory that suits your style and matches your prom dress.
5. Faux Bob
The faux bob is a fun and sassy hairstyle and a great choice for prom. Get a fabulous look and “haircut” just for the night. Taylor Swift already has a cool long bob but rocked this abbreviated style at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Check out these other celebrity faux bobs for more ways to get the look.
6. Tousled Texture
One of the updo trends for the last few years has been teased, tousled locks. This not only adds volume all over but adds some of those boho waves to any formal style. Jennifer Lawrence steals the show as always with a lovely tucked under updo with sweeping side bangs. Don’t forget the statement earrings!
7. Classic Updo
When in doubt, the classic updo never goes out of style. If you’re not sure what works for you, just book an appointment with a stylist and they will customize a look for your hair type, dress, and accessories. Here’s the always stylish Kiera Knightley with another stunning hair accessory, this time pinned to the back of low bun updo. Pulling hair back highlights the face so be sure to get a special prom makeover.
Whether you go modern or classic, up or down, all of these prom hairstyles are perfect for the dance of the year. You can do a blow out at home to save some cash or splash out for a professionally styled updo. Either way, you’ll look great dancing the night away.
[All images: Getty via GoFugYourself unless otherwise noted]